Arquivo de etiquetas: Birdwatching

Small bird, big voice!

Today I took a short walk in Abrantes, my local town.
Spring is upon us and it’s nice to hear and see the birds, they’re busy with the breeding season.
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A wren male caught my attention…he spent most of the time singing his heart out. The only time he sttoped was to collect moss to build his nest.

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The tiny wren has the strongest vocalization in relation to body size. The high notes of his strophic song can be heard at a distance of five hundred meters!

Ebird checklist here.

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Raptors at Pangrango

Last saturday I went to  Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park with my birding companion, Tri Susanti.

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After a hiking of 3 hours (to many birds to discover!) we reached the Swamp (a forest clearing with head-high grass and a well known place in here).

Soon as we arrived we detect an adult Crested Serpent-eagle Spilornis cheela soaring.

Then displayed in flight (diving followed by an ascent flight with raised wings, beating them for a few seconds in that position, performed a few times).

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We were still talking about this behaviour when a male Javan Hawk-eagle Nisaetus bartelsi (we weren’t able to tell the age of this bird), also started to display above (diving followed by an ascent flight and then gliding, also a few times).

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After that a juvenile male Javan Hawk-eagle was seen interacting with an adult female, disappearing behind the canopy.

young_femaleTo end a Spotted Kestrel Falco moluccensis flew overhead with a small lizard as prey…

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(E-bird list here)