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Birds seen in Cage Bird Markets/Display Areas

Birds seen in Cage Bird Markets/Display Areas

Reference Geoff Carey's request for details on cage bird records.

Here is a list of the cage birds I have seen over the last two years in a small Aberdeen park - not a market, just a place where cage bird owners gather to show off their birds

Black-naped Oriole juv
Black-throated Laughing Thrush
Blue Rock Thrush
Blue-and-white Flycatcher
Bluethroat
Blue-throated Flycatcher
Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush adult
Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush juv
Chinese Blue Flycatcher
Crested Bunting
Grey Bushchat
Hainan Blue Flycatcher
Hwamei
Japanese Thrush
Japanese White-eye
Large Niltava
Magpie Robin
Mugimaki Flycatcher
Oriental White-eye
Pied Bushchat
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Russet Sparrow
Siberian Blue Robin
Siberian Rubythroat
Stonechat
Superb Starling
Tree Sparrow
White-tailed Robin
White-throated Rock Thrush
Yellow-fronted Canary

All the birds were adult males unless otherwise specified.

I suggest others with similar lists post them here.

[ Last edited by wgeoff at 24/10/2010 14:04 ]

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Sham Shui Po
Orange-bellied Leafbird

Yuen Long
Eurasian Jay

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These lists are very interesting. Note that nearly all the species are wild-caught. Only the canary and the Superb Starling are likely to be true cagebirds.

As GeoffW says, it would be very useful for members to collect such data. Do you have a park or market near you where caged birds are displayed? If so, consider visiting it 2-3 times a month, noting the date and making a list of the species that you see each time, with an approximate number. Do it quietly and carefully so as not to invite questions.

At the end of the year pls submit the data to me and/or the Society for us to review. It would provide a good basis for addressing the issue of wild birds being caught for this trade. One wonders how many birds die for each wild bird that ends up on display in a cage?

Certain species are bred in captivity and are very suitable as cagebirds. There is scope for people to pursue this hobby without impacting wild bird populations.

GeoffC

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Apri 14, Mongkok bird market, cage birds!

Large niltava
Brambling
Crested bunting
Verditer flycatcher
Chinese blue flycatcher
White thorated rock thrush
Golden fronted leafbird
Orange bellied leafbird
Blue n white flycatcher
Hainan blue flycatcher
Pied bushchat
Grey bushchat
Bluethroat
Rubythroat
Peking robin
Silver eared mesia
White tailed robin
White capped redstart
Chestnut capped thrush?
Siberian robin
Mongolian lark - a lot (not sure if I get the correct ID of all the larks)
Singing lark?

Plenty of ....
chinese bulbul
whiskered bulbul
magpie robin
white eye
hawmei

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Hi Kwan,

If it is possible, see whether the no of prayer birds (munias, tree sparrows and white eyes) can be counted. A HKU student and KFBG did it in 2005 and 2008/09, respectively. The long term trend may indirectly indicate the activities of bird release in HK.

Just the no of cage is ok. It is known that each cage usually contains about 40 birds.

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Some photos I took at Aug2010.



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Oct 4, Mongkok bird market, cage bird

-hainan blue flycatcher
-chinese blue flycatcher (plenty)
-small niltava
-blue and white flycatcher
-pied chat
-yellow front cranary (plenty)
-rubythroat
-white throated rockthrush
-pied bushchat
-grey bushchat
-chestnut capped thrush
-mongolian lark (plenty)
-white capped redstart
-yellow browed warbler !
-hill myna
-golden fronted leafbird
-hwamei (plenty n very poor condition)
-magpie robin (plenty)
-peking robin
-blue winged minla
-white eye (plenty)
-russet sparrow

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Oct 4, mongkok bird street

-hainan blue flycatcher (male, a lot)
-chinese blue flycatcher/blue throated flycatcher (male, a lot)
-blue n whtie flycatcher (male, a lot, juvenile, a lot)
-asian brown flycatcher
-asian paradise flycatcher
-small niltava
-rubythroat
-bluethroat
-crested bunting
-pied bushchat (plenty)
-grey bushchat (male)
-fork tailed sunbird
-Larks (a lot)
-white throated rock thrush (a lot)
-golden fronted leafbird
-orange bellied leafbrid
-daurian redstart
-black naped oriole (female)
-long tailed shama
-yellow cheeked tit (a lot)
-siderian blue robin (male)
-oranged headed thrush
-yellow front cranary (plenty)
-peking robin (a lot)

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MK bird market

Varied Tit
Siberian Blue Robin
Plumbeous Waterredstart
Forest Wagtail
Oriental Reed Warbler
Chinese Gosbeak
Scarlet Minivet
I am just an inexperienced birder/ birdwatcher/ twitcher/ photographer with no long lens.

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30/12/2012

MK bird Market

Black-faced Bunting
Tristram's Bunting
Yellow-browed Bunting
Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush
Daurian Redstart
White-crowned Waterredstart
Vinous-throated parrotbill
Hainan Blue Flycatcher
Chinese Blue Flycatcher
Hill Blue Flycatcher
Orange-headed Thrush
Common Stonechat
Oriental Reed Warbler
Crested Bunting
Siberian Blue Robin
Blue and White flycatcher (female/first winter/adult male)
White-tailed Robin (in a very good supply)


Unknown female flycatcher x1

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I am just an inexperienced birder/ birdwatcher/ twitcher/ photographer with no long lens.

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MK Bird Market

4/1/2013

Tristram's Bunting
White-Throated Rock Thrush
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker
Yellow-browed Warbler
Orange-bellied Leafbird
Blue-throated Flycatcher
Siberian Blue Robin
Hill Blue Flycatcher
Oriental Reed Warbler
Daurian Redstart
Vinous-throated Parrotbill
Yellowish White-eye
Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush
Superb Starling
Crested Bunting
Grey-capped Greenfinch
Blue-winged Leafbird
Black-faced Bunting
Silver-Eared Mesia
Golden-fronted Leafbird

Unknown Babbler x1

*I was surprised by the yellowish white-eye, which should be an endemic sp. to Philippines
(photo from OBI: http://orientalbirdimages.org/se ... _ID=&pagesize=1)

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I am just an inexperienced birder/ birdwatcher/ twitcher/ photographer with no long lens.

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MK Bird Market

19/1/2013

Blue-winged Leafbird
Siberian Thrush (first winter male)
Red-Flanked Bluetail
Fork-Tailed Sunbird
Dusky Warbler
Oriental Reed Warbler
Japanese/Manchurian Bush Warbler
Little Bunting
Black-faced Bunting
Crested Bunting
Yellow-Browed Bunting
Chestnut-Bellied Rock Thrush
White-Tailed Robin
Hill Blue Flycatcher
Chinese Blue Flycatcher
Blue Throated Flycatcher
Yellow-Browed Warbler
Yellow-Cheeked Tit
Blue and White Flycatcher
Grey Bushchat
I am just an inexperienced birder/ birdwatcher/ twitcher/ photographer with no long lens.

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Well done.
I am little surprise to find Japanese/Manchurian Bush Warbler in the market.

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MK Bird Market
14/5/2013

Black-naped Oriole
Blue-and-White Flycatcher
Hainan Blue Flycatcher
Orange-bellied Leafbird
Golden-fronted Leafbird
Blue-winged Leafbird
Crested Bunting
Scarlet Minivet
Scaly Thrush
Blue-winged Minla
Chestnut-capped Ground Thrush

Cheers,
Tung

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I am just an inexperienced birder/ birdwatcher/ twitcher/ photographer with no long lens.

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15/5/2013
mk bird market

Birds are similar to those as yesterday, but lots of unID juvenile birds were seen today.


Oriental white-eye
Rufous-tailed robin
White-tailed Robin (immature male)
Hill blue flycatcher
Chinese blue flycatcher
Japanese thrush
Orange-headed thrush
Blue rock thrush (female)
Chestnut-bellied rock thrush

unknown juv robin
unknown fulvetta
I am just an inexperienced birder/ birdwatcher/ twitcher/ photographer with no long lens.

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11/6/2013
mk bird market

Brambling
I am just an inexperienced birder/ birdwatcher/ twitcher/ photographer with no long lens.

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19/6/2013 MK bird market

still a lot of Juveniles/chicks were seen today, I believe most of them were caught on nest. There were also three fujian niltava which similar to the Kings Park's one today, all are having full black bill, pale vent, robin-like shpae, lacking well-defined shoulder patch and extensive blue crown. I believe these features fit an adult male Fujian but not a Rufous-bellied. Photos are attached below but I do not think they are useful.

Black-naped Oriole x9 (all juveniles/chicks)
Black-throated laughingthrush X2 (juv)
Oriental greenfinch X4 (juv)
Fujian niltava x3

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I am just an inexperienced birder/ birdwatcher/ twitcher/ photographer with no long lens.

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8/7/2013

MK Bird Market

Verditer Flycatcher (juvenile) x1
Blue-and-White Flycatcher
White-Shouldered Starling (juvenile) x1
Black-Collared Starling (juvenile)
Fujian Niltava (adult) x1
Hill Blue Flycatcher
Chestnut-Capped Ground Thrush x4
I am just an inexperienced birder/ birdwatcher/ twitcher/ photographer with no long lens.

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13/7/2013  
mk bird market

Some new species today, especially the pitta which come from Taiwan.

Fairy Pitta (juvenile) X5
Fujian Niltava (adult) X1
Blue and white flycatcher  (juvenile)
Hainan blue flycatcher  (juvenile)
Chinese blue flycatcher
Hill blue flycatcher
Narcissus Flycatcher (adult male, narcissina) X1
Rufous-tailed Robin (juvenile) X1
Grey Bushchat (adult male)  X1
Indochinese Green Magpie  X1
Crested Bunting (juvenile) X1
Isabelline Wheatear X1 ---------- i m not sure about the ID is correct or not, please see the attachments.

Unknown juvenile Robin X5

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I am just an inexperienced birder/ birdwatcher/ twitcher/ photographer with no long lens.

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Is it legal in Taiwan to take juvenile Fairy Pittas from the nest?

David

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I do not think this action is legal.
I am just an inexperienced birder/ birdwatcher/ twitcher/ photographer with no long lens.

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Do you know for sure if the pittas came from Taiwan? Could they have come from the Chinese populations?

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Not sure, but the owner stated that the birds are from Taiwan.
I am just an inexperienced birder/ birdwatcher/ twitcher/ photographer with no long lens.

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17/7/2013  MK

Birds were similar to previous list, pitta were still here

Orange-sided Thrush X1
White-rumped Shama (juv)
Crested Bunting (adult male)
Black-throated Laughingthrush
Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush X1 (female)
Alexandrine Parakeet X3
I am just an inexperienced birder/ birdwatcher/ twitcher/ photographer with no long lens.

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A quick walk through the market 1 November 2014

Seicercus Warbler sp x4
Orange-headed Thrush
Daurian Redstart
Stonechat sp (Stejnegers?)
Siberian Blue Robin
Rubythroat
Bluethroat
Pied Bushchat
Plumbeous Redstart
Niltava sp

A few birds I couldn't identify as well.


Photos taken with my phone so poor quality










Dylan

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Bird Street today, 1 March 2015.  Not fully stocked probably due to CNY, several shops closed.  A few unusual species that I had trouble identifying though.

Blue Rock thrush
Blackbird
Siberian thrush- two males
Chestnut-capped Thrush?  Can't id this one.

White-crested Laughingthrush
Hwamei
Bluethroat
Rubythroat
White-tailed Robin

Hill Mynah
Crested Mynah
Blue-and-white Flycatcher
Niltava sp.

Orange-bellied leafbird
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Chinese  Bulbul
(possible Brown-breasted bulbul but in a packed cage of frightened mixed sp)
Black-crested Bulbul
Sooty-headed bulbul
Chestnut-tailed minla

Chestnut-capped Babbler [edited from White-browed Fulvetta]

White-eye sp- pale coloured birds also- Japanese / Oriental / other sp?
Green magpie sp- I think common
Red-billed Leothrix
Mongolian lark
Saxaul Sparrow


Russet sparrow
Japanese groasbeak
Crested Bunting

There were several parrot species but I do not know many of them- African Grey, Red Lory, Macaw sp, Cockatoo sp, Budgie etc.

Dylan

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The bird you've labelled White-browed Fulvetta is a Chestnut-capped Babbler Timalia pileata

Not sure about the "Zoothera" type - could be Chestnut-capped.

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yes, Chestnut-tailed Minla. Saw a lot at Doi Inthanon last yr.

http://www.hkbws.org.hk/BBS/view ... &extra=page%3D1

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Are the Bird Watching Society doing any work or research into stopping this trade?

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Bump this thread

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Visit to bird market today- not much variety or numbers compared to previous visits.

Long-tailed broadbill
Eurasian magpie
Russet sparrow x10
Unknown finch species
grosbeak sp
Oriental Magpie robin
Long-tailed Shama
orange-headed thrush
Chestnut-capped ground thrush
Hwamei
Hainan blue flycatcher (male) multiple
juv flycathcer sp
rubythroat
bluethroat
crested bunting x2
pied bushchat x1 male
grey bushchat (male)
larks (a lot)
golden fronted leafbird
orange bellied leafbrid
long tailed shama
Siberian blue robin (male)
orange headed thrush
white-collared yuhina
red-tailed minla
serin species

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2018-04-25, Sham Shui Po, 深水埗

Chestnut-flanked white-eye, 紅脇繡眼鳥



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