Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Asian Brown Flycatcher

Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica), a rare birds in Taiwan but common in Malaysia. It was sighted at Tainan City Park on 28th of December 2013, a day for the "New Year Bird Count" event in Taiwan.


Happy Birding and Happy New Year.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Oriental Pratincole in Tainan

To re-post my lifer on 24-7-2011. Oriental Pratincole, a summer migrant at Guantian in Tainan.
  

Happy Birding. 

Caspian Tern at Taijiang National Park in Tainan.

Caspian Tern, one of the common abundant birds at Taijiang National Park in Tainan.


Taijiang National Park and Sihcao Wetland Ecology in Tainan are the recommended birding sites to see these endangered species of Black-faced Spoonbills as well as other water birds of Asia, both areas are IBA (Important Bird Area) recognized by BirdLife International.

Happy Birding.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Prinia in the Summer

In this summer, I have sighted two species of Prinia, namely the Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata) and Yellow-bellied Prinia (Prinia flaviventris), both were my lifer in Taiwan in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

The Yellow-bellied Prinia was digiscoped at Huben in Yunlin, the call of the bird is easily recognized, it sounds like a goat calling. The Plain Prinia was digiscoped at Barclay Memorial Park in Tainan, it is the most common Prinia in that park (I hope the Tainan City Government will stop destroying their natural habitat at the park). Both Prinia are the fascinating birds, always like to hide behind or under the bushes.

(click on the pictures for the enlarged view)


Yellow-bellied Prinia


Plain Prinia
Finally exposed


Happy Birding

Great Slaty Woodpecker in Temengor


Great Slaty Woodpecker in Temengor Forest Reserve, Perak, Malaysia, one of the common woodpeckers in Temengor. Both pictures and call were taken and recorded during the Hornbill Volunteer Program in Temengor, in 2009. 





and its recorded call:


Happy Birding.