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Stork-billed Kingfisher Pelargopsis capensis ©Laurence Poh Website

Kedah (pop. 1,778,188) is a state of Malaysia, located in the northwestern part of Peninsular Malaysia. The state covers a total area of 9,425 km², and consists mostly of flat areas growing rice, plus the island of Langkawi. It was called Syburi by the Siamese when it was under their influence.

To the north are the state of Perlis and the international boundary with Songkhla and Yala Provinces of Thailand, to the south and southwest are Perak and Penang respectively.

The state's capital and royal seat is Alor Setar. Other major towns include Sungai Petani, and Kulim on the mainland, and Kuah on Pulau Langkawi.



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Useful Reading

*Field Guides & Bird Song

For a comprehensive list of recommended titles covering Malaysia as a whole - please see the Malaysia page of Fatbirder


Malaysian Nature Society - Kedah Branch


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Satellite View

Off the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia, near the border with Thailand, lies a group of over 100 stunning tropical islands the largest of which is Pulau Langkawi. Langkawi is clean, green and friendly. Tourist development, on the whole, appears to be as low impact as possible and the islands still possess uncrowded beaches, thickly forested hillsides and unpolluted mangroves where monkeys, otters, kingfishers and hornbills abound…

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Trip Report Repository

CloudBirders was created by a group of Belgian world birding enthusiasts and went live on 21st of March 2013. They provide a large and growing database of birding trip reports, complemented with extensive search, voting and statistical features.

2017 [03 March] - Geoff Upton - Langkawi Island

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...Naturally I was out early and keen to find out what was around: first birds on the list were Asian koel, black-headed bulbul, greater racket-tailed drongo, brahminy kite, baya weaver, spotted dove, Pacific (house) swallow, white-breasted kingfisher and black-nest swiftlet, all of which were commonly seen or heard during the week....

Photographers & Artists

Photographer - Nelson Khor


…my name is Nelson Khor, a citizen of Malaysia, as a own hobby in photograph. Come over to the photograph start from year 2001 with the Sony compact camera, in year 2003 start to increase and upgrade the hobby in DSLR System, Canon 300D will be my first DSLR, start to photograph, Landscape, Model, Man at Work, Sport, Macro.