Bird List for the Farm

This is the most current list of the birds we have seen at the farm.

NEWEST ADDITION TO THE LIST:

August 2018

  • Coleto Sarcops calvus
  • Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca

September 2017

  • Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda

    August 2017
  • Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  • Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephaus stentoreus
  • Yellow-wattled Bulbul Pycnonotus urosticus
  • White-bellied Munia Lonchura locugastra 
  • Ruddy-breasted Crake Ponzana fusca
  • Philippine Green Pigeon (formerly known as Pompadour Green Pigeon) Treron axillaris
  • added Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus that was seen previously by Tonji but we forgot to add to the list
  • changed snipe sp. to Swinhoe’s Snipe after Tonji saw one and was able to identify it from the call
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Yellow-wattled Bulbul
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Philippine Green Pigeon and Pink-necked Green Pigeon

 

 

These are some photos taken on site of the birds at the farm. Most of the photos were taken by Tonji.  More bird photos on  Tonji and Sylvia’s Bird List.

 

  1. Wandering Whistling Duck Dendrocygna arcuata
  2. Philippine Duck  Anas luzonica
  3. King Quail (Blue-breasted Quail) Excalfactoria chinensis
  4. Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
  5. Cinnamon Bittern  Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
  6. Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
  7. Eastern Cattle Egret (Cattle Egret) Bubulcus coromandus
  8. Striated Heron Butorides striata
  9. Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea
  10. Purple Heron  Ardea purpurea
  11. Great Egret  Ardea alba
  12. Intermediate Egret  Egretta intermedia
  13. Little Egret  Egretta garzetta
  14. Philippine Serpent Eagle (Crested Serpent-Eagle) Spilornis holospilus HO
  15. Japanese Sparrowhawk  Accipiter gularis
  16. Pied Harrier  Circus melanoleucos
  17. Brahminy Kite  Haliastur indus
  18. Barred Rail  Gallirallus torquatus
  19. Buff-banded Rail  Gallirallus philippensis
  20. Plain Bush-hen  Amaurornis olivacea
  21. White-breasted Waterhen  Amaurornis phoenicurus   
  22. Ruddy-breasted Crake Porzana fusca
  23. Spotted Buttonquail  Turnix ocellatus
  24. Barred Buttonquail  Turnix suscitator
  25. Oriental Pratincole  Glareola maldivarum
  26. Swinhoe’s Snipe Gallinago megala
  27. Rock Dove  Columba livia
  28. Island Collared Dove Streptopelia bitorquata
  29. Red Turtle Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
  30. Spotted Dove  Spilopelia chinensis
  31. Philippine Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia tenuirostris
  32. Common Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
  33. Zebra Dove  Geopelia striata
  34. White-eared Brown Dove Phapitreron leucotis
  35. Pink-necked Green Pigeon Treron vernans
  36. Philippine Green Pigeon Treron axillaris
  37. Philippine Coucal  Centropus viridis
  38. Lesser Coucal  Centropus bengalensis
  39. Rough-crested Malkoha Dasylophus superciliosus
  40. Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus
  41. Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx pectoralis (heard only)
  42. Eastern Grass Owl Tyto longimembris
  43. Philippine Scops Owl Otus megalotis
  44. Philippine Nightjar  Caprimulgus manillensis
  45. Savanna Nightjar Caprimulgus affinis
  46. Grey-rumped Swiftlet  Collocalia marginata
  47. Asian Palm Swift Cypsiurus balasiensis
  48. Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda
  49. White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
  50. Collared Kingfisher (White-collared Kingfisher) Todiramphus chloris
  51. Indigo-banded Kingfisher  Ceyx cyanopectus
  52. Blue-tailed Bee-eater  Merops philippinus
  53. Coppersmith Barbet  Megalaima haemacephala
  54. Philippine Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos maculatus
  55. Common Kestrel (Eurasian Kestrel) Falco tinnunculus
  56. Peregrine Falcon  Falco peregrinus
  57. Philippine Hanging Parrot/Colasisi Loriculus philippensis 
  58. Philippine Pitta  Erythropitta erythrogaster
  59. Hooded Pitta  Pitta sordida
  60. Golden-bellied Gerygone  Gerygone sulphurea
  61. White-breasted Woodswallow Artamus leucorynchus
  62. Pied Triller  Lalage nigra
  63. Brown Shrike  Lanius cristatus
  64. Long-tailed Shrike  Lanius schach
  65. Black-naped Oriole  Oriolus chinensis
  66. Philippine Pied Fantail Rhipidura nigritorquis
  67. Black-naped Monarch  Hypothymis azurea
  68. Large-billed Crow  Corvus macrorhynchos
  69. Oriental Skylark  Alauda gulgula
  70. Yellow-wattled Bulbul Pycnonotus urostictus
  71. Yellow-vented Bulbul  Pycnonotus goiavier
  72. Philippine Bulbul Hypsipetes philippinus
  73. Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica
  74. Pacific Swallow  Hirundo tahitica
  75. Striated Swallow (Red-rumped Swallow) Cecropis striolata
  76. Kamchatka Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus examinandus
  77. Japanese Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus xanthodryas
  78. Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus (possible Oriental Reed Warbler or maybe Gray’s Grasshopper Warbler but we’re calling it Clamorous)
  79. Striated Grassbird  Megalurus palustris
  80. Tawny Grassbird  Megalurus timoriensis
  81. Golden-headed Cisticola Cisticola exilis
  82. Grey-backed Tailorbird  Orthotomus derbianus
  83. Lowland White-eye  Zosterops meyeni
  84. Asian Glossy Starling  Aplonis panayensis
  85. Coleto Sarcops calvus
  86. Stripe-headed Rhabdornis  Rhabdornis mystacalis
  87. Philippine Magpie-Robin Copsychus mindanensis
  88. White-browed Shama  Copsychus luzoniensis
  89. Mangrove Blue Flycatcher  Cyornis rufigastra
  90. Siberian Rubythroat  Calliope calliope
  91. Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata
  92. Red-keeled Flowerpecker Dicaeum australe
  93. Pygmy Flowerpecker Dicaeum pygmaeum
  94. Olive-backed Sunbird  Cinnyris jugularis
  95. Eurasian Tree Sparrow  Passer montanus
  96. Scaly-breasted Munia  Lonchura punctulata
  97. White-bellied Munia Lonchura leucogastra
  98. Chestnut Munia  Lonchura atricapilla
  99. Grey Wagtail  Motacilla cinerea
  100. Paddyfield Pipit (Richard’s Pipit) Anthus rufulus

Bird List as of December 2015

We have counted 82 species within our property since we started the list in 2012. Two of these were “heard only” –  Red-bellied Pitta and White-browed Shama. We hear the Red-bellied frequently and our caretaker Picio has seen it.

note: this list has been updated since I first published it because there were a few birds that I forgot to add to the list and Tonji saw one of the “heard-only” birds! Continue reading “Bird List as of December 2015”

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At first glance birds and humans seem very different from each other. Birds have wings, feathers, and bills. People don’t. But if you go beyond the differences in appearance, you will find that birds and humans have a great deal in common. Continue reading “The Best Seat In the House”