Sunday, December 14, 2014

Birdwatching in Bidadari - Blue-winged Pitta ( December 2014)

I took leave from work to do more bird watching in Bidadari from 10th to 12th of December as the clock is ticking down before they start development at this place. Parts of the old Christian Cemetery is already hoarded up and you can see that works are under way for its future residential development. As the migratory season is well underway, i hope to see has many migratory birds as possible.

Blue-winged Pittas 
The most interesting sighting this month is of two Blue-winged Pitta (Pitta moluccensis) at two different undisclosed locations in Bidadari. On December 12 i saw both of them ! They were really pretty and although i didn't get good and clear photos of them, nevertheless i must share my joy of seeing them in this blog !
The first Blue-winged Pitta i saw on December 11 and 12
Underneath the shrub 
The second Blue-winged Pitta on December 12
Very skittish, it came out only for a short while 
Cuckoos 
I managed to catch sight and photographed the Drongo Cuckoo, Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo and finally the Rusty-breasted Cuckoo during this period as well.
Drongo Cuckoo  
Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo 
Rusty-breasted Cuckoo 
Juvenile Rusty-breasted Cuckoo with its grub 
Flycatchers
The flycatchers i caught sight of included the Asian Paradise Flycatcher and the Asian Brown flycatcher. 
Asian Paradise Flycatcher
Asian Brown Flycatcher with dragon fly in mouth 
Asian Brown flycatcher
Raptor
The only raptor i spotted this time around is the Black Bazza,
Black Bazza 
Black Bazza 
Shrike
Unfortunately the only shrike i saw this time around in Bidadari was a Brown Shrike. 


I will continue posting pictures of my other sightings in my next article featuring the local residents of Bidadari. 

See also previous post on Bidadari :
Birdwatching in Bidadari (November 9, 2014), posted on November 9, 2014
Birdwatching in Bidadari - Jambu Fruit Dove ( December 6 ), posted on December 6, 2013
Birdwatching in Bidadari ( November 3, 2013), posted on November 3, 2013
Weaving through Bidadari (Muslim Cemetery), posted on October 17, 2013
Weaving through Bidadari (Alkaff Gardens and Lake), posted on October 8, 2013
Weaving through Bidadari (Birdwatching), posted on October 14, 2013
Bidadari (17 December), posted on December 18, 2012
Saving Bidadari, posted on December 5, 2012
Bidadari (7 December), posted on December 9, 2012
Bidadari (18 November), posted on November 18, 2012

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