Bird of the Moment: Blue-winged Pitta

BLUE-WINGED PITTA Pitta moluccensis Photo by Christian Perez Valencia, Negros Oriental July 2018 “Just back from a long birding trip abroad, and looking forward to some quiet days at home, I heard on July 29 that a Blue-winged Pitta has been sighted just outside Rene Vendiola’s house in Liptong Woodlands, Bakong near Dumaguete, Negros Oriental. That…

Bird of the Moment: Cattle Egret

EASTERN CATTLE EGRET Bubulcus coromandus Photos by Djop Tabaranza Los Banos, Laguna May 2017   During this time of year, some birds begin to transition into their breeding plumage, just like the Cattle Egret in the photo above. The usually all-white egret, or tagak, sports a golden brown head, neck, breast, and back for a…

Bird of the Moment: Chestnut-winged Cuckoo

Bird of the Moment CHESTNUT-WINGED CUCKOO Clamator coromandus Photo by Manette Inocencio Montalban, Rizal February 2018 The Chestnut-winged Cuckoo is a rare migrant in the Philippines that has been randomly spotted across the archipelago during migration season. Some birders, like Manette, have been lucky enough to see and photograph it in Montalban, Rizal early February this…