Birds at Sebatik Island, Tawau (August 2018)

Published by Andy Russel Mojiol (rmojiol AT


An avifauna diversity assessment was conducted from 12/08/2018 to 14/08/2018 (3 days), as part of scientific research. Opportunistic sampling was implemented in present study during daytime, in which bird individuals that were encountered during site visits to the four different villages were observed and recorded.

Species Lists

Pelecaniformes Ardeidae

Ardea alba Great Egret 1 LC Mangrove

Egretta eulophotes Chinese Egret 1 VU Mangrove

Ardea sumatrana Dusky-grey Heron 1 LC Mangrove

Accipitriformes Accipitridae

Haliastur indus Brahminy Kite 4 LC Mangrove

Suliformes Anhingidae

Anhinga melanogaster Oriental Darter 1 NT Mangrove

Coraciiformes Alcedinidae

Ceyx erithaca Black-backed Kingfisher 1 LC Village

Halcyon pileata Black-capped Kingfisher 2 LC Village

Passeriformes Sturnidae

Aplonis panayensis Asian Glossy Starling 3 LC Village


Passer montanus Eurasian Tree Sparrow 1 LC Village


Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow 9 LC Village


Lonchura atricapilla Chestnut Munia 2 LC Village


Nectarinia jugularis Olive-backed Sunbird 1 LC Village

Columbiformes Columbidae

Ducula aenea Green Imperial Pigeon 1 LC Village