Recently, many people have been telling me that they are very tired of photos of dry birds. Naturally, being in the extended service industry (consulting), I want to help. So, here’s a collection of wet birds.

A wet Grey-eyed Bulbul (Xishuangbanna, China)

A wet African Pygmy Kingfisher (Mkuze, South Africa)

A wet Blackcap (Visselhoevede, Germany)

A wet Daurian Redstart (Shennongjia, China)

Wet Orange-bellied Leafbirds (Tengchong, China)

A wet Moustached Laughingthrush (Tengchong, China)

A wet Blue-winged Minla (Tengchong, China)

A wet European Bee-eater (Mkuze, South Africa)

A wet Collared Finchbill (Shennongjia, China)

A wet Brown-headed Kingfisher (Mkuze, South Africa)

A wet Chestnut-tailed Minla (Tengchong, China)

Wet Vinous-throated Parrotbills (Shennongjia, China)

A wet Goldcrest (Tengchong, China)

A wet Yellow-bellied Tit (Shennongjia, China)

A wet White-throated Fantail (Tengchong, China)

A surprisingly dry-looking Yellow-cheeked Tit (Baihualing, China). Waterproof?

A wet Large Niltava (Tengchong, China)

Wet Whiskered Yuhinia (Baihualing, China)

A wet Puff-bellied Babbler (Xishuangbanna, China)

Wet Red-billed Oxpeckers (Mkuze, South Africa)

A wet Red-tailed Minla (Tengchong, China)

Wet Red-billed Queleas (Mkuze, South Africa)

A wet Silver-eared Mesia (Tengchong and Baihualing, China)

A wet White-browed Laughingthrush (Shennongjia, China)

A wet Rufous-capped Fulvetta (Tengchong, China)

A wet Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher (Xishuangbanna, China)

A very wet Japanese Night Heron (Chongming, China)

A wet Black-winged Cuckooshrike (Nanhui, China)

A wet Black Drongo (Nanhui, China)

A wet female White-Throated Rock Thrush (Nanhui, China)

A wet Tiger Shrike (Nanhui, China)

A wet Japanese Paradise Flycatcher (Nanhui, China)

And finally, a wet African Penguin (Cape Town, South Africa). Even though this bird is definitely wet, it still feels a bit like cheating to include it in this post.

Written by Kai Pflug
Kai Pflug has been living in Shanghai for 20 years. He only became interested in birds in China – so he is much more familiar with birds in China than with those in Germany. While he will only ever be an average birder, he aims to be a good bird photographer and has created a website with bird photos as proof. He hopes not too many clients of his consulting company read this blog, as they will doubt his dedication to providing consulting services related to China`s chemical industry. Whenever he wants to shock other birders, he tells them his (indoor) cats can distinguish several warblers by taste.