ENDEMIC BIRDS OF THE PHILIPPINES

And we thought we had some great birds here in SW Michigan!

A Birder´s Blog

Philippines is a country with many interesting endemic birds, more than 170 species found only there.Among them the most characteristic are:

Luzon and most of the Philippines:

  • Blue Naped Parrot, is an uncommon bird,becoming rare on the Philippines except Subic Bay,Palawan and Sulu Islands.It´s found in forest and forest edge in pairs or noisy groups.It´s a green medium-sized parrot with red bill,blue nape and long tail, that you can see easily all around the Forest Reserve, usually hanging on fruiting trees.Fortunately it s common in Subic Bay,usually seen single feeding on fruiting tree.
  • Guayabero is a common endemic bird in forest and forest edge below 1000 m.It s a small green parrot with a short tail, blackish bill,yelowish rump and blue or yelow collar.It´s usually found singly,in pairs or in groups feeding on a tree.It flies very fast and it´s commonly seen in Subic.

  • Green Raquet-tail is an uncommon…

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Charles McKelvy lives and writes in southwest Michigan with his wife and fellow writer, Natalie McKelvy. They established the Dunery Press in 1988 in order to publish their own fiction. They continue to do so to this day. Charles McKelvy is an Eagle Scout.
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