Fraser’s Hill and The Gap

Fraser’s Hill is located between 1200-1500 m asl. It is the premier montane birding site in Peninsular Malaysia. This hill station, developed by the British, retains much of its forest with well-maintained roads and trails. Birding will be done mostly on roads but to look for the shyer species, one has to go onto the trails.

The Gap is the forested area at the base of Fraser’s Hill and one will usually visit this site together with Fraser’s Hill. Situated at about 850 m asl, it offers a different selection of species. Birding will be done along the road.

Star Birds

Fraser's: Grey-breasted Partridge, Dark Hawk Cuckoo, Sunda Cuckoo, Red-headed Trogon, Black-browed Barbet, Fire-tufted Barbet, Long-tailed Broadbill, Rusty-naped Pitta, Black-and-Crimson Oriole, Malayan Laughingthrush, Blue Nuthatch, Malayan Whistling-Thrush, Sultan Tit. The Gap: Yellow-vented Green Pigeon, Orange-breasted Trogon, Red-bearded Bee-eater, Gold-whiskered Barbet, Red-throated Barbet, Black-crested Bulbul, Ochraceous Bulbul, Marbled Wren-Babbler, Collared Babbler, Rufous-bellied Swallow
Malayan Laughingthrush Malayan Laughingthrush
Malayan Partridge Malayan Partridge
Chestnut-backed Scimitar Babbler Chestnut-backed Scimitar Babbler
Rufous-browed Flycatcher Rufous-browed Flycatcher
Fire-tufted Barbet Fire-tufted Barbet
© Roger Hammond, Destination Canada
Black Laughingthrush Black Laughingthrush
Blue Nuthatch Blue Nuthatch
Dark Hawk-Cuckoo Dark Hawk-Cuckoo
 Long-tailed Broadbill Long-tailed Broadbill
 Red-headed Trogon Red-headed Trogon
Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush
 Sultan Tit Sultan Tit