The other day, I got an email from Mr. Jan van der Ploeg, and I'm reproducing the same below:
Leiden, 23 September
Dear Mr. Ocon
We have not met before, but I have regularly marveled at your wonderful pictures on Philippine Bird Photography Forum. A few years ago we used your pictures during fieldwork in the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park. We interviewed Agta hunters on their knowledge of birds, and showed them photographs of all species in the park. The results have just been published in the journal Forktail (please see article attached). I thought you might be interested in the article.
Quite a shock that Tim Fischer passed away: a great loss for Philippine ornithology.
Jan van der Ploeg
For everybody's reference, I've uploaded the PDF article, which is entitled:
Agta bird names: an ethno-ornithological survey in the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park, Philippines by JAN VAN DER PLOEG and MERLIJN VAN WEERD.
This appeared in the latest issue of Forktail (Journal of Asian Ornithology).
It takes a foreigner to show us where the birds are and be able to appreciate it. I wonder how long it took them to make this study. It is indeed admirable to see what they have done. Thank you for posting this article Romy. Mabuhay.
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