fredag 4. november 2011

Andaman Islands, Day 4, October 15th, 2011

Jungle Resort, Havelock Island

Yet another beautiful day here in the tropics, and another day with magnificent birds to watch! A flock of Scarlet Minivets (Skarlagenmønjeful) are probably what made me look the most stupid throughout the day. When a flock of these came down in a tree twenty meters away from me I stood in the middle of the walk-path and more or less blocked it for everybody that was going somewhere. The Plain Flowerpecker (Olivenblomsterfugl) was also a nice bird to see, similar in size to the Goldcrest (Fuglekonge) at home it was a dwarf compared to the bulbuls and orioles around it. I managed to get photos of several species of birds today, including Long-tailed and Red-breasted Parakeets (Langhale- og Skjeggparakitt), Andaman and Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (Andaman- og Dragedrongo). I even got a few snaps of a Brown Shrike (Brunvarsler) that seemed quite unhappy in the afternoon rain. The day ended with an Asian Koel (Grønnebbkoel) running by our hut, and yet another species was noted down!

Species list of the day

Jungle Resort

·         White-bellied Sea Eagle (Hvitbukhavørn)

·         Emerald Dove (Smaragddue)

·         Red-breasted Parakeet (Skjeggparakitt)

·         Long-tailed Parakeet (Langhaleparakitt)

·         Asian Koel (Grønnebbkoel)

·         Brown-backed Needletail (Brunryggseiler)

·         Asian Fairy Bluebird (Blåalvefugl)

·         Black-naped Oriole (Svartnakkepirol)

·         Great Racket-tailed Drongo (Dragedrongo)

·         Andaman Drongo (Andamandrongo)

·         Brown Shrike (Brunvarsler)

·         Scarlet Minivet (Skarlagenmønjefugl)

·         Red-whiskered Bulbul (Rødørebylbyl)

·         Asian Brown Flycatcher (Brunfluesnapper)

·         Oriental Magpie Robin (Orientskjæregjøk)

·         Forest Wagtail (Skogerle)

·         Plain Flowerpecker (Olivenblomsterfugl)

New species today: 8

Total number of species this far: 23
Andaman Drongo/Andamandrongo

Asian Fairy Bluebird/Blåalvefugl, female

Asian Brown Flycatcher/Brunfluesnapper

Asian Brown Flycatcher/Brunfluesnapper

Brown Shrike/Brunvarsler

Long-tailed Parakeet/Langhaleparakitt

Oriental Magpie Robin/Orientskjæreskvett, male

Oriental Magpie Robin/Orientskjæreskvett, female

Scarlet Minivet/Skarlagenmønjefugl, male

Red-breasted Parakeet/Skjeggparakitt

Emerald Dove/Smaragddue, young

Emerald Dove/Smaragddue, adult

Black-naped Oriole/Svartnakkepirol, female

Bathing elephant

One of the millions of Hermit Crabs/Eremittkreps

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