The Philippines is blessed with a very high biodiversity, including the plants living in its remaining forest cover. Trees alone comprise about 3500 species. Just to research on a species a day would take about 10 years to finish all of just the trees. Then there are still the shrubs, herbs, ferns etc. Through this blog we hope to introduce you to some important plants in the forest before they completely disappear because of habitat destruction.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Red munias on a rice hull pile
Hiding on a Glochidion tree
Quick post: I was minding my own business when I chanced upon a flock of red munias feasting on the pile of rice husks. They are very noisy hence you can't miss them. But when I gave them my undivided attention (hehehe pointing my camera in their direction) they hurriedly flew into the nearest Glochidion tree. I pretended to not look at them and one by one they went back into the rice hull pile. Tried to sneak some stolen shots of them while feeding on whatever they could still find hidden in the pile. They are very cautious. could only frame a few of them.
It is good to see the munias are still very common in this part of he Philippines. Hope the poachers won't catch them.
Munias are native. The eurasian sparrow we call maya is not.