Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Uncommon

Uncommon

Uncommon and Rare Sightings

 

A7R4. in APS-C mode
A1. 12 Jun 2022
 
FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G
 
MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2
190XPROB/GHFG1.   14 Dec 2021
MT190CXPRO3/GHFG1. May 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Mangrove Pitta

A colourful pitta with a long, thickset bill. Very similar to Blue-winged Pitta bit bill is longer and more robust. Black Crown stripe is narrower and less distinct. Crown sides darker and richer brown, and broader.

 

f6.3 1/320. @600mm, Full Frame, ISO 3200, Pasir Ris Park near Car Park B, 22 April 2021

 

f6.3 1/400. @600mm, Full Frame, ISO 5000, Pasir Ris Park near Car Park B, 22 April 2021

 

 

 

Ashy Minivet. 

A grey-and-white minivet. Male is dark grey on upperparts with prominant white forehead contrasting with black eye-stripe and nape patch. Female is paler grey, with black lores and much smaller white patch on forehead. In flight, note long tail, white underparts and white patches on underwing.

Female, f8 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 1250, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 8 Jan 2021

 

Male, f8 1/800. @600mm, ISO 1250, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 8 Jan 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Rare Sightings

 

Green Broadbill

Chunky, short tailed bird, male bird green with black earpatch and black bars on wing-coverts. Female bird duller wothj no black markings.

 

Male, f6.3 1/125. @600mm, ISO 4000, P Ubin, Jalan Batu Ubin, 30 Jun 2021

 

f6.3 1/125. @600mm, ISO 6400, P Ubin, Jalan Batu Ubin, 30 Jun 2021

 

f6.3 1/125. @600mm, ISO 6400, P Ubin, Jalan Batu Ubin, 30 Jun 2021

 

 

 

 

Himalayan Griffon

Huge and bulky with thick pale bill, pale bare head, thickish neck and mostly sandy-buffy body and wing converts.

Juvenile (?), A6400, f9 1/1000. @600mm, TC 1.4, ISO 1250, Hindhede Quarry, 29 Dec 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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