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IFAW in the Philippines

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IFAW in the Philippines originally appeared on 4 The Love of Animals on October 18, 2009.

Endangered Philippine Eagle Still Being Trapped

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The Philippine Eagle , which has a population that numbers less then 500 birds in the wild, is still being targeted by trappers and hunters. The Independent has the story. Asides

Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth – A Film Review

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The Philippine Eagle has a kind face. I couldn’t help thinking this–me, the anthropomorphism hater– as I watched a pair of Philippine Eagles tend their nest, raise a chick, and tear monkeys apart in Bird of Prey: The Story of the Rarest Eagle on Earth , a well-crafted, beautifully filmed documentary with a mission. Bird of Prey (not to be confused with the upcoming comic book film Birds of Prey ) tells the story of the Philippine Eagle in layers of time and place.

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Manila Zoo Sounds Like a Nasty Place

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Philippines), Animal Welfare Coalition, Compassion and Responsibility for Animals (CARA Welfare Phils), International Monitoring Program (Philippines), International Wildlife Coalition Trust, LovePets, Network For Animals, Palawan Animal Welfare Association and Philippine Animal Welfare Society. PETA is trying to prevent more animals going to the Manila Zoo. They are working with local animal welfare groups on this issue.

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Extinct Bird Found Before Being Eaten

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A rare quail from the Philippines was photographed for the first time before being sold as food at a poultry market, experts say. Figures. A precious thing, possibly the last of its kind, enjoyed for a few minutes by a human being, then destroyed by another. Found only on the island of Luzon, Worcester's buttonquail was known solely through drawings based on dated museum specimens collected several decades ago.

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Say Hello to the Camiguin Hawk-owl

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Both new species were recently peeled off from the Philippine Hawk-owl , which may have a few more species to contribute before all is said and done. While you’re at it, you might also say hello to the Cebu Hawk-owl. Those of us who adore owls can be grateful for more species to either love or chase futilely, depending on whether your owl luck is as bad as mine! Another hat tip to Meredith ) a. Asides owls

Spotted Whistling Ducks at Australia’s Wonga Beach

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The birds have historically been found from the Philippines south through central Indonesia to Papua New Guinea though they recently colonized remote parts of the west coast of Australia’s Cape York peninsula. Birders across Australia are excited about reports of a flock of 23 Spotted Whistling Ducks just north of Cairns in a pond in Wonga Beach.

Rare Tee Clothing

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I chose the Philippine Tarsier Tee, which is a very fun shirt indeed! I recently got the chance to try out a t-shirt from a company called Rare Tee. Their mission is to raise awareness on threatened and endangered species through their fun and contemporary apparel. Not only is it made from 100% cotton, so it’s very soft and comfortable, but all of their tags, packaging, etc. are made from 100% post consumer products.

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Paradise Trashed

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Mantanani is a biological link between Borneo and the islands of the Philippines. Like many small islands that fringe the Philippines side of Borneo, it has a handful of species that are mostly found in the Philippines, or species that are supertramps, meaning they occur on many of the smaller fringing islands in the Indo-Malayan archipelago. Sometimes, when you plan and book trips, you pick the wrong option.

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International birding tourism after the Covid-19 – what will change?

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It may look like a cartoon, but while birding Philippines, Phoebe Snetsinger literally slept in a prison, because its buffer zone held the only remaining forest in the agricultural landscape. We are stuck. In a world we made.

Black Rails at St. John’s National Wildlife Refuge

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Like MacArthur did when leaving the Philippines to the Japanese during World War II, I vowed to return. It took MacArthur more than two-and-a-half years to return to the Philippines triumphantly so I guess you could say I outdid him by returning to St.

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Purple Swamphen: Supertramp or superspecies?

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Philippine Swamphen. The Philippine birds ( photo ) have chestnut backs and would be called Porphyrio pulverulentus if split. ” They also found genetic similarities, however, between specimens from Java and from the Philippines and specimens from New Caledonia and Sulawesi.

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“The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia”

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This guide describes the 125 best birding sites for both common and rare species, covering Myanmar, Thailand, Laos (officially Lao PDR), Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor Leste. The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia, edited by Yong Ding Li & Low Bing Wen.

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Birding Shanghai in September 2022

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The bird “spent five months on Mindoro Island in the Philippines during the non-breeding season and migrated through Taiwan, the Chinese east coast, and the Korean peninsula” and on to the Russian Far East (indicating a certain lack of solidarity with Ukraine).

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The Siberian Rubythroat

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Birds breeding in mainland East Russia migrate through mainland China and spend the winter in South-East Asia, while birds ringed in Japan and easternmost Russia were mainly found wintering in Taiwan and the Philippines ( source ).

Birding Without Borders: A Review

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” It needs no spoiler alert to say that Strycker did, indeed, meet his original goal (in the Philippines, with a Flame-crowned Flowerpecker , #5000, accompanied by the inevitable, but actually pretty good, ribaldry). BIRDING WITHOUT BORDERS: An Obsession, a Quest, and the Biggest Year in the World. By Noah Strycker. Houghton Mifflin, 352 pp., $27. ISBN 978-0-544-55814-4. The most impressive photograph in Noah Strycker’s new book is not one of a bird, but of the author.

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Bird Butts and Other Matters

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The zoo has already identified several species like the huge monkey-eating Philippine eagle that are at once distinct, endangered, and suffer from lack of attention. I’ve been down with an odd illness for a few weeks, and then I flew to Mexico and back (boy, are my arms tired!) so I’m a bit behind in my intense pursuit of scientific findings related to birds. But I do have a few items. First, the bird butts.

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History repeating itself

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The Buff-banded Rail (simply Banded Rail here in New Zealand) is something of a tramp, ranging from the Philippines through New Guinea and Australia to northern New Zealand. If studying insects would lead you to suppose that God had an “an inordinate fondness for beetles&# , studying the pre-human avifauna of the Pacific would lead you to conclude that God was also quite partial to rails. Pretty much every major island, and many smaller ones, had an endemic rail or two.

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Stop to Smell the Giant Parasitic Roses

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The 28 odd species of this genus are found in the Sunda (the islands of Indonesia, Malaysia and the southern bit of Thailand) and the Philippines, and are named for the inescapable (in this region anyway) Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, he of the founding of Singapore fame. When birding, as in life in general, it is important to stop occasionally and smell the metaphorical roses.

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Man-o-war Birds

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From the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands these birds were regularly seen travelling to Johnston Atoll, 873 kilometres away, and one was even sighted in the Philippines. Last week I introduced the Great Frigatebird , one of five species of man-o-war bird. I got rather carried away showing all the plumages you can see around a breeding colony, which means I had to split my post on the species into two.

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Birds and People: A Book Review

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and also Modern Iraq, Egypt, Albania, Mexico, Poland and the Philippines. It took me a while to wrap my mind around the concept of Birds and People , Mark Cocker and David Tipling’s book that, in 592 pages, explores the intersection of just that—birds and us. I’m not sure why. It’s not like I had forgotten lists created with friends of ‘songs with birds in the lyrics’, my personal favorites being Sondheim’s Green Finch and Linnet Bird and the Beatles’ Blackbird.

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Birds of the Indonesian Archipelago: Greater Sundas and Wallacea–A Field Guide Review

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We’re looking at an area of Asia southeast of the Malay Peninsula and mainland Southeast Asia, southwest of the Philippines, north and northwest of Australia, west of Papua New Guinea (a boundary called “Lydekker’s Line”), intercut by the equator. I’ve never been to the Indonesian Archipelago, but I really like the birds there.

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Grey-headed Lapwing in Australia

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However, there have been vagrant Grey-headed lapwings that have been observed in Russia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia. Having returned from the UK recently we were ready to go camping in the bush again and make the most of the warm weather before it becomes our tropical wet season.

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Woodpeckers of the World: A Photographic Guide–A Review

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Five species are not illustrated, the “probably extinct” Ivory-billed and Imperial Woodpeckers, and the little-known, range-restricted Rusty-necked Piculet (tiny area in South America), Atlantic Woodpecker (Brazilian endemic), and Yellow-faced Flameback (endemic to west-central Philippine islands). Picidae, Woodpecker, is one of those charismatic bird families that everybody gets excited about.

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