Java Sparrow

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A pair of Java Sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora) was photographed at the limestone hills at the fringe of Ipoh, Perak (above). The above image shows a close-up of an adult’s feet. Above and below show a subadult/immature moulting into adult plumage. … Continued

Long-tailed Rosefinch

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“I have a number of species left un-posted from the time I was in Japan. “Long-tailed Rosefinchs (Carpodacus sibiricus sanguinolentus) are delightful to watch and love feeding on the seeds of the Dandelion (Taraxacum). “According to Clement (1993) C.s. sanguinolentus … Continued

Stejneger’s Stonechat

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“The taxonomy of this species is so varied with some calling it the Eastern Stonechat, Siberian Stonechat and Stejneger’s Stonechat. Scientific names also vary: Saxicola torquatus stejnegeri (HBW, Clement & Rose), Saxicola maurus stejnegeri (OBI) or just Saxicola stejnegeri (Brazil). … Continued

Japanese Bush-warbler

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“There are three birds that fill the Japanese spring-summer with song: the Narcissus Flycatcher (Ficedula narcissina), the Japanese Robin (Larvivora akahige akahige) and, the most noticeable of the three, the Japanese Bush-warbler (Cettia or Horornis diphone cantans). “The Japanese Bush-warbler … Continued

Japanese Wagtail

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“We only saw Japanese Wagtails (Motacilla grandis) twice and in rivers with gravel stones. We were fortunate to observe (from some distance) an adult pair feeding a single juvenile. Both parents were feeding the young. Photo at the top shows … Continued

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