LITTLE GREBE T. ruficollis; 2 Mae Tang Irrigation Project 12/2, 10+ BB 13/2.
LITTLE CORMORANT P. niger; numerous SS 3/2, BB 13/2.
GREY HERON A. cineria; 1 SS 3/2.
PURPLE HERON A. purpurea; numerous BB 13/2.
CHINESE POND-HERON A. bacchus; All pond-herons seen "up north" were presumed to be of this species. Not a single pond-heron seen in breeding plumage.
JAVAN POND-HERON A. speciosa; A proportion of the birds at SS, for example, were presumed to be this species.
CATTLE EGRET B. ibis; Seen anywhere there was cattle.
EASTERN REEF-HERON E. sacra; 2-3 seen around Krabi beaches.
CHINESE EGRET E. eulophotes; 5 Krabi 19/2 on first mudflats downstream from pier; including 2 breeding plumaged adults, with Little and Great Egrets.
GREAT EGRET E. alba; Often seen in suitable habitat.
INTERMEDIATE EGRET E. intermedia; Several seen SS and BB, etc.
LITTLE EGRET E. garzetta; Very common.
STRIATED HERON B. striatus; 1 KY 14/2, 1 Krabi River 22/2.
CINNAMON BITTERN I. Cinnamomeus; 1 BB 13/2.
ASIAN OPENBILL A. oscitans; 1 near Rangsit 4/2, 3 c20 miles north of Bangkok 16/2.
COTTON PYGMY-GOOSE N. coromandelianus; 50+ BB 13/2.
LESSER WHISTLING-DUCK D. javanica; c20 Mae Tang IP 12/2, 20+ BB 14/2.
BLACK-SHOULDERED KITE E. caeruleus; Very numerous on road north from HKK to DI, also road from Chang Mai to Nakhon Sawan.
BLACK KITE M. migrans; 1 only at SS 3/2.
BRAHMINY KITE H. indus; Common in the south.
JERDON'S BAZA A. jerdoni; 1 imm. KK village 3/2, outside bungalow, trying to catch squirrel in tree!
BLACK BAZA A. leuphotes; 1 road north of HKK 5/2, 1 KNC 24/2.
CRESTED GOSHAWK A. trivirgatus; 1 DAK 10/2, 1 DAK 11/2.
NORTHERN GOSHAWK A. gentiles; 1 DAK 9/2.
SHIKRA A. badius; Seen most days whilst north of Bangkok, 3 near DAK 9/2.
BESRA A. virgatus; 1 pair KY km 32 trail 14/2, probably on nest.
JAPANESE SPARROWHAWK A. gularis; 1 north of HKK 5/2.
CRESTED HONEY-BUZZARD P. ptilorhyncus; 1 dark morph bird DI > DAK 9/2.
COMMON BUZZARD B. buteo; 2 seen DI, 1 at DAK.
RUFOUS-WINGED BUZZARD Butastur liventer; 1 DAK at c1500m altitude surprised us, 10/2. 1 pair showed superbly at Mae Tang IP, outskirts of Chang Mai 12/2.
WHITE-BELLIED SEA-EAGLE H. leucogaster; 1 pair often seen Krabi River mouth, sometimes displaying.
CRESTED SERPENT-EAGLE S. cheela; Surprisingly few. 2 KY 14/2, 2 KY 15/2.
CHANGEABLE HAWK-EAGLE Spizaetus cirrhatus; 1 KK 1/2, 1 south of DI 5/2, 1 DI 6/2, 3 DI > DAK 9/2.
BLYTH'S HAWK-EAGLE S. alboniger; 1 ad. KNC 24/2.
EASTERN MARSH HARRIER C. spilonotus; 1m. 2f. BB 13/2.
HEN HARRIER C. cyaneus; 1m. near SS 3/2.
COLLARED FALCONET M. caerulescens; 2 DI km 13 9/2.
BLACK-THIGHED FALCONET M. fringillarius; 1 KNC coffee plantation 24/2.
EURASIAN KESTREL F. tinnunculus; 1 Bangkok 4/2, 1 DI > DAK 9/2, 2 DAK > Chang Mai 11/2.
RED JUNGLEFOWL G. gallus; Numerous at KK, HKK, occasional DI, common KY, where ssp spadiceus and gallus ["white eared" race] both occur and can sometimes be seen together, eg at Ground-Cuckoo site behind restaurant.
GREY PEACOCK-PHEASANT P. bicalcaratum; 1m. KK at km 17, 1/2. Watched for c10 minutes about 10m. off road at about midday. One of the highlights of the trip. Actually illustrated better in Lekagul/Round than in Robson.
MOUNTAIN BAMBOO-PARTRIDGE B. fytchii; 2 DAK 9/2.
BLACK-TAILED CRAKE P. bicolour; 1 DI 6/2. Now thought to be up to 5 birds there.
WHITE-BREASTED WATERHEN A. phoenicurus; Seen in all suitatable habitat.
WATERCOCK G. cineria; 1 female type BB 13/2.
MOORHEN Gallinula chloropus; 2 Mae Tang IP 12/2.
PURPLE SWAMPHEN P. porphyrio; Common BB 13/2.
BRONE-WINGED JACANA M. indicus; 4+ BB 13/2.
GREY-HEADED LAPWING V. cinereus; 4 KK km10 1/2 was a surprise; 4 on wet paddies just north of Chang Mai 11/2.
RED-WATTLED LAPWING V. indicus; Very common in all open countryside.
GREY PLOVER P. squatarola; A few seen on Krabi mudflats 19/2.
PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER P. fulva; 2-3 SS 3/2, 2 Krabi 19/2.
LITTLE RINGED PLOVER C. dubius; Large concentration, 100+ on paddies km 330 from Chang Mae to Nakhon Sawan 12/2.
KENTISH PLOVER C. alexandrinus; 1 at km 330 12/2.
MALAYSIAN PLOVER C. peronii; 3 pairs south of Cha-am 3/2.
LESSER SANDPLOVER C. mongolus; Common SS, Krabi area, 30+ km 330 12/2.
GREATER SANDPLOVER C. leschenaultii; Common SS and Krabi mudflats.
EURASIAN CURLEW N. arquata; Quite common Krabi mudflats. May be ssp. Orientalis as they look slightly larger and longer billed than ssp. arquata.
WHIMBREL N. phaeopus; Common Krabi area.
BAR-TAILED GODWIT L. lapponica; Common Krabi mudflats.
SPOTTED REDSHANK T. erythropus; c30 SS 3/2, 50+ km 330 12/2.
GREENSHANK T. nebularia; Quite common SS and Krabi mudflats, 1 km330 12/2.
NORDMANN'S GREENSHANK T. guttifer; 5 Krabi mudflats 19/2.
MARSH SANDPIPER T. stagnatilis; Common SS, 100+ km330 12/2.
WOOD SANDPIPER T. glareola; Common SS, 60+ km330 12/2.
COMMON SANDPIPER A. hypoleucos; 1-2 usually seen in suitable habitat.
RED-NECKED STINT C. ruficollis; Common SS.
TEMMINCK'S STINT C. temminckii; c10 km330 12/2.
LONG-TOED STINT C. subminuta; Common SS.
SPOON-BILLED SANDPIPER E. pygmaeus; 2 SS 3/2, same place as last years bird.
CURLEW SANDPIPER C. ferruginea; Common SS.
BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER L. falcinellus; 15+ SS 3/2.
COMMON SNIPE G. gallinago; 2 Mae Tang IP 12/2, 4 km330 12/2.
BLACK-WINGED STILT H. himantopus; Common SS, 130+ km330 12/2.
BROWN-HEADED GULL L. brunnicephalus; Common SS.
CASPIAN TERN S. caspia; 2 SS 3/2.
GREAT CRESTED TERN S. bergii; 3 ads. Krabi rivermouth 20/2.
GULL-BILLED TERN G. nilotica; 2-3 SS 3/2, 2 Krabi mudflats 19/2.
COMMON TERN S. hirundo; 2 Krabi mudflats 19/2.
BLACK-NAPED TERN S. sumatrana; 3ads. off Fossil Shell beach, Krabi [from boat] 20/2, again same place as last years birds.
LITTLE TERN S. albifrons; 3 Krabi mudflats 19/2.
WHIKERED TERN C. hybridus; 1 near Bangkok 3/2.
THICK-BILLED PIGEON T. curvirostra; 4+ KY 16/2.
YELLOW-FOOTED PIGEON T. phoenicoptera; 2 HKK 4/2. By far the best pigeon of the trip.
GREEN IMPERIAL PIGEON D. aenea; 6+ HKK 4/2.
MOUNTAIN IMPERIAL PIGEON D. badia; 1 KK 2/2, a few seen DI, 2 14/2 and 1 15/2 KY.
ROCK PIGEON C. livia.
SPECKLED WOOD-PIGEON C. hodgsonii; 6 DI 6/2.
PALE-CAPPED PIGEON C. punicea; 1 ad. on nearest islet c500m off Ao Nang beach, western end where buses turn around, late afternoon.
RED TURTLE-DOVE S. tranquebarica; Surprisingly few seen in suitable habitat.
SPOTTED DOVE S. chinensis; Common.
PEACEFUL DOVE G. striata; 6+ BB largest number, 13/2. Doves and pigeons seemed to suffer from the excessively dry conditions, as did many other species.
EMERALD DOVE C. indica; Common KK.
RED-BREASTED PARAKEET P. alexandri; c20 near Jungle Lodge, KY 14/2.
GREY-HEADED PARAKEET P. finschii; 4 HKK 4/2.
VERNAL HANGING PARROT L. vernalis; Common k36 KK, k32 KY.
LARGE HAWK-CUCKOO C. sparverioides; 1ad. km17 KK, 1ad. km22 KK 1/2.
ORIENTAL CUCKOO C. saturatus; 1 f. hepatic morph/juv. KY 14/2.
BANDED BAY CUCKOO Cacomantis sonneratii; 1 outside bungalow KK village 31/1, 1 km13 trail DI 8/2.
PLAINTIVE CUCKOO C. merulinus; 1 m. Mae Tang IP 12/2.
ASIAN EMERALD CUCKOO Chrysococcyx maculates; 1 f. km26 KK 2/2.
DRONGO CUCKOO S. lugubris; 1 HKK 4/2.
KOEL E. scolopacea; Very common.
GREEN-BILLED MALKOHA P. tristis; Surprisingly scarce for such a common bird.
CHESTNUT-BREASTED MALKOHA P. curvirostris; Only 1 KNC 24/2; a very poor trip for malkohas.
CORAL-BILLED GROUND-CUCKOO C. renauldi; 1 KY 14/2.
GREATER COUCAL Centropus sinensis; Very common.
LESSER COUCAL C. bengalensis; 1 BB 13/2.
ASIAN BARRED OWLET G. cuculoides; Quite common all forest areas, secondary forest and open deciduous woods. 3 Jungle Lodge, KY 14/3.
SPOTTED OWLET A. brama; 1 pair near HKK 4/2, copulating on top of dead tree!
GREAT-EARED NIGHTJAR E. macrotis; 5+ KY golf course 14/2, 1 near obs. Tower, KY 15/2.
LARGE-TAILED NIGHTJAR C. macrurus; Very common KK on tarmac roads at dusk, 1 KY golf course 14/2.
ORANGE-BREASTED TROGON H. oreskios; 1 KK km15 1/2, 1 KK km16 2/2, 1 KY km32 trail 14/2, 1 KY trail 6 15/2.
RED-HEADED TROGON H. reythrocephalus; 1m. KY km32 trail 14/2.
PIED KINGFISHER C. rudis; 1 Cha-am 3/2, Malaysian Plover site.
COMMON KINGFISHER A. athis; 1 Mae Tang IP 12/2.
BANDED KINGFISHER L. pulchella; 1m. HKK 4/2.
BROWN-WINGED KINGFISHER H. amauroptera; 1 Krabi pier, 18/2, 1 Meritime Hotel pier 22/2.
STORK-BILLED KINGFISHER H. capensis; 1 HKK 4/2.
SMYRNA KINGFISHER H. smyrnensis; Very common outside forest areas.
BLACK-CAPPED KINGFISHER H. pileata; Quite common SS, Krabi River.
COLLERED KINGFISHER H. chloris; Common Krabi coast and islands.
CHESTNUT-HEADED BEE-EATER M. leschenaulti; Common KK, KY [c25 15/2], Krabi and KNC.
BLUE-TAILED BEE-EATER M. philippinus; Only seen BB; 10+ 13/2.
GREEN BEE-EATER M. orientalis; 2 HKK 4/2, common Mae Tang IP 12/2.
BLUE-BEARDED BEE-EATER N. athertoni; 1 HKK 4/2.
INDIAN ROLLER C. benghalensis; Very common, even in forest clearings.
DOLLARBIRD E. orientalis; As Indian Roller.
BROWN HORNBILL P. tickelli; 6 KK km17 1/2 only sighting.
WREATHED HORNBILL R. undulates; 2 KK km36 31/1, 4 KY golf course 14/2.
PIED HORNBILL A. albirostris; 1 HKK 4/2, common KK and KY, 2 Poda Island 20/2.
GREAT HORNBILL B. bicornis; 1 KK 1/2, 1 KK 2/2, both km17. 4 perched, from obs. tower KY 15/2.
GREAT BARBET M. virens; 2 KK km31 2/2.
LINEATED BARBET M. lineata; 1 HKK 4/2, 3 KY Jungle Lodge 14/2.
GREEN-EARED BARBET M. faiostricta; 1 KK km17 2/2, 1 KY 14/2.
BLUE-THROATED BARBET M. asiatica; 1 KK km31 2/2, 1 DAK 10/2.
MOUSTACHED BARBET M. incognita; 1 KY km32 trail 14/2, 1 KY km 33 trail 15/2.
BLUE-EARED BARBET M. australis; 1 KK km36 31/1.
COPPERSMITH BARBET M. haemacephala; Common except at higher altitude.
ORANGE-BACKED WOODPECKER R. validus; 1 pair KNC trail R; one of the best birds of the trip.
GREATER FLAMEBACK C. lucidus; Common KK, 1f. HKK 4/2, common KY.
COMMON FLAMEBACK D. javenense; 1f. KK km16 2/2.
LACED WOODPECKER P. vittatus; 1 pair KY km32 trail 14/2.
GREATER YELLOWNAPE P. flavincha; 1f. KY trail 6 15/2.
LESSER YELLOWNAPE P. chlorolophus; 1f. KY trail 6 15/2.
BAY WOODPECKER B. pyrrhotis; 1f. DAK 10/2.
HEART-SPOTTED WOODPECKER H. canente; 1f. KK km16 2/2.
SILVER-BREASTED BROADBILL S. lunatus; 1 KK km26 2/2.
LONG-TAILED BROADBILL P. dalhousiae; 2 KK km26 2/2, 1 KY km32 trail 14/2.
BLUE PITTA P. Cyanea; 1f. HKK 4/2.
BANDED PITTA P. guajana; 1f. KNC trail N 24/2.
GURNEY'S PITTA P. gurneyi; 1m. KNC trail U 23/2, 1m. trail U 24/2.
EDIBLE-NEST/BLACK-NEST/GERMAIN'S SWIFTLET Aerodramus sp.; Swiftlets seen around Krabi coast and islands presumed to be of these species. A few Germain's seen around Ao Nang beach.
HIMALAYAN SWIFTLET A brevirostris; A few KK km36 1/2, common DI and DAK.
ASIAN PALM-SWIFT C. balasiensis; Very common.
PACIFIC SWIFT A. pacificus; Common DI, DAK, KY.
HOUSE SWIFT A. affinis; A few seen Bangkok, DI, DAK.
BROWN NEEDLETAIL H. Giganteus; A few seen KK and KY.
GREY-RUMPED TREESWIFT H. longipennis; Common KNC.
DUSKY CRAG-MARTIN Hirundo concolor; 20+ Wat Tampraprotisat 13/2. 2 KY 14/2.
BARN SWALLOW H. rustica; Very common everywhere.
PACIFIC SWALLOW H. tahitica; Common Krabi, KNC.
RED-RUMPED SWALLOW H. daurica; Small nos. DI and KY.
STRIATED SWALLOW H. striolata; c6 ssp. badia at Meritime Hotel Krabi 22/2 and also at KNC.
ASIAN HOUSE-MARTIN D. dasypus; 15+ DI 8/2, small numbers DAK and KY, only at 1200metres+.
RUFOUS-WINGED BUSHLARK M. assamica; 2 Mae Tang IP 12/2.
OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT A. hodgsoni; c20 DI 6/2, small nos. usually seen DI, DAK.
RICHARD'S PIPIT A. richardi; Small nos. seen in suitable habibtat.
PADDYFIELD PIPIT A. rufulus; Small nos. seen with wagtails, etc on dry paddyfields. Strangely never seen with above species, making identification sometimes difficult as rarely heard to call.
WHITE WAGTAIL M. alba; Small groups of distinctive ssp. leucopsis sometimes seen north of Bangkok, with c20 Mae Tang IP seen 13/2. None of the "grey-backed" ssp. seen.
GREY WAGTAIL M. cinerea; Always seen when looking for forktails!
YELLOW WAGTAIL M. flava; 2 SS 3/2 only birds noted.
CITRINE WAGTAIL M. citreola; 5 DI 8/2, on high altitude damp paddyfields.
FOREST WAGTAIL D. indicus; 3 KK village 31/1, outside bungalow.
BAR-WINGED FLYCATCHER-SHRIKE H. picatus; Common KK, KY, few DI.
LARGE WOOD-SHRIKE T. virgatus; 1 1/2, 2 2/2, KK.
LARGE CUCKOO-SHRIKE C. macei; 1 DI 8/2.
INDO-CHINESE CUCKOO-SHRIKE C. polioptera; 1 KY Jungle Lodge 14/2, 1 KY 15/2.
BLACK-WINGED CUCKOO-SHRIKE C. melaschista; A few seen KK, fairly common KY.
ASHY MINIVET P. divaricatus; Fairly common KK, 2m. KY Jungle Lodge 15/2.
SWINHOE'S MINIVET P. cantonensis; 1m. KY Jungle Lodge 15/2.
ROSY MINIVET P. roseus; 1 pair KK 2/2.
GREY-CHINNED MINIVET P. solaris; 1f. KK1/2, 1f. KK 2/2, 2f. DI 6/2.
SHORT-BILLED MINIVET P. brevirostris; c2 KK 1/2, 1m. DI 7/2, 3+ DI 9/2. Personally found this species difficult without seeing "Z" wing-patch clearly.
LONG-TAILED MINIVET P. ethologus; Only seen DI, where fairly common.
SCARLET MINIVET P. flammeus; 1m. KK 1/2, 1 pair KK 2/2, 1 pair HKK 4/2, a few DI and KY.
COMMON IORA A. tiphia; 2 KK village 1/2 outside bungalow, 1 KY 14/2.
GOLD-FRONTED LEAFBIRD C. aurifrons; 1 DI 8/2.
BLUE-WINGED LEAFBIRD C. cochinchinensis; Common KK, KY and KNC.
STRIATED BULBUL P. striatus; Small nos. seen DI and DAK at higher altitudes.
BLACK-HEADED BULBUL P. atriceps; Fairly common; 1 or 2 seen DI at 2000+ metres.
BLACK-CRESTED BULBUL P. melanicterus; Very common all localities.
RED-WHISKERED BULBUL P. jocosus; Common in the north and KY.
BROWN-BREASTED BULBUL P. xanthorrhous; Common DAK only.
SOOTY-HEADED BULBUL P. aurigaster; Quite common HKK, DI, DAK.
STRIPE-THROATED BULBUL P. finlaysoni; Common in lowland areas.
FLAVESCENT BULBUL P. flavescens; Common KK km36 only, very common DI, DAK. The commonest high altitude bulbul.
YELLOW-VENTED BULBUL P. goiavier; 2 BB 14/2, a few at KNC [open areas only].
STREAK-EARED BULBUL P. blandfordi; Very common "urban" bulbul.
CREAM-VENTED BULBUL P. simplex; 1 KNC 23/2.
RED-EYED BULBUL P. brunneus; Common KNC.
PUFF-THROATED BULBUL C. pallidus; Only seen KY, where fairly common.
OCHRACEOUS BULBUL C. ochraceus; Fairly common KK, KNC. The "southern version" of Puff-throated Bulbul.
YELLOW-BELLIED BULBUL C. phaeocephalus; 1 KNC 24/2.
GREY-EYED BULBUL H. propinquus; Only seen KY where very common.
MOUNTAIN BULBUL H. mcclellandii; Common higher altitude bulbul; DI and DAK.
ASHY BULBUL H. flavala; 2 KY 15/2 trail 6 being the only sighting of this superb bulbul.
BLACK DRONGO D. macrocercus; Common bird of the plains, etc.
ASHY DRONGO D. leucophaeus; Very common all forest areas KK and the north. Ssp leucogenis occasionally seen.
BRONZED DRONGO D. aeneus; 1-2 seen daily KK, DI, DAK and KY.
LESSER RACKET-TAILED DRONGO D. remifer; 2-3 seen daily DI and DAK only.
HAIR-CRESTED DRONGO D. hottentottus; Common KK, HKK and KY.
GREATER RACKET-TAILED DRONGO D. paradiseus; Common, lower altitude racket-tailed drongo.
BLACK-NAPED ORIOLE O. chinensis; Quite common KK, BB and KY.
SLENDER-BILLED ORIOLE O. tenuirostris; 1imm. KK 2/2 km31 viewpoint. Not listed in "Birds of KK". This bird had a long, thin, dark bill that was distinctly decurved, and dark, thin lores and eye-stripe.
BLACK-HOODED ORIOLE O. xanthornis; 2 DI 8/2 km13 only sighting.
MAROON ORIOLE O. traillii; 1m. DI 7/2 km37, 1f. DAK 10/2.
ASIAN FAIRY-BLUEBIRD I. Puella; Very common KK and KY.
GREEN MAGPIE C. chinenesis; 3 KY 15/2 "Radar Road", having missed them at KK.
RED-BILLED BLUE MAGPIE U. erythrorhyncha; 1 KY 14/2 km32 trail.
RUFUOS TREEPIE D. vagabunda; 1 HKK 5/2.
GREY TREEPIE D. formosae; 1 KK 2/2 km 31 viewpoint.
RACKET-TAILED TREEPIE C. temia; 2 KY 14/2 Jungle Lodge.
BLACK MAGPIE P. leucopterus; 1 KNC 24/2 U trail.
LARGE-BILLED CROW C. macrorhynchos; Very common; even seen 2000m.+ DI.
GREAT TIT P. major; 1-2 seen daily DI and DAK, ssp. ambiguous/nubicolus.
YELLOW-CHEEKED TIT P. spilonotus; Regularly seen DI.
SULTAN TIT M. sultanea; Small nos. seen KK only; at km16-18 particularly.
CHESTNUT-VENTED NUTHATCH S. nageansis; 2-3 seen daily DI and DAK.
VELVET-FRONTED NUTHATCH S. fropntalis; 1 KK 2/2, 2 DI 8/2; strangely scarce for the commonest nuthatch.
PUFF-THROATED BABBLER P. ruficeps; 1 KK 2/2, 2 DI 8/2.
ABBOTT'S BABBLER T. abbotti; 1 KY 15/2.
MOUSTACHED BABBLER M. magnirostre; 1 KNC 24/2.
LARGE SCIMITAR-BABBLER P. hypoleucos; 1 KY 14/2 Ground-Cuckoo site.
WHITE-BROWED SCIMITAR-BABBLER P. schisticeps; 1 pair carrying food KK 1/2 km16, 1-2 seen daily DAK, KY.
RUFUOS-FRONTED BABBLER S. rufirons; 1 DAK 11/2.
GOLDEN BABBLER S. chrysaea; 4+ DI 8/2 km37.
SPOT-NECKED BABBLER S. striolata; 1 KK 2/2 km26.
STRIPED TIT-BABBLER M. gularis; Common KK, HKK, KY, KNC.
YELLOW-EYED BABBLER C. sinense; 1 DAK 10/2.
WHITE-CRESTED LAUGHINGTHRUSH G. leucolophus; 3 HKK 4/2, 2 KY 15/2, 4+ KY 16/2.
BLACK-THROATED LAUGHINGTHRUSH G. chinensis; 1 KY 14/2 km32 trail.
WHITE-BROWED LAUGHINGTHRUSH G. sannio; 1 DAK 10/2, 1 DAK 11/2.
CHESTNUT-CROWNED LAUGHINGTHRUSH G. erythrocephalus; Fairly common summit marsh, DI.
RED-FACED LIOCICHLA L. phoenicea; 4 DAK 11/2.
RUFOUS-WINGED FULVETTA A. castaneceps; Common around summit marsh, DI.
BROWN-CHEEKED FULVETTA A. poioicephala; 3+ KK 1/2 km36.
GREY-CHEEKED FULVETTA A. morrisonia; Only seen DI and DAK, where common.
WHITE-BELLIED YUHINA Y. zantholeuca; A few seen KK, fairly common KY.
WHITE-BROWED SHRIKE-BABBLER P. flaviscapis; 1m. KK 2/2 km36, 1f. DAK 10/2.
BLUE-WINGED MINLA M. cyanouroptera; 3+ seen daily DI, DAK.
CHESTNUT-TAILED MINLA M. strigula; 6+ DI 6/2, 6+ DI 7/2.
SILVER-EARED MESIA L. argentauris; 3+ seen daily DI, DAK; 6 DAK 10/2.
WHITE-HOODED BABBLER G. rufulus; 1 KK 31/1 km36. Not mega-rare, but one of the most striking birds of the trip.
SPECTACLED BARWING A. ramsayi; 5 DAK 10/2 "orchard", 2 DAK 11/2 ridge road. Again not a "mega" but subtlely very beautiful, as illustrated by Kamol in Lekagul/Round.
RUFOUS-BACKED SIBIA H. annectens; 2+ DI 7/2, 2 DI 9/2.
BLACK-HEADED SIBIA H. melanoleuca; Very common DI and DAK.
SPOT-BREASTED PARROTBILL P. nipalensis; 2 DAK 10/2 near "orchard".
GREY-HEADED PARROTBILL P. gularis; 1 DAK 10/2 near checkpoint at km19.
LESSER WHITETHROAT S. curruca; 1 DAK 10/2 near checkpoint at km19. Possibly the rarest bird of the trip! Seen low down in thick scrub, the jizz was clearly Sylvia warbler; it frequently called and showed quite well.
GOLDEN-SPECTACLED WARBLER S. burkii; 2 DI 7/2, 2 DI 8/2, single birds daily KY. No attempt was made to "split" the birds seen; hopefully more will be discovered about distribution before too long.
CHESTNUT-CROWNED WARBLER S. castaniceps; 2 DI 8/2.
YELLOW-BELLIED WARBLER A. superciliaris; 1+ KK 31/1 km36, 1 KK 2/2 km26.
BUFF-THROATED WARBLER P. subaffinis; 1 DAK 11/2 near ridge road.
DUSKY WARBLER P. fuscatus; 2+ BB 13/2.
RADDE'S WARBLER P. schwarzi; 2+ seen KK, 1-2 seen DI, KY.
PALE-LEGGED LEAF WARBLER P. tenellipes; A few seen HKK, KY and KNC.
TWO-BARRED GREENISH WARBLER P.plumeitarsus; Common all lower elevation forest.
GREENISH WARBLER P. trochiloides; Fairly common DI and DAK.
BLYTH'S LEAF WARBLER P. reguloides; Only seen DI; 5+ 6/2.
WHITE-TAILED LEAF WARBLER P. davisoni; Quite common summit marsh, DI. 1 pair carrying nesting material DAK 11/2.
YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER P. inornatus; Often commonest phyllosc in forest areas, especially KK. Distribution data confusing; I saw calling birds at both DI and DAK, where I had assumed they would be replaced by Hume's.
HUME'S LEAF WARBLER P. humei; Sometimes seen and heard DI and DAK; presumably under-recorded. As I can't hear the difference between Two-barred, Greenish and Hume's calls, many calling birds of these species were overlooked as time went on.
ASHY-THROATED WARBLER P. maculipennis; Only seen around summit marsh, DI, where quite common.
ORANGE-BARRED LEAF WARBLER P. pulcher; 1 DAK 11/2.
THICK-BILLED WARBLER A. aedon; 2+ BB 13/2 around carpark.
ORIENTAL REED WARBLER A. arundinaceus; 2-3 BB 13/2.
BLACK-BROWED REED WARBLER A. bistrigiceps; 2-3 BB 13/2.
STRIATED GRASSBIRD M. palustris; 2 BB 13/2.
BRIGHT-CAPPED CISTICOLA C. exilis; 2 Mae Tang IP 12/2.
GREY-BREASTED PRINIA P. hodgsonii; A few seen DI and DAK.
RUFESCENT PRINIA P. rufescens; 1-2 seen DI km13 and KNC.
PLAIN PRINIA P. inornata; Quite common Mae Tang IP and BB area.
HILL PRINIA P. atrogularis; Fairly common DI and DAK.
COMMON TAILORBIRD O. sutorios; Common in lowlands.
DARK-NECKED TAILORBIRD O. atrogularis; 1-2 seen daily, KY only.
MOUNTAIN TAILORBIRD O. cuculatus; 2 DI 8/2.
SLATY-BELLIED TESIA T. olivea; 2 DI 7/2 km34 trail.
WHITE-BROWED SHORTWING 1+ DI 6/2 summit marsh.
SIBERIAN RUBYTHROAT L. calliope; 3m. BB 13/2; unusually confiding, they gave good, close views on the metalled path at about 9:00 am.
RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL T. cyanurus; 1m. DI 6/2 summit marsh.
ORIENTAL MAGPIE-ROBIN C. saularis; Very common except at highest elevations.
WHITE-RUMPED SHAMA C. leucurum; Fairly common, although not seen DI or DAK.
PLUMBEOUS REDSTART R. fuliginosus; 1m. DI 6/2, 1m. DI 8/2 km21, 1m. DI 8/2 Vachirathan Waterfall.
RIVER CHAT C. leucocephalus; 1 DI 6/2, 1 DI 8/2 km21, 1 8/2 DI Vachirathan Waterfall.
WHITE-CROWNED FORKTAIL 1 DI 6/2 on road at km25.
STONECHAT S. torquata; Common at all but highest elevations.
PIED BUSHCHAT S. caprata; Common in the north.
GREY BUSHCHAT S. ferrea; As above species.
WHITE-THROATED ROCK THRUSH M. gularis; 1m. KK 2/2 Ban Krang campsite.
BLUE ROCK THRUSH M. solitarius; 1m. KK 2/2 Ban Krang campsite, 1m. DI 9/2, 2m. KY 15/2 obs. tower. All ssp. pandoo.
BLUE WHISTLING THRUSH M. caeruleus; Common in suitable habitat, all elevations; ssp. caeruleus
sometimes seen, especially at DI.
WHITE'S THRUSH Z. dauma; 1 KY 14/2 Ground-Cuckoo site.
DARK-SIDED THRUSH Z. marginata; 1 DI 6/2 summit marsh.
GREY-SIDED THRUSH T. feae; 2 DI 6/2, 1 DI 7/2, summit marsh.
EYEBROWED THRUSH T. obscurus; 3 DI 6/2 summit marsh, 10+ DI 7/2 around summit area.
DUSKY THRUSH T. naumanni; 1m. DI 6/2 summit marsh.
BROWN FLYCATCHER M. dauurica; Common except higher up on DI and DAK.
RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER F. parva; Small nos. seen all suitable habitats.
RUFOUS-GORGETTED FLYCATCHER F. strophiata; 2f.-types DAK 10/2.
LITTLE PIED FLYCATCHER F. westermanni; 1m. 7/2, 1m. 9/2, DI; 1 pair DAK 11/2.
SLATY-BACKED FLYCATCHER F. hodgsonii; 1m. 6/2, 1m. 7/2, DI.
SLATY-BLUE FLYCATCHER F. tricolor; 1f. DAK 11/2 .
GREY-HEADED FLYCATCHER C. ceylonensis; Fairly common, although not seen DAK.
LARGE NILTAVA N. grandis; 1 pair DAK 11/2.
RUFOUS-BELLIED NILTAVA N. sundara; 1f. DAK 10/2.
VERDITER FLYCATCHER E. thalassina; Common throughout.
PALE BLUE FLYCATCHER C. unicolor; 1m. KK 2/2 Ban Krang campsite.
WHITE-TAILED FLYCATCHER C. concreta; 1m. KK 2/2 km26 trail.
HAINAN BLUE FLYCATCHER C. hainana; 2m. HKK 4/2.
BLUE-THROATED FLYCATCHER C. rubeculoides; 2m. HKK 4/2.
HILL BLUE FLYCATCHER C. banyumas; 1 pair KK 1/2, 2m. DAK 10/2, 2m. KY 15/2 trail 6.
TICKELL'S BLUE FLYCATCHER C. tickrlliae; 1f. HKK 4/2, 2f. DI 8/2.
YELLOW-BELLIED FANTAIL R. hypoxantha; 3+ always seen summit marsh, DI.
WHITE-THROATED FANTAIL R. albicollis; Seen daily KK, DI and DAK.
BLACK-NAPED MONARCH H. azurea; Common KK, HKK, lower DI, and KY.
ASIAN PARADISE-FLYCATCHER T. paradisi; Only seen KK, KY and KNC.
BROWN SHRIKE L. cristatus; Very common all lowland areas. Only 1m. ssp. lucionensis recorded.
BURMESE SHRIKE L. colluroides; 2 Mae Tang IP 12/2.
GREY-BACKED SHRIKE L. tephronotus; 1 DI 6/2, 2 10/2, 1 11/2 DAK, 1 KY 15/2.
LONG-TAILED SHRIKE L. schach; 2 seen northern lowlands, 3 BB 13/2.
ASHY WOOD-SWALLOW A. fuscus; Common central plains and KY.
ASIAN PIED STARLING S. contra; Common central plains; 50+ BB 13/2.
BLACK-COLLARED STARLING S. nigricollis; A few seen south of Bangkok. 2 Mae Tang IP 13/2.
COMMON MYNA A. tristis; Commonest bird outside forest areas.
WHITE-VENTED MYNA A. javanicus; Common central plains, etc.
HILL MYNA G. religiosa; 6 KK 2/2, 3 14/2, 2 15/2 KY, 2 ssp. religiosa KNC 24/2.
BROWN-THROATED SUNBIRD A. malacensis; Common Poda Island and the south.
RUBY-CHEEKED SUNBIRD A. singalensis; 1m. KK 31/1, 1m. KK 2/2.
OLIVE-BACKED SUNBIRD N. jugularis; Common KK, central plains and the south.
GOULD'S SUNBIRD A. gouldiae; 1m. DI 9/2 only record.
GREEN-TAILED SUNBIRD A. nipalensis; Scarce; 1-2 usually seen upper levels of DI.
BLACK-THROATED SUNBIRD A. saturata; 1-2 seen daily DI and KY.
STREAKED SPIDERHUNTER A. magna; 1 KK 2/2, 1 DI 8/2.
YELLOW-VENTED FLOWERPECKER 1 KNC 24/2.
SCARLET-BACKED FLOWERPECKER D. cruentatum; Common in lowlands.
BUFF-BELLIED FLOWERPECKER D. ignipectus; 1m. DI 9/2.
CHESTNUT-FLANKED WHITE-EYE Z. erythropleurus; 1 DAK 10/2, 2+ DAK 11/2.
JAPANESE WHITE-EYE Z. japonicus; 5 DI 5/2 fire tower, common DAK.
ORIENTAL WHITE-EYE Z. palpebrosus; 6+ KY 16/2.
TREE SPARROW P. montanus; Very common.
PLAIN-BACKED SPARROW P. flaveolus; Common central plains, etc.
HOUSE SPARROW P. domesticus; 2 pairs service area Highway 1 north of Nakhon Sawan 12/2. Both males showed aggression towards accompanying Tree Sparrows.
PIN-TAILED PARROTFINCH E. prasina; c20 inc. 2m. + c3imm. male KNC 24/2, trail B 0.48km feeding on seeding bamboo.
WHITE-RUMPED MUNIA L. striata; 2 DAK 10/2.
SCALY-BREASTED MUNIA L. punctulata; Common in suitable habitat throughout.
COMMON ROSEFINCH C. erythrinus; Small nos. seen DAK only.
LITTLE BUNTING E. pusilla; 1 DAK 11/2 "ridge road".
CHESTNUT BUNTING E. rutila; 4+ DI 6/2, 10+ DAK 11/2 along "ridge road".
CRESTED BUNTING M. iathami; 1f. DAK 11/2 "ridge road".
TOTAL: 360 species seen.
LONG-TAILED MACAQUE M. fascicularis; KNC, coastal areas, mangrove.
PIG-TAILED MACAQUE M. nemestrina; DI, KY etc.
DUSKY LANGUR/LEAF-MONKEY T. obscurus; KK, 1 seen at Rai Leh, Krabi.
White-handed Gibbons only ever heard, KK and KY.
NORTHERN TREESHREW T. belangeri; KK, KY, DI.
BLACK GIANT SQUIRREL R. bicolour; KY.
BELLY-BANDED SQUIRREL C. flavimanus; KK, KY.
GREY-BELLIED SQUIRREL C. caniceps; Wat Tampraprotisat.
WRINKLE-LIPPED BAT T. plicata; 1 million + leaving cave at KY presumed to be of this species.
JAVAN MONGOOSE H. javanicus; 1-2 seen BB, KY.
ELEPHANT E. maximus; 1 adult only seen KK at dusk, where aggressive behaviour initiated a rapid retreat! [by me, not the elephant]
SAMBAR C. unicolor; 2 KY.
BARKING DEER M. muntjak; KK, HKK, KY.
COBRA sp. Naja sp. KNC trail N. Brown, c1.5m. long, c50mm girth.
FLAT-TAILED GECKO C. platyurus; Common.
TOCKAY G. gecko; Common KK.
SPINY-TAILED HOUSE GECKO H. frenatus; Common.
COMMON BUTTERFLY LIZARD L. belliana; 1m. in breeding colours HKK 4/2. About 50cm long inc. tail.
INDO-PACIFIC HUMP-BACK DOLPHIN S. chinensis; 3 Krabi Pier 19/2, 7.45 am low tide. Excellent views of family group feeding and chasing fish. 2 ads.+ 1 imm.
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