Conservation Status: Least ConcernBy Ali Bernie Buga-ay / Editor
The Blue-and-White Flycatcher or Cyanoptila cyanomelana is also called the Japanese Flycatcher; is a migratory songbird in the Old World flycatcher family Muscicapidae. Breeding in Japan, Korea, and in parts of north eastern China and far eastern Russia and winters in South East Asia, in countries like Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Sumatra and Borneo.
This is a LIFER for me as I had been wanting this for a long time and the bird came to me instead without having to twitch somewhere else, quite a special day for me.
It showed up like I thought I was seeing a Large Niltava but I know it can’t be since the Large Niltava can be found in high elevation mountain forests; as I was seeing the back and the face, but when it turned, my heart pumped, I knew it was something else.
March 22, 2019
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro E9| Fotopro LH-10A
Carry Speed FS-Pro
Nitecore UNK1 | Toshiba FlashAir 64GB
"and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky"
SEVENDAYS OF CREATION
Sevendays of Creation would like to thank Ep-ep Montero and his friends for being the best people in the world. Our van can’t make it to the farm of Benjamin Torregosa Maputi Jr. as the road was horribly bad. We met Ep-ep Montero on the road as they were also looking for the way to Maputi Bird Preserve, they went ahead. I paid a motorcycle to go to find Ben so he can pick us up from where we stopped; instead, I found Ep-ep Montero’s truck on the road side. I stopped the motorcycle to chat with them, timely, he was actually writing a note for us with his mobile phone number so they can take us from where we were if needed. Yes! we needed them so badly, they drove back down the hill and loaded our stuff even though they were overloaded already. From the bottom of our hearts Ali Bernie Buga-ay and Harry Miller we thank you so much. It was a fantastic night with you guys around the campfire as we sang song of praise to the Creator, sharing joys of adventures and the love for our Maker. Thank you so much.