There was a single hawk, the 25" Black Kite (Milvus migrans). It is an all black hawk.
The New World has just 2 of the 33 species of shrikes. Here is the 9" Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach). It is very similar to our shrikes with the hooked bill and black mask across eyes,
Bulbuls are another Old World family of birds with many being used as caged bird pets and hence, some escapes are seen in North America. Here is the 8" Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus). I had photographed an escaped bird in Miami, so it was nice to see this distinctive bird in the natural habitat. It is brown with a black head and crest and red cheek spot.
|Red-whiskered Bulbul - adult|
|Scarlet Minivet - male|
|Scarlet Minivet - female|
|Oriental Magpie-Robin - male|
Happy birding and photography,
photos copyright 2006 - 2017 David McDonald
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