Thursday, 5 February 2015

Brown-chested Jungle-Flycatcher: 2nd Attempt

Heard news on HKBWS that the Brown-chested Jungle-Flycatcher was STILL at Shek Kip Mei the other day, the bird's been at the same location for over a month now, I guess it must be doing well in the little Park at Wo Chai Shan.

After my traumatising experience when looking for this bird last time (loud photographers), the little platform at the location was very much deserted. I guess the photographers have finally gotten bored of this little bird and went on to photograph something else. I waited for some ten minutes, and surely the bird came right up to where I stood. It's still a scruffy looking little bird...I am guessing it still haven't grasp the idea of PREENING.

Brown-chested Jungle-Flycatcher

The thing with Jungle-Flycatcher's that they can be very stationary when they perch, making them a bit harder to find in the forest. But, that's also a good thing when you want to photograph it, because they will stay very still for you until you get the perfect shot!

The Brown-chested Jungle-Flycatcher may look plain, but it's in fact listed as vulnerable with Birdlife International. It's narrow natural range and degrading habitat in China makes it especially vulnerable to any changes in the environment. So, we are lucky to get one of these little chaps here once in a while, let's hope this one grow up soon enough to start breeding!

Japanese White-eye

Other then the Flycatcher, flowering season's amongst us! with many flowers starting to bloom including Coral Tree flowers, which is a common sight in Hong Kong, attracting birds such as Sunbirds and Leafbirds to feed on it's nectar. Here we have a Japanese White-eye feeding on one of the many flowers.

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