(Bornean Peacock Pheasant)
Telupid Forest Reserve Complex is located approximately 20 minutes from Telupid town. The Bornean Peacock-Pheasant was thought to be extinct in Sabah until a local guide found this area with a population of the mesmerising, endemic species.
The main focus here is the Bornean-Peacock Pheasant, but apart from this icon, other species such as the Bornean Banded Pitta, Bornean Crested Fireback, White-Crowned Shama, and Short-Tailed Babbler can be found here.
BIRDing locations + trails
The trail to the birding site is steep and muddy, a guide is compulsory to visit this area.
The IPS Resthouse is among the recommended accommodations in Telupid.
Telupid Forest Reserve Complex is located approximately 200 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu and is reachable via a sealed, gravel road.