MANILA, Philippines – Several new bird species found a new haven in Metro Manila’s La Mesa Ecopark.
Bird watchers from the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines recently spotted rare bird species called Ashy Thrush Zoothera cinerea at the vicinity of the La Mesa Ecopark (LME), a 33-hectare public park within the La Mesa Watershed in Quezon City.
Ashy Thrush’s discovery at the La Mesa Ecopark was accidental. The group of bird watchers was actually looking for a Red-bellied Pitta Pitta erythrogaster that was also reported to be in the park when they spotted the small, elusive, ground dwelling thrush whose natural habitats are on subtropical or tropical moist lowland and mountain forests.
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