Bird News from Matt Poll
On May 9th I spotted and photographed an odd-looking minivet that looked good for a Ryukyu Minivet. After having the images looked at by several experts with experience of the species in Japan, the bird was confirmed as a male Ryukyu Minivet, which would make it (possibly?) the first properly documented sighting for this species in the ROK. The bird was re-sighted and photographed on May 12th by several other birders.
Ryukyu Minivet Pericrocotus tegimae, © Matt Poll.