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 Post subject: Birds From My Spring Vacation Pt. 1
PostPosted: May 09 7:51 pm 
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I was fortunate enough to have travelled to Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand in March and April. It was not a birding trip, but I did get a few. Thought I would share some of the birds that were new for me on the trip. First the birds from Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong:

A Brown-eared Bulbul in Tokyo, Japan:

ImageBirds in Tokyo - Brown-eared Bulbu by Neal, on Flickr

A Spot-billed Duck in Tokyo, Japan:

ImageTokyo Birds - Spot-billed Duck by Neal, on Flickr

A White Wagtail in Hososhima, Japan:

ImageWhite Wagtail by Neal, on Flickr

A Black Kite in Hososhima, Japan:

ImageBlack Kite by Neal, on Flickr

Not the best photo but a Daurian Redstart in Hososhima, Japan:

ImageDaurian Redstart by Neal, on Flickr

A Japanese White Eye in Yilan County, Taiwan:

ImageJapanese White Eye by Neal, on Flickr

A Masked Laughingthrush in Hong Kong:

ImageMasked Laughingthrush by Neal, on Flickr

And finally a Red-wiskered Bulbul in Hong Kong:

ImageRed-wiskered Bulbul by Neal, on Flickr

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Good shots.
Note your black kite is the subspecies called black-eared kite, which may be split to a new species in the future. It is quite different looking than the black kites in Europe.


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wewa wrote:
Good shots.
Note your black kite is the subspecies called black-eared kite, which may be split to a new species in the future. It is quite different looking than the black kites in Europe.


Thanks.. They call them Black Kites down there and I couldn't find anything different in the materials I had available. Appreciate the input.

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 Post subject: Re: Birds From My Spring Vacation Pt. 1
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You got some nice shots for a non-birding trip. Loved the image of the kite, really beautiful! That Red-whiskered Bulbul is in interesting looking bird.

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wendylou wrote:
You got some nice shots for a non-birding trip. Loved the image of the kite, really beautiful! That Red-whiskered Bulbul is in interesting looking bird.

Thank you so much. Cheers.

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Great shots and variety for a non-birding trip!

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Great shots and variety for a non-birding trip!


Thanks... Cheers.

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