Lamma.com.hk

LAMMA-ZINE - CLASSIFIEDS - EVENTS - GALLERIES - LINKS - Subscribe - Donate - Advertise - Contact Us - Facebook

  WHAT'S NEW? Race Report: 4 Peaks Race ~ Why Visit Lamma? ~ Missing woman falls & dies
  WHAT'S ON?    LNY lunch for Elderlies ~ Lamma Waste no mall ~ Lamma Dragons Newbie Day
  LAMMA-ZINE:  Nick the YouTube Star ~ LNY @ Tin Hau Temple ~ Rooster Dragon or Mutant Turkey 

It is currently Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:25 am

All times are UTC + 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Mini Birds
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:19 pm 
Offline
over 200 messages posted
over 200 messages posted

Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:07 am
Posts: 277
Hey, just had an amazing (small) flock of tiny birds in our garden. 6-8 tiny green ones, with blue heads. About 2-3 inches max. Could they be humming birds? Sorry no photos but I will try to get some if they come back. Be interested to know if anyone else spots these :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:04 pm 
Offline
Flora & Fauna Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2002 9:19 pm
Posts: 1046
Location: Tai Peng
There are no humming birds here, although sometimes people insist that they have seen them, no doubt mistaking large hawk moths which have a similar action around flowers. There are flocks of white-eyes which are common around lamma - they are greenish yellow with a prominent white eye ring and are quite tiny. If they had blue heads, though, they are probably the similarly tiny sunbirds, although these do not normally go around in flocks - usually 2 or 3 at most. The male has an iridescent patch on the breast, while the females and juveniles are a dull greenish colour. This is the best picture I have managed to get

Fork-tailed sunbird (male)


Attachments:
ftsb2.jpg
ftsb2.jpg [ 141.03 KiB | Viewed 248 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 7:32 am 
Offline
over 200 messages posted
over 200 messages posted

Joined: Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:07 am
Posts: 277
Thanks Zep. You could well be right. I thought humming birds came from a different continent!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:12 am 
Offline
Site Admin, Webmaster, Lamma-zine Editor
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 02, 2002 1:22 pm
Posts: 9991
Location: Pak Kok Village
This is probably my best photo of the Hummingbird Hawkmoth,
taken at the seaside hedge in the former temp Helipad in 2006, now being developed into the Sewage Treatment Plant:

Image

Anonymous Guy had much better shots but they've been moved somewhere on his website and I can't find them anymore.

_________________
Click here for Lamma-zine stories and recent Lamma Spotlights of the Week:
Photo, Video, Person, Wildlife, Bird, Artwork.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group