Rare birds

Elusive birds

The whiskered pitta in the Bangkong valley in the Philippines.
The plump, small , ground-dwelling whiskered pitta is considered the jewel of the northern Luzon island’s montane forests of Sierra Madre and Cordillera central ranges in the Philippines.
The plump, small , ground-dwelling whiskered pitta is considered the jewel of the northern Luzon island’s montane forests of Sierra Madre and Cordillera central ranges in the Philippines.
The plump, small , ground-dwelling whiskered pitta is considered the jewel of the northern Luzon island’s montane forests of Sierra Madre and Cordillera central ranges in the Philippines.
The ivory-breasted pitta, one of the five pitta species found in the Philippines.
The azure-breasted pitta, endemic to Mindanao Island in the Philippines.
An injured Philippines eagle being nursed back to health in a rescue centre. The Filipino government started the Philippine Raptors Conservation Programme in 1990 to help conserve the Philippines eagle and other raptors.
The purple-breasted bee-eater.
The Vogelkop Bower Bird and its nest in the Arfak rainforest in West Papua, Indonesia. The male Vogelkop builds the nest in November-December to lure the female.
The bower bird.
The wired bird of paradise in West Papua.
The Sultan’s sahul pitta, endemic to Halmehara island, Indonesia.
The umbrella cockatoo, found in the rainforests of Indonesia.
The white-striped forest rail.
The red-breasted paradise kingfisher in West Papua.
the Satanic nightjar in Sulawesi. The bird opens its mouth wide on sensing danger.
Serendib scops owl fledglings.
The Sri Lankan blue magpie.
Sabu Kinattukara.
The Egyptian Plover, or crocodile bird.
The African emerald cuckoo, in Ghana.
The emerald cuckoo.
The yellow-headed picathartes in Ghana.
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