Post by john paul quito on Apr 3, 2014 10:15:26 GMT
Hi, new to birding, but I would like to give my take on this. First bird is a reed-warbler, not sure if it is Oriental or Clamorous. But I'm leaning towards Oriental. 2nd bird is a female Chestnut-cheeked Starling, I think.
Post by john paul quito on Apr 25, 2014 22:34:31 GMT
Thanks for the id Des. I am also having trouble distinguishing both warblers. Can you give us insight on what to look for to be able to identify or separate these two? I've been looking it up online and only got me more confused.
Do you mean the photos were taken at q place called Manila Film center? Where is that? The first bird is Clamorous Reed warbler, the other is White-shouldered Starling
Hi Des. Thanks for the bird IDs Yup, the photos are taken in the vicinity of Manila Film Center. It is located near Sofitel. There is a patch of greens located between Sofitel and Manila Film Center. There are around 9 species of birds in that small area.
The last time I'm in that place (mid August) I saw a Coucal (unfortunately I failed to have a clean shot), reed warblers, crested myna, collared kingfishers, yellow vented bulbuls, zebra doves, long-tailed shrikes, plovers, little herons and an intermediate egret (I think). Not to mention eurasian tree sparrows and chestnut munias. Sadly, the place is being developed into something else. Some of the trees where I photographed the white-shouldered starling is gone.But it is still good, I will definitely return this September.