Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Look Up Photos of the day

The clear blue sky makes a good background for the tops of trees. Here is an album taken May 1, 2013 with our HS25EXR camera.

All photos courtesy of Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio.


Most sunbirds have beautiful coloring but we only get a black headed with the requisite yellow plummage. I need to shoot again, and I hope I can find another specimen.

May 2, 2013

I was able to shoot a male sunbird with my camera. This time, the metallic tinge is very prominent!

The following photos are of a female sunbird.

Bird Nectarinia jugularis (Linnaeus, 1766)
Synonym Cinnyris jugularis, Certhia jugularis, Cyrtostomus ornatus, Leptocoma jugularis
Common Name Olive-backed sunbird, Yellow-breasted sunbird, Yellow-bellied sunbird
Photographer Dr Ernesto Adorio
Camera Fujifilm HS25EXR digital camera
Location Bacolod City,Negros Occidental
Date April 30, 2013
Acknowledgment Romana delos Reyes(identification

Golden Belied Flyeater, Gerygone

this bird looks like a newly hatched chicken which can fly! I saw it this morning in one of the bougainvilleas in the backyard of the house of our parents.

I thought it was a sunbird, but this bird does not have a long beak.

Bird Gerygone sulphurea
Common Name Golden-bellied Flyeater, Gerygone, Pipit-bakaw
Location Bgy Sum-ag, Bacolod City
Camera Fujifilm HS25EXR digital camera
Photographer Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio

A bird expert can help us identify this one.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Birds: fantail, Rhipidura javanica

I suspect that one of these is a male and the other female. July 22, 2013: No, it is a different bird, the maria kafra! will split this later.

bird Rhipidura javanica
Common Name Pied Fantail
Photographer Dr. Ernnesto P. Adorio
Camera Fujifilm HS25EXR bridge camera
Location Bacolod City
AcnowledgmentElla Bernales Jacildo(common name)
LinksElla Bermudo Jacido's FB album

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Red and white poinsettias

The poinsettia is native to Mexico. We are familiar with the red poinsettias and we were mildly surprised theres exist white varieties. These plants are associated with holiday season, and are also mildly poisonous if ingested. Pets and children should not be allowed near them.

Plant/flowerKingdom(Plantae), unranked(Angiosperms,Eudicots,Rosids), Order(Malpighiales),Family(Euphorbiaceae),Genus-Species(Euphorbia pulcherrima)
Common namePoinsettia, flor de pascua, crown of the Andes,
Camera Fujifilm HS25EXR digital camera
Location Salvador Benedicto

Monday, April 22, 2013

The red brown maya, Lonchura atricapilla jagori.

One of the most invasive bird is the European tree house sparrow also called mayang-bahay. They are almost everywhere, so numerous, that it is a welcome sight to see a native maya today in Bacolod City, carrying a nesting twig in its beak.

Bird Lonchura atricapilla jagori,Lonchura Malacca
Common name black headed Chestnut Munia
Location Bacolod City
Date April 23, 2013
Camera Fujifilm HS25EXR
Photographer Dr. Ernesto P. Adorio

Beach morning glories

I first identified this Ipomea Purpurea but I am suspecting the specimen I shot is beach morning glory.(See stuartxchange reference)

The flowers closed in the afternoon as the following photos show!

Plant/FlowerIpomea pes-caprae
Common name beach morning glory, bagasua
Camera Fujifilm HS25EXR
LocationBacolod City
Photographer Dr. Ernesto P.Adorio