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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    I now have 6 mating pairs of these around the place. They have taken up residence in my hedges at different sections.
    I love watching the males display using their tail feathers and doing little dances in their mating displays.

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    The blossoming mango trees brought a lot of insects and a couple of different birds for the buffet. Now the blossom is finishing and other birdshave arrived.
    I know I should get a decent camera (and car and house and phone), maybe one day. Given the limitations of the operator and the equipment, can someone tell me what this small bird is?
    Kind of dull on top and dull grey underneath, the main feature I can see is a sort of eyebrow feature. Very small and very active.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    can someone tell me what this small bird is?
    I am going to put that down as a Greenish warbler, unless anyone has a better suggestion.

    I feel sorry for those birds that got rubbish names. I mean, a Golden eagle or a Great bustard could feel happy with its name but a bird that is simply 'greenish' must surely wish that it had been named by someone with a bit more imagination.

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    The small mango tree outside was busy with birds yesterday. One pair of Ioras visited. Thought I'd try to get a better pic of this attractive bird.

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    There were munias and sparrows and fantails and this little brown job that I still don't have a name for.

    Similar to that alleged warbler, less greenish.

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    i see the wind and rains has decimated your mangoes

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    This bird that Shutree posted in another thread is a female Scarlet-backed flowerpecker.




    And for Mendip ...

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    This was one of the parents... some kind of a bulbul I think... maybe the yellow-vented bulbul?




    It is a streak-eared bulbul.

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    It has a prominent supercilia (the light-coloured 'eyebrows') and two wing bars (the light-coloured bars on its wings). For me, that makes it most likely to be a Yellow-browed warbler (aka Inornate warbler).

    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    There were munias and sparrows and fantails and this little brown job that I still don't have a name for.

    Similar to that alleged warbler, less greenish.

    Thailand bird photos-lbj1-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    It has a prominent supercilia (the light-coloured 'eyebrows') and two wing bars (the light-coloured bars on its wings). For me, that makes it most likely to be a Yellow-browed warbler (aka Inornate warbler).
    Thank you. That sounds exactly right. So it is only here for the winter. Having looked it up:

    Description:

    This is one of the smallest warblers, 9.5-10 cm long, and shares greenish upperparts and off-white underparts with typical leaf warblers. However, it has prominent double wing bars and long supercilia.
    This bird is not shy, but its arboreal life style makes it difficult to observe. It is constantly in motion. Its song is weak and high pitched; the call is faintly disyllabic.


    And thank you too for the Scarlet-backed flowerpecker. I felt sure I'd be able to find it and looked through pages of birds with 'red' bits. I should have thought of 'scarlet'.

    All these are visitors to just one very small mango tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    i see the wind and rains has decimated your mangoes
    The heavy rain certainly finished off the blossom. For a very young tree it still looks loaded with fruit. Last year I think there were just three mangoes, and only one reached maturity. So I am fairly happy with it this year.

    On the plus side, with the blossom gone it is much easier to see the small birds that visit it.

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