Today’s episode I’ve called
Pied Triller, Fruits and living plants My name is Duffy, and today you are invited to come birding with me as I explore my very own backyard here in Cebu Philippines. This is the banana section of the backyard Next to me you can see how tall these
bana trees have become. This plant is approximately 5 meters from root to the fruit you can see up there. This is a cultivated banana. So the flowers will develop into edible fruits without any pollination. This banana tree is called Saba banana, and it is primary a cooking banana. I’ve think you’ve guessed it already, sure…
This is a fighting cook. You see them all over the Philippines,
and No it is not mine. From the banana plants I continue my
walk around the lot. And make a stop here by the Pomelo trees. This is a crafted variety that produces a sweat,
delicious citrus fruit. And if you haven’t tasted Pomelo jet, then I can tell you that it tastes approximately like a sweat mild grapefruit, but without the bitterness. Right now, the flesh is no more than 2 centimeters. And it will increase up to 15 to 20 centimeter, when the Pomelo become ripe. But, that will take a few more weeks. Our first bird I encountered today was this lonely
Zebra Dove. This is one of many birds that is permanent residents here on the lot. And you can see more these birds in my video number 19 and number 12. Every peaceful home deserves doves like these. Following the path past the Pomelo trees we come over to the small mango grove. Here the young mango trees is covering the hill and gives plenty of shade. Here you can see the irrigation hose. You can see how the ants have made it into highway.
Lot’s of traffic today ! Mimosa pudica.
Commonly known as the sensitive plant. I found this plant so fascinating as it leaves fall inward and drop when you touch or shake it. In a tree nearby I found one lonely Pied Triller. It was hiding inside the leaves of this tree and it was really hard for me to spot. It took me almost 30 minutes of standing here, until suddenly my eye catched some movement and there it was. The Pied Triller. Besides the Philippines, the Pied Triller can also be found in Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and off course Singapore. When filming these birds I mostly use Spotting Scope.
This enables me get very close to my subject but it does requires a very stable tripod as the setup becomes very heavy. And the slightest movement will create shaky video. I’f you have any comments to this video or my place. Please write your comments below and I will try my best to answer your question. Here in Cebu it is rather easy to identify the Pied Triller. Here it can not be mistaken for the Ashy minivet.
As that bird do not exist here. To identify the Pied Triller, you should look for white eyebrows and balled white wing bar witch separates it from the migrant Ashy minivet. And the size is approximately 6 1/2 inch, or 16 cm If you liked this video then make sure to click the subscribe button. Until next time. You go birding !
And remember Birding is fun everyday !