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    Philippine Serpent Eagle (Spilornis holospilus)

    Philippine Serpent Eagle (Spilornis holospilus) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr A fairly large, common raptor of forest and more open wooded areas from the lowlands to the lower mountains. Dark brown with white speckles on the crown and upperparts, rufous-brown below with large white spots. Note the...
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    Grey-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes griseigularis)

    Grey-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes griseigularis) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr A small bird of lowland wooded areas with a fairly long, slightly curved, stout bill and yellow underparts. Male has a pale gray throat, a dark reddish cheek and wing patch, a purplish-blue forehead and shoulder, and...
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    Female Pink-necked green pigeon (Treron vernans)

    Female Pink-necked green pigeon (Treron vernans) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr Brightly-colored tree-dwelling pigeon. Adult male has a powder-pink neck, orange breast patch, gray-blue head, and yellow belly. Adult female is much plainer, is tea-green above and brighter yellow-green below. Both...
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    Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

    Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr Large heron with rusty head and streaky neck; juvenile is extensively rusty brown on upperparts. Favors fresh marshes with tall reeds and other vegetation. Often more retiring than Gray Heron and rarely seen in open situations. Only...
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    Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis)

    Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr Very small, with a distinctive short, rounded tail with conspicuous spots at the tip. Body sandy-colored below, streaky above. Breeding males have a dark bill and crown. Found in open grasslands, meadows, marshes, and...
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    Chestnut Munia, (Lonchura atricapilla)

    Chestnut Munia, (Lonchura atricapilla) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr A small, plump reddish brown finch with a black head and thick silvery-blue bill. Immatures are plain sandy brown with slightly darker wings. Often seen in flocks, usually in grassy areas, including lawns, but also marshes and...
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    Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris)

    Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr A mid-sized kingfisher with a variable plumage pattern; nearly 50 subspecies described worldwide. All of them have a greenish-blue crown, a white spot above the lores, a black mask extending down as a narrow band across the...
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    Rufous-backed Shrike (Lanius schach)

    Rufous-backed Shrike (Lanius schach) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr A large, noisy shrike typical of open habitats across Asia. Adults have a dark mask and a light gray upper back with a variable amount of orange on lower back and flanks. Eastern subspecies has complete black cap; melanistic form...
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    Spotted Wood Kingfisher (Actenoides lindsayi)

    Spotted Wood Kingfisher (Actenoides lindsayi) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr A striking medium-sized kingfisher of lowland and foothill forest. Whitish below with dark scaling and dark green above with buff spotting. Bill bicolored, black above and orange below. Note the broad black band through...
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    Color Panoramas Rough-crested Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus superciliosus)

    Rough-crested Malkoha (Phaenicophaeus superciliosus) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr A large, long-tailed bird of lowland and foothill forest. Blackish in plumage, with a bluish gloss on the back and a white tail tip. Note the wide red eye-ring, the yellow bill with red at the base, and the shaggy...
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    Street Monochtome/B&W Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis

    Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr Beautiful little blue-and-orange bird with a long, pointed bill. Often rather shy and inconspicuous despite bright plumage. Found along rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds—almost any fresh or brackish habitat with small fish. Often...
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    Pinhole: Philippine Trogon (Harpactes ardens)

    Philippine Trogon (Harpactes ardens) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr This verified Facebook page with more than 4.7 million followers has been using my work without permission for nearly 9 years. It was credited to someone else in spite of my watermark.
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    Street Color Magnificent Sunbird (Aethopyga magnifica)

    Magnificent Sunbird (Aethopyga magnifica) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr This is one bird I'd want another opportunity to photograph. It is is just so striking.
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    Naked-faced Spiderhunter (Arachnothera clarae)

    Naked-faced Spiderhunter (Arachnothera clarae) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr
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    My World: Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

    Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr Location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/14%C2%B009'30.3%22N+121%C2%B016'06.8%22E/@14.1584288,121.2663573,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xdab9ab7a8f72d1c5!8m2!3d14.1584288!4d121.268546 Photo was taken on 2012:10:13 @ 10:10:13 Solar...
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    NSFW Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)

    Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr Location: https://goo.gl/maps/tuAJge74188ss3Jv8
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    Birds of the Philippines

    Palawan flowerpecker (Prionochilus plateni) by Paolo Dolina, on Flickr
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    My new toy, 800mm that is!