YC Wee
on 19th November 2019

“We saw many Grey-capped Greenfinchs (Carduelis sinica kawarahiba), which are also called the Oriental Greenfinch. Brazil (2018) states that the C. s. kawarahiba subspecies breeds in Hokkaido. The birds shown […]

YC Wee
on 13th November 2019

“Eastern Crowned Warblers (Phylloscopus coronatus) are not easy to see on migration or at their breeding grounds (above, below). But at least in summer they make a variety loud calls […]

YC Wee
on 28th October 2019

Plantain Squirrels (Callosciurus notatus) are common in Singapore’s urban gardens, feeding on flower nectar, fruits, figs, palm shoots and even birdlings. When danger lurks, as when a Reticulated Python is […]

YC Wee
on 18th September 2019

An earlier post on the Siberian Rubythroat (Calliope calliope) encountered in Hokkaido can be viewed HERE. “The male Siberian Rubythroat was very vocal, possibly due to the breeding season. The […]

YC Wee
on 7th September 2019

“Snipe tend to be secretive and quiet while on migration but they are very visible and vocal at their breeding grounds, especially during courtship. The Latham’s Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii) was […]

YC Wee
on 22nd August 2019

“No visit to East Hokkaido would be complete without watching the iconic and endangered Red-crowned Cranes (Grus japonensis). In Japan, the Tancho or Red-crowned Crane (丹頂鶴) is considered a mystical […]

YC Wee
on 20th August 2019

“This Eurasian or Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus canorus) was encountered and heard more often than seen. It was surreal (despite knowing it) to hear the bird call out with the […]

YC Wee
on 3rd August 2019

“The commonest babbler to encounter locally is the Pin-striped Tit-babbler (Macronus gularis gularis). I watched a pair for some time as they foraged in the morning at the fringe of […]

YC Wee
on 25th July 2019

“With advancing age I find that hearing the calls of some of these species with high pitched notes is difficult for me, the Crimson Sunbird (Aethopyga siparaja siparaja) included. I […]

YC Wee
on 17th July 2019

“As I mentioned earlier, these lovely birds are not hard to find as the song is distinctive and loud; we identified at least 6 different birds within a large forest […]


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