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Author: louislee    Time: 24/08/2015 14:08     Subject: Lung Fu Shan Autumn 2015

20150820 - Sunny afternoon

Asian paradise flycatcher - 2
Warbler sp. - 1

What kind of warbler is it? Possibly Eastern Crowned?

[ Last edited by louislee at 24/08/2015 14:09 ]
Author: peter2014    Time: 27/08/2015 00:04     Subject: 25 Aug 2015

Why the Asian Paradise Flycatcher has no tail?

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Author: HKBWS Tung    Time: 27/08/2015 09:27

Bird also needs to change its feathers regularly, i.e moulting. It is one possibility if the bird is now in moulting. Another unnatural cause of missing tail feather would refer to losing feathers when it was captured and then damaged by human. We sometimes cannot tell the exact cause of bird without tail feathers.

Another interesting point is that this should be a Japanese Paradise Flycatcher from very dark head and breast and dark brown upperparts with no rufous tone.
Author: peter2014    Time: 27/08/2015 10:44

Tung, thanks for your professional comments, below picture is another angle of the same bird, what further you think?

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Author: HKBWS Tung    Time: 27/08/2015 11:52

I think it is a Japanese Paradise Flycatcher from the colour of the upperparts. Thank you very much!
Author: louislee    Time: 4/09/2015 20:31


Asian Brown Flycatcher - 1
Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush - many

I started a blog. I put the details of my birding trips there.

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Author: hugoto    Time: 10/12/2015 21:43


Lanceolated Warbler 1

Unexpected meet for me!

Ashy Drongo 1

Attracted by its noisy call.

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