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Photos of wild birds found only in the Philippines, including some near-endemics.
Species count = 69, as of October 11, 2010
Spotted Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula carola, a Philippine endemic, immature)

Habitat - Uncommon in lowland forest to mossy forest up to 2500 m.

Shooting info - Coastal Lagoon, Manila Bay, October 11, 2010, 1D4 + 500 f4 IS + canon 1.4x TC, 700 mm, f/7.1, ISO 400, 1/2000 sec, manual exposure in available light, 475B/3421 support
RMO_9361-1200x800.jpg

Spotted Imperial-Pigeon (Ducula carola, a Philippine endemic, immature)

Habitat - Uncommon in lowland forest to mossy forest up to 2500 m.

Shooting info - Coastal Lagoon, Manila Bay, October 11, 2010, 1D4 + 500 f4 IS + canon 1.4x TC, 700 mm, f/7.1, ISO 400, 1/2000 sec, manual exposure in available light, 475B/3421 support

Blue Paradise-Flycatcher (male)

Scientific name - Terpsiphone cyanescens

Habitat - Uncommon in lowland forest understory. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
Blue_Paradise-Flycatcher-IMG_7046.jpg

Blue Paradise-Flycatcher (male)

Scientific name - Terpsiphone cyanescens

Habitat - Uncommon in lowland forest understory.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]

Pygmy Flowerpecker
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Dicaeum pygmaeum 

Habitat - Forest, edge and second growth

[PINAGBAYANAN, SAN JUAN, BATANGAS, 5DM2 + 500 f4 IS, 475B/3421 support]
Pygmy_Flowerpecker-IMG_6566

Pygmy Flowerpecker
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Dicaeum pygmaeum

Habitat - Forest, edge and second growth

[PINAGBAYANAN, SAN JUAN, BATANGAS, 5DM2 + 500 f4 IS, 475B/3421 support]

Olive-backed Flowerpecker 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Prionochilus olivaceous parsoni 

Habitat - forest and second growth, below 1000 m. 

[SIERRA MADRE, SAN LUIS, AURORA, 5D2+ 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]
IMG_5690-1050x700.jpg

Olive-backed Flowerpecker
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Prionochilus olivaceous parsoni

Habitat - forest and second growth, below 1000 m.

[SIERRA MADRE, SAN LUIS, AURORA, 5D2+ 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]

Philippine Fairy-Bluebird 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Irena cyanogaster cyanogaster 

Habitat - forest canopy, below 1500 m. 

[SIERRA MADRE, SAN LUIS, AURORA, 5D2+ 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]
IMG_5675-1200X800.jpg

Philippine Fairy-Bluebird
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Irena cyanogaster cyanogaster

Habitat - forest canopy, below 1500 m.

[SIERRA MADRE, SAN LUIS, AURORA, 5D2+ 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]

Philippine Cuckoo-Dove 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Macropygia tenuirostris 

Habitat - Lowland forest to montane mossy forest. 

[ANTIPOLO CITY, PHILIPPINES, 5DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC]
IMG_2810-1350x900.jpg

Philippine Cuckoo-Dove
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Macropygia tenuirostris

Habitat - Lowland forest to montane mossy forest.

[ANTIPOLO CITY, PHILIPPINES, 5DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC]

Metallic-winged Sunbird
(A Philippine endemic, male)

Scientific name - Aethopyga pulcherrima jefferyi 

Habitat - Forest, edge and second growth

[Elev. 1600 m ASL, MT. POLIS, BANAUE, IFUGAO, 40D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]
IMG_8712-1000x750.jpg

Metallic-winged Sunbird
(A Philippine endemic, male)

Scientific name - Aethopyga pulcherrima jefferyi

Habitat - Forest, edge and second growth

[Elev. 1600 m ASL, MT. POLIS, BANAUE, IFUGAO, 40D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]

Metallic-winged Sunbird 
(A Philippine endemic, female) 

Scientific name - Aethopyga pulcherrima jefferyi 

Habitat - Forest, edge and second growth 

[Elev. 1600 m ASL, MT. POLIS, BANAUE, IFUGAO, 40D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag
IMG_8548-800x600.jpg

Metallic-winged Sunbird
(A Philippine endemic, female)

Scientific name - Aethopyga pulcherrima jefferyi

Habitat - Forest, edge and second growth

[Elev. 1600 m ASL, MT. POLIS, BANAUE, IFUGAO, 40D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag

Yellowish White-eye 
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Zosterops nigrorum

Habitat - Lower second growth and forest. 

[Elev. 1040m ASL, BANGAAN, BANAUE, IFUGAO, 40D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]
IMG_8263-800x600.jpg

Yellowish White-eye
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Zosterops nigrorum

Habitat - Lower second growth and forest.

[Elev. 1040m ASL, BANGAAN, BANAUE, IFUGAO, 40D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]

Indigo-banded Kingfisher 
(a Philippine endemic, female) 

Scientific name - Alcedo cyanopecta 

Habitat - Uncommon, restricted to clear fresh water streams up to at least 1500 m. 

[40D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 475B/3421 support]
IMG_4992-1000x750.jpg

Indigo-banded Kingfisher
(a Philippine endemic, female)

Scientific name - Alcedo cyanopecta

Habitat - Uncommon, restricted to clear fresh water streams up to at least 1500 m.

[40D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 475B/3421 support]

Indigo-banded Kingfisher 
(a Philippine endemic, male) 

Scientific name - Alcedo cyanopecta 

Habitat - Uncommon, restricted to clear fresh water streams up to at least 1500 m. 

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG), using MLU at 0.5 sec shutter speed)
IMG_0968-800x600.jpg

Indigo-banded Kingfisher
(a Philippine endemic, male)

Scientific name - Alcedo cyanopecta

Habitat - Uncommon, restricted to clear fresh water streams up to at least 1500 m.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG), using MLU at 0.5 sec shutter speed)

Flaming Sunbird 
(a Philippine endemic, male) 

Scientific name - Aethopyga flagrans flagrans 

Habitat - Uncommon in forest, edge and second growth up to 1350 m. 

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]
IMG_5115-800x600.jpg

Flaming Sunbird
(a Philippine endemic, male)

Scientific name - Aethopyga flagrans flagrans

Habitat - Uncommon in forest, edge and second growth up to 1350 m.

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]

Handsome Sunbird 
(A Philippine endemic, male) 

Scientific name - Aethopyga bella 

Habitat - Thickets, forest edge and forest below 2000 m. 

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head, near full frame]
IMG_4250-1000x750.jpg

Handsome Sunbird
(A Philippine endemic, male)

Scientific name - Aethopyga bella

Habitat - Thickets, forest edge and forest below 2000 m.

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head, near full frame]

Philippine Nightjar (Caprimulgus manillensis, a Philippine endemic)

Habitat - Uncommon in scrub, second growth and pine forest up to 2000 m. 

Shooting Info - UP-Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, November 30, 2007, Canon 40D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG),
800 mm, f/9, ISO 200, 1/15 sec, 475B/3421 support, fill-in spotlight, manual exposure.
IMG_6058-1500x1000.jpg

Philippine Nightjar (Caprimulgus manillensis, a Philippine endemic)

Habitat - Uncommon in scrub, second growth and pine forest up to 2000 m.

Shooting Info - UP-Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, November 30, 2007, Canon 40D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG),
800 mm, f/9, ISO 200, 1/15 sec, 475B/3421 support, fill-in spotlight, manual exposure.


Red-keeled Flowerpecker 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Dicaeum australe australe 

Habitat - Canopy of forest, edge and flowering trees. 

[40D + 500f/4 L IS + Canon 1.4x, 475B/3421 support, pushed +1 stop in RAW conversion]
IMG_8083-1000x750.jpg

Red-keeled Flowerpecker
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Dicaeum australe australe

Habitat - Canopy of forest, edge and flowering trees.

[40D + 500f/4 L IS + Canon 1.4x, 475B/3421 support, pushed +1 stop in RAW conversion]

Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo 
(a Philippine endemic, immature) 

Scientific name - Cuculus pectoralis 

Habitat - Uncommon in all forest levels. 

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, manual focus via Live View, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]
IMG_3612-900x600.jpg

Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo
(a Philippine endemic, immature)

Scientific name - Cuculus pectoralis

Habitat - Uncommon in all forest levels.

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, manual focus via Live View, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]

Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo 
(a Philippine endemic, adult) 

Scientific name - Cuculus pectoralis 

Habitat - Uncommon in all forest levels. 

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, manual focus via Live View, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]
IMG_3809-800c600.jpg

Philippine Hawk-Cuckoo
(a Philippine endemic, adult)

Scientific name - Cuculus pectoralis

Habitat - Uncommon in all forest levels.

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, manual focus via Live View, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]

Philippine Falconet 
(a Philippine endemic, immature) 

Scientific name - Microhierax erythrogenys erythrogenys 

Habitat - Open forest and edge. 

[20D + 500 f/4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]
IMG_8935-800x600.jpg

Philippine Falconet
(a Philippine endemic, immature)

Scientific name - Microhierax erythrogenys erythrogenys

Habitat - Open forest and edge.

[20D + 500 f/4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]

Palawan Flowerpecker
(a Philippine endemic, female) 

Scientific name - Prionochilus plateni

Habitat - Forest, scrub and gardens. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]
Palawan_Flowerpecker-IMG_7194

Palawan Flowerpecker
(a Philippine endemic, female)

Scientific name - Prionochilus plateni

Habitat - Forest, scrub and gardens.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]

Lovely Sunbird
(a Philippine endemic, male)

Scientific name - Aethopyga shelleyi

Habitat - Cultivated areas, thickets, forest and edge below 2000 m.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
IMG_7016-800x600.jpg

Lovely Sunbird
(a Philippine endemic, male)

Scientific name - Aethopyga shelleyi

Habitat - Cultivated areas, thickets, forest and edge below 2000 m.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]

White-vented Shama
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Copsychus niger

Habitat - Dense forest, edge and scrub, in understory.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head, +1.5 stops EC in RAW conversion]
IMG_6885-800x600.jpg

White-vented Shama
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Copsychus niger

Habitat - Dense forest, edge and scrub, in understory.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head, +1.5 stops EC in RAW conversion]

Yellow-throated Leafbird
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Chloropsis palawanensis

Habitat - Canopy of forest and edge. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
IMG_7838-800x600.jpg

Yellow-throated Leafbird
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Chloropsis palawanensis

Habitat - Canopy of forest and edge.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]

Palawan Hornbill
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Anthracoceros marchei

Habitat - Forest, edge and clearings. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
IMG_6418-800x600.jpg

Palawan Hornbill
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Anthracoceros marchei

Habitat - Forest, edge and clearings.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]

Yellow-breasted Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus occipitalis, a Philippine endemic, immature) 

Habitat - Forest and edge, in the middle or upper canopy 

Shooting info - Mt. Makiling, Laguna, January 2, 2007, 20D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 
700 mm, f/7.1, ISO 400, 1/250 sec, manual exposure in available light, 475B/3421 support.
Yellow-breasted_Fruit-Dove-IMG_4616

Yellow-breasted Fruit-Dove (Ptilinopus occipitalis, a Philippine endemic, immature)

Habitat - Forest and edge, in the middle or upper canopy

Shooting info - Mt. Makiling, Laguna, January 2, 2007, 20D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC,
700 mm, f/7.1, ISO 400, 1/250 sec, manual exposure in available light, 475B/3421 support.

Striped Flowerpecker 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Dicaeum aeruginosum striatissimum 

Habitat - Uncommon in canopy of forest and edge. Shy. 

[350D + Sigmonster + Canon 2x TC, 1600 mm, no MLU]
IMG_7230-720x540.jpg

Striped Flowerpecker
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Dicaeum aeruginosum striatissimum

Habitat - Uncommon in canopy of forest and edge. Shy.

[350D + Sigmonster + Canon 2x TC, 1600 mm, no MLU]

Black-chinned Fruit-dove 
(a near Philippine endemic, male) 

Scientific name - Ptilinopus leclancheri leclancheri 

Habitat - Uncommon in forest patches up to 1500 m. 

[350D + Sigmonster]
IMG_6601-1000x750.jpg

Black-chinned Fruit-dove
(a near Philippine endemic, male)

Scientific name - Ptilinopus leclancheri leclancheri

Habitat - Uncommon in forest patches up to 1500 m.

[350D + Sigmonster]

Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Surniculus velutinus chalybaeus 

Habitat - Fairly common in lowland forest. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, gimbal head/tripod]
IMG_4990-600x800.jpg

Philippine Drongo-Cuckoo
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Surniculus velutinus chalybaeus

Habitat - Fairly common in lowland forest.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, gimbal head/tripod]

Coleto 
(a near Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Sarcops calvus 

Habitat - Forest, forest edge and clearings. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
IMG_4982-800x600.jpg

Coleto
(a near Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Sarcops calvus

Habitat - Forest, forest edge and clearings.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]

Balicassiao 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Dicrurus balicassius 

Habitat - Forest and forest edge usually below 1200 m. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, on tripod]
IMG_4904-800x600.jpg

Balicassiao
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Dicrurus balicassius

Habitat - Forest and forest edge usually below 1200 m.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, on tripod]

Philippine Bulbul 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Hypsipetes philippinus 

Habitat - Forest edge, advanced second growth and forest. 

[350D + Sigmonster]
IMG_6969-1000x750.jpg

Philippine Bulbul
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Hypsipetes philippinus

Habitat - Forest edge, advanced second growth and forest.

[350D + Sigmonster]


Mountain Shrike 
(A Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Lanius validirostris 

Habitat - Uncommon in montane forest (clearings and edge) above 1000 m. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]
IMG_4391-1000x750.jpg

Mountain Shrike
(A Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Lanius validirostris

Habitat - Uncommon in montane forest (clearings and edge) above 1000 m.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]

Luzon Hornbill 
(a Philippine endemic, Male) 

Scientific name - Penelopides manillae 

Habitat - Forest and edge up to 1500 m. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, on tripod]
IMG_4725-1000x750.jpg

Luzon Hornbill
(a Philippine endemic, Male)

Scientific name - Penelopides manillae

Habitat - Forest and edge up to 1500 m.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, on tripod]

Luzon Hornbill 
(a Philippine endemic, Female) 

Scientific name - Penelopides manillae 

Habitat - Forest and edge up to 1500 m. 

[350D + Sigmonster + Canon 2x TC, MLU]
IMG_6905-750x750.jpg

Luzon Hornbill
(a Philippine endemic, Female)

Scientific name - Penelopides manillae

Habitat - Forest and edge up to 1500 m.

[350D + Sigmonster + Canon 2x TC, MLU]

Black-and-White Triller 
(a Philippine endemic, female)

Scientific name - Lalage melanoleuca

Habitat - Fairly noisy in canopy of forests and forest edge in the lowlands below 1000 m.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, on tripod]
IMG_2956-800x600.jpg

Black-and-White Triller
(a Philippine endemic, female)

Scientific name - Lalage melanoleuca

Habitat - Fairly noisy in canopy of forests and forest edge in the lowlands below 1000 m.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, on tripod]

Black-and-White Triller 
(a Philippine endemic, male) 

Scientific name - Lalage melanoleuca 

Habitat - Fairly noisy in canopy of forests and forest edge in the lowlands below 1000 m. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, on tripod]
IMG_2965-800x600.jpg

Black-and-White Triller
(a Philippine endemic, male)

Scientific name - Lalage melanoleuca

Habitat - Fairly noisy in canopy of forests and forest edge in the lowlands below 1000 m.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, on tripod]

Yellow-wattled Bulbul 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Pycnonotus urostictus 

Habitat - Lowland early second growth and forest edge. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, on tripod]
IMG_2985-800x600.jpg

Yellow-wattled Bulbul
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Pycnonotus urostictus

Habitat - Lowland early second growth and forest edge.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, on tripod]

White-fronted Tit
(A Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Parus semilarvatus

Habitat - Rare and local in lowland and middle elevation forest and second growth.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC + Tamron 1.4x TC, 1000 mm, f/9, on tripod]
IMG_2700-720x540.jpg

White-fronted Tit
(A Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Parus semilarvatus

Habitat - Rare and local in lowland and middle elevation forest and second growth.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC + Tamron 1.4x TC, 1000 mm, f/9, on tripod]

Chestnut-faced Babbler 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Stachyris whiteheadi 

Habitat - All levels of montane forest, usually above 800 m. 

[20D + 500 f/4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]
Chestnut-faced_Babbler-IMG_1972.jpg

Chestnut-faced Babbler
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Stachyris whiteheadi

Habitat - All levels of montane forest, usually above 800 m.

[20D + 500 f/4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]

Scale-feathered Malkoha 
(a Philippine Endemic) 

Scientific name - Phaenicophaeus cumingi 

Habitat - Fairly common in forest, edge and second growth up to 2000 m. 

[20D + 400 5.6L + DG Super + Better Beamer, hand held]
IMG_3872-720x540.jpg

Scale-feathered Malkoha
(a Philippine Endemic)

Scientific name - Phaenicophaeus cumingi

Habitat - Fairly common in forest, edge and second growth up to 2000 m.

[20D + 400 5.6L + DG Super + Better Beamer, hand held]

Philippine Woodpecker 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Dendrocopos maculatus 

Habitat - Smallest Philippine woodpecker, common in lowland and montane forest and edge, 
in understory and canopy. 

[20D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, on tripod]
IMG_1532-720x720.jpg

Philippine Woodpecker
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Dendrocopos maculatus

Habitat - Smallest Philippine woodpecker, common in lowland and montane forest and edge,
in understory and canopy.

[20D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, on tripod]

White-eared Brown-dove 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Phapitreron leucotis 

Habitat - Common in a wide range, from second growth to montane forest to 1600 m. 

[20D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held on car window]
IMG_1250-972x648.jpg

White-eared Brown-dove
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Phapitreron leucotis

Habitat - Common in a wide range, from second growth to montane forest to 1600 m.

[20D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held on car window]

Philippine Hawk-Eagle 
(a Philippine endemic, immature) 

Scientific name - Spizaetus philippensis 

Habitat - Uncommon in forest from the lowlands to over 1900 m. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]
IMG_0536-1000x750.jpg

Philippine Hawk-Eagle
(a Philippine endemic, immature)

Scientific name - Spizaetus philippensis

Habitat - Uncommon in forest from the lowlands to over 1900 m.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]

Philippine Coucal 
(a Philippine endemic ) 

Scientific name - Centropus viridis 

Habitat - Common from grasslands to forest up to 2000 m. 
 

[20D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]
IMG_0001-750x750.jpg

Philippine Coucal
(a Philippine endemic )

Scientific name - Centropus viridis

Habitat - Common from grasslands to forest up to 2000 m.


[20D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]

Flame-crowned Flowerpecker
(a Philippine endemic, female) 

Scientific name - Dicaeum anthonyi

Habitat - Uncommon in all levels in montane forest above 800 m. 

[20D + 500 f/4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held supported by car window]

NOTE - possibly among first photos of this species taken in the wild; ID was revised from Pachycephala philippinensis after thorough analysis by bird experts.
IMG_0025-800x600.jpg

Flame-crowned Flowerpecker
(a Philippine endemic, female)

Scientific name - Dicaeum anthonyi

Habitat - Uncommon in all levels in montane forest above 800 m.

[20D + 500 f/4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held supported by car window]

NOTE - possibly among first photos of this species taken in the wild; ID was revised from Pachycephala philippinensis after thorough analysis by bird experts.

Grey-backed Tailorbird 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Orthotomus derbianus 

Habitat - Tangles and undergrowth in forest and edge. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]
IMG_0199-800x600.jpg

Grey-backed Tailorbird
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Orthotomus derbianus

Habitat - Tangles and undergrowth in forest and edge.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]

Spotted Buttonquail
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Turnix ocellata

Habitat - Scrub, open dry forest and bamboo.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]
IMG_0237-800x600.jpg

Spotted Buttonquail
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Turnix ocellata

Habitat - Scrub, open dry forest and bamboo.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]

White-browed Shama
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Copsychus luzoniensis

Habitat - Near ground in lowland forest below 1000 m.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC]
IMG_0221-720x540.jpg

White-browed Shama
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Copsychus luzoniensis

Habitat - Near ground in lowland forest below 1000 m.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC]

Naked-faced Spiderhunter
(A Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Arachnothera clarae

Habitat - Forest, forest edge and clearings

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, on tripod]
IMG_0041_1-900x600.jpg

Naked-faced Spiderhunter
(A Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Arachnothera clarae

Habitat - Forest, forest edge and clearings

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, on tripod]

Spotted Wood-kingfisher 
(a Philippine endemic, female) 

Scientific name - Actenoides lindsayi 

Habitat - Lowland forest understory, perches motionless in dark recesses.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS, on tripod]
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Spotted Wood-kingfisher
(a Philippine endemic, female)

Scientific name - Actenoides lindsayi

Habitat - Lowland forest understory, perches motionless in dark recesses.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS, on tripod]

Spotted Wood-kingfisher 
(a Philippine endemic, male) 

Scientific name - Actenoides lindsayi 

Habitat - Lowland forest understory, perches motionless in dark recesses. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head, MLU]
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Spotted Wood-kingfisher
(a Philippine endemic, male)

Scientific name - Actenoides lindsayi

Habitat - Lowland forest understory, perches motionless in dark recesses.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head, MLU]

Sooty Woodpecker 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Mulleripicus funebris 

Habitat - Forest and forest edge. 

[20D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]
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Sooty Woodpecker
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Mulleripicus funebris

Habitat - Forest and forest edge.

[20D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]

Blackish Cuckoo-Shrike (Coracina coerulescens, a Philippine endemic) 

Habitat - Canopy of forest in the lowlands. 

Shooting info - Subic rainforest, Bataan, March 14, 2006, 800 mm, f/9, ISO 200, 1/125 sec, 475B/3421 support
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Blackish Cuckoo-Shrike (Coracina coerulescens, a Philippine endemic)

Habitat - Canopy of forest in the lowlands.

Shooting info - Subic rainforest, Bataan, March 14, 2006, 800 mm, f/9, ISO 200, 1/125 sec, 475B/3421 support

Stripe-headed Rhabdornis 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Rhabdornis mystacalis 

Habitat - Lowland forest and second growth. 

[20D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]
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Stripe-headed Rhabdornis
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Rhabdornis mystacalis

Habitat - Lowland forest and second growth.

[20D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]

Blue-naped Parrot 
(a near Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Tanygnathus lucionensis 

Habitat - uncommon in forest and forest edge. 

[20D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]
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Blue-naped Parrot
(a near Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Tanygnathus lucionensis

Habitat - uncommon in forest and forest edge.

[20D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]

Philippine Duck 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Anas luzonica 

Habitat - Freshwater marshes, shallow lakes and ricefields. 

[20D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]
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Philippine Duck
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Anas luzonica

Habitat - Freshwater marshes, shallow lakes and ricefields.

[20D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]

Lowland White-eye 
(a near Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Zosterops meyeni 

Habitat - Second growth, scrub and gardens. 

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]
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Lowland White-eye
(a near Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Zosterops meyeni

Habitat - Second growth, scrub and gardens.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]

Rufous Hornbill
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Buceros hydrocorax

Habitat - Forest and edge.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]
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Rufous Hornbill
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Buceros hydrocorax

Habitat - Forest and edge.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]

Buzzing Flowerpecker 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Dicaeum hypoleucum 

Habitat - Common in forest, edge and scrub, below 1500 m. 

[MT. MAKILING, LAGUNA, 20D + 400 5.6L, hand held, on-board flash]
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Buzzing Flowerpecker
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Dicaeum hypoleucum

Habitat - Common in forest, edge and scrub, below 1500 m.

[MT. MAKILING, LAGUNA, 20D + 400 5.6L, hand held, on-board flash]

Green Racquet-Tail
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Prioniturus luconensis

Habitat - Uncommon in lowland forest and edge.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG) + Sigma 2x TC, 90 meters distance]
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Green Racquet-Tail
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Prioniturus luconensis

Habitat - Uncommon in lowland forest and edge.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG) + Sigma 2x TC, 90 meters distance]

Red-Crested Malkoha 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Phaenicophaeus superciliosus 

Habitat - Lowland forest, edge and second growth. 

[20D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]
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Red-Crested Malkoha
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Phaenicophaeus superciliosus

Habitat - Lowland forest, edge and second growth.

[20D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]

Philippine Hawk-Owl 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Ninox philippensis philippensis 

Habitat - Forest and forest patches. 

[20D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]
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Philippine Hawk-Owl
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Ninox philippensis philippensis

Habitat - Forest and forest patches.

[20D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]

Philippine Serpent-Eagle 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Spilornis holospilus 

Habitat - Forest from lowlands to over 2000 m. 

[20D + 400 5.6L + Tamron 1.4x TC, hand held, 560 mm, f/10]
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Philippine Serpent-Eagle
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Spilornis holospilus

Habitat - Forest from lowlands to over 2000 m.

[20D + 400 5.6L + Tamron 1.4x TC, hand held, 560 mm, f/10]

Plain Bush-Hen
(a near Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Amaurornis olivaceus

Habitat - Drier grasslands and scrub.

[300D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG), on tripod]
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Plain Bush-Hen
(a near Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Amaurornis olivaceus

Habitat - Drier grasslands and scrub.

[300D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG), on tripod]

Bicolored Flowerpecker
(an uncommon Philippine endemic, Male)

Scientific name - Dicaeum bicolor inexpectatum

Habitat - Uncommon in forest canopy below 1000 m.

[20D + 400 5.6L + Tamron 1.4x TC, 560 mm, on tripod]
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Bicolored Flowerpecker
(an uncommon Philippine endemic, Male)

Scientific name - Dicaeum bicolor inexpectatum

Habitat - Uncommon in forest canopy below 1000 m.

[20D + 400 5.6L + Tamron 1.4x TC, 560 mm, on tripod]

Bicolored Flowerpecker
(an uncommon Philippine endemic, Female)

Scientific name - Dicaeum bicolor inexpectatum

Habitat - Uncommon in forest canopy below 1000 m.

[20D + 400 5.6L + Tamron 1.4x TC, 560 mm, on tripod]
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Bicolored Flowerpecker
(an uncommon Philippine endemic, Female)

Scientific name - Dicaeum bicolor inexpectatum

Habitat - Uncommon in forest canopy below 1000 m.

[20D + 400 5.6L + Tamron 1.4x TC, 560 mm, on tripod]

Colasisi 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Loriculus philippensis 

Habitat - All forest types up to montane forest. 

[300D + 100-400 L IS, hand held]
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Colasisi
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Loriculus philippensis

Habitat - All forest types up to montane forest.

[300D + 100-400 L IS, hand held]

Ashy Ground-Thrush
(a Philippine endemic, immature, possibly among the first pics of this species taken in the wild)

Scientific name - Zoothera cinerea

Habitat - Uncommon, shy and hard to see, on or near the ground from low to high elevation forest.

[MT. MAKILING, LAGUNA, 20D + 400 5.6L + DG Super + Better Beamer, hand held]
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Ashy Ground-Thrush
(a Philippine endemic, immature, possibly among the first pics of this species taken in the wild)

Scientific name - Zoothera cinerea

Habitat - Uncommon, shy and hard to see, on or near the ground from low to high elevation forest.

[MT. MAKILING, LAGUNA, 20D + 400 5.6L + DG Super + Better Beamer, hand held]

Luzon Bleeding-Heart 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Gallicolumba luzonica 

Habitat - Uncommon in second growth and forest.
Luzon Bleeding-Heart

Luzon Bleeding-Heart
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Gallicolumba luzonica

Habitat - Uncommon in second growth and forest.

Sulphur-billed Nuthatch 
(A Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Sitta oenochlamys isarog 

Habitat - Common from lowland to montane forest, the only true creeping Philippine bird.

[20D + 400 5.6L + on-board flash, hand held]
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Sulphur-billed Nuthatch
(A Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Sitta oenochlamys isarog

Habitat - Common from lowland to montane forest, the only true creeping Philippine bird.

[20D + 400 5.6L + on-board flash, hand held]

Philippine Trogon
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Harpactes ardens luzoniensis

Habitat - Forest and second growth.
Philippine Trogon

Philippine Trogon
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Harpactes ardens luzoniensis

Habitat - Forest and second growth.

Elegant Tit 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Parus elegans 

Habitat - Common from lowland to montane mossy forest.
Elegant Tit

Elegant Tit
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Parus elegans

Habitat - Common from lowland to montane mossy forest.

Brown Tit-Babbler 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Macronous striaticeps mindanensis 

Habitat - Common in noisy, active groups through dense foliage in forest up to 1500 m.
Brown Tit-Babbler

Brown Tit-Babbler
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Macronous striaticeps mindanensis

Habitat - Common in noisy, active groups through dense foliage in forest up to 1500 m.

Blue-headed Fantail 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Rhipidura cyaniceps 

Habitat - Common in forest up to 2000 m.
Blue-headed Fantail

Blue-headed Fantail
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Rhipidura cyaniceps

Habitat - Common in forest up to 2000 m.

Guaiabero 
(Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Bolbopsittacos lunulatus 

Habitat - Common, in forest and forest edge, usually below 1000 m, singly or in pairs, or in groups especially at feeding trees. Very plump, short tail with very fast bullet-like flight.
Guaiabero

Guaiabero
(Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Bolbopsittacos lunulatus

Habitat - Common, in forest and forest edge, usually below 1000 m, singly or in pairs, or in groups especially at feeding trees. Very plump, short tail with very fast bullet-like flight.

Yellow-bellied Whistler 
(a Philippine endemic) 

Scientific name - Pachycephala philippinensis philippinensis 

Habitat - Common in all forest levels.
Yellow-Bellied Whistler

Yellow-bellied Whistler
(a Philippine endemic)

Scientific name - Pachycephala philippinensis philippinensis

Habitat - Common in all forest levels.

Philippine Eagle-Owl
(A PHILIPPINE ENDEMIC)

Scientific name - Bubo philippensis

Habitat - Uncommon, poorly known, occurs in forest and forest edge often near water and in coconut plantations with patches of second growth.

[NOTE - TAKEN IN CAPTIVITY, Montalban Zoo, Rizal, Philippines)
Philippine Eagle-owl

Philippine Eagle-Owl
(A PHILIPPINE ENDEMIC)

Scientific name - Bubo philippensis

Habitat - Uncommon, poorly known, occurs in forest and forest edge often near water and in coconut plantations with patches of second growth.

[NOTE - TAKEN IN CAPTIVITY, Montalban Zoo, Rizal, Philippines)