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21 day trip from the far north to the far south – Nov 2013

 
Jim and Sharon from Texas had not been to Thailand before and did not expect to return in the near future. They had three weeks here and had opted to take a tour that incorporated as many of the top birding locations as is possible in 21 days. Thus an itinerary had been put together to start in the northern mountains of Chang Mai and end at the Malaysian border in Narathiwat.
 

Day 1 - 16th Nov – Fang Paddy Fields


A mid morning pick up at Chiang Rai airport was followed by a drive to the town of Fang in northern Chiang Mai province. After lunch a leisurely afternoon was spent in the local farming area where we drove around the paddy fields and along the river looking for open area birds. The highlights of the afternoon were a Baikal Bush Warbler which came into call near some tall grass next to a pond; a Eurasian Wryneck which was flushed into a low tree; a small flock of brightly coloured Long-tailed Minivets; and a male Pied Harrier seen flying low at dusk. Plenty of other more common birds were seen. The more colourful including Green Bee-eaters, Long-tailed Shrikes, Chestnut-tailed Starlings and Pied Bush Chats.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eurasian Wryneck
Long-tailed Minivet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 2 - 17th Nov – Doi Lang

An early start from Fang got us most of the way up the mountain before dawn. We were rewarded with a small group of Mountain Bamboo Partridge soon after getting into the pines. We then stopped for breakfast during which there was no birding activity so we quickly moved up to the area of the hides. Things were a little slow there too but a good bird wave lifted the spirits. An attempt to move higher up the mountain was thwarted by low cloud cover so we retreated back to the hides for the rest of the morning. A good collection of Flycatchers was seen in the area including White-gorgeted, Slaty-Blue, Slaty-backed, Sapphire & Large and Rufous-bellied Niltavas. The remainder of the day was rather strange as the mist meant that it seemed that no birds were seen by the whole group. Jim got on to Long-tailed Broadbill and Grey-breasted Parrotbill while Sharon got Lesser Yellownape and Games had Spot-breasted Parrotbill and Russet Bush-Warbler. We worked on the Phylloscopus Warblers as at least they stayed under the mist and managed to tick six of them. Other birds of note seen were Black-eared Shrike-babbler and a female White-bellied Redstart.
 

Sapphire Flycatcher
Rufous-backed Sibia
Large Niltava
White-gorgetted Flycatcher
Rufous-bellied Niltava
Slaty-blue Flycatcher
 

Day 3 - 18th Nov – Doi Lang

Expecting poor weather and light we had a slightly later start and got up the mountain for breakfast at about 7am. As we tucked into our cereal we were joined by three Mountain Bamboo Partridges who cared very little about our presence. A short walk around the pines produced no Nuthatches but we got close to a Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon. The area was generally quiet so we moved towards the eastern checkpoint with a view to target the Liocichla. Along the way we picked up a group of about 20 Crested Buntings and a little later one of us got onto a Chestnut-headed Tesia. A pair of Yellow-throated Martens (mammals) was found near the summit lookout. After a friendly Border Control Policeman had shown us some newts in a pond the Red-faced Liocichla showed up and we started our slow return to Fang picking up Little Bunting near the western checkpoint; Eyebrowed Thrush and Grey-headed Parrotbill in a fruiting tree soon after the western checkpoint; and Giant Nuthatch soon after that. Little was seen descending the mountain but at the bottom Games spotted a pair of Plumbeous Water Restarts as we crossed a bridge. After scoping them we had poor views of some skulking Chestnut-headed Babblers.

 

 
Bamboo Partridge
Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon
Red-faced Liocichla
Spot-breasted Parrotbill
Giant Nuthatch
 
 

Day 4 - 19th Nov – Transit from Doi Lang to Doi Inthanon

This was a travel day with a diversion to Lamphun to visit a temple. Before leaving Fang we spent a couple of hours at the base of Doi Lang but little was seen due to poor weather and light.  In our two and a half days at Doi Lang we had seen or heard 108 species. As we approached Doi Inthanon it started to rain and did not stop for three hours. We feared the worst for the morning.

Day 5 - 20th Nov – Doi Inthanon

We woke up to a lovely morning. The sun cleared away the little mist at dawn as we looked for Wood Pigeons. We had no luck with the pigeons but picked up Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush. At the top we soon found Ashy-throated and Blyth’s Warblers to add to our Phylloscopus list. On the boardwalk we failed to see any of the target birds but found a couple of Yellow-browed Tits in a bird wave. A walk down the road produced some Green-tailed Sunbirds and we called out a Slaty-bellied Tesia. We lunched at Mr Daeng’s but didn’t get to see the Dark-sided Thrush. White-capped Water Redstart was troublesome after lunch with only a short sighting. A quiet afternoon walk was improved by late sightings of Lesser Yellownape, Golden-throated Barbet and finally a Pygmy Wren-Babbler sung at us at knee height from just a metre or two away. After crouching down and peering into the bush we all had great views of it.

 
 
 
Verditer Flycatcher
Bar-throated Minla
Silver-eared Laughingthrush
Ashy-throated Warbler
Mrs Gould's Sunbird
 
 
 

Day 6 - 21th Nov – Doi Inthanon

We spent the day chasing after the target birds we had struggled with the previous day. The Wood Pigeons eluded us again. Perhaps they have moved roosting sites. A two hour walk on the jeep track at 27km produced little more than Chestnut-crowned Warbler. We had much better looks at the White-capped Redstart before lunch and enjoyed a large mixed flock around the waterfall. After lunch we revisited the nature trail boardwalk and were rewarded with White-browed Shortwing and Dark-sided Thrush.
 

Day 7 - 22th Nov – Transit from Doi Inthanon to Mae Wong

A long drive from Doi Inthanon to Mae Wong with a detour to Sukhothai to have a look around the historical park. We spent a couple of hours in the morning at the base of Doi Inthanon in the dipterocarp forest. Things were fairly quiet with Black-headed Woodpecker only heard. We did though find a White-bellied Woodpecker and a Eurasian Jay. The highlight of the morning was a small group of Collared Falconets which were playing with some dead leaves they were snatching from the surrounding trees in flight. Doi Inthanon had kept its birds close to its chest on this trip with only 66 species seen or heard, mainly due to low cloud.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Collared Falconet
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 8 - 23th Nov – Mae Wong

As we climbed the hill we stopped for a tree full of Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters and in flew a pair of Rosy Minivets. After reaching the top we soon found Collared Babblers and Coral-billed Scimitar-Babblers. During the course of the day we visited the usual feeding stations but found them neglected and poorly visited. It turned out that Annant, the bird-loving ranger, was sick and that the ranger put in charge of the birding could not find enough time to perform his duties. We picked up a few more birds during the day including Red-billed Scimitar Babblers, Burmese Yuhinas and an Olive Bulbul.

 

 
 
 
Ashy Bulbul
Flavescent Bulbul
Hill Blue Flycatcher


 
 

Day 9 - 24th Nov – Mae Wong & Beung Boraphet

A couple of hours at the top of Mae Wong produced White-necked Laughingthrush, Small Niltava, Spot-necked Babbler and Little Cuckoo-Dove. After a midday drive we visited the King’s Project on the northern shore of Beung Boraphet lake. In a couple of hours we picked up 50 species, a nice change from the last few days in the forest where the going is always slow. Highlights were Freckle-breasted Woodpecker, Savannah Nightjar, Siberian Rubythroat and a tree full of Oriental Darters.
 
 
 
 
 
Grey-chinned Minivet
Plain-backed Sparrow



 
 

Day 10 - 25th Nov – Beung Boraphet

We spent a very pleasant morning doing a boat trip around Beung Boraphet. All the usual birds were seen including both Jacanas, Watercock, White-browed Crake, Eastern Marsh Harrier, Striated Grassbird and White-shouldered Starling. The highlight of the morning though was a Great Bittern which flew in view for a good thirty seconds. A Black-headed Gull also flew by, a rare bird in Thailand, especially away from the coast. During the afternoon we drove down to Petchaburi to be ready for the shorebirds the next day.

 

 
 
 
Yellow Bittern
Eastern Marsh Harrier
Cotton Pygmy Goose



 

Day 11 - 26th Nov – Laem Pak Bia & Pak Thale

We had heard that the saltpans had been flooded by heavy rains resulting in it being difficult to find the target shorebirds so we took the precaution of hiring the local expert Khun Daeng for the day. This turned out to be wise as he helped us find most of our target birds including Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Nordmann’s Greenshank, Temminck’s Stint, Asian Dowitcher, White-faced Plover and Malaysian Plover. Plenty of other shore birds were seen too.  Late in the afternoon we left for Kaeng Krachan. There had been a lot of rain recently so we were concerned that the hides outside the park may not produce much.
 


 
 
Nordmann's Greenshank
Heuglin's Gull
Long-toed Stint
Black-capped Kingfisher

 
 

Day 12 - 27th Nov – Kaeng Krachan hides

The previous evening we had talked to a birder who had spent the day at Mr Sin’s hide and seen little. Apparently the path on the way in was running with water and we know that is bad news for the hide as the birds can bathe anywhere. We changed our plan and went to Song Nok hide instead and had a very pleasant day there. In the morning we had Kalij Pheasant, Green-legged Partridge, Red Junglefowl and the Necklaced Laughingthrushes. In the evening we had a succession of small birds coming to bathe and the highlight of the day, a Red-legged Crake. In the hotel garden at dusk we had a good half hour getting Brown Hawk Owl, Asian Barred Owlet and Large-tailed Nightjar.
 
 

Kalij Pheasant
Western Striped Squirrel
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher
Green-legged Partridge
Siberian Blue Robin
Red-legged Crake
 

Day 13 - 28th Nov – Kaeng Krachan NP

We concentrated on the top few kilometers of the road to Panoen Thung viewpoint as we had a lot of target birds there. Birding was tough as it was cloudy and windy. Brief views of Ratchet-tailed Treepie were had and two birds waves made the morning a success as we added Black-and-Buff Woodpecker, Speckled Piculet, White-browed Piculet and Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo to our list. Wreathed Hornbill and Black Eagle showed well. On the way out we picked up Dusky Broadbill, Golden-fronted Leafbird, Pale Blue Flycatcher and Blue-eared Barbet.
 
 

 
 
 
Oriental Pied Hornbill
Green-eared Barbet
Dark-sided Flycatcher


 
 

Day 14 - 29th Nov – Kaeng Krachan NP & transit to Chumphon

As we only had a few hours to bird in the morning we spent the time around the stream section of the park. It was mainly overcast and the birds were quiet. We managed to rustle up a group of Sultan Tits and three Green Magpies. We added Radde’s Warbler and Two-barred Warbler to our now long Warbler list. Other birds seen included Crimson Sunbird and Rufous-fronted Babbler. As we were leaving we drove near a troupe of Stump-tailed Macaques feeding next to the road. Outside the park we found a Grey-faced Buzzard and some Indochinese Bushlarks. The power lines were covered in Barn Swallows and Red-rumped Swallows. After a long drive to Chumphon we visited the stadium park but could find no Starlings, probably because there were no trees in fruit.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Stump-tailed Macaque




 
 

Day 15 - 30th Nov – Chumphon & Khao Sok

We started the day with a boat trip out to the mangroves north of Chumphon. Our target bird was the Pale-capped Pigeon, a bird very difficult to get anywhere in the world. On the way out we found some Pink-necked Green Pigeons and had to wait over an hour before seeing our target bird. Two more sightings were had but always distant.

In the afternoon we boarded another boat at Khao Sok reservoir. As always the scenery was enjoyed by everyone. It was fairly quiet on the lake with a notable absence of Kingfishers. We did though find a Lesser Fish-Eagle, an Oriental Hobby, a Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagle and a White-bellied Sea-Eagle. We ended the day with a discussion regarding the itinerary of the rest of the trip. Jim & Sharron had second thoughts about roughing it at the Bala accommodation so we changed the itinerary to include Krung Ching and a few other sites instead.

 
 

 
 
 
Western Osprey
Lesser Fish Eagle
Oriental Hobby


 
 

Day 16 – 1st Dec – Khao Sok & Thai Muang

A short pre-breakfast walk on the main trail at Khao Sok gave us a few of our first southern forest birds including a great view of a Banded Woodpecker which sat low for us for ten minutes. Other birds seen were a pair of Fulvous-breasted Jungle Flycatchers, a Streaked Bulbul and a couple of the Flowerpeckers.

After breakfast we drove to Kapong Bridge where we were surprised to see the river so low. This was good news and we quickly found River Lapwing and Grey-headed Lapwing on the sandbars.

Next stop was Laem Pakarang. All we needed there was Grey-tailed Tattler and one was found after an hour or so of searching.

We ended the day with a fruitful stop at Thai Muang. Spotted Wood Owl showed well and we were very surprised to find an Ashy Woodswallow above one of the ponds behind the beach as this is well away from its normal range in Thailand. More good surprises were to follow at the marshes with a Black Bittern and a Baillon’s Crake.
 

Day 17 – 2nd Dec – Phang Nga mangroves

A good start at Ao Phang Nga mangroves with a Brown-winged Kingfisher soon after we arrived. During breakfast Olive-winged Bulbuls were feeding on some palm fruit. After a lean spell a Streak-breasted Woodpecker posed nicely.

Over at Phang Nga Mangrove Park we only had Ashy Tailorbird. For a bonus we followed a Dog-faced Watersnake around for a few minutes as it hunted for crabs.

At Bang Phat mangroves we had great views of Black-and-red Broadbill. Other birds seen were Mangrove Whistler, Arctic Warbler and Malaysian Pied Fantail.

After arriving at Krung Ching we went out for an owling session. We got close to Brown Wood Owl and Sunda Scops Owl but did not see either. The Wood Owl spooked a Black Flying Squirrel which glided into a tree next to us and froze still for a few minutes.

 

 
 
 
Brown-winged Kingfisher
Dog-faced Water Snake
Black Flying Squirrel


 
 

Day 18 – 3rd Dec – Krung Ching

There had been a lot of rain and flooding in the area for the previous fortnight so we were not sure what to expect. The road to our usual rooms had been washed away so we all stayed at the Krung Ching Hill Resort instead. We were the first visitors back in the park but although there was evidence of flooding everything was accessible to the HQ area. We spent the day birding the road side and saw and heard 62 species including Red-bearded Bee-eater, Black-capped Babbler, Black-and-Yellow Broadbill, Purple –naped Sunbird, White-crowned Forktail, Dark-throated Oriole and at one point three different species of woodpecker on one branch although only the Grey-and-buff Woodpecker was new for the trip. Towards dusk a group of eighteen Hornbills flew over. Probably Wreathed but the light was too poor to tell if they were the less likely Plain-pouched.

Day 19 – 4th Dec – Krung Ching

A day on the trail turned out to be half a day on the trail as it started raining at midday. The forest had been quiet all morning but we had found Fluffy-backed Tit-Babbler, Black-throated Babbler and Short-tailed Babbler on the top section. Brief views of Black Hornbill and Great Hornbill were also had. Banded Broadbill showed well. We tried an afternoon session but got pushed back to our rooms by the drizzle. In the damp hour we had managed to get on to a small group of Fiery Minivets, a couple of Brown Barbets and a pair of Crested Jays flew over the road in front of us.

Day 20 – 5th Dec – Krung Ching & KNC

We spent the first couple of hours at the checkpoint area trying to pick up a few more forest edge birds. We were able to get Lesser Cuckooshrike, Red-throated Barbet, Collared Falconet and Green Iora. A young Blyths Hawk Eagle called for food from a nearby tree but could not be found. We had plans to stop off at our “munia’ restaurant but found it closed. A walk around the local area was fruitless due to the fields being flooded. This whole late wet season thing was becoming a bore. After a drive to KNC we were again thwarted by the weather. An afternoon walk in the mist/drizzle only produced a Grey-cheeked Bulbul and a Green Broadbill. A Brown Wood Owl called once but was not interested in showing itself.

 
 
 
 
 
Crimson Sunbird
Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker



 
 

Day 21 – 6th Dec – KNC, Nai Chong & Haat Yao

There were still plenty of forest Babblers and Bulbuls to look for so we spent the morning on “A” trail at KNC. First up we had distant views of an Orange-headed Thrush. This is usually seen on forest trails or fruiting trees but this individual was moving around in the canopy. A Moustached Babbler was called in and a Rufous Piculet tried its hardest to avoid good looks. A party of six Yellow-eared Spiderhunters gleaned insects from a tall tree and a little further up a Hairy-backed Bulbul sat nicely for us. The highlight of the morning was a Brown Wood-Owl which perched just a few metres above us and peered down.

In the afternoon we took a drive to Nai Chong Forest where we managed to find a pair of Fluffy-backed Tit-Babblers. These individuals always put on a great show of singing and bobbing up and down and make the journey worthwhile. We were driven out of the forest by a downpour and headed off to Haat Yao paddyfields where we found Greater Painted Snipe and large group of Baya Weaver. Just before we left we spotted some Orange-Breasted Green Pigeons in a small tree. We rarely see these nowadays as the Pink-necked seem to be much more common.

Day 22 – 7th Dec – KNC

Jim & Sharon were catching an afternoon flight from Krabi so we had one more morning of birding. We decided to bird the main track again and onto the side road and trail “H”. On the road we soon called out a pair of Chestnut-rumped Babblers which put on a fine display for us, sitting low in the forest and calling away. It was very similar to the Fluffy-backed Tit-Babblers of the previous day. A little later we brought out a Scaly-fronted Babbler. This was a little shier but we ended up with a long look. Things went quiet after that with only a Black Kite and a few repeat birds. Our last bird of the trip was a Grey-rumped Treeswift.

In all we had seen over 400 birds and we had all had a great time. After three weeks on the road it was time to go home and have a break before the high season rush began.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Elongated Tortoise




 
 
 

List of birds seen or heard

 
Rufous-throated Partridge Arborophila rufogularis
Green-legged Partridge Arborophila chloropus
Mountain Bamboo Partridge Bambusicola fytchii
Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus
Kalij Pheasant Lophura leucomelanos
Lesser Whistling Duck Dendrocygna javanica
Cotton Pygmy Goose Nettapus coromandelianus
Garganey Anas querquedula
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala
Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans
Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis
Von Schrenck's Bittern Ixobrychus eurhythmus
Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus
Black Bittern Dupetor flavicollis
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Striated Heron Butorides striata
Chinese Pond Heron Ardeola bacchus
Javan Pond Heron Ardeola speciosa
Eastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandus
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Great Egret Ardea alba
Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Pacific Reef Heron Egretta sacra
Little Cormorant Microcarbo niger
Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster
Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus
Black Baza Aviceda leuphotes
Blyth's Hawk-Eagle Nisaetus alboniger
Rufous-bellied Hawk-Eagle Lophotriorchis kienerii
Black Eagle Ictinaetus malaiensis
Eastern Marsh Harrier Circus spilonotus
Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus
White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster
Lesser Fish Eagle Haliaeetus humilis
Grey-faced Buzzard Butastur indicus
Collared Falconet Microhierax caerulescens
Black-thighed Falconet Microhierax fringillarius
Oriental Hobby Falco severus
Red-legged Crake Rallina fasciata
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
White-browed Crake Porzana cinerea
Watercock Gallicrex cinerea
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii
Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
White-faced Plover Charadrius dealbatus
Malaysian Plover Charadrius peronii
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Bronze-winged Jacana Metopidius indicus
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Nordmann's Greenshank Tringa guttifer
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Grey-tailed Tattler Tringa brevipes
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmeus
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus
Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Brown-headed Gull Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus
Mew Gull Larus canus
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
Greater Crested Tern Thalasseus bergii
Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
Rock Dove Columba livia
Ashy Wood Pigeon Columba pulchricollis
Pale-capped Pigeon Columba punicea
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
Red Turtle Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
Spotted Dove Spilopelia chinensis
Little Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia ruficeps
Common Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica
Zebra Dove Geopelia striata
Pink-necked Green Pigeon Treron vernans
Orange-breasted Green Pigeon Treron bicinctus
Thick-billed Green Pigeon Treron curvirostra
Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon Treron sphenurus
Mountain Imperial Pigeon Ducula badia
Vernal Hanging Parrot Loriculus vernalis
Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis
Raffles's Malkoha Rhinortha chlorophaea
Chestnut-breasted Malkoha Phaenicophaeus curvirostris
Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopaceus
Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii
Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus
Collared Scops Owl Otus lettia
Spotted Wood Owl Strix seloputo
Brown Wood Owl Strix leptogrammica
Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei
Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides
Brown Hawk-owl Ninox scutulata
Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus macrurus
Savanna Nightjar Caprimulgus affinis
Grey-rumped Treeswift Hemiprocne longipennis
Himalayan Swiftlet Aerodramus brevirostris
Germain's Swiftlet Aerodramus germani
Silver-rumped Spinetail Rhaphidura leucopygialis
Cook's Swift Apus cooki
Orange-breasted Trogon Harpactes oreskios
Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis
Oriental Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis
Rufous-collared Kingfisher Actenoides concretus
Banded Kingfisher Lacedo pulchella
Brown-winged Kingfisher Pelargopsis amauroptera
Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata
Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Red-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis amictus
Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni
Green Bee-eater Merops orientalis
Blue-tailed Bee-eater Merops philippinus
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Merops leschenaulti
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops
Bushy-crested Hornbill Anorrhinus galeritus
Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracoceros albirostris
Black Hornbill Anthracoceros malayanus
Great Hornbill Buceros bicornis
Wreathed Hornbill Rhyticeros undulatus
Great Barbet Megalaima virens
Lineated Barbet Megalaima lineata
Green-eared Barbet Megalaima faiostricta
Golden-whiskered Barbet Megalaima chrysopogon
Red-throated Barbet Megalaima mystacophanos
Golden-throated Barbet Megalaima franklinii
Blue-throated Barbet Megalaima asiatica
Blue-eared Barbet Megalaima australis
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala
Brown Barbet Caloramphus fuliginosus
Malaysian Honeyguide Indicator archipelagicus
Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla
Speckled Piculet Picumnus innominatus
White-browed Piculet Sasia ochracea
Grey-and-buff Woodpecker Hemicircus concretus
Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopos canicapillus
Freckle-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos analis
Stripe-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos atratus
White-bellied Woodpecker Dryocopus javensis
Banded Woodpecker Chrysophlegma miniaceum
Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus
Streak-breasted Woodpecker Picus viridanus
Common Flameback Dinopium javanense
Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus
Maroon Woodpecker Blythipicus rubiginosus
Bay Woodpecker Blythipicus pyrrhotis
Black-and-buff Woodpecker Meiglyptes jugularis
Black-and-Red Broadbill Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos
Long-tailed Broadbill Psarisomus dalhousiae
Banded Broadbill Eurylaimus javanicus
Black-and-yellow Broadbill Eurylaimus ochromalus
Dusky Broadbill Corydon sumatranus
Blue-winged Pitta Pitta moluccensis
Mangrove Pitta Pitta megarhyncha
Golden-bellied Gerygone Gerygone sulphurea
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus picatus
Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus hirundinaceus
Rufous-winged Philentoma Philentoma pyrhoptera
Ashy Woodswallow Artamus fuscus
Common Iora Aegithina tiphia
Green Iora Aegithina viridissima
Large Cuckooshrike Coracina macei
Black-winged Cuckooshrike Coracina melaschistos
Lesser Cuckooshrike Coracina fimbriata
Rosy Minivet Pericrocotus roseus
Swinhoe's Minivet Pericrocotus cantonensis
Fiery Minivet Pericrocotus igneus
Grey-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris
Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus
Scarlet Minivet Pericrocotus speciosus
Mangrove Whistler Pachycephala cinerea
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
Burmese Shrike Lanius collurioides
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
White-bellied Erpornis Erpornis zantholeuca
Blyth's Shrike-babbler Pteruthius aeralatus
Black-eared Shrike-babbler Pteruthius melanotis
Clicking Shrike-babbler Pteruthius intermedius
Dark-throated Oriole Oriolus xanthonotus
Slender-billed Oriole Oriolus tenuirostris
Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis
Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus
Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii
Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus
Crow-billed Drongo Dicrurus annectans
Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus
Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus remifer
Hair-crested Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus
White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis
Malaysian Pied Fantail Rhipidura javanica
Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea
Asian Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi
Crested Jay Platylophus galericulatus
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
Common Green Magpie Cissa chinensis
Grey Treepie Dendrocitta formosae
Ratchet-tailed Treepie Temnurus temnurus
Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos
Yellow-bellied Fantail Chelidorhynx hypoxantha
Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher Culicicapa ceylonensis
Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus
Sultan Tit Melanochlora sultanea
Yellow-cheeked Tit Machlolophus spilonotus
Indochinese Bush Lark Mirafra erythrocephala
Crested Finchbill Spizixos canifrons
Striated Bulbul Pycnonotus striatus
Black-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus atriceps
Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus flaviventris
Red-whiskered Bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus
Sooty-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus aurigaster
Stripe-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus finlaysoni
Flavescent Bulbul Pycnonotus flavescens
Yellow-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus goiavier
Olive-winged Bulbul Pycnonotus plumosus
Streak-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus blanfordi
Asian Red-eyed Bulbul Pycnonotus brunneus
Spectacled Bulbul Pycnonotus erythropthalmos
Puff-throated Bulbul Alophoixus pallidus
Ochraceous Bulbul Alophoixus ochraceus
Olive Bulbul Iole virescens
Grey-eyed Bulbul Iole propinqua
Buff-vented Bulbul Iole olivacea
Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii
Streaked Bulbul Ixos malaccensis
Ashy Bulbul Hemixos flavala
Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus
White-headed Bulbul Cerasophila thompsoni
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
Striated Swallow Cecropis striolata
Rufous-bellied Swallow Cecropis badia
Pygmy Wren-babbler Pnoepyga pusilla
Yellow-bellied Warbler Abroscopus superciliaris
Mountain Tailorbird Phyllergates cuculatus
Slaty-bellied Tesia Tesia olivea
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher
Ashy-throated Warbler Phylloscopus maculipennis
Chinese Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus yunnanensis
Pallas's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
Hume's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis
Two-barred Warbler Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus tenellipes
Blyth's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides
Claudia's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus claudiae
Davison's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus davisoni
Sulphur-breasted Warbler Phylloscopus ricketti
Martens's Warbler Seicercus omeiensis
Alstrom's Warbler Seicercus soror
Oriental Reed Warbler Acrocephalus orientalis
Black-browed Reed Warbler Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
Thick-billed Warbler Iduna aedon
Russet Bush Warbler Locustella mandelli
Baikal Bush Warbler Locustella davidi
Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata
Striated Grassbird Megalurus palustris
Hill Prinia Prinia superciliaris
Rufescent Prinia Prinia rufescens
Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius
Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis
Rufous-tailed Tailorbird Orthotomus sericeus
Ashy Tailorbird Orthotomus ruficeps
Large Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus hypoleucos
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrogenys
White-browed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps
Red-billed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps
Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ferruginosus
Grey-throated Babbler Stachyris nigriceps
Grey-headed Babbler Stachyris poliocephala
Spot-necked Babbler Stachyris strialata
Chestnut-rumped Babbler Stachyris maculata
Black-throated Babbler Stachyris nigricollis
Chestnut-winged Babbler Stachyris erythroptera
Rufous-fronted Babbler Stachyridopsis rufifrons
Golden Babbler Stachyridopsis chrysaea
Pin-striped Tit-Babbler Macronus gularis
Fluffy-backed Tit-babbler Macronus ptilosus
Chestnut-capped Babbler Timalia pileata
Rufous-winged Fulvetta Alcippe castaneceps
Brown-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe poioicephala
Yunnan Fulvetta Alcippe morrisonia
Streaked Wren-Babbler Napothera brevicaudata
Collared Babbler Gampsorhynchus torquatus
Abbott's Babbler Malacocincla abbotti
Short-tailed Babbler Malacocincla malaccensis
Moustached Babbler Malacopteron magnirostre
Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps
Buff-breasted Babbler Pellorneum tickelli
Black-capped Babbler Pellorneum capistratum
White-necked Laughingthrush Garrulax strepitans
Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax monileger
Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax pectoralis
Silver-eared Laughingthrush Trochalopteron melanostigma
Blue-winged Minla Minla cyanouroptera
Bar-throated Minla Minla strigula
Scarlet-faced Liocichla Liocichla ripponi
Spectacled Barwing Actinodura ramsayi
Rufous-backed Sibia Heterophasia annectans
Dark-backed Sibia Heterophasia melanoleuca
Grey-breasted Parrotbill Suthora poliotis
Grey-headed Parrotbill Psittiparus gularis
Spot-breasted Parrotbill Paradoxornis guttaticollis
Burmese Yuhina Yuhina humilis
Chestnut-flanked White-eye Zosterops erythropleurus
Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus
Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus
Asian Fairy-bluebird Irena puella
Chestnut-vented Nuthatch Sitta nagaensis
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Sitta frontalis
Giant Nuthatch Sitta magna
Hume's Treecreeper Certhia manipurensis
Common Hill Myna Gracula religiosa
Great Myna Acridotheres grandis
Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
Vinous-breasted Starling Acridotheres burmannicus
Black-collared Starling Gracupica nigricollis
Pied Myna Gracupica contra
White-shouldered Starling Sturnia sinensis
Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnia malabarica
Dark-sided Thrush Zoothera marginata
Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus
Lesser Shortwing Brachypteryx leucophris
White-browed Shortwing Brachypteryx montana
Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope
Siberian Blue Robin Luscinia cyane
Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis
White-rumped Shama Copsychus malabaricus
White-bellied Redstart Hodgsonius phoenicuroides
Plumbeous Water Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosa
White-capped Redstart Chaimarrornis leucocephalus
Blue Whistling Thrush Myophonus caeruleus
White-crowned Forktail Enicurus leschenaulti
Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus
Stejneger's Stonechat Saxicola stejnegeri
Pied Bush Chat Saxicola caprata
Grey Bush Chat Saxicola ferreus
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush Monticola rufiventris
Fulvous-chested Jungle Flycatcher Rhinomyias olivaceus
Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica
Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa latirostris
Slaty-backed Flycatcher Ficedula hodgsonii
Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla
Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor
Sapphire Flycatcher Ficedula sapphira
Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus
Pale Blue Flycatcher Cyornis unicolor
Hill Blue Flycatcher Cyornis banyumas
Tickell's Blue Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae
Blue-throated Blue Flycatcher Cyornis rubeculoides
Chinese Blue Flycatcher Cyornis glaucicomans
White-gorgeted Flycatcher Anthipes monileger
Rufous-bellied Niltava Niltava sundara
Large Niltava Niltava grandis
Greater Green Leafbird Chloropsis sonnerati
Lesser Green Leafbird Chloropsis cyanopogon
Blue-winged Leafbird Chloropsis cochinchinensis
Golden-fronted Leafbird Chloropsis aurifrons
Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii
Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker Prionochilus maculatus
Thick-billed Flowerpecker Dicaeum agile
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker Dicaeum chrysorrheum
Orange-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum trigonostigma
Plain Flowerpecker Dicaeum minullum
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum cruentatum
Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Chalcoparia singalensis
Plain Sunbird Anthreptes simplex
Brown-throated Sunbird Anthreptes malacensis
Red-throated Sunbird Anthreptes rhodolaemus
Purple-naped Sunbird Hypogramma hypogrammicum
Van Hasselt's Sunbird Leptocoma brasiliana
Purple Sunbird Cinnyris asiaticus
Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis
Mrs. Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae
Green-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga nipalensis
Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturata
Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja
Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra
Spectacled Spiderhunter Arachnothera flavigaster
Grey-breasted Spiderhunter Arachnothera modesta
Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Plain-backed Sparrow Passer flaveolus
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
Baya Weaver Ploceus philippinus
Pin-tailed Parrotfinch Erythrura prasina
Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata
Chestnut Munia Lonchura atricapilla
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi
Paddyfield Pipit Anthus rufulus
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
Crested Bunting Emberiza lathami
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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