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Thailand birding diary

Bill & Doreen Stair, January 16 - March 6, 2001

The continuing saga of our year-long, theoretically low budget, RTW birding trip. Apologies for the spottiness in these trip reports, but compiling them is coming a distant third to birding and the day-to-day travel survival stuff. Hopefully I'll flesh them out when we get back (a likely story). As for Thailand, it's hard to talk about without splashing superlatives all over the place, so let's just say we love it here and leave it at that. The birding is great too, although you do need to hire a car to get around some of the best places. Fortunately, the roads are good (for the most part) and driving here is nowhere near as suicidal an enterprise as it would be in India or Nepal.

Black-capped Babbler, Khao Nor Chuchi.


Lumpini Park, Bangkok

No sign of the Vinous-breasted Starling, but a mid-afternoon visit to this smallish city park  yielded many birds that we didn't see much of elsewhere in Thailand.  Asian Koel, Alexandrine Parakeet, Peaceful Dove, Little Egret, Large-billed Crow, Pied Fantail, Oriental Magpie Robin, Black-collared Starling, Common & White-vented Myna, Streak-eared Bulbul, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Olive-backed Sunbird, Eurasian Tree Sparrow.

1/20/01 - 1/23/01

Khao Yai National Park

If we had known Thailand better, we would have hired a car for this park, but we had a great time here nonetheless. We stayed at the reasonably priced Khao Yai Garden Lodge, where the only drawback was the long drive to and from the park everyday. (The campsites inside the park looked good, and were well serviced with restaurants and snack stores. The availability of accommodation inside the park is still a subject of some debate). The Garden Lodge hires out a bird guide and driver by the day - the more people you can drag along, the cheaper it is. The guide, Nang, has excellent knowledge of where to find the birds, and is genuinely enthusiastic about birdwatching. She's only been leading tours for a couple of years, and doesn't yet have good enough optics to get into the heavy-duty species like Phylloscopus, but is already a very good guide.

On the train from Bangkok, we saw plenty of Indian Rollers, Little Egrets, Barn Swallows, Eurasian Collared Doves and Asian Openbills. The grounds of the Garden Lodge have Green-billed Malkohas crashing around, and in the fields next door we found Plain-backed Sparrows. On the afternoon we arrived we mistakenly signed up for their general nature tour, (we stupidly  forgot that  we'd been given Nang's name back in Nepal by someone who'd just stayed at the lodge), and while waiting for the millions of wrinkle-lipped bats to fly out of their cave, we spied a Hainan Blue Flycatcher. When the bats did fly out - quite an amazing sight - a Peregrine swooped amongst them, searching for an evening meal. Other birds seen today.

In Khao Yai, (over the course of three days and with Nang's help) we managed to see: Red Junglefowl, Laced Woodpecker, Greater Yellownape, Common Flameback, Green-eared & Moustached Barbets, Oriental Pied & Great Hornbills, Red-headed & Orange-breasted Trogons, Chestnut-headed & Blue-bearded Bee-eaters, Banded Kingfisher, Asian Emerald Cuckoo, Green-billed Malkoha, Greater & Lesser Coucals, Indian Roller, Spotted Owlet, Red-breasted Parakeet, Vernal Hanging Parrot, Asian Palm Swift, Mountain Imperial Pigeon,  Thick-billed Green Pigeon, Spotted & Emerald Doves, Changeable Hawk-Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Shikra, Red-wattled Lapwing, Little & Chinese Pond Herons, Long-tailed Broadbill, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Golden-fronted & Blue-winged Leafbirds, Ashy & Lesser Racket-tailed Drongos, Green Magpie, Large-billed Crow, Black-naped Oriole, Black-winged & Large Cuckooshrikes, Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrikes, Rosy, Scarlet & Ashy Minivets, Black-naped Monarch, Verditer Flycatcher, White-rumped Shama, Slaty-backed Forktail, Black-collared Starling, Hill Myna, Sultan Tit, Barn Swallow, Red-whiskered, Black-crested, Ashy, Grey-eyed, Stripe-throated, Puff-throated, & Black-headed Bulbuls, Plain Prinia, Dark-necked Tailorbird, Oriental & Chestnut-flanked White-eyes, White-crested & Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrushes, White-browed Scimitar Babbler, Striped Tit-Babbler, White-bellied Yuhina, Olive-backed & Ruby-cheeked Sunbirds.

1/30/01 - 1/31/01

Khao Sam Roi Yot

In Hua Hin we hired a car for Khao Sam Roi Yot and Kaeng Krachan - it would be very hard to bird either of them without your own transport. Khao Sam Roi Yot was a bit of a disappointment after Khao Yai - the mountain scenery is impressive, but the park isn't much more than a road that passes a few hundred shrimp farms. 

The staff were quite helpful, the simple park cabins were clean and cheap (300 baht), and there was a restaurant at the HQ (it closes early, though, so watch out). If you have time, it's worth a visit - we were very happy to see the Malaysian Plover on one of the beaches - but, for us, the birding wasn't as good as in the other Thai parks we visited. (You might have batter luck, who knows?)

Birds seen at Khao Sam Roi Yot: Red Junglefowl, Coppersmith Barbet, Green Bee-eater, White-throated, Black-capped & Collared Kingfishers, Lesser Coucal, Green-billed Malkoha, Indian Roller, Hoopoe, Asian Palm Swift, Spotted & Peaceful Doves, White-breasted Waterhen, Eurasian Curlew, Common Greenshank, Wood & Common Sandpipers, Black-winged Stilt, Little-ringed, Pacific Golden & Malaysian Plovers, Red-wattled Lapwing, Shikra, Little, Intermediate, Great & Cattle Egrets, Purple, Grey, & Chinese pond Herons, Little Cormorant, Brown Shrike, Black & Ashy Drongos, Large-billed Crow, Common Iora, Pied Fantail, Red-throated Flycatcher, Oriental Magpie Robin, Stonechat, Asian Pied Starling, Common & White-vented Myna, Barn Swallow, Streak-eared, Yellow-vented & Sooty-headed Bulbuls, Plain Prinia, Dark-necked Tailorbird, Purple Sunbird, Yellow & Grey Wagtails, Eurasian Tree & Plain-backed Sparrows, Scaly-breasted Munia.

2/1/01- 2/5/01

Kaeng Krachan

This park is great, although you definitely need a car, possibly four-wheel drive. We didn't even get to bird the higher altitudes because the road gets very rough, going over some steep-banked streams, and we were leery of destroying our rental car. Still, even though we missed out on some higher-altitude specialties, the birding was excellent throughout. The fig tree by the elephant salt-lick would attract dozens of hornbills every evening.

The park's organization leaves a little to be desired - the HQ is a long way from the park entrance, and we had to go there every morning to pay the entrance fee, wasting a considerable amount of time (it may be possible to buy weekly passes, but if so, we couldn't figure out how). The best bet would be to camp, but you'd have to bring in all your food and water - there aren't really any services here, although the campsites looked OK (The only real stores are a few kilometers before the HQ).

The brand-new park accommodations are excellent, if a little far from the entrance - two rooms with A/C were only 500 baht per night, and there was a very cheap restaurant next door. Plus, you have a nice view of the lake and Racket-tailed Treepies flitting around outside your bungalow. (The Ratchet-tailed are much harder to come by, however). To get there, head for the military base instead of the park entrance once you've paid admission. They also have cheaper dorm-style accommodation.

Birds seen at Kaeng Krachan: Red Junglefowl, Rufous Woodpecker, Greater Yellownape, Coppersmith, Green-eared & Blue-eared Barbets, Oriental Pied & Great Hornbills, Chestnut-headed & Blue-bearded Bee-eaters, White-throated Kingfisher, Large Hawk-Cuckoo, Asian Emerald Cuckoo, Green-billed & Chestnut-breasted Malkohas, Asian Koel, Greater Coucal, Orange-breasted Trogon, Indian Roller, Dollarbird, Vernal Hanging Parrot, Crested, Whiskered & Grey-rumped Treeswifts, Osprey, Crested Serpent Eagle, Black-shouldered Kite, Shikra, Emerald & Spotted Doves, Thick-billed Green Pigeon, White-breasted Waterhen, Red-wattled Lapwing, Cattle & Little Egrets, Chinese Pond Heron, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Blue-winged Leafbird, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Spangled, Ashy, Greater Racket-tailed & Lesser Racket-tailed Drongos, Large-billed Crow, Green Magpie, Racket-tailed Treepie, Black-naped Oriole, Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike, Common Iora, Scarlet Minivet, Black-naped Monarch, Blue Rock Thrush, White-rumped Shama, Oriental Magpie Robin, Black-collared Starling, Common, White-vented & Golden-crested Mynas, Sultan Tit, Barn Swallow, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Stripe-throated, Black-headed, Black-crested, Puff-throated, Grey-eyed, Ochraceous & Buff-vented Bulbuls, Plain & Rufescent Prinias, Dark-necked Tailorbird, Rufous-fronted & Spot-necked Babblers, Striped Tit-Babbler, Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush, Purple, Ruby-cheeked & Olive-backed Sunbirds.

2/13/01 - 2/18/01

Doi Inthanon

This is a great park, but for some reason the park staff are very unwilling to rent out the park bungalows - perhaps because they're quite grotty and considerably overpriced. (See Doreen's Thailand diary for the full story). Camping is a better option, but if that's not your speed (and it's not ours) the Little Home Guest House, located just before the main entrance, is a good option - clean and cheap. And, once again, a car is almost a necessity when birding this park. (We rented ours in Chiang Mai, about ninety minutes away).

The log-book at Mr. Deang's cafe is full of useful information (as is Mr. Deang himself), and there are tons of other birders around to compare notes with. Our favorite spots were the trail uphill at km 13 (Black-headed Woodpecker and Chinese Francolin), the jeep track at km 37.5 (Purple Cochoa) and ,of course, the boardwalk at the summit, where the Rufous-throated partridges are just one of the amazing species on show. You can also see many great birds just by the roadside - we saw a White-headed Bulbul on top of a flowering tree on our first afternoon there.

Birds seen at Doi Inthanon: Rufous-throated Partridge, Chinese Francolin, White-bellied & Black-headed Woodpeckers, Lineated & Golden-throated Barbets, Indian Roller, House Swift, Collared Falconet, Golden-fronted Leafbird, Grey-backed Shrike, Eurasian Jay, Green Magpie, Large Cuckooshrike, Ashy & Lesser Racket-tailed Drongos, Yellow-bellied Fantail, Rosy Minivet, Black-naped Monarch, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Purple Cochoa, Dark-sided Thrush, Blue Whistling Thrush, Grey-headed Canary, Verditer, Red-throated & Snowy-browed Flycatchers, Large Niltava, White-browed Shortwing, Oriental Magpie Robin, White-crowned Water Redstart, Plumbeous Water Redstart, Pied & Grey Bushchats, Brown-throated Treecreeper, Chestnut-bellied & Velvet-fronted Nuthatches, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Black-crested, Red-whiskered, Sooty-headed, Puff-throated, Mountain, White-headed & Flavescent Bulbuls, Chestnut-crowned, Ashy-throated & Buff-barred Warblers (among many others), Hill Prinia, Oriental & Chestnut-flanked White-eyes, White-crested & Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrushes, White-bellied Yuhina, Pygmy Wren-Babbler, Chestnut-tailed Minla, Silver-eared Mesia, Rufous-winged & Grey-cheeked Fulvettas, Spectacled BarwingDark-backed Sibia, Rufous-backed Sibia, Green-tailed, Black-throated, & Mrs. Gould's Sunbirds, Grey Wagtail.

2/20/01 - 2/26/01

Chiang Dao

This park has some great birds, and you don't need to rent a car - but the best reason to go is so you can stay at Malee's and enjoy her great food and wonderful personality. Get a bus from Chiang Mai to the town of Chiang Dao, and then get a songthaew driver to take you to Malee's - everyone in town knows Malee's. At Malee's you can consult the log-book and walk to several nearby birding sites, or Malee will arrange for a truck to drive you to the summit where you can look for the Giant Nuthatch and Hume's Pheasant. On the way to the temple, watch out for the Radski Warblers - are they Radde's or Dusky? We'll have to go back to check.

Birds seen around Chiang Dao: Great & Blue-throated Barbets, Emerald & Spotted Doves, Himalayan Swiftlet, Green-billed Malkoha, Greater Coucal, Hoopoe, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Asian Barred Owlet, Crested Serpent Eagle, Shikra, Oriental Honey-Buzzard, Grey-backed Shrike, Striated Swallow, Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike, Blue-winged & Orange-bellied Leafbirds, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Long-tailed Broadbill, Large Woodshrike, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Scarlet & Short-billed Minivets, Common Iora, White-throated Fantail, Oriental Magpie Robin, Verditer, Grey-headed Canary & Hill Blue & Sapphire Flycatchers, White-rumped Shama, Dark-sided Thrush, Siberian Blue Robin, Pied Bushchat, Black-naped Monarch, White-crowned Forktail, Stripe-throated, Black-headed, Black-crested, Red-whiskered, Black, Flavescent, Sooty-headed & Puff-throated Bulbuls, Bronzed, Ashy, Black & Greater Racket-tailed Drongos, Great Tit, Velvet-fronted & Giant Nuthatches, Greenish, Grey-crowned Warbler, Asian Stubtail, Dark-necked Tailorbird, Japanese White-eye, Rufescent Prinia, Rufous-fronted, Puff-throated, Grey-throated & White-hooded Babblers, Streaked Wren-Babbler, Striped Tit-Babbler, White-crested & Black-throated Laughingthrushes, White-browed Shrike-Babbler, Striated Yuhina, Thick-billed & Plain Flowerpeckers, Black-throated Sunbird, Streaked Spiderhunter, Grey Wagtail (breeding plumage), Scaly-bellied Munia, Chestnut Bunting

4/4/01 - 4/6/01


Back in Thailand after a few weeks in Vietnam, we headed down to Krabi. As recommended by Wheatley, we booked a boat trip with Mr. Dai through the Chan Pen cafe, but when we showed up the next morning we were told that he was at the doctor's. We subsequently found out that we'd been bumped by another party. We also found out that confusion can be avoided - and money saved - by booking Mr. Dai Directly. (If you ask around the dock, you can find him eventually.) The next day we went out with him twice, splitting the costs with a couple of English birders. In the morning we had great views of three Mangrove Pittas calling, and in the afternoon we were able to watch one foraging from a distance of only a few feet. The pittas didn't seem very interested in either Mr.Dai's calls, or the English tapes, and it seems that we were quite lucky to see four of them. No sign of the Masked Finfoot, which has barely been seen this year.

In Krabi we met up with Nigel and Donna Crook, who we'd met in Chiang Dao. We had a great time birding with them, as well as keeping the Beer Chang corporation in business, and were very grateful for their shared expertise. They had met a boatman named Adam, and we hired him to take us looking for waders and also for another look at the mangroves. He doesn't have Mr. Dai's specialized knowledge of birding locations, but if you have an idea of where you want to go he's a lot cheaper.

Birds seen around Krabi: Common Flameback, Blue-throated Bee-eater, Collared, Ruddy & Brown-winged Kingfishers, Spotted Dove, Dollarbird, White-breasted Waterhen, Slaty-breasted Rail, White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Brahminy Kite, House Swift, Grey-backed Treeswift,  Eurasian Curlew, Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit, Common Redshank, Common & Nordmann's Greenshank, Terek & Common Sandpipers, Ruddy Turnstone, Great Knot, Sanderling, Red-necked Stint, Lesser Sand, Kentish, Pacific Golden & Black-bellied Plovers, Little & Great Crested Terns, Striated Heron, Great, Little, Chinese & Pacific Reef Egrets, Chinese & Javan Pond Herons, Mangrove Pitta, Dark-necked & Ashy Tailorbirds, Common Iora, Oriental Magpie Robin, Asian Glossy Starling, Pacific & Striated (badia) Swallows, Dusky Crag Martin, Common Myna, Eurasian Tree Sparrow.

4/7/01 - 4/9/01

Khao Nor Chuchi

We hired a car in Krabi and drove down to the Merikot resort with Nigel and Donna. We decided not to hire the famous former warden who will show you Gurney's Pitta (for a price), and so managed to miss seeing it all by ourselves. There are, however, many other great birds to be seen - we would have liked to have spent several more days there, but did manage to see a few good ones nonetheless.

Birds seen at Khao Nor Chuchi: Blue-eared Kingfisher, Brown Hawk Owl, Grey-backed Treeswift, Crested Serpent Eagle, Rufous-winged Philentoma,  Black-headed, Ochraceous, Stripe-throated, Yellow-vented, Hairy-backed, Yellow-bellied & Cream-vented Bulbuls, Rufescent Prinia, Arctic Warbler, Striped Tit-Babbler, Pin-tailed Parrotfinch, Black-capped Babbler, Scarlet-backed & Orange-bellied Flowerpeckers, Purple-throated Sunbird, Thick-billed Spiderhunter, White-bellied Munia.

Thailand species list

Little Cormorant

Phalacrocorax niger

Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

Chinese Egret

Egretta eulophotes

Pacific Reef-Egret

Egretta sacra

Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea

Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

Great Egret/Great White Egret

Ardea alba/Egretta alba/Casmerodius alba

Intermediate Egret

Ardea intermedia

Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis

Chinese Pond Heron

Ardeola bacchus

Javan Pond Heron

Ardeola speciosa

Little/Striated Heron

Butorides striatus

Asian Openbill

Anastomus oscitans


Pandion haliaetus

Oriental Honey Buzzard

Pernis ptilorhyncus

Black-shouldered (Black-winged) Kite

Elanus caeruleus

Brahminy Kite

Haliastur indus

White-bellied Sea-Eagle

Haliaeetus leucogaster

Crested Serpent-Eagle

Spilornis cheela


Accipiter badius

Common Buzzard

Buteo buteo

Changeable Hawk-Eagle

Spizaetus cirrhatus

Collared Falconet

Microhierax caerulescens

Peregrine Falcon (Duck Hawk)

Falco peregrinus

Chinese Francolin

Francolinus pintadeanus

Rufous-throated Partridge

Arborophila rufogularis

Red Junglefowl

Gallus gallus

Slaty-breasted Rail

Gallirallus striatus

White-breasted Waterhen

Amaurornis phoenicurus

Common Moorhen (Florida/Common Gallinule)

Gallinula chloropus

Bar-tailed Godwit

Limosa lapponica


Numenius phaepus

Eurasian Curlew

Numenius arquata

Common Redshank

Tringa totanus

Common Greenshank

Tringa nebularia

Nordmann's Greenshank

Tringa guttifer

Wood Sandpiper

Tringa glareola

Terek Sandpiper

Tringa cinerea

Common Sandpiper

Tringa hypoleucos

Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres

Great Knot

Calidris tenuirostris


Calidris alba

Red-necked Stint

Calidris ruficollis

Black-winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus

Pacific Golden-Plover

Pluvialis fulva

Black-bellied Plover/Grey Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

Little Ringed Plover

Charadrius dubius

Snowy Plover/Kentish Plover

Charadrius alexandrinus

Malaysian Plover

Charadrius peronii

Lesser Sand/Mongolian Plover

Charadrius mongolus

Red-wattled Lapwing

Vanellus indicus

Great Crested Tern

Sterna bergii

Little Tern

Sterna albifrons

Rock Dove

Columba livia

Spotted Dove

Streptopelia chinensis

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

Emerald Dove

Chalcophaps indica

Peaceful Dove

Geopelia placida

Thick-billed Green-Pigeon

Treron curvirostra

Mountain Imperial Pigeon

Ducula badia

Vernal Hanging-Parrot

Loriculus vernalis

Alexandrine Parakeet

Psittacula eupatria

Red-breasted Parakeet

Psittacula alexandri

Large Hawk-Cuckoo

Cuculus sparverioides

Asian Emerald Cuckoo

Chrysococcyx maculatus

Asian Koel

Eudynamys scolopacea

Green-billed Malkoha

Phaenicophaeus tristis

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha

Phaenicophaeus curvirostris

Greater Coucal

Centropus sinensis

Lesser Coucal

Centropus bengalensis

Asian Barred Owlet

Glaucidium cuculoides

Spotted Owlet

Athene brama

Brown Boobook/Brown Hawk Owl

Ninox scutulata

Himalayan Swiflet

Aerodramus brevirostris

Asian Palm Swift

Cypsiurus balasiensis

House Swift

Apus nipalensis

Grey-rumped Treeswift

Hemiprocne longipennis

Whiskered Treeswift

Hemiprocne comata

Orange-breasted Trogon

Harpactes oreskios

Red-headed Trogon

Harpactes erythrocephalus

Indian Roller

Coracias benghalensis


Eurystomus orientalis

Blue-eared Kingfisher

Alcedo meninting

Banded Kingfisher

Lacedo pulchella

Brown-winged Kingfisher

Pelargopsis amauropterus

Ruddy Kingfisher

Halcyon coromanda

White-throated Kingfisher

Halcyon smyrnensis

Black-capped Kingfisher

Halcyon pileata

Collared Kingfisher

Todiramphus chloris

Blue-bearded Bee-eater

Nyctyornis athertoni

Green Bee-eater

Merops orientalis ferrugeiceps

Blue-throated Bee-eater

Merops viridis

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

Merops leschenaulti

Oriental Pied Hornbill

Anthracoceros albirostris

Great Hornbill

Buceros bicornis

Eurasian Hoopoe

Upupa epops

Rufous Woodpecker

Celeus brachyurus

White-bellied Woodpecker

Dryocopus javensis

Greater Yellownape

Picus flavinucha

Laced Woodpecker

Picus vittatus

Black-headed Woodpecker

Picus erythropygius

Common Flameback

Dinopium javanense

Great Barbet

Megalaima virens

Lineated Barbet

Megalaima lineata

Green-eared Barbet

Megalaima faiostricta

Golden-throated Barbet

Megalaima franklinii

Blue-throated Barbet

Megalaima asiatica

Moustached Barbet

Megalaima incognita

Blue-eared Barbet

Megalaima australis

Coppersmith Barbet

Megalaima haemacephala

Mangrove Pitta

Pitta megarhyncha

Silver-breasted Broadbill

Serilophus lunatus

Long-tailed Broadbill

Psarisomus dalhousiae

Eurasian Jay

Garrulus glandarius

Green Magpie

Cissa chinensis

Racket-tailed Treepie

Crypsirina temia

Large-billed Crow

Corvus macrorhynchos

Large Cuckooshrike

Coracina macei

Black-winged Cuckooshrike

Coracina melaschistos

Ashy Woodswallow

Artamus fuscus

Black-naped Oriole

Oriolus chinensis

Black-Hooded Oriole

Oriolus xanthornus

Rosy Minivet

Pericrocotus roseus pallidus

Ashy Minivet

Pericrocotus divaricatus

Short-billed Minivet

Pericrocotus brevirostris

Scarlet Minivet

Pericrocotus flammeus

Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike

Hemipus picatus

Yellow-bellied Fantail

Rhipidura hypoxantha

White-throated Fantail

Rhipidura albicollis

White-browed Fantail

Rhipidura aureola

Pied Fantail

Rhipidura javanica

Black Drongo

Dicrurus macrocercus

Ashy Drongo

Dicrurus leucophaeus

Bronzed Drongo

Dicrurus aeneus

Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo

Dicrurus remifer

Hair-crested/Spangled Drongo

Dicrurus hottentottus

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo

Dicrurus paradiseus

Black-naped Monarch

Hypothymis azurea

Asian Paradise-Flycatcher

Terpsiphone paradisi

Common Iora

Aegithina tiphia

Rufous-winged Philentoma

Philentoma pyrhopterum

Large Woodshrike

Tephrodornis gularis

Asian Fairy-bluebird

Irena puella

Blue-winged Leafbird

Chloropsis cochinchinensis

Golden-fronted Leafbird

Chloropsis aurifrons

Orange-bellied Leafbird

Chloropsis hardwickii

Brown Shrike

Lanius cristatus

Grey-backed Shrike

Lanius tephronotus

Blue Rock-Thrush

Monticola solitarius

Blue Whistling-Thrush

Myophonus caeruleus

Dark-sided Thrush

Zoothera marginata

White-browed Shortwing

Brachypteryx montana

Red-breasted/Red-throated Flycatcher

Ficedula/Muscicapa parva

Snowy-browed Flycatcher

Ficedula hyperythra

Sapphire Flycatcher

Ficedula sapphira

Verditer Flycatcher

Eumyias thalassina

Common Myna

Acridotheres tristis

White-vented Myna

Acridotheres grandis

Golden-crested Myna

Ampeliceps coronatus

Hill Myna

Gracula religiosa

Asian Glossy Starling

Aplonis panayensis

Asian Pied Starling

Sturnus contra

Black-collared Starling

Sturnus nigricollis

Large Niltava

Niltava grandis

Hainan Blue Flycatcher

Cyornis hainanus

Hill Blue-Flycatcher

Cyornis banyumas

Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher

Culicicapa ceylonensis

Siberian Blue Robin

Luscinia cyane

Oriental Magpie-Robin

Copsychus saularis

White-rumped Shama

Copsychus malabaricus

White-capped Water-Redstart

Chaimarrornis leucocephalus

Plumbeous Water-Redstart

Rhyacornis fuliginosus

Slaty-backed Forktail

Enicurus schistaceus

White-crowned Forktail

Enicurus leschenaulti

Purple Cochoa

Cochoa purpurea

Common Stonechat

Saxicola torquata

Pied Bushchat

Saxicola caprata

Grey Bushchat

Saxicola ferrea

Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch

Sitta castanea

Velvet-fronted Nuthatch

Sitta frontalis

Giant Nuthatch

Sitta magna

Brown-throated Treecreeper

Certhia discolor

Dusky Crag Martin

Hirundo concolor

Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Pacific Swallow

Hirundo tahitica

Red-rumped Swallow

Hirundo daurica

Striated Swallow

Hirundo striolata

Black-headed Bulbul

Pycnonotus atriceps

Black-crested Bulbul

Pycnonotus melanicterus

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Pycnonotus jocosus

Sooty-headed Bulbul

Pycnonotus aurigaster

Stripe-throated Bulbul

Pycnonotus finlaysoni

Flavescent Bulbul

Pycnonotus flavescens

Yellow-vented Bulbul

Pycnonotus goiavier

Streak-eared Bulbul

Pycnonotus blanfordi

Cream-vented Bulbul

Pycnonotus simplex

Puff-throated Bulbul

Alophoixus pallidus

Ochraceous Bulbul

Alophoixus ochraceus

Yellow-bellied Bulbul

Alophoixus phaeocephalus

Hairy-backed Bulbul

Tricholestes criniger

Grey-eyed Bulbul

Iole propinqua

Buff-vented Bulbul

Iole olivacea

Mountain Bulbul

Hypsipetes mcclellandii

Black Bulbul

Hypsipetes leucocephalus

White-headed Bulbul

Hypsipetes thompsoni

Hill Prinia

Prinia atrogularis

Rufescent Prinia

Prinia rufescens

Plain Prinia

Prinia inornata

Chestnut-flanked White-eye

Zosterops erythropleurus

Oriental White-eye

Zosterops palpebrosus

Japanese White-eye

Zosterops japonicus

Asian Stubtail

Urosphena squameiceps

Dark-necked Tailorbird

Orthotomus atrogularis

Ashy Tailorbird

Orthotomus ruficeps

Buff-barred Warbler

Phylloscopus pulcher

Ashy-throated Warbler

Phylloscopus maculipennis

Arctic Warbler

Phylloscopus borealis

Greenish Warbler

Phylloscopus trochiloides

Grey-crowned Warbler

Seicercus tephrocephalus

Chestnut-crowned Warbler

Seicercus castaniceps

White-crested Laughingthrush

Garrulax leucolophus

Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush

Garrulax monileger

Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush

Garrulax pectoralis

Black-throated Laughingthrush

Garrulax chinensis

Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush

Garrulax erythrocephalus

Puff-throated Babbler

Pellorneum ruficeps

Black-capped Babbler

Pellorneum capistratum

White-browed/Slaty-headed Scimitar-Babbler

Pomatorhinus schisticeps

Streaked Wren-Babbler

Napothera brevicaudata

Pygmy Wren-Babbler

Pnoepyga pusilla

Rufous-fronted Babbler

Stachyris rufifrons

Grey-throated Babbler

Stachyris nigriceps

Spot-necked Babbler

Stachyris striolata

Striped Tit-Babbler

Macronous gularis

Silver-eared Mesia

Leiothrix argentauris

White-browed Shrike-Babbler

Pteruthius flaviscapis

White-hooded Babbler

Gampsorhynchus rufulus

Spectacled Barwing

Actinodura ramsayi

Chestnut-tailed Minla

Minla strigula

Rufous-winged Fulvetta

Alcippe castaneceps

Grey-cheeked Fulvetta

Alcippe morrisonia

Rufous-backed Sibia

Heterophasia annectens

Dark-backed/Black-backed Sibia

Heterophasia melanoleuca

Striated Yuhina

Yuhina castaniceps

White-bellied Yuhina

Yuhina zantholeuca

Great Tit

Parus major

Yellow-cheeked Tt

Parus spilonotus

Sultan Tit

Melanochlora sultanea

Thick-billed Flowerpecker

Dicaeum agile

Orange-bellied Flowerpecker

Dicaeum trigonostigma

Plain Flowerpecker

Dicaeum concolor

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker

Dicaeum cruentatum

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird

Anthreptes singalensis

Purple-throated Sunbird

Nectarinia sperata

Olive-backed Sunbird

Nectarinia jugularis

Purple Sunbird

Nectarinia asiatica

Mrs. Gould's Sunbird

Aethopyga gouldiae

Green-tailed Sunbird

Aethopyga nipalensis

Black-throated Sunbird

Aethopyga saturata

Thick-billed Spiderhunter

Arachnothera crassirostris

Streaked Spiderhunter

Arachnothera magna

Plain-backed Sparrow

Passer flaveolus

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Passer montanus

White Wagtail

Motacilla alba

Yellow Wagtail

Motacilla flava

Grey Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea

Paddyfield Pipit

Anthus rufulus

Pin-tailed Parrotfinch

Erythrura prasina

Scaly-breasted Munia

Lonchura punctulata

White-bellied Munia

Lonchura leucogastra

Chestnut Bunting

Emberiza rutila

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