Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Uncommon

Uncommon

Uncommon Sightings

 

A7R4. in APS-C mode

FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G

MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2

190XPROB/GHFG1. Feb 2022

 

 

Brown Shrike

Combination of black mask, white brow and forehead, and plain brown, not barred, upperparts distinguishes this from Tiger Shrike. Crown entirely grey or brown. Underparts off-white to buff. Female has dark brown mask, brown upperparts and 0ff-white underparts with dark scaling.

Male, f6.3 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 2500, Gardens by the Bay, 25 Mar 2022

 

 

Male, f8 1/1250. @600mm, ISO 1000, Gardens by the Bay, 25 Mar 2022

 

Male, f6.3 1/640. @600mm, ISO 3200, Gardens by the Bay, 25 Mar 2022

 

 

Oriental Reed Warbler

Commoner of the two weed warblers in Singapore. Upperparts mostly drab olive-brown. Underparts white, with brownish wash on flanks and vent. Birds with worn plumage tend to appear greyish brown. Note white brow extending betond eye, and longish somewhat heavy bill wiht a pink lower mandible.

 

f6.3 1/800. @600mm, ISO 2500, Gardens by the Bay, 25 MAr 2022

 

 

f6.3 1/800. @600mm, ISO 2500, Gardens by the Bay, 25 Mar 2022

 

 

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler

A streaked, skulking warbler of damp glassland. Upperparts rufous-brown, with streaking on crown, mantle, back and ramp. Rump amd tail distinctly richer-hued than rest of upperparts, with tail white-tipped. Young birds tend to be washed yellowish on upperparts, with fine streaking on breast. 

f9 1/5000  @600mm, ISO 2000, Marsiling Park, 11 Oct 2021

 

f10 1/5000  @600mm, ISO 2000, Marsiling Park, 11 Oct 2021

 

 

Mangrove Pitta

A colourful pitta with a long, thickset bill. Very similar to Blue-winged Pitta bit bill is longer and more robust. Black Crown stripe is narrower and less distinct. Crown sides darker and richer brown, and broader.

 

f6.3 1/320. @600mm, Full Frame, ISO 3200, Pasir Ris Park near Car Park B, 22 April 2021

 

f6.3 1/400. @600mm, Full Frame, ISO 5000, Pasir Ris Park near Car Park B, 22 April 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very Uncommon Sightings

 

Green Broadbill

Chunky, short tailed bird, male bird green with black earpatch and black bars on wing-coverts. Female bird duller wothj no black markings.

 

Male, f6.3 1/125. @600mm, ISO 4000, P Ubin, Jalan Batu Ubin, 30 Jun 2021

 

f6.3 1/125. @600mm, ISO 6400, P Ubin, Jalan Batu Ubin, 30 Jun 2021

 

 

Himalayan Griffon

Huge and bulky with thick pale bill, pale bare head, thickish neck and mostly sandy-buffy body and wing converts.

Juvenile (?), A6400, f9 1/1000. @600mm, TC 1.4, ISO 1250, Hindhede Quarry, 29 Dec 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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