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Old Tuesday 21st April 2020, 13:37   #1
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Favourite bird species

So in the boring lockdown we were discussing our favourite bird families and coming up with our top 5 birds for each group of species. We tried to do it based on either having a photo (not always the best) or a description from our trip reports

The first groups are the obvious one Pittas, Bird of Paradise, Penguin, Trogons and Hummingbirds but hopefully subsequent groups may be a bit more interesting.

I'll try to do a least one a day and hopefully others might do the same to get some interest going.

First up Pittas

I've gone for Blue-headed, Black-headed, Fairy, Hooded and Javan Banded but if my photos of Ivory-breasted and Indian were better they could have been in
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Old Wednesday 22nd April 2020, 10:18   #2
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Birds of Paradise

Today has to be one of the most spectacular families, we will never forget seeing Raggiana BoP lekking at Varieta on Papua New Guinea.

Raggiana, Superb, Ribbon-tailed Astrapia, Wallace's Standard-wing and Brown Sicklebill are the photos below
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Penguins

Adelie, African, Chinstrap and King, Yellow-eyed Penguin.

I can't find any photos of Galapagos which is our favourite from trip reports after a couple swam with us while snorkelling.
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can i join with images of my favorite birds, sunbirds?
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I wish I had them over here but your Long-tailed Tit has always been a favorite of mine.
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Old Thursday 23rd April 2020, 10:48   #6
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Would love to see them

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can i join with images of my favorite birds, sunbirds?
Of course. I would hope others do likewise.
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I'm sure that we will get to tits

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I wish I had them over here but your Long-tailed Tit has always been a favorite of mine.
Assuming the lockdown continues I'm sure we will get to tits
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Humingbirds

So difficult to choose and rather than have a fall out we each have five birds.

Mine are

Snowcap, Tufted Coquette, Scintillant Hummer, Buff-tailed Coronet and Gorgetted Sunangel
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Hummingbird Sarah

Sarah's choice

Rainbow-bearded Thornbill, Shining Sunbeam, Golden-bellied Puffleg, Black-crested Coquette and Booted Racketail
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So in the boring lockdown we were discussing our favourite bird families and coming up with our top 5 birds for each group of species. We tried to do it based on either having a photo (not always the best) or a description from our trip reports

The first groups are the obvious one Pittas, Bird of Paradise, Penguin, Trogons and Hummingbirds but hopefully subsequent groups may be a bit more interesting.

I'll try to do a least one a day and hopefully others might do the same to get some interest going.

First up Pittas

I've gone for Blue-headed, Black-headed, Fairy, Hooded and Javan Banded but if my photos of Ivory-breasted and Indian were better they could have been in
Correction - Sarah chose Rainbow Pitta not Blue-headed but too late to edit the post.
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Trogons

Trogons/Quetzals are Sarah's favourite species.

Today we have chosen

Golden-headed Quetzal, Slaty-tailed Trogon, Whitehead's Trogon, Resplendent Quetzal and Guianan Trogon


Next sets are likely to be Cotingas, Kingfishers, Owls and Bee-eaters.
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Cotinga

Lots of great Cotingas from South and Central America to select from

We have gone for

Snowy Cotinga seen in La Selva Costa Rica, Orange-breasted Fruiteater Montezuma in Columbia, Guianan Red Cotinga and Cock of the Rock at Iwokrama Guyana and Andean Cock of the Rock from Mindo Ecuador plus Red-ruffed Fruitcrow at Ozum Columbia.
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Mistake named 6 not 5

Here is the O B Fruiteater
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Hello

here i want to share some images of the Arabian sunbird, Cinnyris hellmayri, a very close relative to the shinning sunbird which is known in East Africa, were Arabia was once part of, before it got seprated by the big refit which created the red sea.
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all the previous images are for males, and here two more for a sub adult male.
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Trogons/Quetzals are Sarah's favourite species.

Today we have chosen

Golden-headed Quetzal, Slaty-tailed Trogon, Whitehead's Trogon, Resplendent Quetzal and Guianan Trogon


Next sets are likely to be Cotingas, Kingfishers, Owls and Bee-eaters.
great selection of birds, all stunning beauty.
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here i want to share some images of the Arabian sunbird, Cinnyris hellmayri, a very close relative to the shinning sunbird which is known in East Africa, were Arabia was once part of, before it got seprated by the big refit which created the red sea.
Nice bird - when was it split from Shining, still shown as Shining in Birds of the Middle East?
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Tanagers

Loads of really attractive tanager to chose from. Unfortunately I don't have good photos of Paradise or Multi-coloured so we have gone for

Silvery Throated - this bird seen at Savegre in Costa Rica,
Gold-ringed - this great bird seen at Montezuma Columbia,
Golden-naped - Mindo Eduador
Emerald - Arenal in Costa Rica
Flame-faced - Santa Rosa Ecuador
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Wish my travels had revealed any of those wonderful birds, but apart from Canada, its all WP birds for me............

I'll give I ta go in one post................

American warblers - Black-throated Blue, Blackburnian, Cerulean, Black and White, Parula, Pronthonatory.

The rest is all WP -

Raptors - Pallid Harrier, Hen Harrier, Monty, Gyrfalcon, Saker, Goshawk, Hobby, Sooty Falcon, Goldie, Eleonora's.

Owls - Great Grey, Snowy, Hawk, Tengmalm's Short-eared, Barn Owl, Brown Fish Owl, Scop's Owl

Passerines - Siberian Rubythroat, Wryneck, Hawfinch, Firecrest, Redstart, Blue-Cheeked Bee-eater, European Bee-eater, Roller, Kingfisher, any Nightjars, woodpeckers.

Waders - Spotted Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Marsh Sand, Greenshank, Sanderling, Cream-coloured Courser

Wildfowl - Smew, Pintail, Goldeneye, any Divers or Grebes

Seabirds - Pom Skua, Puffin, Red-billed Tropicbird, Sooty Tern, Little Tern, Ross's Gull

Gamebirds - Black Grouse, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
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Nice bird - when was it split from Shining, still shown as Shining in Birds of the Middle East?
Birdlife Datazone and HBW Alive recognise 'Arabian Sunbird' C. hellmayri as a full species, with ssp kinneari del Hoyo et al 2016, but although peer-reviewed justification unavailable, the authors of Sunbirds 2001 support the split, Robert Cheke and Clive Mann in litt & pers comm. Plumage and structural characteristic differences beween the 5 sspp of Shining Sunbird are detailed in Williams 1955. It seems the only molecular work done on Shining Sunbird was that included in the unpublished Bowie 2003. In the absence of any available molecular evidence, the OSME Region List pro tem treats the split as provisional.
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Bowie, RCK. 2003. Birds, molecules and evolutionary patterns among Africa's islands in the sky. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Cape Town.
Cheke, RA, CF Mann and R Allen. 2001. Sunbirds; a guide to the sunbirds, spiderhunters, flowerpeckers and sugarbirds of the world. Helm. London. UK.
del Hoyo, J, NJ Collar, DA Christie, A Elliott, LDC Fishpool, P Boesman, and GM Kirwan. 2016.*HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
Williams, JG. 1955. A systematic revision and the natural history of the Shining Sunbird in Africa. The Condor 57(5): 249-262.
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David & Sarah; Thanks for sharing such fantastic photos, lucky enough to have seen a few of those.
The outrageous radiations that evolution has thrown out in rain-forest's is the main reason that I love spending even a little time in such awe inspiring places. I really hope I get the chance to go back to see a few more of these species - huge fan of pitta's and trogon's, but those BoP's are something else!
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Wish my travels had revealed any of those wonderful birds, but apart from Canada, its all WP birds for me............

I'll give I ta go in one post................

American warblers - Black-throated Blue, Blackburnian, Cerulean, Black and White, Parula, Pronthonatory.

The rest is all WP -

Raptors - Pallid Harrier, Hen Harrier, Monty, Gyrfalcon, Saker, Goshawk, Hobby, Sooty Falcon, Goldie, Eleonora's.

Passerines - Siberian Rubythroat, Wryneck, Hawfinch, Firecrest, Redstart, Blue-Cheeked Bee-eater, European Bee-eater, Roller, Kingfisher, any Nightjars, woodpeckers.

Waders - Spotted Redshank, Black-tailed Godwit, Marsh Sand, Greenshank, Sanderling, Cream-coloured Courser

Wildfowl - Smew, Pintail, Goldeneye, any Divers or Grebes

Seabirds - Pom Skua, Puffin, Red-billed Tropicbird, Sooty Tern, Little Tern, Ross's Gull

Gamebirds - Black Grouse, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse
Thanks Nick

A few crackers and got us inspired to sort out some UK seabirds, Bee-eaters, Albatross, New World Warblers and Waders in next couple of days.
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David & Sarah; Thanks for sharing such fantastic photos, lucky enough to have seen a few of those.
The outrageous radiations that evolution has thrown out in rain-forest's is the main reason that I love spending even a little time in such awe inspiring places. I really hope I get the chance to go back to see a few more of these species - huge fan of pitta's and trogon's, but those BoP's are something else!
Thanks again, hope you are both well.
Thanks Daniel. Yes we are both well if a little frustrated by only patch birding. We had trips to India, Nepal and Bhutan cancelled, and June trip to Sichuan is postponed probably until next May. Best hope for getting new birds and into the forest rests with a planned trip to Cuba in November - we are not looking to book anything else until the travel situation is clearer.

Like you we just love the rainforest. Even when the leeches and jiggers are bad.

Hope you are well and looking forward to your future trips


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Owls

Who doesn't love owls. I could have added 10 more!

Our best were

Rufous Owl with a possum from Darwin Australia this is my favourite.
Crested Owl from Iwokrama Guyana is Sarah's
Black and White Owl - Arenal in Costa Rica
Buffy Fishing owl - Danum - Borneo
Blakison's Fish Owl - Hokaido Japan
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Nice bird - when was it split from Shining, still shown as Shining in Birds of the Middle East?
https://www.hbw.com/species/arabian-...yris-hellmayri


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