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Old Sunday 31st October 2010, 16:23   #1
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Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong, September 2010

Hello all,

I have a few pictures (attached) of a couple of birds that I saw on Hong Kong Island a couple months ago on the way to The Peak.

I think one is a myna of some sort but it doesn't seem to have the colouration & yellow eye-ring of a common, or the crest of a crested.

The other I have no idea about, & I apologise for the poor quality picture, any pointers would be much appreciated.

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Marcus
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Old Sunday 31st October 2010, 16:41   #2
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Appears to be a Crested Myna minus the frontal piece, the second has the 'feel' of a bulbul though it doesn't fit anything I can think of unless it's a very late juv Light-vented?
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Old Monday 1st November 2010, 02:51   #3
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First is a Crested Myna lacking the crest (moulting?)

Second is definitely a juvenile Chinese (=Light-vented) Bulbul. Sept would not be very late for a juvenile.
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Agree. The ivory bill and dirty yellowish legs of the Crested Myna rule out Great or Javan.
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Nice pic of a juvenile Light-vented here - http://orientalbirdimages.org/search...ID=&pagesize=1
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Agree. The ivory bill and dirty yellowish legs of the Crested Myna rule out Great or Javan.
Also, Crested Myna is a very common bird in Hong Kong. The others would be escaped cagebirds and are very unlikely
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Also, Crested Myna is a very common bird in Hong Kong. The others would be escaped cagebirds and are very unlikely
Unlikely but encountered often enough to be included in both Birds of HK and Avifauna of HK.
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Old Tuesday 2nd November 2010, 22:19   #8
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Thanks very much for your answers everyone, in particular the picture from rockfowl which seems a very close match to the bird in my picture. Thanks again.
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