Malaysian Musings–In the company of winged creatures

It was a beautiful sunny morning and there was a lot of discussion on where we can spend the day in Kuala Lumpur. Being the only avid birdwatcher in the group, I was keen on the KL Bird Park, having been to the Butterfly Park earlier. Although my idea of bird watching is not to spot birds in cages, I was eager to get away from the trappings of the modern world and spend a few minutes in the lap of nature. I was in for a surprise when I entered the bird park.
Now, imagine a tropical rain forest right in the heart of the city with colourful avian beings flying around in a world of their own. The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is an absolute haven for bird lovers like me who can spend hours just watching them. Almost 3000 birds call this free flight walk in aviary their home as they spread their wings wide in this 20.9 acres of land. It was a bit sad to see some of the birds caged but a lot of them were flying freely and roaming around in their own habitat.
I dont know all their names, especially the particular variety of owls but it was fascinating to watch them standing there in the open . There was this one bird, probably a pigeon variety walking all over, or rather strutting all over the place. And we interrupted these birds during their breakfast.
One of the hornbills was having its beak cleaned and it was lovely to see the bird with its trainer.
KL bird park


  1. shubhajit 30 July, 2013 at 12:01 Reply

    wonderfully captured! we in Bengal think white owls bring luck and a messenger of goddess Lakshmi. Your photos inspire to take out my old Salim Ali book and read once again.

  2. best hotel in Dubai 30 July, 2013 at 19:57 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi,

    What pics man…the site of those flamingos took my breadth away…amazing shots…I saw one hornbill a month back in Tarkarli while having its food(rat) and my fren took some great shots…It was amazing to see such a great bird from so near…

    Thanks for sharing

  3. Rawat 8 August, 2013 at 16:33 Reply

    Flamingos are among the world’s most beautiful tall birds & very social birds. I like Flamingos make a heart shape when their in love
    Nice Post!

  4. samruddhi shinde 17 January, 2014 at 09:22 Reply

    This all information and pictures are amazing i loved it from bottom of mu heart …i love animals and birds mostly so loved these [pictures and wish to look for more pictures….

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