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Author: kkchang168    Time: 21/02/2016 23:39     Subject: Scarlet Minivet (Pericrocotus flammeus speciosus) ?

This female Scarlet Minivet is quite different from my other photos. The head and tail of it is orange in colour instead of yellow.

Is is a female Scarlet Minivet (Pericrocotus flammeus speciosus)? I try to find reference from Oriental Bird Images and it is similar to http://orientalbirdimages.org/se ... Family_ID=&p=10

or according to IOC List V5.3 Orange Minivet (Pericrocotus flammeus)?

But it seems to me that this subspecie should be in sw India, Sri Lanka and so it should not be. Just asking and think I probably am wrong and should be common Scarlet Minivet (Pericrocotus speciosus).

and for Scarlet Minivet are there three subspecies in China including fohkiensis, elegans and fraterculus. What are their differences?

Would those more experience bird watchers give me some advice. Thanks in advance






It was found by another two male and one female more experience bird watchers first and shown to me. Thanks to them but I have not ask their names. Photos was taken in Tai Lam Country Park today (2016-2-21).

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