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Few more birds from Guangxi in August (1 Viewer)

Hainan on the fly

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Hello All! Getting close to finishing up my observations from Guangxi this August. Looking for a little id help, please.

Here are my guesses.

1. Juvenile Black Drongo
Kind of unusual behavior to be out in the open and the pictures I'm seeing of juveniles have more black speckled in their belly.

2. Light-vented Bulbul
Looks a little different than what I'm used to seeing in Hainan. Maybe a different subspecies or a juvenile?

3. rufous-capped babbler


4/5. small niltava

Please feel free to point out why my guesses are off if they indeed are. I greatly appreciate any help as I am learning.

Brian
 

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johnallcock

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1. Agree with Black Drongo. It's actually fairly normal for these to be in the open (it's one clue to distinguish them from Ashy Drongo). The underpart pattern of juveniles is quite variable - some can be quite pale, but others are darker.

2. This looks like a juvenile Chestnut Bulbul to me.

3. Agree with Rufous-capped Babbler

4. Male Hainan Blue Flycatcher - note the whiter belly and larger bill than on a niltava.
 

Hainan on the fly

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1. Agree with Black Drongo. It's actually fairly normal for these to be in the open (it's one clue to distinguish them from Ashy Drongo). The underpart pattern of juveniles is quite variable - some can be quite pale, but others are darker.

Thanks for the great information, John! It will be really helpful to have in the future!
 

Hainan on the fly

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4. Male Hainan Blue Flycatcher - note the whiter belly and larger bill than on a niltava.

Looked at pictures of both of these species. The difference was really obvious once you had pointed out what to look for. Greatly appreciated! Also when I looking at the Hainan Blue Flycatcher, I placed another unknown observation as the a female of the species. Thanks so much!

Brian
 

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