Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Starlings

Starlings

Starlings

 

A7R4. in APS-C mode
A1. 12 Jun 2022
FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G
MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2
190XPROB/GHFG1.  Feb 2022
MT190CXPRO3/GHFG1. May 2022

 

 

 

White-shouldered Starling

A pale starling wiht diagnostic white shoudler patches. Male pale grey on head and upper breast with the rest of the upperparts white. Large white shoulder patch, contrasting sharply with black flight feathers. Female mostly grey with smaller white patch on wings. Yojng bird similar to female but lakes white wing patch.

f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 1000, Rower's Bay Seletar Club Road, 15 Mar 2022

 

 

 

Daurian Starling

A pale starling wiht a dark back. Male grey on head, paler the rest of the underparts, contrasting with dark back, wings and tail. Back purple. Wings dark green, broken by white scapular patch and smaller pale patches on flight feathers. Female similar, but with brownish wash on upperparts. Some birds may have pale yellow-orange head as a result of probing into flowers.

 

Male, f6.3 1/1000. @600mm, ISO 3200, Fu Shan Garden, 2 Dec 2021

 

Female, f6.3 1/1000. @600mm, ISO 2500, Woodlands Fushan Park, 7 Dec 2019

 

 

 

f8 1/2500. @600mm, ISO 2000, Keppel Discovery Wetlands, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, 8 Sept 2021

Male grey-whitish, female brownish back

 

 

 

Orange-headed Thrush

Bright orange ground-thrush. Head and underparts to lower belly orange-rufous. Rest of the upperparts, including wings, bluish grey. 

 

f6.3 1/400. @600mm, ISO 6400, Learning Forest, 23 Feb 2022

 

 

 

Common Hill Myna

A large, dark forest starling which is not common. Plumage glossy black with fleshy orange-yellow wattles on nape and below eye, and white patch on wings. Bill distinctive bright orange with yellow tips. Flies with strong but shallow flapping, somewhat like a pigeon.

 

A6400, f8 1/640. @560mm, ISO 3200, Keppel Discovery Wetlands, 25 Aug 2021

 

A6400, f6.3 1/500. @600mm, ISO 2500, Hindhede Nature Park, 29 Dec 2019

 

f9 1/500  @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 8000, Woodlands Waterfront, 8 July 2022

 

 

 

Asian Glossy Starling

One of the few red-eyed birds of Singapore. Juvenile start off with a reddish-brown iris that becomes bloody-red as they mature. Adults have an entirely glossy green plumage that can appear black in poor light. Juveniles have grey-brown upperparts with paler underparts streaked grey. 

 

A6400, f6.3 1/2000. @600mm, ISO 1600, Woodlands Town Centre, 12 Dec 2019

 

Adult and Juvenile, A6400, f7.1 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 1250, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 17 Nov 2019

 

 

 

 

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