As mentioned previously, one of my top advocacy is on the environment. I my work, we are into environmental conservation and preservation. Some of the activities we are offering to our members and even to us employees of Haribon Foundation is geared to admire nature as it best in its natural state or being. One of our activities is birdwatching and we do it even in the urban setting. Yes! we can do birdwatching in Metro Manila! Though in some specific areas only.
I've been joining the activity as a birder and as a trainee to be a bird guide. And I'm proud to say that I've learned quite a bit. In Metro Manila we often see those brown colored birds and often we conclude that it's the Maya or the Eurasian Tree Sparrow. But as what I've learned, there are at least 4 species of birds with the same color shade.
...and here's one, introducing to you the Yellow Vented Bulbul or the Pycnonotus goiavier. It is a resident of the South East Asia and is common in the Philippines. It is found in open habitat but not in forest areas. It is small, though a little bigger than the common Maya, with black streak on the eye part and a yellow under tail coverts, thus yellow-vented.
So when you see one in the vicinity, check twice, it might not be the Maya that's visiting your trees...say hi to the yellow vented bulbul ;)
I am participating in the 2011 Mommytography 365 Project! For this year long project I will be posting an image a day, to get me out shooting, using my camera and learning new things with it daily. Anyone interested in photography can join, no need to be a Mommytographer. We have teens to adults, male and female, as well as people from all over the world. Come join the fun!