Seeing this i really wonder if they migrate or we have a similarity of birds.. in india we call it a common myna and these are resident bird for us.
Just don't point it at a Seagull, or one of our Pacific Gulls
Beautiful birds. You've captured them very well.A couple from a recent trip to Koko Crater Botanical Garden. Both introduced species. EM1.3 w/40-150 Pro+MC-14.
A white rumped shama (Copsychus malabaricus). 1/400, f4, 210 mm, ISO 640
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Red-crested cardinal (Paroaria coronata). 1/400, f4, 210 mm, ISO 500. This was a grab shot as this bird alighted on the branch and stayed for just a few seconds before flying off. I only got this one shot.
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Beautiful birds. You've captured them very well.
We had two extended stays on Oahu and I admired the birds.
Bought a birds of Hawaii book at airport to while away the extra long hours home.
To my dismay I discovered most were introduced. If the window had opened I reckon the bird book would have been thrown out in disgust and disappointment
Thanks for replyThanks. You're right. It is very disheartening to see how many are introduced. I have Jim Denny's A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hawaii. Nice photos and good information, but most of the birds in there are introduced species. Even I'm amazed how many non-native species we have. The situation is the same with plants and other wildlife. In the urban and residential areas, almost everything is introduced. :-(
Nonetheless, if you get a chance to go hiking in some of the mountain trails around Oahu or in the Volcano National Park on the Big Island, you can and will see native plants and birds. It's worth searching for them.
If you can find it, Belonging on an Island - Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawaii by Daniel Lewis is a fascinating read on native and introduced birdlife in Hawaii and how we got to where we are.
Thanks for reply
My little book is A pocket guide to Hawaii's birds, by Pratt.
It mentions just what you have about the plants etc.
It's a memorable place never the less.
Koko Head worth the climb too. That's as energetic as I got
Well, in birding terms, there are 'record shots' and then there are 'record shots'! Beautiful image.Darters .. 4k iso processed.. just out of curiosity walking back from lake i went to shoot saw few came in to roost post sunse almost hard to seee like sillhouette. just took few frame to see what can be done.. not bad it hold.. sometimes for a lifer this can be done ..