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alice and nath

Nath blogs about Philippine Science including some endemic and newly discovered species from the Philippines.

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alice and nath Crimson Sunbird
Crimson Sunbird commented on by alice and nath Dumaguete, Siquijor, Philippines5 years ago

This is Aethopyga magnifica or magnificent sunbird. They are endemic to the islands of Tablas, Sibuyan, Panay, Negros and Cebu. The Crimson sunbird has been under review and this is one of the subspecies of this sunbird that was promoted as a species. Its large size, black underparts in the male, and the combination of red wings/tail and a plain back in the female and molecular markers support the split of this sunbird from the Crimson sunbird. Reference: [1] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.11... or [2] Sunbird colonization and diversification in the Philippines; spotlight on Mindanao http://wp.me/pVB8v-28W.

alice and nath Flaming Sunbird
Flaming Sunbird commented on by alice and nath Dumaguete, Siquijor, Philippines5 years ago

This is a Aethopyga guimarasensis (maroon-naped sunbird). There has been a revision of the Aethopyga sunbirds and this species is now described as a new species and not just a subspecies of Aethopyga flagrans. This bird can only be found in Panay, Negros and Guimaras. Other than genetic differences, the most striking difference is the maroon nape of this sunbird compared to the green nape of its closest species. Reference: [1] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.11... and [2] Sunbird colonization and diversification in the Philippines; spotlight on Mindanao, http://wp.me/pVB8v-28W.

alice and nath Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by alice and nath Castelldefels, Catalunya/Cataluña, Spain6 years ago

Hi Gilma, It´s not a stuffed owl. The backdrop castle is for show purposes. It´s supposed to be a "medieval" exhibit.

alice and nath Pied crow
Pied crow commented on by alice and nath Castelldefels, Catalunya/Cataluña, Spain6 years ago

Thanks Stian!

alice and nath Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by alice and nath Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands6 years ago

Hello guys. Does anyone recognize this flower?

alice and nath Oleander
Oleander commented on by alice and nath Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain6 years ago

Thanks cherzog andRubyPrakash!

alice and nath Bottle Brush
Bottle Brush commented on by alice and nath Castelldefels, Cataluña/Catalunya, Spain6 years ago

Thanks Johan Heyns!

alice and nath Black Tulip
Black Tulip commented on by alice and nath Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands6 years ago

Yes, they are pretty.

alice and nath Common Redstart (female)
Common Redstart (female) commented on by alice and nath Castelldefels, Cataluña/Catalunya, Spain6 years ago

Thanks Liam! This really looks like a female Common Redstart.

alice and nath Alpine Accentor
Alpine Accentor commented on by alice and nath Andorra6 years ago

Thanks! Will update now.