The common ones are the Sooty and Blue-eared Barbets. The juvenile Sooty has pinkish beak compared to the adult one. The adult Blue-eared Barbets was collecting 2-3 fruits to feed its brood There were at least 3-5 birds. Occasionally the fledgling in pale uniform coat some times dropped by to ka-poh and look see.
Next the less common one is the Yellow-crowned Barbet. There was a family of 2-3 with their brood which swoops in to feed in quick moments.
|Blue-throated has pale legs|
Barbet no 6 is the Red-throated. It has no brood. I think I only saw one bird but I cannot be sure as the birds come in and out in succession. No clear shot this time.........
Besides Barbets, the bulbuls which are also frugivorous and you can see several species including my favorite Scaly-breasted and Black-crested were around. The common ones here are the Red-eyed, Striped-throated, Ashy and the Ochraceous.
|There were at least half a dozen of Ashy|
|The Ochraceous was plucking to feed its mate or fledgling in the opposite tall trees.|
The feeding action shooting of the birds required a shooting speed of 1/125 to 200 is and ISO must be kept low at 800 to avoid soft images. For my, Fuji set up I was shooting at 1/60s. The lighting was quite good ie overcast except in the later part of the morning the dark rain clouds arrived.
The other first for me is this juvenile Thick-billed Green Pigeon. It did not approach the ficus tree but stayed across it. It was about 60-70 feet away from our port.
The regular Yellow-vented Green Pigeon only visited a few times during the morning. There is at least a pair but they were a bit skittish. Joe got some open shots compared with mine. Well, that's bird life......
The other cameo are as below...........
|Fire-breasted Fp (female)|
|Male & Female Greater Leafbird|
|AF bluebird female. Male missed the opportunity.|
|The Fuji focussed on the foreground leaves thus the warbler image is blurred out. Really cannot id it Could be the Dusky ? ....sign|