AWESOME BIRDS OF THE PHILIPPINES

This is a video about the great bird biodiversity in the Philippines.It s very well performed and if you wait till the end you can enjoy most of the incredible endemic birds of this beautiful country.Enjoy it !

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ORIENTAL PIED HORNBILL.KAENG KRACHAN

This is a video taken by me in Kaeng Krachan National Park.It s an Oriental Pied Hornbill feeding on a fruiting tree.I would like to apologize for the quality of the video due to I was in an uncomfortable position.However it s an interesting video to see how hornbills feed on a fruiting tree,beside the main office of Ban Krang Campsite.

Hope you enjoy it !!!

WILD ELEPHANT MALE.THAILAND

I took this video in Salak Phra Wildlife Sanctuary, in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand.This is a young male that was walking just 10 meters in front of me !!! Elephant males are quite dangerous and can attack one person in a quick move.The fact is that elephants can run quite fast, compared to human beings.That s why i was shaking when i took this amazing video !! Enjoy it !!!

CROW USING A TOOL

Crows are among the most inteligent birds of the planet.Crows and ravens often score very highly on intelligence tests. Certain species top the avian IQ scale.Wild hooded crows in Israel have learned to use bread crumbs for bait-fishing.

One species, the New Caledonian Crow, has also been intensively studied recently because of its ability to manufacture and use its own tools in the day-to-day search for food. These tools include ‘knives’ cut from stiff leaves and stiff stalks of grass.[16] Another skill involves dropping tough nuts into a heavy trafficked street and waiting for a car to crush them open, and then waiting at pedestrian lights with other pedestrians in order to retrieve the nuts. On October 5, 2007, researchers from the University of Oxford, England presented data acquired by mounting tiny video cameras on the tails of New Caledonian Crows. It turned out that they use a larger variety of tools than previously known, plucking, smoothing and bending twigs and grass stems to procure a variety of foodstuffs.Crows in Queensland, Australia have learned how to eat the toxic cane toad by flipping the cane toad on its back and violently stabbing the throat where the skin is thinner, allowing the crow to access the non-toxic innards; their long beaks ensure that all of the innards can be removed.

Recent research suggests that crows have the ability to recognize one individual human from another by facial feature.

Source: BBC News,Wikipedia