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Sunday, 30 January 2011

Winter birds in Hong Kong

    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.




9 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Lovely birds...and amazing pictures
well done.

Greetings, Joop

Eko said...

Mukavaa katseltavaa...
Kaikki 'uusia-tuttavia'.
Värikkäitä ja mielenkiintoisia 'siivekkäitä'...
Terveisiä lumesta ja pakkasesta...!

Janny said...

Fantastische WinterBirds very nice
and beautiful coleurs
Greeting Janny

Dominic Gendron said...

I wish we had "commonly seen bird" as nice as your Japanese White-eye! Those image are awseome!

Barty said...

Nice series !

Monique et Daniel said...

Très belle série, et bien le bonjour depuis la France !
merci pour le partage nous ne connaissons pas ces beaux oiseaux!

Amila Kanchana said...

We also have a white eye that looks similar to the Japanese white eye you've shown here. Great shots!

It's Time to Live said...

Enjoyed visiting and seeing all of your images. Great work.

Chris said...

Wow these are all very colorful and beautiful bid, but the first one mate, it is a splendid one and I would jump in a plane to see it if it is so easily accessible!! ;-) beautiful post once again!