Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
The Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata) also known as Nutmeg Mannikin or Spice Finch is a small estrildid finch. It is a resident breeding bird in tropical southern Asia from India to Sri Lanka and east from Indonesia to the Philippines.
Location: My backyard, Bacolod, Philippines
Settings: 1/640 sec, f/6.3, ISO 2500 (Yes, ISO 2500!)
Equipment: Canon 7D + Canon 500mm f/4L IS + 1.4x TC
Bird: Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica)
Location: Bacolod, Philippines
Settings: 1/100 secs, f/6.3, ISO 500, Canon 7D + Canon 500mm f/4L IS + 1.4x TC
The Roseate Spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) is a gregarious wading bird of the ibis and spoonbill family, Threskiornithidae. It is a resident breeder in South America mostly east of the Andes, and in coastal regions of the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, and the Gulf Coast of the United States. It is a migratory bird often found in Sanibel's Ding Darling Wildlife Reserve.