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Klymit Pillow X
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Khao Yai National Park
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Conservation Status: Least Concern
By / Editor

The Blue-eared Kingfisher or Alcedo meninting is found in Asia from across the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia; found mainly in dense shaded forests where it hunts in small streams. Adult males have an all dark bill while females have a reddish lower mandible.

The Blue-eared Kingfisher is one of seven species in the genus Alcedo and is most closely related to Blyth’s Kingfisher (Alcedo hercules).

A resident of Khao Yai National Park and it is a joy finding it there during provided with great lighting conditions. All one had to do is brave the leeches that may be around at the forest edges, sit and wait. But waiting is not just the difficulty, rain and the proper position and angle can also be tricky for the the this lovely bird does not come that regular as it will when nesting.

Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
June 17, 2018
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Fotopro WH-30 | Carry Speed FS-Pro | Nitecore UNK1


Dusky Broadbill
The Dusky Broadbill or Corydon sumatranus is a bird from the family
Blue-banded Kingfisher
The Blue-banded Kingfisher or Alcedo euryzona, is a Critically Endangered
Stork-billed Kingfisher
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Austen’s Brown Hornbill
The Austen’s Brown Hornbill or Anorrhinus austeni is a hornbill found in forests from northeastern India and
Philippine Duck (female)
The Philippine duck or Anas luzonica is a large dabbling


"and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky"

Blue-eared Kingfisher
Dusky Broadbill
Blue-banded Kingfisher
Stork-billed Kingfisher
Austen’s Brown Hornbill
Philippine Duck (female)
Cryptic Flycatcher
Short-billed Brown-dove
Pacific Reef Heron
White Tern
Great Crested Tern
Grey-hooded Sunbird
Bundok Flycatcher (female)
Apo Mayna
Mangrove Blue Flycatcher
Whiskered Pitta
Slaty-backed Forktail
Little Spiderhunter
Ruddy-breasted Crake
Slaty-breasted Rail
Baillon’s Crake
Blue-winged Leafbird
Pied Bush Chat
Grey Wagtail
Black-winged Cuckooshrike
Violet Cuckoo (Juvenile)
Coral-billed Ground Cuckoo
Orange-headed Thrush
Mrs Gould’s Sunbird (male)
Chestnut Thrush
Large Niltava (male)
Black Bulbul
Red-flanked Bluetail (male)
Chestnut-vented Nuthatch
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)
Black-breasted Thrush
Verditer Flycatcher
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Red-faced Liocichla
Little Pied Flycatcher
Dark-backed Sibia
Crested Finchbill (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
Indian Cormorant
Black-crowned Night Heron
Glossy Ibis
Zitting Cisticola
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
Ultramarine Flycatcher
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)
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
Grey-headed Lapwing
Siamese Fireback
Rufous Treepie
Chinese Pond Heron
Grey Heron
Collared Kingfisher
Long-toed Stint
Spoonbill Sandpiper
Black-headed Bulbul
Streaked-eared Bulbul
Black-crested Bulbul
Black-eared Kite
Striated Grassbird
Little Cormorant
Siberian Stonechat Female
Oriental Pied Hornbill
Common Green Magpie
Plaintive Cuckoo (female)
Eastern Cattle Egret
Yellow-Rumped Flycatcher
Black Drongo
White-fronted Scops Owl
Ashy Drongo
Chestnut-tailed Starling
Indigo Flycatcher
Blue-naped Parrot
Bornean Green Magpie
Golden-naped Barbet
Whitehead’s Trogon (male)
Great Egret
Little Egret
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Birding Stories
By Ali Bernie Buga-ay Published on Apr 30, 2018
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Pelagic Birding: Pangitlogan Island, Siargao, Philippines

I am posting this to honour Dr. MiguelDavid De Leon for his conservation effort of the terns in Siargao, particularly, Pangitlogan Island, Tuyo Ka Bato, Siargao, in Mindanao. His effort brought people to work together in order to help his pioneering conservation program in saving the eggs of the terns from being taken by the locals for food. With his presentation, people understood that they don’t have to take the eggs and allow the terns to lay and hatch their kind to be take home on their return flight. The Bridled Terns, Roseate Terns, Black-naped terns come every year to lay their eggs and fulfil their migration objectives.

Miguel brought all government agencies at one table and collected their voluntary commitments in preserving and conserving the given areas that required immediate attention. Thank you Dr. Miguel David De Leon for giving us the opportunity to work with you. I have yet to find a man who accepted me and Harry Miller unconditionally and that will do whatever it takes to achieve conservation absent recognition and reward. God Bless you and will keep you safe always.

Meanwhile, I am at Mactan International Airport waiting for my flight to Bangkok,…


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