Conservation Status: Least ConcernBy Ali Bernie Buga-ay / 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
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"and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky"
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,…