4 August 2019

Greater Painted-Snipe on "The Scrape" at Mai Po

Greater Painted-Snipe - Rostratula benghalensis
Welcome to the blog that addresses such important wildlife issues such as “Greater Painted-Snipe” - where do the capitals and hyphens go ?

Beats me.

Mid-summer - plenty of grass to hide in

Meanwhile here are some photos of GPS, one of our most attractive breeding species.  


More alluring to me because it's the females that are the gaudy ones, and the males are the ones that do most of the active parenting…no prizes for knowing which is which.

Greater Painted-Snipe - Rostratula benghalensis

Greater Painted-Snipe - Rostratula benghalensis

Greater Painted-Snipe - Rostratula benghalensis

Greater Painted-Snipe - Rostratula benghalensis

Greater Painted-Snipe - Rostratula benghalensis

Greater Painted-Snipe - Rostratula benghalensis

Greater Painted-Snipe - Rostratula benghalensis
All photos were taken on July 13th 2019 from Hide No. 3 (Ponds 16/17)  Mai Po Nature Reserve, Hong Hong.

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After this rural idyll (or HK's equivalent), I found the road home unusually quiet.  This was due to an afternoon/evening demonstration in Sheung Shui, and our village Minibuses were not not running.

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Apologies in advance for slow response to comments.... I still can't comment on "Blogger".

3 comments:

  1. It is a fabulous bird, John and you have some great pictures here. I always wanted a big gaudy female to boss me around! Sorry to hear that you are still having blogger issues.

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  2. Beautiful bird, is most colourful than the elusive South American Painted-snipe I´ve seen near my town only a few times. Excellent pictures
    Regards

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  3. Wonderful pics John. Yann tried to find one for me in Long Valley but no joy...........

    Stay safe with all that stuff going on there.

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