Scarlet Minivet

(Pericrocotus speciosus)
(Pericrocotus speciosus)

Taken at Tai Po Kau. I don’t like these shots too much but these fast critters don’t like very much to stay still, so I’m happy with what I got.

Brown Shrike

Lanius cristatus
Lanius cristatus

I spotted this lovely on the trail up to the Mt. Davis youth hostel. It was perched on a tree that had fallen down and partially blocked the trail and I nearly scared it off as I walked up and didn’t notice it. Luckily though, I was able to approach quietly enough to get a very clear shot from the trail.

Red whiskered bulbul

Red whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus)
Red whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus)
Red whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus)
Red whiskered bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus)

Red whiskered bulbuls, also known as crested bulbuls, are medium sized, they tend to stay still and sing for a few seconds at a time, and they aren’t exactly shy, meaning that you can actually get quite close and detailed shots of them with my equipment. Excellent for practice.

Blue Whistlingthrush

Blue whistlingthrush (Myophonus caeruleus)
Blue whistlingthrush (Myophonus caeruleus)

This gorgeous bird enjoys this branch very much, though unfortunately it is not the best spot for taking photos since it is underneath quite a lot of cover, making it difficult to capture its lovely blue hue. This subspecies has a dark bill rather than the more common yellow bill.