Desmond Allen

Desmond Allen

M.A. Cantab.

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South Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx mindanensis is a poorly known, small forest kingfisher, endemic to the Philippine islands of Mindanao and Basilan. We describe here observations of the sites, habitats and structure of five nests of this species and accompanying feeding behaviour. Nests were holes excavated in a bank or in arboreal termitaria....
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With nearly 400 migratory landbird species, the East Asian Flyway is the most diverse of the world’s flyways. This diversity is a consequence of the varied ecological niches provided by biomes ranging from broadleaf forests to arctic tundra and accentuated by complex biogeographic processes. The distribution and migration ecology of East Asian land...
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A survey for the Streaked Reed Warbler Acrocephalus sorghophilus and other migrant birds at Candaba Marsh, 15-19 November 2017
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SUMMARY A survey of nocturnal migrant birds at Balete Pass (also known as Dalton Pass), Nueva Vizcaya Province, Luzon, was again conducted on suitable nights between 29 October and 1 December 2016 as part of the Streaked Reed Warbler project, under joint agreement between The Wetland Trust (UK) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resource...
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An informal course in bird ringing (bird-banding) was implemented on behalf of Fauna a& Flora International (FFI) at Indawgyi Lake, Kachin State, N. Myanmar, from 23 January to 11 February 2018. A total of 246 birds of 62 species was banded by eight local participants and two instructors. Approximately 26 species were added to the list of birds of...
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Food waste remains a critical issue in Japan, especially in light of the country's low food self-sufficiency rate and shortage of available landfill sites for waste disposal. In order to evaluate options for further preventing and mitigating food waste in Japan, we analyzed food waste trends by estimating the disparity between calorie/protein suppl...
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We show, based on morphology and especially vocalisations, that the Philippine Hawk Owl Ninox philippensis requires treatment as seven allopatric species and at least one additional subspecies. Morphological distinctions between three groups of taxa are striking, and although taxa within one major group are relatively similar in plumage they vary r...
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In April–June 2004, we visited the Babuyan islands, Philippines, with the principal objective of surveying birds. Calayan, Camiguin Norte, Babuyan Claro, Dalupiri and three islets were visited, resulting in the discovery of a new species to science: Calayan Rail Gallirallus calayanensis, 220 new distributional records for 114 species, including two...
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An unidentifiable species of rail was observed in May 2004 on Calayan island in the Babuyan islands, northern Philippines. One specimen of the bird was collected. Comparison with other rails of the region show it to be a previously undescribed species for which the name Gallirallus calayanensis, Calayan Rail, is proposed. It is apparently most clos...
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Green-faced Parrotfinch Erythrura viridifacies is a little- known and apparently rare species endemic to the Philippines and currently considered 'Endangered'. A single bird was encountered near Dumalneg in northern Ilocos Norte Province, at c. 100 m altitude, on 9 February 1994. Dumalneg lies near the north coast of Luzon at the edge of a large ar...

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