Back working...

Back to work again today. Last Wednesday, we set up a recorder outside the nest to record one of the nests inside a Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) tree. Sadly, there were some problems with the connections so we got over 5GB of black photos over the holiday. Nevertheless, the problem has been fixed today. Today, we shifted to the site where the recorder was set up.

Since today was the first time anybody spent observing this pair, confusions arise when we try to distinguish the adult male from the adult female. In the end, the main identification difference between the two (of this particular pair) was the black-brow. The male (below) has a hook at the end of its left black brow towards the nape of his head.

The female's brows, on the other hand, are thicker and straighter.

One of the benefits of working at Botanical Garden is getting the most updated information about the birds living in it. Today, I learned the nest location of this Black-naped Blue Monarch. What a beauty!


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