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Thursday, 24 February 2011

Hair-Crested Drongo

Spring is on its way in Hong Kong and the flowering trees are beginning to blossom.  At the moment, the beautiful coral trees are the favourite of many nectar eating birds.

The flowers of the Coral tree are elephant trunk shaped with a bright red colour, locally they are also called the Elephant trunk flower .  


They must be very delicious for the birds because I caught a couple of  Hair-Crested Drongo, which mainly eat  insects and seeds, feeding on a Coral tree a few days ago. 




The Hair-crested Drongo is a native Asian bird and also called the “Spangled Drongo”. In the winter, many of them come from Northern China to enjoy the warmer climate in Hong Kong. 




The Hair-crested Drongo is relatively big at about 30cm long and its dark blue fluorescent feathers and long hair-like feathers on the forehead make it unique.


 

8 comments:

Joop Zand said...

A fantastic and colorful serie, very well done.

Have a nice day

greetings, Joop

Eko said...

* Beautiful Photo Series *... Beautiful Bird - a new acquaintance ... Colourful plant - a new acquaintance ...! We -25 degrees below zero ... Not a lot of birds and plants ..! A lot of snow ...!

Janny said...

Wow fantastic serie photo's
realy beautiful
Greetings Janny

Marty said...

wonderful blog, wonderful images !!

Marty said...

your blog is wonderful ! i love all
thes colorful images ! beautiful

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Johnny Nutcase said...

great post! What a cool bird, I love the tail. Great shots with the flowers and the bird together, nice ones!

John said...

Those Hair-crested Drongos can't resist the Coral Trees. Nice photos !