|Birding trip report Cambodia
and Thailand Feb. 2016
John van der Woude www.jvanderw.nl
See also photos.
Cambodia is a great place for birders, and easy to combine with a visit to Thailand or Vietnam. Cambodia has several highly interesting habitats not or not easily found in other Asian countries.
Around a guided private birding tour to Cambodia Nollie and I added our own independent second birding trip to Thailand. The trip to Cambodia, organized by the Sam Veasna Center (samveasna.org), was from 17 to 25 Feb. 2016 and was excellently guided by Nara Duong [later he joined the Cambodia Bird Guide Association, www.birdguideasso.org]. Before that, from 12 to 17 Feb, we birded Pak Thale (the site for Spoon-billed Sandpiper and other special waders) and the now famous Kaeng Krachan NP. After the Cambodia trip we spent a week (until 3 March) in the cluster of hill forest national parks in central-north Thailand, plus at the end a day Khao Yai (a repeat visit from 2003).
In Cambodia, the first three days were spent at sites not too far from our base in Siem Reap, the pleasant and famous (for the temples) city near the huge lake Tonle Sap. The last four days were spent in the extensive woodlands in the central North of Cambodia, the area of the rare Giant and White-shouldered Ibises. It was a very pleasant trip across a high diversity of habitats.
For the Cambodia trip I had made a list of all our target species, based on the species lists for every site we would visit.
In Thailand we drove around in a rental car, and used the booking.com app for finding accommodation. Information for finding the bird sites was gathered mainly from the websites of Dave Sargeant (norththailandbirding.com), Games (souththailandbirding.com) and Nick Upton (thaibirding.com), and from trip reports on cloudbirders.com (especially Barnagaud, Poelstra).
We also relied a lot on the Maps.me app for finding our way, and before the trip I had added many waypoints in this app from important sightings etc. mentioned in the above trip reports and websites.
On the rare occasions that we could not communicate in some sort of English, we used the Google Translate app on the phone, to show in Thai what we meant and this was replied vice versa. A new and funny experience.
The weather was excellent all the time, we always felt at ease and we had no stomach or other health problems at all. I can really recommend a trip to Cambodia (preferably with Nara Duong) in combination with a trip to Thailand (or e.g. Vietnam).
Below, twenty maps give details about the birding sites in Thailand and how to get there. For Cambodia only one map is provided, as this was, and will probably be for nearly everybody, a guided trip. These waypoint maps are all screenshots from my Maps.me app.
At the bottom of this page is the bird species list, with columns for the different sites. This is the main place in the report where species are mentioned. The remainder of the report is mainly meant to find your way and to get an idea of the habitats, based on the photos.
So, separately there are dozens of photos of the birding sites. Some more details about the sites are given there as well.
|12-17 Feb. 2016:
1 = International airport Suvarnambumi
2 = Pak Thale shore bird area
3 = Kaeng Krachan NP
17-25 Feb. 2016:
4 = Siem Reap + Angkor Wat temple complex
5 = Tonle Sap lake border
6 = Ang Trapaeng open area
7 = Bengal Florican area
8 = Tmatboey open forest
25 Feb.- 3 March 2016:
9 = Stijn de Win's Wat site (Limestone Wren-Babbler)
10 = Nam Nao NP
11 = Phu Hin Rong Kla NP
12 = Chat Trakan NP
13 = Phu Suan Sai NP
14 = Phu Ruea NP
15 = Khao Yai NP
|The waypoints of the Thailand maps
below can be downloaded here:
To be used on e.g. Google Earth, and in the field with e.g. the Maps.me app.
|Airport, car rental, Bangkok:
1. Suvarnambumi international airport
2. car rental area (see details on next map) (driving is on the left in Thailand)
3. keep right here
4. go left here for Bangkok
5. go left here for road 9 to the west (Pak Thale and Kaeng Krachan)
|How to find your way from the car
1. car rental offices and cars
2. drive around this block to 3.
3. take the fly-over to get to the other side of the road
4. drive slowly to choose the right way to 5: keep right!
5. drive slowly to find the road to Bangkok (big sign above the road)
6. when returning the car, simply turn left below the fly-over; note also that (if I remember well) you don't need to leave the highway at 5 now but can continue to the broad and more normal highway crossing a little further east. Just follow the signs to airport and then rental car return.
|The wader areas near Pak Thale:
1. Petchaburi town (see separate map)
2. go left on the road that follows the coast up to Pak Thale
3. our hotel iTara, recommendable (see booking.com; hotels in this area are not as cheap as more inland)
4. viewpoint for Nordmann's Greenshank and Great Knot
5. Pak Thale, the best wader site (and Spoonbilled Sandpiper)
|Where to go through Petchaburi:
1. coming along the highway from the north, take exit here onto service road
2. drive to the east from here (further see map above)
|Situation at Pak Thale, the
Spoon-billed Sandpiper site:
1. leave the coastal road here, at 13.150213 100.05358
2. park car here at broadest part of sandy track and not too close to the salt works
3. scan around all along this track for SBS and other waders.
|How to reach Kaeng Krachan NP:
1. best leave main north-south highway here at 12.94197 99.903784
2. road to KK after some bends and bifurcations here
3. turn left for KK, unless you want to go along KK headquarters but for tickets this is not necessary anymore
4. keep twice right for KK short after each other
5. gate and ticket booth for KK NP. See map below how to continue.
Kaeng Krachan NP, our main points of interest:
1. gate and ticket booth as on previous map; nice clearing and marsh directly after entering
2. forest clearing with Black-thighed Falconet
3. BanKrang camp and checkpoint; take your time here at the borders of this large half-open area; some food & drink sold here; at the gate, if you have a normal car, kindly ask if you may drive on to the first river crossing (this is normally allowed)
4. KK stream 1
5. KK stream 2
6. KK stream 3
Most birding in KK is done from points 3 to 6. If you have a 4WD then drive westward on to 12.8178 99.372 for a chance of seeing Rachet-tailed Treepie. We failed to find it but other birders saw it that day. We had rented a 4WD with driver for that second day KK but would probably not do that again and spend more time around points 3 to 6.
|Situation at Siem Reap, Cambodia:
1. international airport with direct flights from Bangkok and many other cities (also Kuala Lumpur)
2. our very nice hotel Sonalong, quiet, with garden
3. old centre of Siem Reap (see map below)
4. Angkor Wat temple and woodland (largest hindu temple in SE Asia)
5. Angkor Thom temple
6. Ta Prohm temple
This whole former temple complex is an absolute must-see and is set in nice woodland. It is a mixture of hindu and buddhist temples.
|Centre of Siem Reap, Cambodia:
1. hotel Sonalong (in front: 2 dollars for a tuktuk to old market etc.; or walk)
2. old market
3. good ATM at Canadia Bank
4. bookshop c. here
5. street with many restaurants
6. our favorite restaurant The Indian (excellent South-Indian food)
|How to reach the Limestone
Wren-Babbler site of Stijn de Win
(see his http://www.birding2asia.com/W2W/Thailand/North/WatPhraPhuttabathNoi.html):
1. coming from Bangkok/airport this is a good hotel, Rongsang Resort, with small restaurant
2. get to the other side of the road here (see map below how)
3. LWB site: check the bushes at the base of the steep rock face behind and beyond the Wat (temple) 200 m West of waypoint 14.6574 100.9907. To find this, turn left at the T-junction end of the 2 to 3 road from the west, and then right(!) after 100 m; continue for c. 1 km.
|How to turn right to Stijn's Wat from
the highway (detail of previous map):
1. coming from the south, make U-turn here to other side of the road (U-turn indicated)
2. go left (east) here, just before (north of) a pedestrian bridge
|Situation near Lom Sak, the town for
visiting Nam Nao and Phu Hin Rong Kla NP's:
1. hotel etc. see map below
2. 7-11 shop (at petrol station) for food and coffee, open 24/24
3. go north here for PHRK NP
4. start of road to PHRK NP (west)
|Lom Sak centre:
1. HT hotel: good, quiet and ample parking space (use Google Translate on your phone for questions)
2. make U-turn here to reach Big C (3)
3. Big C, a big supermarket with good restaurant inside front left
|Nam Nao NP:
1. Lom Sak hotel etc. (see previous map)
2. 7-11 shop 24/24 (see above)
3. Nam Nao headquarters & trails c. here (well indicated along main road)
4. dirt road (at this spot we had flowering bamboo with Pin-tailed Parrotfinch)
|Phu Hin Rong Kla NP:
1. road from Lom Sak (see map above)
2. around here, check for Jerdon's Bushchat, see http://norththailandbirding.com/pages/localities/phu_hin_rong_kla.html (as said there, look beyond the ridge next to the road)
3. entrance of PHRK NP (500 baht pp for foreigners in 2016, the most expensive park in Thailand)
4. nice, short forest trail uphill left (fulvettas etc.) at wide parking spot
5. small parking spot in good forest
6. viewpoint across and into the canopy
7. small parking spot along straight road for easy birding (Dark-backed Sibia and Nepal House Martin for us)
Continue west to HQ at 17.0043 100.9944 and further west to area of map below.
|Nakhon Thai town west of PHRK NP and
near Chat Trakan NP:
1. road from (and through) Phu Hin Rong Kla NP
2. Panya Garden resort, where we stayed in a reasonable bungalow
3. Panya restaurant c. here (owner of resort will explain where)
4. nice rural road through rice fields and some bushes
5. road to Chat Trakan NP
|Chat Trakan NP and further north:
1. Nakhon Thai (see map above)
2. Chat Trakan NP entrance and water fall (Blue Whistling-Thrush)
3. police checkpoint, turn right through nice tall forest
4. start of road uphill to nice botanical garden
5. Phu Suan Sai NP headquarters and info; possible to drive around along border, but best part probably 2 km before and after HQ.
|Phu Ruea NP:
1. long and winding but nice road along border, from Phu Suan Sai NP (see previous map)
2. narrow road up to Phu Ruea NP well signposted in Phu Ruea town; headquarters and info at about 1/4 of road to 3
3. end of road, possible to walk up to summit; drive down left for a short while to other camp
4. road to/from Lom Sak
5. road to Loei, a regional centre.
|Towards Khao Yai NP from the north:
1. on highway 2 take exit here, signposted Khao Yai; this is near Pak Chong; 1= 14.661058 101.39618
2. take the middle one of three roads here
3. proceed to Khao Yai NP
|Khao Yai NP
1. hotel Khaoyai Palazzo, good and friendly, and good packed breakfast; ample parking on premises; this is just after the 90 degrees bend in road 3077 from Pak Chong exit of previous map
2. entrance of KY NP, pay here
3. km 33 trail
4. double tree
6. start of best KY trail (going west, walk very slowly)
7. start of quiet Radar road
8. clearing in Radar road
This list is practically complete for the first days in Thailand and for all days in Cambodia. For the later days in Thailand (W-Y) the more common species are often not mentioned.
Thailand 12-17 Feb. 2016: o = along the road or anywhere P = Pak Thale etc. K = Kaeng Krachan Cambodia 17-25 Feb. 2016: A = Siem Reap + Angkor Wat temple complex S = Tonle sap lake border T = Ang Trapaeng open area F = Bengal Florican area B = Tmatboey open forest Thailand 25 Feb. - 3 March 2016: W = Stijn's Wat site (Limestone Wren-Babbler) N = Nam Nao NP R = Phu Hin Rong Kla NP C = Chat Trakan NP U = Phu Suan Sai NP E = Phu Ruea NP Y = Khao Yai NP (h) = heard only * = lifer oPKASTFBWNRCUEY Chinese Francolin B Francolinus pintadeanus Red Junglefowl K B U Gallus gallus Silver Pheasant Y Lophura nycthemera Kalij Pheasant K Lophura leucomelanos * Grey Peacock-Pheasant K Polyplectron bicalcaratum Lesser Whistling Duck T Dendrocygna javanica Knob-billed/Comb Duck TF Sarkidiornis melanotos Cotton Pygmy Goose T Nettapus coromandelianus Eurasian Wigeon T Anas penelope Indian Spot-billed Duck STF Anas poecilorhyncha Garganey ST Anas querquedula Little Grebe K S Tachybaptus ruficollis Painted Stork P S F Mycteria leucocephala Asian Openbill o K ST Anastomus oscitans Woolly-necked Stork B Ciconia episcopus Black-necked Stork B Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus * Lesser Adjutant S B Leptoptilos javanicus * Greater Adjutant S Leptoptilos dubius Black-headed Ibis S Threskiornis melanocephalus * White-shouldered Ibis B Pseudibis davisoni * Giant Ibis B Pseudibis gigantea Yellow Bittern S Ixobrychus sinensis Cinnamon Bittern K S Ixobrychus cinnamomeus Black-crowned Night Heron ST Nycticorax nycticorax Striated Heron N Butorides striata Chinese Pond Heron P AS FB Ardeola bacchus Eastern Cattle Egret o K S B Bubulcus coromandus Grey Heron P S F Ardea cinerea Purple Heron ST Ardea purpurea Eastern Great Egret P ST Ardea modesta Intermediate Egret STF Egretta intermedia Little Egret K S Egretta garzetta Spot-billed Pelican S Pelecanus philippensis Little Cormorant PK S Microcarbo niger Indian Cormorant S Phalacrocorax fuscicollis Great Cormorant P S Phalacrocorax carbo Oriental Darter S Anhinga melanogaster Black Baza o K FB Aviceda leuphotes Crested Honey Buzzard B C Pernis ptilorhynchus Black-winged Kite o STF Elanus caeruleus Black Kite T Milvus migrans Brahminy Kite P A Haliastur indus Grey-headed Fish Eagle S Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus Crested Serpent Eagle o K B Y Spilornis cheela Eastern Marsh Harrier TF Circus spilonotus Pied Harrier TF Circus melanoleucos Crested Goshawk o B? Accipiter trivirgatus Shikra A FB CU Accipiter badius Besra U Accipiter virgatus Rufous-winged Buzzard T B C Butastur liventer Indian Spotted Eagle T Aquila hastata Greater Spotted Eagle T Aquila clanga Rufous-bellied Eagle B Lophotriorchis kienerii Crested (Changeable) Hawk-Eagle K Nisaetus cirrhatus * White-rumped Falcon B Polihierax insignis * Black-thighed Falconet K Microhierax fringillarius Peregrine Falcon P Falco peregrinus * Bengal Florican F Houbaropsis bengalensis White-breasted Waterhen K Amaurornis phoenicurus Ruddy-breasted Crake Sh Porzana fusca Purple Swamphen S Porphyrio porphyrio Sarus Crane T Grus antigone Kurrichane (Small) Buttonquail F Turnix sylvaticus Barred Buttonquail B Turnix suscitator Black-winged Stilt P ST Himantopus himantopus Pied Avocet P Recurvirostra avosetta Grey-headed Lapwing ST Vanellus cinereus Red-wattled Lapwing o K Vanellus indicus Pacific Golden Plover P Pluvialis fulva Grey Plover P Pluvialis squatarola Little Ringed Plover P STF Charadrius dubius Kentish Plover P Charadrius alexandrinus Lesser Sand Plover P Charadrius mongolus Greater Sand Plover P Charadrius leschenaultii female Greater Painted Snipe S Rostratula benghalensis Pheasant-tailed Jacana K ST Hydrophasianus chirurgus Bronze-winged Jacana T Metopidius indicus Pin-tailed Snipe F Gallinago stenura Common Snipe ST Gallinago gallinago Black-tailed Godwit P Limosa limosa Bar-tailed Godwit P Limosa lapponica Eurasian Curlew P Numenius arquata Spotted Redshank P F Tringa erythropus Marsh Sandpiper P T Tringa stagnatilis Common Greenshank P STF Tringa nebularia *N Nordmann's Greenshank P Tringa guttifer Wood Sandpiper STF Tringa glareola Common Sandpiper T Actitis hypoleucos * Great Knot P Calidris tenuirostris Sanderling P Calidris alba Red-necked Stint P Calidris ruficollis Long-toed Stint P Calidris subminuta Curlew Sandpiper P Calidris ferruginea * Spoon-billed Sandpiper P Eurynorhynchus pygmeus Broad-billed Sandpiper P Limicola falcinellus Ruff P Philomachus pugnax Red-necked Phalarope P Phalaropus lobatus Oriental Pratincole STF Glareola maldivarum Pallas's Gull P Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus Lesser Black-backed Gull P Larus fuscus Gull-billed Tern P Gelochelidon nilotica Caspian Tern P Hydroprogne caspia Whiskered Tern S Chlidonias hybrida White-winged Tern P Chlidonias leucopterus * Pale-capped Pigeon B Columba punicea Red Turtle Dove o b Streptopelia tranquebarica Spotted Dove o K B Stigmatopelia chinensis Common Emerald Dove K U Chalcophaps indica Zebra Dove o ST B Geopelia striata Pink-necked Green Pigeon B Treron vernans Orange-breasted Green Pigeon B Treron bicinctus Thick-billed Green Pigeon K B Treron curvirostra Green Imperial Pigeon B Y Ducula aenea Mountain Imperial Pigeon K R Ducula badia Vernal Hanging Parrot K Loriculus vernalis Alexandrine Parakeet A B Psittacula eupatria Blossom-headed Parakeet B Psittacula roseata Red-breasted Parakeet A B Psittacula alexandri Greater Coucal K STFB Y Centropus sinensis * Red-billed Malkoha K Zanclostomus javanicus Green-billed Malkoha K B R Phaenicophaeus tristis * Chestnut-winged Cuckoo K Clamator coromandus Asian Koel o K T B U Y Eudynamys scolopaceus * Asian Emerald Cuckoo K R Chrysococcyx maculatus Violet Cuckoo K B Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus * Banded Bay Cuckoo K B Cacomantis sonneratii Plaintive Cuckoo ST Cacomantis merulinus Large Hawk-Cuckoo B Hierococcyx sparverioides Oriental Cuckoo S Cuculus optatus * Oriental Scops Owl B Otus sunia Brown Fish Owl B Ketupa zeylonensis * Spotted Wood Owl T Strix seloputo * Brown Wood Owl T Strix leptogrammica Asian Barred Owlet A B Glaucidium cuculoides Spotted Owlet T Athene brama Large-tailed Nightjar K Y Caprimulgus macrurus Indian Nightjar B Caprimulgus asiaticus Savanna Nightjar B Caprimulgus affinis Crested Treeswift B Hemiprocne coronata * Germain's Swiftlet KAS B Aerodramus germani Asian Palm Swift o ASTFB Cypsiurus balasiensis Pacific (Fork-tailed) Swift R Apus pacificus Little Swift o Apus affinis Orange-breasted Trogon K Harpactes oreskios Red-headed Trogon Y Harpactes erythrocephalus Indian Roller o K T B Coracias benghalensis Oriental Dollarbird K Eurystomus orientalis Stork-billed Kingfisher B Pelargopsis capensis White-throated Kingfisher o K Halcyon smyrnensis Black-capped Kingfisher AS Halcyon pileata Common Kingfisher STF Y Alcedo atthis Pied Kingfisher T Ceryle rudis Green Bee-eater K T B Merops orientalis Blue-tailed Bee-eater S FB Merops philippinus Chestnut-headed Bee-eater K B Y Merops leschenaulti Eurasian Hoopoe o K B Upupa epops Oriental Pied Hornbill K B Anthracoceros albirostris Great Hornbill K Buceros bicornis Wreathed Hornbill K Rhyticeros undulatus Great Barbet U Megalaima virens Lineated Barbet A T B Megalaima lineata Green-eared Barbet K Megalaima faiostricta Golden-throated Barbet R Megalaima franklinii Blue-throated Barbet K Megalaima asiatica Moustached Barbet K E Megalaima incognita Blue-eared Barbet K Megalaima australis Coppersmith Barbet K T B Megalaima haemacephala White-browed Piculet K Sasia ochracea Rufous-bellied Woodpecker B Dendrocopos hyperythrus Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker B N Dendrocopos canicapillus Yellow-crowned Woodpecker B Dendrocopos mahrattensis Rufous Woodpecker B Celeus brachyurus White-bellied Woodpecker B Dryocopus javensis Greater Yellownape K B N Picus flavinucha * Black-headed Woodpecker B Picus erythropygius Grey-headed Woodpecker K Picus canus Common Flameback K B Dinopium javanense Greater Flameback K B Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus Bay Woodpecker Rh Blythipicus pyrrhotis Great Slaty Woodpecker B N Mulleripicus pulverulentus Long-tailed Broadbill K Psarisomus dalhousiae Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike B N Y Hemipus picatus Large Woodshrike K B Tephrodornis virgatus Common Woodshrike B Tephrodornis pondicerianus Ashy Woodswallow K C Artamus fuscus Common Iora T B N Aegithina tiphia Great Iora K Aegithina lafresnayei Large Cuckooshrike B N Coracina macei Indochinese Cuckooshrike B Coracina polioptera Swinhoe's Minivet B N Pericrocotus cantonensis Ashy Minivet B Pericrocotus divaricatus Small Minivet B Pericrocotus cinnamomeus Grey-chinned Minivet R Pericrocotus solaris Scarlet Minivet K B N Pericrocotus speciosus Brown Shrike ST B Lanius cristatus Burmese Shrike B R Lanius collurioides White-bellied Erpornis N Erpornis zantholeuca Black-naped Oriole KAST B Oriolus chinensis Black-hooded Oriole B Oriolus xanthornus Black Drongo oP TFB Dicrurus macrocercus Ashy Drongo K B Dicrurus leucophaeus Crow-billed Drongo K Dicrurus annectans Hair-crested Drongo K B Dicrurus hottentottus Greater Racket-tailed Drongo KA B N U Dicrurus paradiseus White-throated Fantail N Rhipidura albicollis White-browed Fantail K B Rhipidura aureola Malaysian Pied Fantail STF Rhipidura javanica Black-naped Monarch KA B Hypothymis azurea Asian Paradise Flycatcher K Y Terpsiphone paradisi Eurasian Jay N Garrulus glandarius Red-billed Blue Magpie B Y Urocissa erythrorhyncha Common Green Magpie N Y Cissa chinensis Rufous Treepie B Dendrocitta vagabunda Racket-tailed Treepie T B Crypsirina temia Large-billed Crow o S B Corvus macrorhynchos Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher K B C Y Culicicapa ceylonensis Great Tit C Parus major Sultan Tit K N Melanochlora sultanea Horsfield's Bush Lark F Mirafra javanica Indochinese Bush Lark F-B Mirafra erythrocephala Oriental Skylark F Alauda gulgula Black-headed Bulbul K Pycnonotus atriceps Black-crested Bulbul o K B Y Pycnonotus flaviventris Sooty-headed Bulbul B R EY Pycnonotus aurigaster Stripe-throated Bulbul K B Pycnonotus finlaysoni Flavescent Bulbul K R Pycnonotus flavescens Yellow-vented Bulbul hotel garden SR Pycnonotus goiavier Streak-eared Bulbul S B Pycnonotus blanfordi Puff-throated Bulbul B Alophoixus pallidus Ochraceous Bulbul K Alophoixus ochraceus Mountain Bulbul R Ixos mcclellandii Sand Martin S F Riparia riparia Grey-throated Martin Riparia chinensis Barn Swallow o STFB Hirundo rustica Dusky Crag Martin R Ptyonoprogne concolor * Nepal House Martin R Delichon nipalense Red-rumped Swallow o K B Cecropis daurica Mountain Tailorbird R Phyllergates cucullatus Dusky Warbler S Phylloscopus fuscatus * Radde's Warbler K B R Y Phylloscopus schwarzi Yellow-browed Warbler commonthroughoutPhylloscopus inornatus Two-barred Warbler K B Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus Pale-legged Leaf Warbler B N Phylloscopus tenellipes Eastern Crowned Warbler K R Phylloscopus coronatus Davison's Leaf Warbler NR Phylloscopus davisoni * Sulphur-breasted Warbler N E Phylloscopus ricketti Oriental Reed Warbler ST Acrocephalus orientalis * Manchurian Reed Warbler F Acrocephalus tangorum Thick-billed Warbler (Bh) Iduna aedon Striated Grassbird S Megalurus palustris * Lanceolated Warbler ST Locustella lanceolata Zitting Cisticola S Cisticola juncidis Brown Prinia B Prinia polychroa Rufescent Prinia B Y Prinia rufescens Grey-breasted Prinia B Prinia hodgsonii Plain Prinia S Prinia inornata Common Tailorbird o K B Y Orthotomus sutorius Dark-necked Tailorbird S B R Orthotomus atrogularis Puff-throated Babbler EY Pellorneum ruficeps White-browed Scimitar Babbler K Pomatorhinus schisticeps * Limestone Wren-Babbler W Napothera crispifrons Rufous-fronted Babbler K E Stachyris rufifrons Golden Babbler Stachyris chrysaea Pin-striped Tit-Babbler S Eh Macronus gularis Chestnut-capped Babbler K Timalia pileata White-crested Laughingthrush N Garrulax leucolophus * Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush K N Garrulax monileger * Black-throated Laughingthrush K Garrulax chinensis Blue-winged Minla R Minla cyanouroptera Rufous-winged Fulvetta R Alcippe castaneceps Yunnan Fulvetta R E Alcippe fratercula * Dark-backed Sibia R Heterophasia melanoleuca Oriental White-eye o(1X) Zosterops palpebrosus Asian Fairy-bluebird K Irena puella Burmese Nuthatch B Sitta neglecta Velvet-fronted Nuthatch K B N Sitta frontalis Golden-crested Myna K Ampeliceps coronatus Common Hill Myna A N Gracula religiosa Great (White-vented) Myna P STFB Acridotheres grandis Common Myna o K FBetc Acridotheres tristis Black-collared Starling B Gracupica nigricollis Pied Myna P Gracupica contra Chestnut-cheeked Starling B Agropsar philippensis White-shouldered Starling S Sturnia sinensis Eyebrowed Thrush R Turdus obscurus Bluethroat F Luscinia svecica * Siberian Blue Robin Rf Luscinia cyane Oriental Magpie-Robin K B R Copsychus saularis White-rumped Shama K B U Y Copsychus malabaricus Siberian (Stejneger's) Stonechat STFB R Saxicola maurus Pied Bush Chat S B C Saxicola caprata * Jerdon's Bush Chat R Saxicola jerdoni Blue Rock Thrush N C Monticola solitarius White-throated Rock Thrush A Monticola gularis Blue Whistling Thrush C Myophonus caeruleus Asian Brown Flycatcher K B C Muscicapa dauurica Red-breasted (Taiga) Flycatchero K B Ficedula parva Verditer Flycatcher K B R Eumyias thalassinus Hainan Blue Flycatcher A B Cyornis hainanus Hill Blue Flycatcher N Cyornis banyumas Large Niltava R Niltava grandis Blue-winged Leafbird B N Chloropsis cochinchinensis Golden-fronted Leafbird K B Chloropsis aurifrons Plain Flowerpecker N Dicaeum minullum Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker A T B Dicaeum cruentatum * Ruby-cheeked Sunbird B C Chalcoparia singalensis Van Hasselt's Sunbird B Leptocoma brasiliana Purple Sunbird B Cinnyris asiaticus Olive-backed Sunbird K S B C Cinnyris jugularis Black-throated Sunbird R Aethopyga saturata Streaked Spiderhunter K R Arachnothera magna House Sparrow T B Passer domesticus Plain-backed Sparrow T Passer flaveolus Eurasian Tree Sparrow o ST B Passer montanus Baya Weaver T Ploceus philippinus Red Avadavat F Amandava amandava * Pin-tailed Parrotfinch N Erythrura prasina White-rumped Munia C Lonchura striata Forest Wagtail A Dendronanthus indicus Grey Wagtail K C Motacilla cinerea White Wagtail R Motacilla alba Richard's Pipit B Anthus richardi Paddyfield Pipit o ST Anthus rufulus Olive-backed Pipit B E Anthus hodgsoni Red-throated Pipit T Anthus cervinus 34 325
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