The Far East – by Pauline Vowles

Ok – here is a challenge to all you expert birders out there. This page contains anumber of unanswered questions.

If anyone thinks they can help out, please contact Ray Bulmer

Ihave now had a reply from Adrian Adams, see below. Thanks Adrian.


Crimson Sunbird, National Orchid Centre, Singapore

Heron in Chinese Gardens, Singapore

1Crimson Sunbird 2 Heron in Chinese Gardens, Singapore

Adrian Adams has written in to say that “the long necked heron could be Purple but I’m not too sure as it has whiteon the neck”.
Small wader, not sure what it is.Indian Minor Bird .
3 Small wader, not sure what it is. 4 Indian Minor Bird

Adrian Adams has written in to say that the wader is a Striated Heron, formally Little Heron

Indian Minor Bird

Saigon Post Office

5 Indian Minor Bird 6 Saigon Post Office

Adrian Adams has written in to say that the Indian minor bird is a common myna

Singapore Slings on Long Bar Raffles Hotel, Singapore

400 year old bridge in Hoi An, Vietnam
7 Singapore Slings on Long Bar, Raffles Hotlel, Singapore 8 A 400 year old bridge in Hoi An, Vietnam

Wat Poh Temple, BangkokFemale National dress

9 Wat Poh Temple, Bangkok
10 National Costume for female

Fishing village in Halong Bay, Vietnam
Seller of coolie hats, Hanoi, Vietnam
11 Fishing village, Halong Bay, Vietnam 12 Coolie Hat seller, Hanoi, Vietnam

We dont know what bird this is
Tree Sparrows, a common sight in Hong Kong
13 Unknown bird in Hong Kong 14 Tree Sparrows, a common sight in Hong Kong

Adrian Adams has written in to say that the unknown bird is a “Red-whiskered Bulbul. The red vent and white on tail does it for me…and I’ve seen hundreds of them.”

05-04-Sparrow
We were told this was a Sea Hawk

15 Tree Sparrow16 We were told this was a Sea Hawk.