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Non-endemics - Part I

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Little Grebe

Scientific name - Tachybaptus ruficollis 
Habitat - Uncommon, in freshwater ponds or marshes. Dives when disturbed by intruders.
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Little Grebe

Scientific name - Tachybaptus ruficollis
Habitat - Uncommon, in freshwater ponds or marshes. Dives when disturbed by intruders.

Little Grebe (immature)

Scientific name - Tachybaptus ruficollis 

Habitat - Uncommon, in freshwater ponds or marshes. Dives when disturbed by intruders. 

[20D + 400 5.6L, hand held]
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Little Grebe (immature)

Scientific name - Tachybaptus ruficollis

Habitat - Uncommon, in freshwater ponds or marshes. Dives when disturbed by intruders.

[20D + 400 5.6L, hand held]

Great Cormorant

Scientific name - Phalacrocorax carbo

Habitat - Rare, found along the coast, and inland waters and marshes.

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 475B/3421 support]
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Great Cormorant

Scientific name - Phalacrocorax carbo

Habitat - Rare, found along the coast, and inland waters and marshes.

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 475B/3421 support]

Grey Heron

Scientific name - Ardea cinerea

Habitat - Uncommon in wetlands.

[20D + 400 5.6L, hand held]
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Grey Heron

Scientific name - Ardea cinerea

Habitat - Uncommon in wetlands.

[20D + 400 5.6L, hand held]

Purple Heron 

Scientific name - Ardea purpurea 

Habitat - Fairly common in all types of wetlands. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]
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Purple Heron

Scientific name - Ardea purpurea

Habitat - Fairly common in all types of wetlands.

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

Chinese Pond-Heron

Scientific name - Ardeola bacchus

Habitat - Ricefields and marshes, rare in the Philippines, with only 3 records (1905 - Rizal province, 1909 - Mindoro and 1948 - Negros), as per Kennedy Guide.
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Chinese Pond-Heron

Scientific name - Ardeola bacchus

Habitat - Ricefields and marshes, rare in the Philippines, with only 3 records (1905 - Rizal province, 1909 - Mindoro and 1948 - Negros), as per Kennedy Guide.

Great Egret 

Scientific name - Egretta alba modesta 

Habitat - Uncommon in a variety of wetlands from coastal marshes to ricefields. 

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

Scientific name - Egretta alba modesta

Habitat - Uncommon in a variety of wetlands from coastal marshes to ricefields.

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

Eastern Reef-Egret (Egretta sacra, resident, dark phase) 

Habitat: Rocky coasts, reefs and tidal flats

Shooting info - Darigayos, Luna, La Union, March 12, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 500 mm, 
f/4, ISO 400, 1/1250 sec, manual exposure in available light, 475B/3421 support, major crop, 79.9 m shooting distance
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Eastern Reef-Egret (Egretta sacra, resident, dark phase)

Habitat: Rocky coasts, reefs and tidal flats

Shooting info - Darigayos, Luna, La Union, March 12, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 500 mm,
f/4, ISO 400, 1/1250 sec, manual exposure in available light, 475B/3421 support, major crop, 79.9 m shooting distance

Intermediate Egret 

Scientific name - Egretta intermedia 

Habitat - Fresh water marshes, ricefields and tidal flats. 

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

Scientific name - Egretta intermedia

Habitat - Fresh water marshes, ricefields and tidal flats.

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

Chinese Egret (non-breeding plumage) 

Scientific name - Egretta eulophotes 

Habitat - Rare in shallow tidal flats and ricefields. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
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Chinese Egret (non-breeding plumage)

Scientific name - Egretta eulophotes

Habitat - Rare in shallow tidal flats and ricefields.

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

Little Egret 

Scientific name: Egretta garzetta 

Habitat: Coastal marsh and tidal flats to ricefields. 

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

Scientific name: Egretta garzetta

Habitat: Coastal marsh and tidal flats to ricefields.

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

Little Heron 

Scientific name - Butorides striatus 

Habitat - Exposed coral reefs, tidal flats, mangroves, fishponds and streams. 

[1DM2 + 400 5.6L, hand held]
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Little Heron

Scientific name - Butorides striatus

Habitat - Exposed coral reefs, tidal flats, mangroves, fishponds and streams.

[1DM2 + 400 5.6L, hand held]

Cattle Egret 
(Breeding plumage) 

Scientific name: Bubulcus ibis 

Habitat: Common in pastures, ricefields and marshes. 

[1DM2 + 400 5.6L + Sigma 1.4x TC, hand held]
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Cattle Egret
(Breeding plumage)

Scientific name: Bubulcus ibis

Habitat: Common in pastures, ricefields and marshes.

[1DM2 + 400 5.6L + Sigma 1.4x TC, hand held]

Black-crowned Night-Heron 

Scientific name - Nycticorax nycticorax 

Habitat - Uncommon, roosting in trees often near water during the day, flying out in loose flocks at twilight to feed in a variety of wetlands from ricefields to mangroves.
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Black-crowned Night-Heron

Scientific name - Nycticorax nycticorax

Habitat - Uncommon, roosting in trees often near water during the day, flying out in loose flocks at twilight to feed in a variety of wetlands from ricefields to mangroves.

Black-crowned Night-Heron 
(Immature)

Scientific name - Nycticorax nycticorax 

Habitat - Variety of wetlands from ricefields to mangroves. 

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG) + Sigma 2x, 1600 mm, 60 m distance, 1/6 sec,  MLU]
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Black-crowned Night-Heron
(Immature)

Scientific name - Nycticorax nycticorax

Habitat - Variety of wetlands from ricefields to mangroves.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG) + Sigma 2x, 1600 mm, 60 m distance, 1/6 sec, MLU]

Rufous Night-Heron 

Scietific name - Nycticorax caledonicus 

Habitat - Marshes, rice paddies, mangroves. 

[PINAGBAYANAN, SAN JUAN, BATANGAS, 5DM2 + 500 f4 IS, hand held]
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Rufous Night-Heron

Scietific name - Nycticorax caledonicus

Habitat - Marshes, rice paddies, mangroves.

[PINAGBAYANAN, SAN JUAN, BATANGAS, 5DM2 + 500 f4 IS, hand held]

Cinnamon Bittern (Female) 

Scientific name: Ixobrychus cinnamomeus 

Habitat: Ricefields, marshes and mangroves. 

[20D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG) + Sigma 1.4x TC, MLU used]
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Cinnamon Bittern (Female)

Scientific name: Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

Habitat: Ricefields, marshes and mangroves.

[20D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG) + Sigma 1.4x TC, MLU used]

Yellow Bittern 

Scientific name - Ixobrychus sinensis 

Habitat - Freshwater wetlands. 

[20D + 400 5.6L, hand held]
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Yellow Bittern

Scientific name - Ixobrychus sinensis

Habitat - Freshwater wetlands.

[20D + 400 5.6L, hand held]

Black Bittern (female)

Scientific name - Dupetor flavicollis 

Habitat - Uncommon in wetlands from ricefields to mangroves.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]
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Black Bittern (female)

Scientific name - Dupetor flavicollis

Habitat - Uncommon in wetlands from ricefields to mangroves.

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

Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris, rare migrant) 
ID Code - GB-IMG_9554
Available Sizes - 20x30, 16x24, 12x18 and 8x12 

Habitat - Wetlands, prefers fresh water reed beds and marshes 
Shooting Info - Candaba wetlands, Pampanga, November 25, 2009, 5D2 + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 700 mm, f/7.1, ISO 1250, 1/200 sec, 
bean bag, manual exposure in available light, 45.7 meters distance
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Great Bittern (Botaurus stellaris, rare migrant)
ID Code - GB-IMG_9554
Available Sizes - 20"x30", 16"x24", 12"x18" and 8"x12"

Habitat - Wetlands, prefers fresh water reed beds and marshes
Shooting Info - Candaba wetlands, Pampanga, November 25, 2009, 5D2 + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 700 mm, f/7.1, ISO 1250, 1/200 sec,
bean bag, manual exposure in available light, 45.7 meters distance

Wandering Whistling-Duck

Scientific name - Dendrocygna arcuata

Habitat - Freshwater wetlands from marshes, swamps to ricefields.

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

Scientific name - Dendrocygna arcuata

Habitat - Freshwater wetlands from marshes, swamps to ricefields.

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

Northern Pintail (female) 

Scientific name - Anas acuta 

Habitat - Uncommon in wetlands from marshes to lakes. 

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
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Northern Pintail (female)

Scientific name - Anas acuta

Habitat - Uncommon in wetlands from marshes to lakes.

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]

Northern Pintail (male) 

Scientific name - Anas acuta 

Habitat - Uncommon in wetlands from marshes to lakes. 

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
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Northern Pintail (male)

Scientific name - Anas acuta

Habitat - Uncommon in wetlands from marshes to lakes.

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]

Green-winged Teal (female) 

Scientific name - Anas crecca

Habitat - Uncommon in freshwater wetlands.

[CANDABA WETLANDS, PAMPANGA, 40D + 500 f4 IS + 1.4x TC,bean bag]
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Green-winged Teal (female)

Scientific name - Anas crecca

Habitat - Uncommon in freshwater wetlands.

[CANDABA WETLANDS, PAMPANGA, 40D + 500 f4 IS + 1.4x TC,bean bag]

Green-winged Teal (2 males and 1 female) 

Scientific name - Anas crecca

Habitat - Uncommon in freshwater wetlands.

[CANDABA WETLANDS, PAMPANGA, 40D + 500 f4 IS + 1.4x TC, bean bag]
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Green-winged Teal (2 males and 1 female)

Scientific name - Anas crecca

Habitat - Uncommon in freshwater wetlands.

[CANDABA WETLANDS, PAMPANGA, 40D + 500 f4 IS + 1.4x TC, bean bag]

Spot-billed Duck 

Scientific name - Anas poecilorhyncha 

Habitat - Rare in wetlands from marshes to estuaries. 

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 475B/3421 support, 100% crop]
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Spot-billed Duck

Scientific name - Anas poecilorhyncha

Habitat - Rare in wetlands from marshes to estuaries.

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 475B/3421 support, 100% crop]

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos, migrant, male) 

Habitat - rare in wetlands. 

Shooting info - Candaba wetlands, Jan. 14, 2010, 7D + 400 2.8 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 475B/3421 support, f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light.
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Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos, migrant, male)

Habitat - rare in wetlands.

Shooting info - Candaba wetlands, Jan. 14, 2010, 7D + 400 2.8 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 475B/3421 support, f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light.

Eurasian Wigeon (male) 

Scientific name - Anas Penelope 

Habitat - Uncommon in freshwater marshes to brackish estuaries. 

[350D + Sigmonster + Canon 2x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
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Eurasian Wigeon (male)

Scientific name - Anas Penelope

Habitat - Uncommon in freshwater marshes to brackish estuaries.

[350D + Sigmonster + Canon 2x TC, tripod/gimbal head]

Eurasian Wigeon (female)

Scientific name - Anas Penelope

Habitat - Uncommon in freshwater marshes to brackish estuaries. 

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
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Eurasian Wigeon (female)

Scientific name - Anas Penelope

Habitat - Uncommon in freshwater marshes to brackish estuaries.

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]

Garganey (male)

Scientific name - Anas querquedula 

Habitat - Fresh water marshes and shallow lakes. 

[350D + Sigmonster + Canon 2x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
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Garganey (male)

Scientific name - Anas querquedula

Habitat - Fresh water marshes and shallow lakes.

[350D + Sigmonster + Canon 2x TC, tripod/gimbal head]

Garganey (female) 

Scientific name - Anas querquedula 

Habitat - Fresh water marshes and shallow lakes. 

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
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Garganey (female)

Scientific name - Anas querquedula

Habitat - Fresh water marshes and shallow lakes.

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]

Northern Shoveler (male) 

Scientific name - Anas clypeata 

Habitat - Uncommon in fresh water marshes and shallow lakes. 

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
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Northern Shoveler (male)

Scientific name - Anas clypeata

Habitat - Uncommon in fresh water marshes and shallow lakes.

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]

Northern Shoveler (female) 

Scientific name - Anas clypeata 

Habitat - Uncommon in fresh water marshes and shallow lakes. 

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
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Northern Shoveler (female)

Scientific name - Anas clypeata

Habitat - Uncommon in fresh water marshes and shallow lakes.

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]

Common Pochard (left bird facing camera)

Scientific name - Aythya ferina

Habitat - Rare, found in groups in lakes, marshes and estuaries. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]
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Common Pochard (left bird facing camera)

Scientific name - Aythya ferina

Habitat - Rare, found in groups in lakes, marshes and estuaries.

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

Tufted Duck (male at left and female at right) 

Scientific name - Aythya fuligula 

Habitat - Uncommon in open water in deeper lakes and marshes. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]
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Tufted Duck (male at left and female at right)

Scientific name - Aythya fuligula

Habitat - Uncommon in open water in deeper lakes and marshes.

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

Tundra Bean Goose (Anser [fabalis] serrirostris, migrant) 

Habitat - Rare in wetlands, this individual being the first record in the Philippines. 

Shooting info -  Candaba wetlands, Pampanga, April 6, 2010, 7D + 400 2.8 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 475B/3421 support, 
560 mm, f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, near full frame, 49.7 m distance.
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Tundra Bean Goose (Anser [fabalis] serrirostris, migrant)

Habitat - Rare in wetlands, this individual being the first record in the Philippines.

Shooting info - Candaba wetlands, Pampanga, April 6, 2010, 7D + 400 2.8 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 475B/3421 support,
560 mm, f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, near full frame, 49.7 m distance.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)

Habitat - wetlands (this flock of 13 birds, first seen and reported by Alex Loinaz, is the first record in the Philippines).

Shooting info - Candaba wetlands, Pampanga, Philippines, December 28, 2010, 1D4 + 500 f4 IS + 1.4x TC, 
700 mm, 1/1600 sec, f/7.1, ISO 400, manual exposure in available light, 475B/3421 support.
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Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)

Habitat - wetlands (this flock of 13 birds, first seen and reported by Alex Loinaz, is the first record in the Philippines).

Shooting info - Candaba wetlands, Pampanga, Philippines, December 28, 2010, 1D4 + 500 f4 IS + 1.4x TC,
700 mm, 1/1600 sec, f/7.1, ISO 400, manual exposure in available light, 475B/3421 support.

Osprey 

Scientific name - Pandion haliaetus 

Habitat - Associated with water both along coast and inland.

[20D + 400 5.6L, hand held]
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Osprey

Scientific name - Pandion haliaetus

Habitat - Associated with water both along coast and inland.

[20D + 400 5.6L, hand held]

Oriental Honeybuzzard 

Scientific name - Pernis ptilorhynchus philippensis (endemic race)

Habitat - Seen soaring above or near forest below 1500 m

[QUEZON NATIONAL PARK, 40D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 2x TC, manual focus and exposure, 475B/3421 support]
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Oriental Honeybuzzard

Scientific name - Pernis ptilorhynchus philippensis (endemic race)

Habitat - Seen soaring above or near forest below 1500 m

[QUEZON NATIONAL PARK, 40D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 2x TC, manual focus and exposure, 475B/3421 support]

Black-shouldered Kite 

Scientific name - Elanus caeruleus 

Habitat - Uncommon in drier grasslands and scrub 

[350D + Sigmonster + Canon 2x TC, tripod/gimbal head, 80 m distance]
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Black-shouldered Kite

Scientific name - Elanus caeruleus

Habitat - Uncommon in drier grasslands and scrub

[350D + Sigmonster + Canon 2x TC, tripod/gimbal head, 80 m distance]

Brahminy Kite 

Scientific name - Haliastur indus 

Habitat - Open areas often near water, and also in mountains to 1500 m 

[400 5.6L + Tamron 1.4x TC, 560 mm, hand held]
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Brahminy Kite

Scientific name - Haliastur indus

Habitat - Open areas often near water, and also in mountains to 1500 m

[400 5.6L + Tamron 1.4x TC, 560 mm, hand held]

White-Bellied Sea-Eagle

Scientific name - Haliaeetus leucogaster

Habitat - Along coasts, also along large lakes and rivers.

[with Tamron 1.4x TC, 560 mm focal length]
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White-Bellied Sea-Eagle

Scientific name - Haliaeetus leucogaster

Habitat - Along coasts, also along large lakes and rivers.

[with Tamron 1.4x TC, 560 mm focal length]

Eastern Marsh-Harrier (subad female)

Scientific name - Circus spilonotus

Habitat - Uncommon, primarily in wetlands and grasslands.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]
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Eastern Marsh-Harrier (subad female)

Scientific name - Circus spilonotus

Habitat - Uncommon, primarily in wetlands and grasslands.

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

Eastern Marsh-Harrier (juvenile male)

Scientific name - Circus spilonotus

Habitat - Uncommon, primarily in wetlands and grasslands.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, hand held]
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Eastern Marsh-Harrier (juvenile male)

Scientific name - Circus spilonotus

Habitat - Uncommon, primarily in wetlands and grasslands.

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

Pied Harrier (Circus melanoleucos, female) 

Habitat - wetlands, drier grasslands and open country. 

Shooting info - Candaba wetlands, Pampanga, November 25, 2005, 350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG), 800 mm, f/8, 1/1600 sec, ISO 400, 475B/3421 support
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Pied Harrier (Circus melanoleucos, female)

Habitat - wetlands, drier grasslands and open country.

Shooting info - Candaba wetlands, Pampanga, November 25, 2005, 350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG), 800 mm, f/8, 1/1600 sec, ISO 400, 475B/3421 support

Pied Harrier(male) 

Scientific name - Circus melanoleucos 

Habitat - Wetlands, drier grasslands and open country. 

[1DM2 + Sigmonster, tripod/gimbal head]
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Pied Harrier(male)

Scientific name - Circus melanoleucos

Habitat - Wetlands, drier grasslands and open country.

[1DM2 + Sigmonster, tripod/gimbal head]

Japanese Sparrowhawk (Accipiter gularis, migrant) 

Habitat - Uncommon in open country, pine forest, forest and edge. 

Shooting info - San Juan, Batangas, April 16, 2010, 7D + 400 2.8 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 560 mm, f/4.5, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec, 475B/3421 support, near 100% crop, 
GPS Latitude = 1348'04.24, GPS Longitude = 12126'28.64.
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Japanese Sparrowhawk (Accipiter gularis, migrant)

Habitat - Uncommon in open country, pine forest, forest and edge.

Shooting info - San Juan, Batangas, April 16, 2010, 7D + 400 2.8 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 560 mm, f/4.5, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec, 475B/3421 support, near 100% crop,
GPS Latitude = 1348'04.24", GPS Longitude = 12126'28.64".

Besra

Scientific name - Accipeter virgatus

Habitat - All forest types from lowlands to 2400 m.

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

Scientific name - Accipeter virgatus

Habitat - All forest types from lowlands to 2400 m.

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

Chinese Goshawk (immature)

Scientific name - Accipiter soloensis

Habitat - Forest and forest edge.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG) + Sigma 2x TC, 1600 mm]
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Chinese Goshawk (immature)

Scientific name - Accipiter soloensis

Habitat - Forest and forest edge.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG) + Sigma 2x TC, 1600 mm]

Chinese Goshawk (immature) 

Scientific name - Accipiter soloensis 

Habitat - Forest and forest edge.
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Chinese Goshawk (immature)

Scientific name - Accipiter soloensis

Habitat - Forest and forest edge.

Crested Goshawk 

Scientific name - Accipeter trivirgatus palawanus (endemic race) 

Habitat - Forest and forest edge at all levels. 

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

Scientific name - Accipeter trivirgatus palawanus (endemic race)

Habitat - Forest and forest edge at all levels.

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

Crested Goshawk

Scientific name - Accipeter trivirgatus palawanus (endemic race)

Habitat - Forest and forest edge at all levels.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + stacked Canon 2x and 1.4x TCs, 1400 mm, f/16, tripod/gimbal head, no MLU]
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Crested Goshawk

Scientific name - Accipeter trivirgatus palawanus (endemic race)

Habitat - Forest and forest edge at all levels.

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + stacked Canon 2x and 1.4x TCs, 1400 mm, f/16, tripod/gimbal head, no MLU]

Grey-faced Buzzard (Butastur indicus, migrant) 

Habitat - Forest edge and open forest.

Shooting info - Mt. Makiling, Laguna, November 24, 2004, 20D + 400 5.6L, f/7.1, 1/2000 sec, ISO 400, hand held
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Grey-faced Buzzard (Butastur indicus, migrant)

Habitat - Forest edge and open forest.

Shooting info - Mt. Makiling, Laguna, November 24, 2004, 20D + 400 5.6L, f/7.1, 1/2000 sec, ISO 400, hand held

Common Buzzard 

Scientific name - Buteo buteo

Habitat - Uncommon, known only from Cordillera mountains in pine and nearby montane forests.

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

Scientific name - Buteo buteo

Habitat - Uncommon, known only from Cordillera mountains in pine and nearby montane forests.

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

Rufous-Bellied Eagle

Scientific name - Hieraaetus kienerii

Habitat - uncommon in and over forest and forest edge

[20D + 400 5.6L, hand held]
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Rufous-Bellied Eagle

Scientific name - Hieraaetus kienerii

Habitat - uncommon in and over forest and forest edge

[20D + 400 5.6L, hand held]

Eurasian Kestrel 

Scientific name - Falco tinnunculus 

Habitat - Uncommon in open and semi-open country 

[1DM2 + 400 5.6L, hand held]
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Eurasian Kestrel

Scientific name - Falco tinnunculus

Habitat - Uncommon in open and semi-open country

[1DM2 + 400 5.6L, hand held]

Peregrine Falcon 

Scientific name - Falco peregrinus ernesti 

Habitat - Wide variety of habitats, from along coasts to high mountains. 

[20D + 400 5.6L, hand held]
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Peregrine Falcon

Scientific name - Falco peregrinus ernesti

Habitat - Wide variety of habitats, from along coasts to high mountains.

[20D + 400 5.6L, hand held]

Red Junglefowl
(Male at left, female at right) 

Scientific name - Gallus gallus 

Habitat - Forest and forest edge up to 2000 m. 

[20D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]
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Red Junglefowl
(Male at left, female at right)

Scientific name - Gallus gallus

Habitat - Forest and forest edge up to 2000 m.

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

Red Junglefowl (female)

Scientific name - Gallus gallus

Habitat - Forest and forest edge up to 2000 m.

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

Scientific name - Gallus gallus

Habitat - Forest and forest edge up to 2000 m.

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

Barred Buttonquail (female)

Scientific name - Turnix suscitator fasciata (endemic race)

Habitat - Drier grassland and scrub, often seen along highways or on dirt roads.

[20D + 400 5.6L + DG Super + Better Beamer, hand held]
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Barred Buttonquail (female)

Scientific name - Turnix suscitator fasciata (endemic race)

Habitat - Drier grassland and scrub, often seen along highways or on dirt roads.

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

Buff-banded Rail 

Scientific name - Gallirallus philippensis 

Habitat - Marshes, ricefields and open grasslands.

[40D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]
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Buff-banded Rail

Scientific name - Gallirallus philippensis

Habitat - Marshes, ricefields and open grasslands.

[40D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]

Slaty-breasted Rail 

Scientific name - Gallirallus striatus 

Habitat - Freshwater wetlands, ricefields and drier grasslands.

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

Scientific name - Gallirallus striatus

Habitat - Freshwater wetlands, ricefields and drier grasslands.

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

Barred Rail 

Scientific name: Gallirallus torquatus 

Habitat: Edges of wetlands, gardens and drier cogon grasslands. 

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]
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Barred Rail

Scientific name: Gallirallus torquatus

Habitat: Edges of wetlands, gardens and drier cogon grasslands.

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]

Ruddy-breasted Crake 

Scientific name - Porzana fusca 

Habitat - Uncommon in wetlands, including ricefields and marshes. 

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

Scientific name - Porzana fusca

Habitat - Uncommon in wetlands, including ricefields and marshes.

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

White-browed Crake 

Scientific name - Porzana cinerea 

Habitat - Wide variety of wetlands from ricefields to tidal marshes and edges to lakes. 

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

Scientific name - Porzana cinerea

Habitat - Wide variety of wetlands from ricefields to tidal marshes and edges to lakes.

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

White-Breasted Waterhen 

Scientific name - Amaurornis phoenicurus 
Habitat - Common in wetter areas - grasslands, marshes and mangroves.
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White-Breasted Waterhen

Scientific name - Amaurornis phoenicurus
Habitat - Common in wetter areas - grasslands, marshes and mangroves.

Watercock
(Adult male, non-breeding)

Scientific name - Gallicrex cinerea

Habitat - Fresh water wetlands from ricefields to shallow marshes.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG) + Sigma 2x, 60 m distance, 1600 mm, manual focus & exposure, MLU)
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Watercock
(Adult male, non-breeding)

Scientific name - Gallicrex cinerea

Habitat - Fresh water wetlands from ricefields to shallow marshes.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG) + Sigma 2x, 60 m distance, 1600 mm, manual focus & exposure, MLU)

Common Moorhen 

Scientific name - Gallinula chloropus 

Habitat - Common in wetlands with open water with fringing emergent vegetation like marshes and ponds.
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Common Moorhen

Scientific name - Gallinula chloropus

Habitat - Common in wetlands with open water with fringing emergent vegetation like marshes and ponds.

Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra, migrant) 

Habitat - Uncommon in inland bodies of open water, lakes and marshes. 

Shooting info - Candaba wetlands, Pampanga, Philippines, January 22, 2011, 7D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 
700 mm, f/7.1, 1/1000 sec, ISO 400, manual exposure in available light, bean bag.
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Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra, migrant)

Habitat - Uncommon in inland bodies of open water, lakes and marshes.

Shooting info - Candaba wetlands, Pampanga, Philippines, January 22, 2011, 7D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC,
700 mm, f/7.1, 1/1000 sec, ISO 400, manual exposure in available light, bean bag.

Purple Swamphen 

Scientific name - Porphyrio porphyrio 

Habitat - Uncommon in freshwater and brackish wetlands. 

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
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Purple Swamphen

Scientific name - Porphyrio porphyrio

Habitat - Uncommon in freshwater and brackish wetlands.

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]

Purple Swamphen (immature)

Scientific name - Porphyrio porphyrio 

Habitat - Uncommon in freshwater and brackish wetlands. 

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag, uncropped full frame]
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Purple Swamphen (immature)

Scientific name - Porphyrio porphyrio

Habitat - Uncommon in freshwater and brackish wetlands.

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag, uncropped full frame]

Pheasant-Tailed Jacana 
(non-breeding plumage)

Scientific name - Hydrophasianus chirurgus 

Habitat - In wetlands with floating or emergent vegetation 

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
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Pheasant-Tailed Jacana
(non-breeding plumage)

Scientific name - Hydrophasianus chirurgus

Habitat - In wetlands with floating or emergent vegetation

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]

Greater Painted-Snipe(Male) 

Scientific name - Rostratula benghalensis 

Habitat - Uncommon in shallow grassy wetlands. 

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG), 50 meters distance]
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Greater Painted-Snipe(Male)

Scientific name - Rostratula benghalensis

Habitat - Uncommon in shallow grassy wetlands.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG), 50 meters distance]

Grey-headed Lapwing (non-breeding plumage)

Scientific name - Vanellus cinereus

Habitat - Rare, only 3 records prior to this, in sgort grass fields, wet grass and mud flats

[San Juan, Batangas, October 30, 2009, 5D2 + 400 2.8 IS + canon 1.4x TC, 560 mm, f/5.6, ISO 400, manual exposure in available light, 475B/3421 support]
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Grey-headed Lapwing (non-breeding plumage)

Scientific name - Vanellus cinereus

Habitat - Rare, only 3 records prior to this, in sgort grass fields, wet grass and mud flats

[San Juan, Batangas, October 30, 2009, 5D2 + 400 2.8 IS + canon 1.4x TC, 560 mm, f/5.6, ISO 400, manual exposure in available light, 475B/3421 support]

Grey Plover

Scientific name - Pluvialis squatarola

Habitat - Exposed mud and coral flats, and beaches.
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Grey Plover

Scientific name - Pluvialis squatarola

Habitat - Exposed mud and coral flats, and beaches.

Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola, migrant) 

Habitat - Exposed mud and coral flats, and beaches. 

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 19, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 3421/A-328 support,
500 mm,  f/4.5, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 45.7 m distance.
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Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola, migrant)

Habitat - Exposed mud and coral flats, and beaches.

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 19, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 3421/A-328 support,
500 mm, f/4.5, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 45.7 m distance.

Asian Golden-Plover 

Scientific name - Pluvialis fulva 

Habitat - Common from coastal exposed mud and coral flats, beaches to ricefields. 

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

Scientific name - Pluvialis fulva

Habitat - Common from coastal exposed mud and coral flats, beaches to ricefields.

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

Little Ringed-Plover 

Scientific name - Charadrius dubius 

Habitat - Common, from ricefields to river beds.
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Little Ringed-Plover

Scientific name - Charadrius dubius

Habitat - Common, from ricefields to river beds.

Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus, migrant) 

Habitat - Along coast on beaches, and exposed mud or coral flats. 

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 3421/A-328 support, 
700 mm, f/6.3, ISO 200, 1/1250 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 25.2 m distance.
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Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus, migrant)

Habitat - Along coast on beaches, and exposed mud or coral flats.

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 3421/A-328 support,
700 mm, f/6.3, ISO 200, 1/1250 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 25.2 m distance.

Lesser Sand-Plover 

Scientific name - Charadrius mongolus 

Habitat - Along the coast on exposed mud, sand and coral flats. 

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

Scientific name - Charadrius mongolus

Habitat - Along the coast on exposed mud, sand and coral flats.

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

Greater Sand-Plover 

Scientific Name - Charadrius leschenaultii 

Habitat - Along the coast on exposed mud, sand and coral flats.

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, AI servo, tripod/gimbal head]
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Greater Sand-Plover

Scientific Name - Charadrius leschenaultii

Habitat - Along the coast on exposed mud, sand and coral flats.

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, AI servo, tripod/gimbal head]

Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis, migrant) 

Habitat - Uncommon along coast on exposed mud and coral flats. 

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 3421/A-328 support, 
500 mm, f/5, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 79.9 m distance.
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Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis, migrant)

Habitat - Uncommon along coast on exposed mud and coral flats.

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 3421/A-328 support,
500 mm, f/5, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 79.9 m distance.

Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata, migrant) 

Habitat - Uncommon along coast on tidal and coral flats. 

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 3421/A-328 support, 
500 mm, f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, almost 100% crop, 3-shot burst.
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Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata, migrant)

Habitat - Uncommon along coast on tidal and coral flats.

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 3421/A-328 support,
500 mm, f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, almost 100% crop, 3-shot burst.

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus, migrant) 

Habitat - Along the coast in grassy marshes, mud and on exposed coral flats, beaches and sometimes in ricefields. 

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 3421/A-328 support, 
500 mm, f/5.6, ISO 320, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 45.7 m distance.
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Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus, migrant)

Habitat - Along the coast in grassy marshes, mud and on exposed coral flats, beaches and sometimes in ricefields.

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 3421/A-328 support,
500 mm, f/5.6, ISO 320, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 45.7 m distance.

Bar-tailed Godwit

Scientific name - Limosa lapponica

Habitat - Uncommon along coast on exposed mud and coral flats, and at river mouths.
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Bar-tailed Godwit

Scientific name - Limosa lapponica

Habitat - Uncommon along coast on exposed mud and coral flats, and at river mouths.

Black-tailed Godwit (with breast barring - breeding plumage)

Scientific name - Limosa limosa

Habitat - Rare to uncommon along coast on mud, sand and exposed coral flats, and also ricefields. 

[CANDABA WETLANDS, PAMPANGA, 1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS, 475B tripod/ 3421 gimbal head]
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Black-tailed Godwit (with breast barring - breeding plumage)

Scientific name - Limosa limosa

Habitat - Rare to uncommon along coast on mud, sand and exposed coral flats, and also ricefields.

[CANDABA WETLANDS, PAMPANGA, 1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS, 475B tripod/ 3421 gimbal head]

Common Redshank 

Scientific name - Tringa totanus 

Habitat - Coasts to rice fields. 

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

Scientific name - Tringa totanus

Habitat - Coasts to rice fields.

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

Common Greenshank

Scientific name - Tringa nebularia

Habitat - Ricefields to coastal mud and coral flats.
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Common Greenshank

Scientific name - Tringa nebularia

Habitat - Ricefields to coastal mud and coral flats.

Wood Sandpiper 

Scientific Name - Tringa glareola 

Habitat - Exposed shores of marshes, ponds and in ricefields. 

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

Scientific Name - Tringa glareola

Habitat - Exposed shores of marshes, ponds and in ricefields.

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

Common Sandpiper 

Scientific name - Actitis hypoleucos 

Habitat - Common along the shores of wide variety of wetlands.
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Common Sandpiper

Scientific name - Actitis hypoleucos

Habitat - Common along the shores of wide variety of wetlands.

Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus, migrant) 

Habitat - Along coast on mud, sand and coral flats.

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 3421/A-328 support, 
700 mm,  f/6.3, ISO 250, 1/1000 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 32.4 m distance.
Terek_Sandpiper-IMG_4624

Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus, migrant)

Habitat - Along coast on mud, sand and coral flats.

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 3421/A-328 support,
700 mm, f/6.3, ISO 250, 1/1000 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 32.4 m distance.

Marsh Sandpiper 

Scientific name - Tringa stagnatilis 

Habitat - Uncommon, in marshes, ricefields, and fishponds in shallow water rarely on exposed mud and coral flats. 

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

Scientific name - Tringa stagnatilis

Habitat - Uncommon, in marshes, ricefields, and fishponds in shallow water rarely on exposed mud and coral flats.

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

Grey-tailed Tattler

Scientific name - Heteroscelus brevipes

Habitat - Along coast on exposed mud, sand and coral flats, on rocks, and also ricefields.
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Grey-tailed Tattler

Scientific name - Heteroscelus brevipes

Habitat - Along coast on exposed mud, sand and coral flats, on rocks, and also ricefields.

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres, migrant) 

Habitat - Uncommon along coast on exposed mud and coral flats. 

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, Osawa ground support, 
700 mm, f/6.3, ISO 250, 1/1000 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 25.2 m distance.
Ruddy_Turnstone-IMG_4831

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres, migrant)

Habitat - Uncommon along coast on exposed mud and coral flats.

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, Osawa ground support,
700 mm, f/6.3, ISO 250, 1/1000 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 25.2 m distance.

Asian Dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus, migrant) 

Habitat - Rare on tidal mud flats.

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 3421/A-328 support, 
500 mm, f/5.6, ISO 320, 1/2000 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 45.7 m distance.
Asian_Dowitcher-IMG_5339

Asian Dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus, migrant)

Habitat - Rare on tidal mud flats.

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 3421/A-328 support,
500 mm, f/5.6, ISO 320, 1/2000 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 45.7 m distance.

Pintail Snipe (Provisional ID)

Scientific name - Gallinago stenura 

Habitat - Fresh water marshes and ricefields. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
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Pintail Snipe (Provisional ID)

Scientific name - Gallinago stenura

Habitat - Fresh water marshes and ricefields.

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

Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris, migrant, breeding plumage) 

Habitat - Uncommon along coast on exposed mud and coral flats.

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 3421/A-328 support, 
500 mm, f/5.6, ISO 320, 1/2000 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 45.7 m distance.
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Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris, migrant, breeding plumage)

Habitat - Uncommon along coast on exposed mud and coral flats.

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 3421/A-328 support,
500 mm, f/5.6, ISO 320, 1/2000 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 45.7 m distance.

Rufous-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis, migrant) 

Habitat - Mud flats and ricefields. 

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 21, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 3421/A-328 support, 
700 mm, f/6.3, ISO 200, 1/1250 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 20.7 m distance.
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Rufous-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis, migrant)

Habitat - Mud flats and ricefields.

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 21, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 3421/A-328 support,
700 mm, f/6.3, ISO 200, 1/1250 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 20.7 m distance.

Long-toed Stint (Provisional ID)

Scientific name - Calidris subminuta

Habitat - Freshwater wetlands. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
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Long-toed Stint (Provisional ID)

Scientific name - Calidris subminuta

Habitat - Freshwater wetlands.

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

Black-winged Stilt 

Scientific name: Himantopus himantopus 

Habitat: Wetlands from coastal mudflats to ricefields 

[1DM2 + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]
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Black-winged Stilt

Scientific name: Himantopus himantopus

Habitat: Wetlands from coastal mudflats to ricefields

[1DM2 + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG)]

Oriental Pratincole 
(in breeding plumage) 

Scientific name - Glaerola maldivarum 

Habitat - Drier open areas, dry ricefields, pastures and plowed fields. 

[20D + 400 5.6L + Tamron 1.4x TC, 560 mm, hand held]
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Oriental Pratincole
(in breeding plumage)

Scientific name - Glaerola maldivarum

Habitat - Drier open areas, dry ricefields, pastures and plowed fields.

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

Black-Headed Gull (Larus ridibundus, migrant) 

Habitat - along coast at river mouths, in bays, mud and coral flats, and ricefields. 

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 19, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 3421/A-328 support, 
500 mm, f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 32.4 m distance.
IMG_4259-1200x800.jpg

Black-Headed Gull (Larus ridibundus, migrant)

Habitat - along coast at river mouths, in bays, mud and coral flats, and ricefields.

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 19, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 3421/A-328 support,
500 mm, f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 32.4 m distance.

Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica, migrant) 

Habitat - Uncommon in variety of wetlands. 

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 3421/A-328 support,
500 mm,  f/5.6, ISO 320, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 45.7 m distance.
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Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica, migrant)

Habitat - Uncommon in variety of wetlands.

Shooting info - Olango Island, Cebu, March 20, 2010, 7D + 500 f4 IS, 3421/A-328 support,
500 mm, f/5.6, ISO 320, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, major crop, 45.7 m distance.

Little Tern

Scientific name - Sterna albifrons

Habitat - Uncommon along coasts, bays and river mouths.
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Little Tern

Scientific name - Sterna albifrons

Habitat - Uncommon along coasts, bays and river mouths.

White-winged Tern (Immature)

Scientific name: Chlidonias leucopterus

Habitat: Inland waters and ricefields.
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White-winged Tern (Immature)

Scientific name: Chlidonias leucopterus

Habitat: Inland waters and ricefields.

Whiskered Tern 

Scientific name: Chlidonias hybridus 

Habitat: Bays, tidal flats to ricefields. 

[1DMII + 400 5.6L, hand held]
RMOraw-KZ2L0637-01.jpg

Whiskered Tern

Scientific name: Chlidonias hybridus

Habitat: Bays, tidal flats to ricefields.

[1DMII + 400 5.6L, hand held]

Pompadour Green-Pigeon

Scientific name - Treron pompadora

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and forest patches up tp at least 1000 m.

[350D + Sigma 300-800 DG + Tamron 1.4x TC, 1120 mm, f/16]
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Pompadour Green-Pigeon

Scientific name - Treron pompadora

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and forest patches up tp at least 1000 m.

[350D + Sigma 300-800 DG + Tamron 1.4x TC, 1120 mm, f/16]

Pink-necked Green-Pigeon (Female)

Scientific name - Treron vernans 

Habitat - Uncommon, in lowlands from mangroves, cultivated areas and forests.
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Pink-necked Green-Pigeon (Female)

Scientific name - Treron vernans

Habitat - Uncommon, in lowlands from mangroves, cultivated areas and forests.

Green Imperial-Pigeon 

Scientific name - Ducula aenea aenea 

Habitat - Lowland and middle elevation forest.

[20D + 400 5.6 L, hand held]
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Green Imperial-Pigeon

Scientific name - Ducula aenea aenea

Habitat - Lowland and middle elevation forest.

[20D + 400 5.6 L, hand held]

Island Collared-Dove 

Scientific name - Streptopelia bitorquata 

Habitat - In lowlands, in open areas and mangroves. 

[20D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]
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Island Collared-Dove

Scientific name - Streptopelia bitorquata

Habitat - In lowlands, in open areas and mangroves.

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

Red Turtle-Dove 

Scientific name - Streptopelia tranquebarica humilis 

Habitat - Open country or lawns. 

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]
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Red Turtle-Dove

Scientific name - Streptopelia tranquebarica humilis

Habitat - Open country or lawns.

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, bean bag]

Spotted Dove 

Scientific name - Streptopelia chinensis 

Habitat - Open country and agricultural areas. 

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG) + Canon 2x, 40 m distance, on tripod using MLU]
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Spotted Dove

Scientific name - Streptopelia chinensis

Habitat - Open country and agricultural areas.

[350D + Sigmonster (Sigma 300-800 DG) + Canon 2x, 40 m distance, on tripod using MLU]

Zebra Dove 

Scientific name: Geopelia striata 

Habitat: Common in open country, cultivated areas and gardens.
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Zebra Dove

Scientific name: Geopelia striata

Habitat: Common in open country, cultivated areas and gardens.

Common Emerald-Dove (male)

Scientific name - Chalcophaps indica

Habitat - Common but shy in forests.

[350D + 100-400 L IS, hand held]
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Common Emerald-Dove (male)

Scientific name - Chalcophaps indica

Habitat - Common but shy in forests.

[350D + 100-400 L IS, hand held]

Oriental Cuckoo
(a hepatic female)

Scientific name - Cuculus saturatus

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and edge.
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Oriental Cuckoo
(a hepatic female)

Scientific name - Cuculus saturatus

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and edge.

Plaintive Cuckoo

Scientific name - Cacomantis merulinus

Habitat - Low to middle elevation forest, edge, scrub and clearings.
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Plaintive Cuckoo

Scientific name - Cacomantis merulinus

Habitat - Low to middle elevation forest, edge, scrub and clearings.

Brush Cuckoo (adult) 

Scientific name - Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis 

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest. 

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]
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Brush Cuckoo (adult)

Scientific name - Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest.

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

Brush Cuckoo (immature) 

Scientific name - Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis 

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest. 

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]
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Brush Cuckoo (immature)

Scientific name - Cacomantis variolosus sepulcralis

Habitat - Coastal mangrove to montane mossy forest.

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

Violet Cuckoo (Male) 

Scientific name - Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus (endemic amethystinus race) 

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and edge canopy. 

[40D + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, Manfrotto 475B tripod/3421 gimbal head]
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Violet Cuckoo (Male)

Scientific name - Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus (endemic amethystinus race)

Habitat - Uncommon in forest and edge canopy.

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


Chestnut-breasted Malkoha

Scientific name - Phaenicophaeus curvirostris

Habitat - Forest edge, clearings and second growth. 

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

Scientific name - Phaenicophaeus curvirostris

Habitat - Forest edge, clearings and second growth.

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

Lesser Coucal 

Scientific name - Centropus bengalensis 

Habitat - Grassland and open country. 

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

Scientific name - Centropus bengalensis

Habitat - Grassland and open country.

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

Grass Owl 

Scientific name - Tyto capensis 

Habitat - Grasslands and canefields. 

[20D + 400 5.6L, hand held]
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Grass Owl

Scientific name - Tyto capensis

Habitat - Grasslands and canefields.

[20D + 400 5.6L, hand held]

Brown Hawk-Owl (Ninox scutulata)

Habitat - Forest, edge, open scrub and early second growth.

Shooting Info - UP-Diliman, Quezon City, February 3, 2010, 5D2 + 400 2.8 IS + Canon 1.4x TC, 
560 mm, f/4, ISO 3200, 1/50 sec, 475B/3421 support, manual exposure in artificial light, near full frame
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Brown Hawk-Owl (Ninox scutulata)

Habitat - Forest, edge, open scrub and early second growth.

Shooting Info - UP-Diliman, Quezon City, February 3, 2010, 5D2 + 400 2.8 IS + Canon 1.4x TC,
560 mm, f/4, ISO 3200, 1/50 sec, 475B/3421 support, manual exposure in artificial light, near full frame

Island Swiftlet (Collocalia vanikorensis, resident, PROVISIONAL ID)

Habitat - Forages in open country and forest.

Shooting info - Paranaque City, October 30, 2010, 1D4 + 400 5.6L, 400 mm, f/6.3, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, hand held.
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Island Swiftlet (Collocalia vanikorensis, resident, PROVISIONAL ID)

Habitat - Forages in open country and forest.

Shooting info - Paranaque City, October 30, 2010, 1D4 + 400 5.6L, 400 mm, f/6.3, ISO 400, 1/1600 sec, manual exposure in available light, hand held.

Edible-nest Swiftlet 

Scientific name - Collocalia fuciphaga germani

Habitat - Uncommon, nests in caves and forages in the lowlands, over coasts, open country or forest. 

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]
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Edible-nest Swiftlet

Scientific name - Collocalia fuciphaga germani

Habitat - Uncommon, nests in caves and forages in the lowlands, over coasts, open country or forest.

[1DM2 + 500 f4 L IS + Canon 1.4x TC, tripod/gimbal head]

Glossy Swiftlet 

Scientific name - Collocalia esculenta 

Habitat - Common, from sea coasts to mountains.

[350D + 100-400 L IS, tripod/ballhead, IS off, MLU]
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Glossy Swiftlet

Scientific name - Collocalia esculenta

Habitat - Common, from sea coasts to mountains.

[350D + 100-400 L IS, tripod/ballhead, IS off, MLU]

Purple Needletail 

Scientific name - Hirundapus celebensis 

Habitat - Over forest and open land. 

[1DM2 + 400 5.6L, hand held]
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Purple Needletail

Scientific name - Hirundapus celebensis

Habitat - Over forest and open land.

[1DM2 + 400 5.6L, hand held]

Fork-tailed Swift

Scientific name - Apus pacificus 

Habitat - Uncommon over towns, sea coasts and mountains. 

[MT. PALAY-PALAY, CAVITE, 1DM2 + 400 5.6L, hand held]
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Fork-tailed Swift

Scientific name - Apus pacificus

Habitat - Uncommon over towns, sea coasts and mountains.

[MT. PALAY-PALAY, CAVITE, 1DM2 + 400 5.6L, hand held]

House Swift

Scientific name - Apus affinis

Habitat - Lowlands often associated with water, particularly rivers.

[1DM2 + 400 5.6L, hand held]
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House Swift

Scientific name - Apus affinis

Habitat - Lowlands often associated with water, particularly rivers.

[1DM2 + 400 5.6L, hand held]

Whiskered Treeswift 

Scientific name - Hemiprocne comata 

Habitat - Fairly common at forest edge or in new clearings. 

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

Scientific name - Hemiprocne comata

Habitat - Fairly common at forest edge or in new clearings.

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