A Hong Kong photoblog
Did you know that the local Chinese call the red-whiskered bulbul the "court official" [they appear to be wearing the same type of hat as was worn by court officials in imperial China]?I don't have the equipment to take photos that are as detailed as yours, but I do spend a lot of time listening to the local birds. The koel, the black-collared starling and the magpie robin are my favourites. If you would like to know more, the following posts are about my local birds:Birdsong.Spring Fever.
Hi Dennis! I also like the magpie robin and love to spot local birds. I don't have great bird photography lenses, I was just lucky that that bulbul was particularly bold and let me stand just a couple of metres away!I did not know that about the red-whiskered bulbul, but yes, he is wearing one of those hats! I shall take a look at your blog.Emilie
There are Blackbirds in Hong Kong - they come from China to winter here. However they are quite shy and sulky so not easily seen. Some photos here: http://www.hkwildlife.net/viewthread.php?tid=64885&extra=page%3D3
Hi! I didn't know that, I just assumed they were a european species, but I checked my bird book and you are right. Thanks for the picture link.