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Author: kmike    Time: 26/12/2017 18:46     Subject: Japanese Robin @ Ng Tung Chai

A male Japanese Robin was on the landslide trail next to the top falls at 1130 this morning. photos can be found here: 26170751_10159747909115333_1114136157087391829_o.jpg

Other birds seen included:

Woodcock - 1 (rare here)
Grey-backed Thrush - 2
White's Thrush - 1
Mountain Bulbul - 2
Chestnut Bulbul - 20
Pallas's Leaf Warbler - 6
Yellow-browed Warbler - 3
Pygmy Wren Babbler - 3

Author: kmike    Time: 31/12/2017 11:02

Yesterday two Rufous-gorgeted Flycatchers were at the same area on the landslide trail to the left of the Main Falls as Tuesday's Japanese Robin.

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Author: kmike    Time: 31/12/2017 11:04

A photo of the Japanese Robin

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Author: Tom_Li    Time: 1/01/2018 18:38

The Rufous-gorgeted flycatcher was still around this morning 1/1 but only one was spotted.
An adult male Siberian Thrush was also spotted this morning in the same area.

[img]siberian thrush by Chung Hoi Li, 於 Flickr[/img]

Unfortunately, The Japanese Robin did not appear.....
Author: lpaul    Time: 2/01/2018 12:19

Great photo of the thrush which based on black plumage and lack of white on the belly is the Japanese/S Sakhalin taxon davisoni which I think is the first recorded in HK (females and non-adult males are rather tricky to ID to taxon I believe).
Author: Tom_Li    Time: 2/01/2018 14:14

Thanks Paul for the subspecies ID. I agree as this individual also had far less white on undertail-coverts and tail than the nominate subspecies.

[ Last edited by Tom_Li at 2/01/2018 14:19 ]
Author: kmike    Time: 6/01/2018 22:46

Delighted to see this Siberian Thrush (especially great pix of this new race for HK) added to the other good birds here - its starting to feel a lot like the winter of 1994/95 when all three species were found, along with Fujian Niltava, Slaty-backed Forktail and Vivid Niltava (although the latter was not accepted).
Author: kmike    Time: 16/01/2018 08:10

Yesterday at Ng Tung Chai . . .
Black-winged Cuckooshrike - 1

Mountain Bulbul - 2
Chestnut Bulbul - 20

Grey-backed Thrush - 4

Striated Yuhina - 20

Goodson's Leaf Warbler - 2
Pallas's Leaf Warbler  - 10
YBW - 2
Brown-flanked Bush Warbler - 1
Mtn Tailorbird - 2

Yellow-cheeked Tit - 2

Mike K

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