Friday, August 31, 2007

Birdies!

After several fruitful bird-spotting trips around campus, I've posted here the best shots I could get of various colourful birds I've successfully spotted and photographed. Some of them have been eluding my lens for weeks, and I'm quite happy with this set.

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This is a yellow bird that I've seen frequently, but this is the first time I've gotten a semi-clear shot of it. It is possibly a black-naped oriole (Oriolus chinensis), although I cannot be sure of this.

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This looks like a pigeon. Is it a pigeon?

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This white-breasted waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) was found near some rubbish (I wish folks wouldn't toss their trash like this) by the stream.

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This little heron (Butorides striatus) was looking for small fish in the lake. It's fascinating to watch him hunt as he darts his head forward and pecks a fish out of the water.

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A bird of prey circles high overhead. The zoom on the H2 is pretty good, as this bird was pretty high up. It looks like some kind of kite.

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A yellow-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier) perches near the stream behind my workplace. This bird has a stripe on his head and yellow bit near his rear end. I wasn't looking for this guy when I was seeking birds to photograph, but finding him was a welcome surprise. He also didn't mind having his picture taken.

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Two birds on a bush are worth less than one in the hand. However, I don't have a bird in the hand, so these two mynas will have to do.

2 comments:

Underhill said...

Finally!

Nice pics, thanks. :p

Len Bkn Nama Sebenar said...

vahhh..
siap ngan scientific name.. huhu
bebrakat jugek en. usin nih.. ;)