Asian birds

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Asian birds

  1. 1. ASIAN BIRDS Joha Rahman http://myexoticasia.com
  2. 2. Striated Heron  Scientific name:  Butorides striatus  Habitat:  Tidal flats, mangroves, fish ponds and streams  Birdwatch note:  Common, with resident and migrant population. Perches motionless, shy and solitary.  Photo credit:  Romy Ocon, www.pbase.com/liquidstone  Location:  Island Cove Resort, Binakayan, Cavite 
  3. 3. Grey Heron  Scientific name:  Ardea cinerea  Habitat :  Freshwater marshes to tidal flats  Birdwatch note :  Uncommon migrant, sharp contrast between dark flight feathers and grey coverts during flight.  Photo credit :  Roland Roldan
  4. 4. Rufous Night-Heron  Scientific name:  Nycticorax Caledonicus  Habitat :  Marshes, rice paddies, mangroves.  Birdwatch note :  Roosting in trees during daytime and flies out to feed at twilight. Identified by all rufous wings.  Photo credit :  Bobby Kintanar, www.flickr.com/pho tos/val6425
  5. 5. Blue-throated Bee-eater  Scientific name:  Merops viridis  Habitat:  fields adjacent to forest, open country and grasslands  Birdwatch note:  Chestnut head and blue throat. Fairly common, alone or in groups. Nests in colonies in riverbanks and cliffs  Photo credit:  Romy Ocon, www.pbase.com/liquid sone
  6. 6. Cinnamon Bittern  Scientific name:  Ixobrychus cinnamomeus  Habitat:  Ricefields, marshes and mangroves.  Birdwatch note:  Generally silent and solitary. Identified by all cinnamon rufous wings and tail. Seen less regularly in Metro Manila sites which include Tambomudflats, Paranaque and the University of the Philippines campus in QC.  Photo credit:  Romy Ocon, www.pbase.com/liquidstone
  7. 7. Little Egret  Scientific name:  Egretta Garzetta  Habitat :  Coastal marsh, tidal flats and ricefields  Birdwatch note :  Common migrant. Black bill, black legs and yellow feet.  WBCP Note:  The most common egret in Metro Manila. Seen along Manila Bay coastal areas of Paranaque and Navotas. Treated as a migrant but recorded throughout the year in Paranaque and suspected to breed there but nesting sites have yet to be found.  Photo credit :  Romy Ocon, www.pbase.com/liquidstone  Location:  Tambo mudflats, Paranaque
  8. 8. Yellow Bittern  Scientific name:  Ixobrychus sinensis  Habitat:  Common in freshwater wetlands  Birdwatch note:  Often seen flying low, identifiable by the black flight feathers.  WBCP Note:  Seen throughout the year along Paranaque coastal areas and also at University of the Philippines campus in QC.  Photo credit:  Romy Ocon, www.pbase.com/liquidstone  Location:  Macabebe Wetlands, Pampanga
  9. 9. Great Egret  Scientific name:  Egretta alba  Habitat :  Coastal marshes to ricefields.  Birdwatch note :  Uncommon migrant, often joining other egrets. Wintering birds have yellow bill and all black legs and feet.  WBCP Note:  During migration season, flocks of up to 60+ birds can be counted flying in V formation following the coastline of Manila Bay.  Photo credit :  Romy Ocon, www.pbase.com/liquidstone  Location:  North Lagoon, Coastal Road, Paranaque 
  10. 10. Black-crowned Night Heron  Scientific name:  Nycticorax nycticorax  Habitat :  Wetlands from ricefields to magroves.  Birdwatch note :  Roosting in trees during the daytime and flies out to feed at twilight. Call is a loud wok in flight.  WBCP note:  Breeding populations observed in Asiaworld, Paranaque and Valenzuela in the last few years. Small colony of free-range birds also exist in the Manila Zoo.  Photo credit :  Romy Ocon, www.pbase.com/liquidstone  Location:  Asiaworld, Paranaque
  11. 11. The Resource Blog site: http://myexoticasia.com/ The author had work with an international airline for more than 35 years, the last 10 years in Training and development. eMail : mktg@joharahman.com Content Resource: http://www.birdwatch.ph/

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