Thursday, July 20, 2017

Birds of Palawan Island in Three Days

Birds of Palawan Island in Three Days: Olive-backed Sunbird Melodious Babbler   Ashy-fronted Bulbul Rufous-tailed Tailorbird Spot-throated flameback P...

I had posted this article in Wild Bird Club Malaysia website earlier with pictures from Mr Andy Lee. The Pygmy Flowerpecker and Chestnut Munia appeared at JoseLiza Guesthouse and I was lucky enough to snap these winged wonders. It was my first trip to Palawan Island, Philippines and every Philippine and Palawan species was seen from 29th June to 1st July 2017 were lifers for me:)

Even though we get Olive-backed Sunbirds in Peninsular Malaysia, the male OB Sunbirds in Palawan have such deep orange tinge below their blackish head. Green Imperial Pigeon, Melodious Babbler, Ashy-fronted Bulbul, Slender-billed Crow, Palawan Hornbill and Spot-throated Woodpecker were some of the birds which I had manage to get a picture, and these were shared through eBird to confirm the sightings. Wild Bird Club of Philippines has submitted the checklist of birds recorded at Zig Zag road, Borbon, Napsan (Puerto Princesa) and Iwahig Prison and Penal Colony through eBird. The checklists reproduced below as below:-


  1. Used eBird "Change Species" feature for Ashy-fronted Bulbul, the picture of which I had taken at Borbon. Changed my entry to this AF Bulbul since I had mistakenly posted this picture under Gray-throated bulbul entry. Thanks to Philippines reviewer for pointing this out!

  2. Change species article in eBird Malaysia at

  3. Chocolate Boobook of the Philippines - new bird learned from


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