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Coppersmith Barbet,(Megalaima haemacephala), by alabang, on Flickr

The Coppersmith Barbet, Crimson-breasted Barbet or Coppersmith (Megalaima haemacephala), is a bird with crimson forehead and throat which is best known for its metronomic call that has been likened to a coppersmith striking metal with a hammer. It is a resident found in the Indian Subcontinent and parts of Southeast Asia. Like other barbets, they chisel out a hole inside a tree to build their nest. They are mainly fruit eating but will take sometimes insects, especially winged termites.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppersmith_barbet

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Philippines_Diliman
 

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Many may be surprised by this but this is my first owl, ever. So pardon the rather ugly image quality.


Philippine Scops Owl (Otus megalotis) by alabang, on Flickr

The Philippine scops owl (Otus megalotis) is a common owl, endemic to the Philippines, belonging to the family of the typical owls Strigidae. Everett's scops owl and Negros scops owls were formerly considered conspecific.

Philippine scops owls prey at night on insects. They live alone or in monogamous pairs. They breed throughout the year, laying clutches of 1-2 eggs. They nest in trees holes in lowland forests of Luzon, Catanduanes and Marinduque.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_scops_owl

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Philippines_Diliman
 

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Dolina,
You certainly live in a place with lots of exotic birds, not to mention a great collection of gear.
Please keep us fascinated by your beautiful photos!
-r
 

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THanks sanj and -r

You mean this?

My head almost exploded looking at this picture. Damn, this must be worth of what some small towns have for a yearly budget :D
 

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Barred buttonquail (Turnix suscitator) by alabang, on Flickr

A typical Barred buttonquail or common bustard-quail (Turnix suscitator), rufous-brown above, rusty and buff below. Chin, throat and breast closely barred with black. Female larger and more richly coloured, with throat and middle of breast black. The blue-grey bill and legs, and yellowish white eyes are diagnostic, as are also the pale buff shoulder-patches on the wings when in flight. Absence of hind toe distinguishes Bustard and Button quails from true quails. Pairs, in scrub and grassland.

Unlike other buttonquail, are not as difficult to see, since it tends to cross, or run along, savannah tracks, and is readily viewed from a vehicle.
Feeds on insects and seeds, and is reluctant to fly.

The calls are a motorcycle-like drr-r-r-r-r-r and a loud hoon- hoon-hoon.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barred_buttonquail

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Rice_Research_Institute
 

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Luzon hornbill (Penelopides manillae) by alabang, on Flickr

The Luzon hornbill (Penelopides manillae), sometimes called Luzon tarictic hornbill, is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family. It is endemic to forests on Luzon and nearby islands in the northern Philippines. As is the case with all Philippine tarictic hornbills, it has been considered a subspecies of P. panini.

There are two subspecies of the Luzon hornbill: the relatively widespread nominate subspecies, and subniger from the islands of Polillo and Patnanongan. It was hunted for meat, but is now considered to be safe, as a new hunting ban has been enforced.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luzon_hornbill

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Philippines_Los_Ba%C3%B1os_College_of_Forestry_and_Natural_Resources
 

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Grey-throated sunbird (Anthreptes griseigularis) by alabang, on Flickr

The grey-throated sunbird (Anthreptes griseigularis) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in a wide range of semi-open wooded habitats in the northern and eastern part of the Philippines. It is often considered a subspecies of the brown-throated sunbird, but the two differ consistently in measurements and plumage, and there is no evidence of intergradation between them.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey-throated_sunbird

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_the_Philippines_Los_Ba%C3%B1os
 

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Dolina,
The front row of that flock seem quite nervous, judging by the look on their faces. Perhaps that’s why they flock together like that!
 

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Has anybody done much shooting with the 1.4 or 2.0 TC III on the 800mm IS? I realize the f stop might be problematic for many shots, but, wondering how the lens does from IQ standpoint on still life with the TC. Thanks.
 

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Love, the TC's are just "OK". Nothing spectacular.

Sunday, February 15, 2015 marks the first death anniversary of mother. This also marks the break of my photography fast. I commit to craft photos more than once week here on end.


Guaiabero (Bolbopsittacus lunulatus) by alabang, on Flickr

The Guaiabero (Bolbopsittacus lunulatus) is a species of parrot in the Psittaculidae family, belonging to the monotypic genus Bolbopsittacus and closely related to the lovebirds (Agapornis) and hanging parrots (Loriculus). It is endemic to the Philippines. Its common name is derived from its reputation for eating guavas.

Read More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guaiabero

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colegio_de_San_Juan_de_Letran#Colegio_de_San_Juan_de_Letran_-_Abucay.2C_Bataan
 

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Green-faced parrotfinch (Erythrura viridifacies) by alabang, on Flickr

The green-faced parrotfinch (Erythrura viridifacies) is a species of estrildid finch found in northern Philippines, around Luzon, Negros and Panay.

The green-faced parrotfinch is approximately 12–13 cm long. This species green plumage except for its bright red uppertail-coverts and tail and darker fringes to the primaries. It has a long pointed tail. The female is slightly shorter and shows buff on the lower belly and vent. Both sexes have a large, dark bill. The green-faced parrotfinch makes a short, high-pitched tsit tsit, chattering and grating notes.

It inhabits tropical moist forest (including degraded areas), forest edge and even savannah, often above 1,000 m, but is occasionally found in the lowlands. It is usually found together with flowering or seeding bamboos, which are its food supply.

This species is threatened by deforestation which removes its food supply (bamboo seeds). The cage-bird trade has also affected its population as large numbers of green-faced parrotfinch in many districts of Manila have been caught and exported to the United States.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green-faced_parrotfinch

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colegio_de_San_Juan_de_Letran#Colegio_de_San_Juan_de_Letran_-_Abucay.2C_Bataan
 

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Rufous-backed kingfisher (Ceyx rufidorsa) by alabang, on Flickr

Framed in camera, no crop. Best viewed full screen on a Retina Display

The rufous-backed kingfisher (Ceyx rufidorsa) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is found in Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand in tropical lowland forests near lakeshores and streamsides. The small bird is solitary and hunts from a low perch over the water by diving for insects and frogs. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the Oriental dwarf kingfisher.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rufous-backed_kingfisher

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coron,_Palawan
 

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Blue Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone cyanescens) by alabang, on Flickr

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The blue paradise flycatcher (Terpsiphone cyanescens) is a species of bird in the Monarchidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.

It is mainly found in the understory of lowland primary and secondary forests, however populations are likely to be declining owing to habitat loss.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_paradise_flycatcher

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coron,_Palawan
 

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all wonderful photo's dolina. i especially like the rufous-backed kingfisher. not because the shot is any better than the rest, they are all excellent but the bird is so vibrantly colored. it really stands out against the dark background.

thanks for sharing