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Metro Manila Birds Gallery

The Eurasian Tree Sparrow, better known as the Maya, may be the most abundant and visible bird in the city but the Wild Bird Club has recorded more than 100+ species of birds within Metro Manila in 2003 alone. Keep an eye out for these other birds.

As much as possible, the WBCP would like to use pictures of birds taken in Metro Manila. However due to the dearth of Philippine-based bird photographers, some pictures had to be sourced from visiting birders or other South-east Asian sources. The WBCP is heavily indebted to WBCP member Romy Ocon for supplying the majority of the pictures posted in this gallery. Other local contributors are Alex Loinaz, & Roland Roldan. Foreign birders who shared their pictures are KK Hui (Hong Kong), Ivor Lee (Singapore), & the late Laurence Poh (Malaysia).


Please click thumbnail for a larger view and basic information of the birds

Bitterns, Egrets, Herons - Family Ardeidae

       
       

Ducks - Family Anatidae

 

Osprey - Family Pandionidae

 

Buzzards, Eagles, Hawks, Kites - Family Accipitridae

   

Falcons - Family Falconidae

 

Coots, Crakes, Rails, Waterhens - Family Rallidae

 
         
 
 
       

Painted Snipe - Family Rostratulidae

 

Lapwings, Plovers - Family Charadriidae

     

Curlews, Godwits, Sandpipers, Snipes - Family Scolopacidae

       

Pratincoles - Family Glareolidae

 

Stilts - Family Recurvirostridae

 

Terns - Family Sternidae

   

Doves, Pigeons - Family Columbidae

       

Cockatoos, Parrots, Racquet-tails - Family Psittacidae

   

Cuckoos, Malkohas and Coucals - Family Cuculidae


Lesser Coucal

   

Kingfishers - Family Alcedinidae

     

Woodpeckers - Family Picidae


Philippine Pygmy Woodpecker

 

Swallows - Family Hirundinidae

   

Trillers - Family Campephagidae

 

Bulbuls - Family Pycnonotidae

   

Orioles - Family Oriolidae

 

Robins, Thrushes - Family Turdidae

       

Old World Warblers - Family Sylviidae

Clamorous Reed-warbler
Clamorous Reed-warbler

Striated Grassbird
Striated Grassbird

       
 

Zitting Cisticola
Zitting Cisticola

 
       

Flycatchers - Family Muscicapidae

 

Pipits, Wagtails - Family Motacillidae

     

Woodswallows - Family Artamidae

 

Shrikes - Family Laniidae

   

Mynahs, Starlings - Family Sturnidae

   

Sunbirds - Family Nectariniidae

 

White-eyes - Family Zosteropidae

 

Old World Sparrow - Family Ploceidae

 

Munias - Family Estrildidae

   

Related Links:
Birds of the Philippines