In addition to the Fork-tailed Sunbird, the Japanese White-eye is another beautiful bird commonly seen in urban parks. These small birds (about 11cm long) are often seen in large flocks and feed mainly on nectar and fruits at this time of the year.
The Chinese Hwamei (Melodious Laughingthrush) is an unusual looking bird and a resident of East Asia. It is relatively big at about 25cm long and its unique eyering and white streak behind its eye earned it the Chinese name “painted eyebrow” (Hwamei).
The Masked Laughing-thrush has a black mask and often makes very loud calls. They are about 30cm long and mainly found in Asia. Because they are noisy and often appear in small groups, they are named “Seven Sisters” in Chinese.