Friday, July 7, 2017

Birds of Palawan Island in Three Days

Olive-backed Sunbird
Melodious Babbler

 Ashy-fronted Bulbul 
Rufous-tailed Tailorbird
Spot-throated flameback
Palawan Blue Flycatcher
Palawan Hornbill
Chestnut Munia
Pygmy Flowerpecker
Birding along the Zig Zag road in Palawan Island with our leader Rommel M. Cruz.
Birds of Palawan Island that were seen from 29th June to 1st July 2017 during Philippine Cockatoo Festival 2017:-
Name of species
Palawan Endemic
Philippine Endemic
1. Hill Mynah

2. Melodious Babbler

3. Pin-Striped Tit Babbler

4. Plain-throated Sunbird

5. Yellow-throated Leafbird

6. Hairy-Crested Drongo

7. Square-tailed Drongo

8. Ashy-fronted Bulbul 

9. Black-naped Monarch

10. Olive-backed Sunbird

11. Eurasian Tree Sparrow

12. Spotted Dove

13. Collared Kingfisher

14. Pacific Swallow

15. White-vented Shama

16. Black-headed Bulbul

17. Lovely Sunbird 

18. Little Egret

19. Cattle Egret

20. Great Egret

21. Whistling Duck

22. Cinnamon Bittern

23. White-breasted Wood-swallow

24. Rufous-tailed Tailorbird

25. Asian Glossy Starling

26. Chestnut Munia

27. Philippine Cockatoo

28. Zebra Dove

29. Scaly-breasted Munia

30. Pygmy Flowerpecker

31. Palawan Flowerpecker 

32. Palawan Hornbill

33. Palawan Bulbul

34. Sulphur-bellied Bulbul

35. Yellow-vented Bulbul

36. Palawan Tit 

37. Ashy-headed Babbler

38. Asian Fairy Bluebird / Palawan fairy bluebird

39. Fiery Minivet

40. Spot-throated flameback

41. Chestnut-breasted Malkoha  

42. Phillippine Cuckoo-Dove
No/Near Endemic

43. Slender-billed Crow

44. Great Slaty

45. Green Imperial Pigeon

46. Oriental Honey Buzzard

47. Common Iora

48. Thick-billed Pigeon

49. Palawan Blue Flycatcher (Endemic?)

50. Mangrove Blue Flycatcher

51. Stork-billed Kingfisher

52. Blue-naped Parrot

53. Blue-headed Racquet-tail

54. Citrine Canary-Flycatcher

55. Purple-throated Sunbird

56. PALE SPIDERHUNTER (split from Little)

57. Emerald Dove

58. Pink-Necked Green Pigeon

59. Intermediate Egret

60. Zitting Cisticola

61. Blue-eared Kingfisher

62. Lesser Coucal

YES means it is a Palawan or Philippine endemic.
(Credit to Rommel M. Cruz who went through the list of species above and confirmed the Philippines and Palawan endemics)   
The colouring sheet that was distributed to the schoolchildren of Narra Municipality, Palawan Island, featured owls and frogmouth of Malaysia with the message "BE QUIET WHEN YOU BIRD WATCH" (Credit:- Mr Tang Tuck Hong). Teachers can download a copy below:-

1 comment:

  1. I have seen many blogs on birds but wild bird club is on the top. Its very info graphic in its sense and provides very beautiful insight on every bird. Thanks for sharing the information about the event.