White-crowned Forktail
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Pied Harrier (male)
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Joys of Birding
Doi Inthanon National Park
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Conservation Status: Least Concern
By / Editor
Copyright © 2019 by Ali Bernie Buga-ay, all rights reserved. White-crowned Forktail: this photograph may not be used without permission.

The White-crowned Forktail or Enicurus leschenaulti is a member of the Muscicapidae family and is found in various elevations in China, Southeast Asia and also in northeastern parts of the Indian subcontinent and finally in Thailand. Its habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests in which it likes to be near fast moving streams, feeding on worms, insects and other stuff.

It is a very shy bird and a little movement or noise can scare the bird away. Though it was cold and tight in the hide where we were waiting for it to appear, we had to endure, as it was one of our most wanted birds last winter. Not only this bird moves a lot and very shy, its two-colour display is so hard to expose as the bird has its own mind to be anywhere. Thanks again to Khun Atiwich Ball for the guidance and leading us there, thanks also to Sakhin Lee for having us at his lovely resort in which its backyard is a haven of montane birds.

Arpha Vida Buga-ay and I were so blessed to have this lovely bird that we seriously had a problem making it fit into our view finders as we tried our best to capture it as soon as possible as it is a shy bird.

Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand
December 29, 2018
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro EGL-94 | Fotopro LH-10A
Carry Speed FS-Pro
Nitecore UNK1 | Toshiba FlashAir 64GB

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Pied Harrier (male)
Plumbeous Redstart (female)
Plumbeous Redstart (male)
White-capped Redstart (male)
Slaty-legged Crake
Buffy Fish Owl
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Mountain Hawk-eagle
Brown Boobook
White-rumped Pygmy Falcon
Forest Wagtail
Red-billed Blue Magpie
Crested Kingfisher
Streaked Weaver
Vernal Hanging Parrot
Blue-eared Kingfisher
Dusky Broadbill
Blue-banded Kingfisher
Stork-billed Kingfisher
Austen’s Brown Hornbill
Javan Frogmouth
Philippine Duck (female)
Philippine Falconet
Cryptic Flycatcher
Philippine Bulbul
Short-billed Brown-dove
Pacific Reef Heron
White Tern
Great Crested Tern
Wedge-tailed Shearwater
Azure-breasted Pitta
Grey-hooded Sunbird
Bundok Flycatcher (female)
Apo Mayna
Philippine Sailfin Lizard
Mangrove Blue Flycatcher
Philippine Eagle
Whiskered Pitta
Slaty-backed Forktail
Little Spiderhunter
Ruddy-breasted Crake
Slaty-breasted Rail
Baillon’s Crake
Blue-winged Leafbird
Pied Bush Chat
Blue Whistling Thrush
Grey Peacock-pheasant (female)
Grey Wagtail
Black-winged Cuckooshrike
Violet Cuckoo (Juvenile)
Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo
Orange-headed Thrush (female)
Orange-headed Thrush
Mrs Gould’s Sunbird (male)
Orange-bellied Leafbird (female)
Chestnut Thrush
Black Bulbul
Whiskered Yuhina
Silver Pheasant (male)
Red-flanked Bluetail (male)
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher
Chestnut-vented Nuthatch
White-headed Bulbul
White Wagtail
Indian Spot-billed Ducks
Grey Nightjar
Ferruginous Flycatcher
Black-Capped Kingfisher
Ferruginous Wood Partridge (male)
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker (female)
Greater Green Leafbird
Yellow-eared Spiderhunter
Eurasian Curlew
Java Sparrow
Purple-throated Sunbird
Common Hoopoe
Black-headed Woodpecker
Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
Blue Pitta (male)
Spot-billed Pelican
Thick-billed Green-pigeon
Green-billed Malkoha
Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
Black-and-Red Broadbill
Red-legged Crake
Brown-cheeked Fulvetta
Orange-breasted Trogon (male)
Blue-Winged Pitta
Black-backed Kingfisher
Greater Flameback (male)
Black-thighed Falconet
Ochraceous Bulbul
Indian Nightjar
Asian Golden Weaver (male)
Firethroat
Black-breasted Thrush
Verditer Flycatcher
Verditer Flycatcher (female)
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Red-faced Liocichla
Little Pied Flycatcher
Dark-backed Sibia
Crested Finchbill (male)
Large Niltava (male)
Large Niltava (female)
Crested Finchbill (female)
Silver-eared Laughingthrush
Flavescent Bulbul
Red-flanked Bluetail (female)
White-gorgeted Flycatcher
Mrs Hume’s Pheasant (male)
Hill Prinia
Spectacled Barwings
Slaty-backed Flycatcher
Pacific Reef Heron
Little Tern
Lesser Sand Plover
Greater Sand Plover (male)
Oriental Plover
Garganey
Indian Cormorant
Black-crowned Night Heron
Glossy Ibis
Zitting Cisticola
Firethroat
Alexandrine Parakeet (male)
Alexandrine Parakeet (female)
Oriental Scops Owl
Spot-breasted Parrotbill
Long-tailed Minivet (male)
Grey-backed Shrike
Davidson’s Leaf Warbler
Red-Headed Trogon (female)
Moustached Barbet
Claudia’s Leaf Warbler
Banded Kingfisher (female)
Asian Fairy-bluebird (female)
Grey Bushchat (female)
Grey Bushchat (male)
Dusky Warbler
Buff-throated Warbler
Great Tit
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler
Mrs. Hume’s Pheasant (female)
Rufous-fronted Babbler
Blyth’s Shrike-babbler (female)
Mountain Bamboo Partridge
Stripe-breasted Woodpecker
Orange-bellied Leafbird
Pied Kingfisher
Brown-throated Treecreeper
Lesser Adjutant
Hainan Blue Flycatcher
Rufous Limestone-babbler
Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (male)
Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (female)
Pin-striped Tit-babbler
Siberian Rubythroat
Oriental Magpie-robin (male)
Oriental Magpie-robin (female)
Spotted Dove
Siberian Blue Robin
Taiga Flycatcher (male)
Siberian Blue Robin (female)
Bluethroat
Black-tailed Godwit
Pacific Golden Plover
Spotted Redshank
Slender-billed Gull
Grey-eyed Bulbul
Greater Painted-snipe (male)
Rosy Pipit
Oriental Darter
Purple Heron
Pied Bush Chat
Amur Falcon (female)
Common Hill Myna
Sarus Crane
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler
Crimson Sunbird
Tickell’s Brown Hornbill
Caspian Tern
Asian Emerald Cuckoo
Great Hornbill
Red-breasted Parakeet
Plaintive Cuckoo (male)
Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher
Siamese Fireback Pheasant (female)
Black-headed Gull
Heuglin’s Gull
White-browed Scimitar Babbler
Spangled Drongo
Crimson Winged Woodpecker
Common Iora
Spotted Owlet
Sparrow Hawk
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Birding Stories
By Ali Bernie Buga-ay Published on Nov 20, 2018
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Joys of Birding
(Photograph by: Ephraim Montero) Ali Bernie Buga-ay fifth from the left wearing a hat, Ep-ep Montero second from the left together with Sweet-sweet Vega his sweetheart. Friends in front of the fire was a great feeling.

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.

(Photograph by: Ephraim Montero)…

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