Thailand, 16th March - 7th April 2003 (including herps)

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By Frank E. Rheindt - E-Mail: formicarius (at)
and Daniel Kronauer - E-Mail: dankro (at)

This report covers those sites in southern Thailand visited by the two authors during a combined bird-watching and herpetology field trip in early 2003. Two sites (Kaeng Krachan, Samut Sakhon) were only visited by the first author, so no herpetological information is available. Another site (Erawan) was only visited by the second author, so birding details are missing. The bird part of this report was compiled by the first author, whereas the second author is responsible for virtually all herpetological sightings. On account of travel arrangements, Khao Yai was visited by both authors separately at different times. All photos were taken by the second author, who would like to thank Ulrich Manthey and Gernot Vogel for help in identifying amphibian and reptile species.

Erawan NP March 12-13 2003

Site only visited by second author, so only herpetological information is given. Due to heavy rains on 12.3., many frogs were active on and around the camp ground behind the ranger station at night: Common Bullfrog (Kaloula pulchra), Common Toad (Bufo melanostictus), Common Tree Frog (Polypedates leucomystax), Microhyla pulchra, Micryletta cf. inornata and Calluella guttulata (a rarely seen species). Also present were Calotes versicolor, Cosymbotus platyurus, and many Streamside Skinks (Sphenomorphus maculatus) along the waterfall streams.

Bangkok March 17-18

Some light birdwatching was done around Lumphini Park in the city center. Other birds were seen from the bus in the environs (mostly rice paddies) of Bangkok. Only common and widespread species were recorded. Some of the birds seen included Pacific Reef Egret, Pied Fantail, Collared and Black-capped Kingfisher, Large-billed Crow, Common and White-vented Myna, Common Tailorbird and Oriental Magpie Robin.

Kao Sam Roi Yot NP March 19

Only one day was spent in this coastal national park en route to Kao Nor Chuchii. It is a good area to pick up open-country species and waterbirds, and remarkably some of the species seen here were not recorded again during my half-year trip through SE Asia. From the main highway, motortaxis can be taken to the entrance/HQ. Birders should first coordinate their visit at the HQ before venturing out into the field, particularly if you don't have a vehicle or pre-booked accommodation, since one of the park staff can arrange transport and simple accommodation for you.

A Spenomorphus maculatus amidst an idyllic streamside setting in Erawan NP. Copyright by D. Kronauer.

Note that it can be very tricky to find onward transportation from the highway after your visit. The park guard or a motortaxi will take you from the park to a roadside restaurant along the highway where north- or south-bound buses stop about once an hour, but most bus-drivers are very reluctant to take you with them and will only do so for a hefty extra-charge.

The NP comprises a variety of habitats, such as rocky seashores (Pacific Reef Egret), shrimp ponds (Slaty-breasted Rail, many waders, kingfishers), dry scrub (Streak-eared Bulbul, Dark-necked Tailorbird, Common Iora) and otherwise open country (bee-eaters, wintering pipits and wagtails, Spotted Owlet, Barred Buttonquail, Red Collared and Peaceful Dove, Asian Pied Starling, Ashy Woodswallow, Common Stonechat, Brown Shrike, Ashy Drongo, Indian Roller, Hoopoe). There was not enough time to visit the sandy beach several kilometers from the HQ to look for Malaysian Plover.

A visit to this NP should also include at least a couple of hours around the reedy lake area (Cotton Pygmy-Goose) ca. 20-30km NW of the national park itself. This area has been described in previous trip reports, features a superb reed boardwalk (Baillon's Crake, Black-browed Reed Warbler) and dry meadows (Oriental Pratincole, Pacific Golden Plover), and is easy to find if you hire the park guard for a half-day. He can also show you an excellent area of dry forest in the vicinity of the lake where I picked up some interesting passerines and cuckoos, some of them migrating or wintering (Forest Wagtail, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Puff-throated Babbler, Eastern Crowned Warbler, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, White-rumped Shama, Racket-tailed Treepie, Red-throated and Asian Brown (ssp. dauurica) Flycatcher, Drongo Cuckoo).

Herps at Kao Sam Roi Yot:

Most notable was a big colony of Common Butterfly Lizards (Leiolepis belliana) right at park entrance station one. At the same spot we also encountered several Blue Crested Lizards (Calotes mystaceus) including two males in impressive display behavior. Both species were not to be seen again on the remaining trip. Other more commonly observed species include: Garden Fence Lizard (Calotes versicolor), Spiny-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) and Tockay (Gekko gecko) (these two species were basically present everywhere in Thailand), Bengal Monitor (Varanus bengalensis), and Paddy Frog (Fejervarya limnocharis).

Kao Nor Chuchii March 20-23

This site is one of the last chunks of lowland rainforest left in Peninsular Thailand. For more than a decade, it was believed to be the last stronghold of the endangered Gurney's Pitta, a species that has only recently been re-discovered in neighboring Tenasserim (Myanmar). However, Kao Nor Chuchii will probably continue to be the only easily accessible site for that species for quite some time. Kao Nor Chuchii has pleasant accommodation within short walking distance of the best birding spots. Simple trail maps are available there.

Several years ago, OBC launched a campaign for the survival of Gurney's Pitta, which hasn't precluded the further clearance of Gurney's Pitta habitat up until as late as 2002, when more than a hectare of secondary forest inhabited by a pair of Gurney's Pitta was cut down for agriculture. With only 8-12 pairs known to breed in the area, this is a tremendous loss.

Ironically, most of the pitta pairs are found at the bottom of lush gulleys within secondary (rather than primary) forest, one of the traditional stake-outs being the gulley along U Trail. However, the area also boasts some beautiful primary forest accessible through an extensive trail system, especially beyond the toll gate to the natural swimming pools all the way up to the beautiful Emerald Pool.

How to see the Gurney's Pitta: Many birdwatchers who come here with limited time end up spending most of it in search of Gurney's Pitta, missing out on all the other special birds that can only rarely be seen in the secondary habitat around the "Gurney's gulleys". Note that the gulley along U Trail can be crowded with birdwatchers at times. If so, it is probably best to concentrate on the gulleys along one of the trails that are parallel to U Trail, which can be just as good or (during my stay) even better for the pitta. Most birders' strategy is to find a spot overlooking the gulley and wait from dawn till dusk. While this strategem might lead to an occasional Gurney's Pitta sighting, at the time of my stay it only made me and many other birders lose valuable days seeing nothing. I think the far better approach is to stealthily move around (alone! not in groups!) in search of the bird.

Those with limited time who want to make sure they see the pitta and have enough time to do some birding in the primary forest in search of other goodies should consider hiring a well-known local guide called Yothin. He can take you around half-day or full-day, and having him with you increases the chances of seeing the pitta manyfold (though - of course - there is no guarantee). He has special stake-outs that are frequented by the pittas at certain times in the morning, where he pitches a camouflaged tent at dawn so the pittas cannot see you. However, his services as a bird guide are more far-reaching than that, and he has an excellent knowledge of vocalizations and whereabouts of all the local species, plus he has the tape equipment and his own recordings to lure them out. Give him a wish-list of your desired species, and he will be very frank about what's possible and what's unlikely. Hiring him for a full day is a good idea if you want to see the pitta in the morning and work down a wish-list of species during the remainder of the day, maybe including some night-birding in the evening. Be aware that this very modest and pleasant young fellow charges Western rates, so don't try and negotiate the price down to what you think would be more appropriate in Thailand!

After wasting much time along U Trail, I finally hired Yothin for a day together with Rod Stewart from Britain. We instantly saw a pair of Gurney's Pitta (though I later saw another female at a completely unexpected location at the periphery of the primary forest). Later, Yothin was able to show us quite a few of the birds on Rod's wish-list, such as Large Wren Babbler and Short-tailed Babbler (though we failed to see an irregularly calling individual of the notoriously difficult Giant Pitta). Other birds we saw in the process included Ferruginous, Moustached and Chestnut-rumped Babbler, Green Broadbill, Crested Jay, Buff-rumped Woodpecker, White-bellied Munia and Yellow-rumped Flycatcher. At night, Yothin's perseverance got us to get a great look at a Gould's Frogmouth at a time when Rod and I were about to lose hope and give up. Note that Malaysian Honeyguide and Javan Frogmouth are no longer present at their former long-time stake-outs according to Yothin.

Other goodies I saw while birding the primary forest on my own included Ruddy Kingfisher (at Emerald Pool), Green-backed Flycatcher (formerly lumped with Narcissus, probably one of the best birds to look out for in the winter; the female I saw followed a large mixed flock in the primary rainforest), Black-capped Babbler, Rufous Woodpecker, Red-throated Barbet, Raffles's, Chestnut-bellied and Chestnut-breasted Malkoha, Purple-naped Sunbird, Crimson-breasted, Orange-bellied, Thick-billed, Yellow-breasted and Yellow-vented Flowerpecker, Thick-billed and Little Spiderhunter, Red-eyed, Cream-vented, Ochraceous and Black-crested Bulbul, Yellow-bellied Warbler and Crow-billed Drongo. The secondary forest around U Trail and the trails parallel to U Trail were generally quiet and unproductive, with only a few good species seen, such as Rufous-winged Philentoma, Siberian Blue Robin, Great Iora, Bar-winged Flycatcher-Shrike, Asian Paradise-Flycatcher, Black-naped Monarch, Tickell's Blue-Flycatcher, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Rufous-fronted, Chestnut-winged and Striped Tit Babbler, Rufous-tailed Tailorbird and Hairy-backed, Black-headed and Stripe-throated Bulbul.

Night shot of "Tommy the Tailorbird" at Morakot Resort (Kao Nor Chuchii), where the same individual came in to roost every night. Copyright by Daniel Kronauer.

Herps at Kao Nor Chuchii:

Several frog species were encountered in and around the pond belonging to the Morakot Resort: Polypedates leucomystax (?), Fejervarya (cf.) limnocharis, Rana erythraea and Microhyla butleri. Long-tailed Lizards (Takydromus sexlineatus) can be found around the Resort but are extremely hard to observe (the easiest to get a closer look at them is to search for them sleeping on leaves in the low vegetation at night). Additional frog species were seen at a smaller pond next to the main trail: Hoplobatrachus rugulosus, Rana miopus, Bufo melanostictus. Calotes emma is extremely common at this site. Other lizards seen at this site include Acanthosaura crucigera (Cross-bearing Tree Lizard, our only sighting in Thailand), two species of Gliding Lizards (Draco quinquefasciatus (?) and Draco blanfordii), Speckled Forest Skink (Mabuya macularia), Many-lined Sun Skink (?) (Mabuya multifasciata (?)), and an additional, undetermined Mabuya species.

A presumed Polypydates leucomystax at Kao Nor Chuchii. Copyright by Daniel Kronauer.

Ko Phi Phi March 26

This island is a popular tourist destination and mainly caters for visitors in pursuit of various water sports activities. However, the presence of a number of island specialists and seabirds and its easy accessibility have - in the past - drawn the attention of birdwatchers to this speck of land.

The ferry ride: The ferry ride out of Phuket can be good for Christmas Island Frigatebird, but I only had a small group of unidentified frigatebirds fly across in the distance on the ride back. Plans to hire a boat to get around to an offshore islet whence Christmas Island Frigatebird has been recorded were hampered by heavy rain. Black-naped Tern was easy to see upon arrival close to the shores of Ko Phi Phi.

The island: On the island, Germain's Swiftlet was common. The island-specialist Pied Imperial Pigeon was only seen during a boat ride around the island to its northern tip and is probably hard to glimpse on foot. Other land birds were few and far in between (Asian Glossy Starling, Olive-backed Sunbird), though with a little more effort, more sunbird species should be seen.

Herps at Ko Phi Phi: Dasia olivacea

Krabi mangroves and sandflats March 27

Due to flight arrangements, only one half-day was invested. The early morning hours were spent around the Maritime Hotel, which - in the past - has been good for Mangrove Pitta. In the late morning, I then hired a boat for a couple of hours to take me through the mangroves and out to the sandflats.

These days, Finfoot has become a remote possibility as opposed to a few years back when it was sighted regularly. In retrospect, I should have taken the boat trip in the early morning for a better chance to see the Mangrove Pitta. The grounds of the Maritime are probably only good for the pitta if you have its recording to lure it out from the other side of the canal. Instead, I only saw Blue Whistling-Thrush, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Streak-eared Bulbul, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Brahminy Kite, Peaceful Dove and Striated Swallow (of the distinct badia ssp.). Otherwise I can imagine that an early-morning boat trip is the safer way to chance upon a pitta.

In the mangroves, Brown-winged Kingfisher was reasonably common. The mudflats teemed with shorebirds (Common Greenshank, Terek and Common Sandpiper, Pacific Golden Plover, Greater and Lesser Sandplover, Gray and Kentish Plover, Whimbrel, Redshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone), amongst which Great Knot and Nordmann's Greenshank were the greatest rarities. For some reason, I missed Chinese Egret even though it was seen here only a few days prior and after by other people.

Some of the more widespread species recorded at this site included Lesser Whistling Duck, Emerald Dove, White-breasted Waterhen, Common and Little Tern, White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Collared, Black-capped and White-throated Kingfisher, Little and Chinese Pond Heron and Pacific Swallow.

Highway No. 4 ca. 10km N of Krabi March 27

Some roadside forest persists along the main N-S highway about 10km north of Krabi Town. The forest, which lines the road for a few kilometers, is heavily disturbed and - at times - not wider than 200m, but it still hosts some good species, especially high-canopy denizens that can be hard to see at Kao Nor Chuchii.

Only 1-2 hours were spent here around noon time, and not a great deal was seen. Among the better species recorded were Forest Wagtail, Arctic Warbler, Great Iora, Spectacled, Black-headed and Stripe-throated Bulbul as well as Blue-winged Leafbird.

Herps around Krabi: Draco cf. maculatus, Calotes versicolor, Mabuya macularia, Hemidactylus frenatus.

Samut Sakhon March 29-30

The shrimp ponds around this site are a regular winter haunt of Spoon-billed Sandpiper, a bird which is probably nowhere as easy to see as here. Directions and even maps to the best birding areas can be found on the web. Most birders do what is probably the best thing anyway: They hire a keen local guide called Mr. T, who is thoroughly familiar with the local birds and can show you the Spoonies within a short time. If you go with him, you will also have the best chances of finding other goodies such as Asian Dowitcher or Nordmann's Greenshank. Follow the directions given on the web to find his place (adjacent to the bridge).

Unfortunately, the timing of my visit was slightly too late, and I missed the last Spoon-billed Sandpiper by only two days (and did not see dowitchers or Nordmann's Greenshank either). I should have visited this site right after my arrival in Thailand rather than go south first!

Still, some nice waders were picked up during one afternoon excursion and a morning walk around the shrimp ponds with hospitable Mr. T, who let me stay in his house for a small fee for one night. I counted about 100-200 Red-necked Stints, 1 Temminck's Stint, ca. 20 Long-toed Stints, ca. 100 each Broad-billed and Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Great Knot, 30 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Ringed Plovers and a few Kentish Plovers. Other shorebirds included Common and Spotted Redshank, Marsh, Wood, Terek and Common Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstone, Common Greenshank, Lesser and Greater Sandplover, Gray and Pacific Golden Plover, Red-wattled Lapwing and Whimbrel. Terns were particularly plentiful, represented by Caspian, Gull-billed, Little, Whiskered and White-winged, as well as Brown-headed Gulls. A Peregrine was seen flying by. Slaty-breasted Rails were common, as were Common Kingfishers and herons/egrets (Little, Black-crowned Night, Gray, Javan Pond and Chinese Pond Heron; Little, Intermediate and Great Egret). Non-waterbirds were not abounding, but I did see Yellow Wagtail, Plain Prinia, Plaintive Cuckoo and Asian Koel.

Kaeng Krachan March 31 - Apr 2

This large national park along the Myanmar border not too far from Bangkok quite possibly comprises some of the most intact forest left in Thailand. The view of an unbroken belt of forest stretching all the way to the horizon is magnificent, and the common presence of large hornbills attests to the availability of a considerable number of giant trees.

Logistics: The national park is not easy to work, particularly if you don't have a vehicle. Irregular transport is available from the main highway (Bangkok - Malaysia) all the way to the gate, where you have to get off and hire a motortaxi for the remaining 3km to the HQ (which is a hassle if you have much baggage). At the HQ, you are still some 30-40km from the "real" gate to the core zone of the park, so you will have to hire a jeep to take you there and pick you up at a pre-arranged time. Pay the fee and buy some food at the HQ. Accommodation in the core zone is only in tents, which can be rented at two campsites in the NP. Spend at least one day around both the lower campsite (near the gate) and the upper campsite (towards the end of the dead-end road), as species composition is different. Contrary to what some other trip reports state, basic food (rice and fish) is also available at the campsites, at least inofficially if you ask the staff nicely, so there is no need to bring your own cooker.

Birds: The park has an impressive bird-list and is the home of many goodies hard to see elsewhere. In early 2003, a Giant Pitta was regularly heard and even seen only a few hundred meters beyond the first campsite along a stretch of road that is usually also good for Blue Pitta. Unfortunately, I failed to see any pitta during my stay here, but I did see several species of Broadbill along the first 3-4km of road beyond the first campsite (Banded, Dusky, Long-tailed, Silver-breasted). This particular area is generally good for larger birds, and I additionally sighted Common Green Magpie, Red Junglefowl, Green-eared Barbet, Drongo Cuckoo, Dollarbird, Emerald Dove, Green-billed Malkoha and many Forest Wagtails along here. Especially on weekends, it should be no problem to hitch a ride up to the second campsite (ca. 15-25km), but I chose to walk. Towards the upper part of this stretch of road, the bamboo held White-hooded Babbler, Yellow-bellied Warbler, White-browed Piculet, White-browed Scimitar-Babbler and Bay Woodpecker. Mixed flocks at mid-altitude about half-way between both campsites were pretty exciting, the best finds being Spot-necked Babbler (on two occasions), Spotted Bush-Warbler (ssp suschkini), Blue-and-white Flycatcher (ssp cumatilis), Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush, Crested Jay and Greater Yellownape. Several vista points along here afford spectacular views, with Great and Oriental Pied Hornbills passing by regularly (as well as Great Eared Nightjar at dawn).

Kaeng Krachan is the only Thai site for Ratchet-tailed Treepie, which I saw not far from the upper campsite. Many other species were only seen around here and are probably hard to see lower down, such as Great and Blue-throated Barbet, Mountain Imperial Pigeon, Black-throated Laughingthrush, Mountain and Flavescent Bulbul, Rufous-browed and Hill Blue Flycatcher, Brown Shrike as well as Thick-billed Green Pigeon.

From the dead end of the road, a trail continues for 3km to some spectacular waterfall. This was one of the most leech-infested areas I visited throughout my trip (with no leeches at all along the road!), but 20-min views of a family of sun-bathing Gray Peacock-Pheasant along the first 300m (mommy, daddy and a chick) compensated for inconveniences.

Some of the more common birds I recorded during my stay at Kaeng Krachan were Chestnut-breasted Malkoha, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Blue-winged Leafbird, Greater Racket-tailed, Bronzed, Spangled and Ashy Drongo, Gray Treepie, Bar-winged Flycatcher-Shrike, Large Woodshrike, Scarlet Minivet, Black-naped Monarch, White-throated Fantail, Speckled Piculet, Blue Rock Thrush, Red-throated and Gray-headed Canary Flycatcher, White-rumped Shama, Stripe-throated, Black-crested, Ochraceous and Gray-eyed Bulbul, Dark-necked Tailorbird, Radde's Warbler, White-crested Laughingthrush, Striped Tit-Babbler, Golden, Rufous-fronted and Gray-throated Babbler, Ruby-cheeked and Crimson Sunbird as well as Streaked Spiderhunter.

Khao Yai Apr 3-7

Just an hour outside of Bangkok, Khao Yai has got to be one of the most crowded national parks in South-east Asia, and each weekend an enormous load of visitors pour in to escape the city's hustle and bustle for a couple of days. Fortunately, night safaris and hanging around the campgrounds seem to be the most popular tourist activities. Thus most tourists don't even venture off the roads, which leaves the trails somewhat quiet during the morning hours.

Logistics: The national park's infrastructure is designed to cater for a demanding "city clientele", and forest has been generously cleared to make room for golf courses, tennis courts, wide roads, spacious parking lots and campgrounds, designated areas for the disabled, artificial lakes and pools, vast lawns, plentiful accommodation, and ornamental driveway loops. Obviously, someone in the park's administration must have visited the U.S. at some point.

In spite of all this lavish profusion of commodities, the park administration has so far not managed to provide simple decent accommodation to foreigners who do not want to spend US$80.00 per night: While there are cheaper rooms available in some of the accommodation complexes, only Thai citizens are entitled to occupy them. For a nominal fee, foreign budget travelers are allowed to stay in the "dormitory", a wooden shed that boasts a couple of mattresses (with lots of stains) and transforms into a rat zoo at night. If you are not cool with that, there are hotels just outside the park boundary you may resort to, but forget about getting into the core zone by dawn and expect to pay the park entrance fee (around US$5.00) over and over again each day. During my stay, a rock concert attracted hundreds of teenagers to the building adjacent to the "foreigners' shed", forcing me to get up 4.00 o'clock every morning (just about when the noise ceased) in order to carry my belongings all the way to the HQ (600m) pre-dawn for fear of theft.

Birds: From fellow birdwatchers I learned that bird activity in Khao Yai can be excellent at times, but that was certainly not the case during my visit, the forest being dead from dawn till dusk. A few good species were eventually picked up, but birding was generally hard work, and hours would pass with only a couple of glimpses of birds in the forest. Apparently, Trail 6 has proved to be the most exciting area throughout the years, and most good birds were seen along there during my visit. The highlight was a pair of Eared Pitta I spotted along the first few hundred meters of Trail 6, an area usually good for Blue Pitta. Instead, I caught a quick glimpse of two Blue Pittas along the connector between Trail 6 and 7 on higher ground. Other good species along Trail 6 and 7 included Rufous-bellied, Laced and Black-and-buff Woodpecker, Siamese Fireback, Red-headed Trogon, Siberian Blue Robin, Greater Flameback, Common Green Magpie, Abbott's Babbler, Hill Blue Flycatcher, Long-tailed Broadbill and a brief look at an individual of what must have been Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo. The latter species is the park's avian jewel and can regularly be seen coming in to the kitchen area of one of the campgrounds to feed on kitchen scraps, mostly at dawn. Two dawn vigils on a Saturday and Sunday did not produce the birds, though, presumably because the campground was too crowded with rock fans. Instead, the campground clearing yielded Scaly-breasted Partridge, Vernal Hanging-Parrot, Crested Serpent-eagle, Thick-billed Green Pigeon, Black-winged Cuckooshrike, Large Woodshrike and Bar-winged Flycatcher-Shrike. The ground-cuckoos resurfaced at the kitchen on the subsequent Monday, but I missed them as I had opted to spend that morning along the first kilometer of the road leading to the radar station (with a long straight stretch of road that provides far views and produced Silver Pheasant, Siamese Fireback, Brown Hawk-Owl and Great Slaty Woodpecker).

Red Junglefowl, Indian Roller, Dollarbird, Asian Palm-Swift, Richard's Pipit, Ashy Woodswallow, Bright-headed Cisticola, Green-billed Malkoha, Great Eared Nightjar (at dusk), Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Moustached and Green-eared Barbet, Spotted Dove, Red-wattled Lapwing, Brown Shrike and fly-byes such as Hilly Myna, Oriental Pied and Wreathed Hornbill were seen around the open and disturbed areas along the roads. Flocks of Silver-backed and Brown-backed Needletail were observed hovering above the large pool just a little up-hill from the HQ.

Additional sightings include Large Scimitar-Babbler (Trail 1), Emerald Dove, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Blue-winged Leafbird, Greater Racket-tailed, Ashy and Spangled Drongo, Large-billed Crow, Scarlet Minivet, Blue Whistling-Thrush, Red-throated Flycatcher, White-rumped Shama, Slaty-backed Forktail (stream at HQ), Stripe-throated, Red-whiskered, Gray-eyed, Puff-throated, Black-crested and Black-headed Bulbul, Plain Prinia, Common Myna, Barn Swallow, Dark-necked Tailorbird, Yellow-browed, Pale-legged Leaf and Radde's Warbler, Black-throated and Olive-backed Sunbird, White-bellied Erpornis (=Yuhina), Striped Tit-Babbler, Puff-throated Babbler and White-crested Laughingthrush.

Herps at Khao Yai (4.3. - 5.3. 2003):

Tockays and Flat-tailed Geckos (Cosymbotus platyurus) are readily observed at Khao Yai Garden Lodge. A Striped Tree Skink (Lipinia vittigera), a rather rare encounter, was observed on a tree close to Orchid Waterfall. Species seen around the Khao Yai camp ground include: Berdmore's Narrow-mouthed Frog (Microhyla berdmorei), Dark-sided Frog (Rana nigrovittata), Fehlmann's Four-clawed Gecko (Gehyra fehlmanni), Scincella reevesii, Calotes emma, and a Keelback (Amphiesma spec.).

Species Lists

Calotes versicolor at Kao Sam Roi Yot. Copyright by D. Kronauer.

Bird List (species seen)

Please note that the following list comprises all the species referred to in this Thailand Trip Report. However, Vietnamese site information is also given with respect to some of those seen during a subsequent trip to Vietnam from April through July 2003. Taxonomy roughly follows Robson (2000): Birds of South-east Asia.

1. Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Ho Tuyen Lam
2. Little Cormorant - Phalacrocorax niger : Kao Sam Roi Yot
3. Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea: Kao Sam Roi Yot
4. Gray Heron - Ardea cinerea: Samut Sakhon, Xuan Thuy
5. Intermediate Egret - Egretta intermedia: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Samut Sakhon
6. Great Egret - Casmerodius albus: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Samut Sakhon, Xuan Thuy
7. Pacific Reef Egret - Egretta sacra : Bangkok, Kao Sam Roi Yot
8. Little Egret - Egretta garzetta: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Samut Sakhon, Xuan Thuy
9. Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Cat Tien, Ngoc Linh
10. Little Heron - Butorides virescens: Krabi, Samut Sakhon, Khao Yai, Xuan Thuy
11. Javan Pond Heron - Ardeola speciosa: Samut Sakhon
12. Chinese Pond Heron - Ardeola bacchus: Krabi, Samut Sakhon, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Ho Tuyen Lam, Xuan Thuy
13. Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nyctocorax nycticorax: Samut Sakhon, Xuan Thuy
14. Cotton Pygmy-Goose - Nettapus coromandelianus: Kao Sam Roi Yot
15. Lesser Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna javanica: Krabi
16. Barred Buttonquail - Turnix suscitator: Kao Sam Roi Yot
17. Red Junglefowl - Gallus gallus: Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong
18. Siamese Fireback - Lophura diardi: Khao Yai, Cat Tien
19. Silver Pheasant - Lophura nycthemera: Khao Yai, Di Linh, Mt. Lang Bian
20. Gray Peacock-Pheasant - Polyplectron bicalcaratum: Kaeng Krachan
21. Scaly-breasted Partridge - Arborophila chloropus (ssp chloropus+cognacqi): Khao Yai, Cat Tien
22. Crested Serpent-eagle - Spilornis cheela: Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong, Bach Ma, Cau Treo, Cat Bin
23. White-bellied Sea-Eagle - Haliaeetus leucogaster: Krabi
24. Brahminy Kite - Haliastur indus: Ko Phi Phi, Krabi, Samut Sakhon
25. Peregrine - Falco peregrinus: Samut Sakhon
26. Purple Swamphen - Porphyrio porphyrio viridis: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Xuan Thuy
27. Common Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Xuan Thuy
28. White-breasted Waterhen - Amaurornis phoenicurus: Krabi, Cat Tien, Xuan Thuy
29. Slaty-breasted Rail - Gallirallus striatus: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Samut Sakhon
30. Baillon's Crake - Porzana pusilla: Kao Sam Roi Yot
31. Bronze-winged Jacana - Metopidius indicus: Kao Sam Roi Yot
32. Pacific Golden Plover - Pluvialis fulva: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Krabi, Samut Sakhon
33. Gray Plover - Pluvialis squatarola: Krabi, Samut Sakhon
34. Greater Sandplover - Charadrius leschenaultii: Krabi,Samut Sakhon
35. Lesser Sandplover - Charadrius mongolus: Krabi, Samut Sakhon, Xuan Thuy
36. Kentish Plover - Charadrius alexandrinus: Krabi, Samut Sakhon
37. Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius: Samut Sakhon
38. Red-wattled Lapwing - Vanellus indicus: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Samut Sakhon, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai
39. Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus: Krabi, Samut Sakhon, Xuan Thuy
40. Bar-tailed Godwit - Limosa lapponica: Krabi
41. Black-tailed Godwit - Limosa limosa: Samut Sakhon, Xuan Thuy
42. Terek Sandpiper - Xenus cinereus: Krabi, Samut Sakhon
43. Marsh Sandpiper - Tringa stagnatilis: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Samut Sakhon
44. Common Greenshank - Tringa nebularia: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Krabi, Samut Sakhon, Xuan Thuy
45. Nordmann's Greenshank - Tringa guttifer: Krabi
46. Common Redshank - Tringa totanus: Krabi, Samut Sakhon, Xuan Thuy
47. Spotted Redshank - Tringa erythropus: Samut Sakhon
48. Wood Sandpiper - Tringa glareola: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Samut Sakhon
49. Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos: Krabi, Samut Sakhon
50. Broad-billed Sandpiper - Limicola falcinellus: Samut Sakhon, Xuan Thuy
51. Sanderling - Calidris alba: Xuan Thuy
52. Rufous-necked Stint - Calidris ruficollis: Samut Sakhon, Xuan Thuy
53. Temminck's Stint - Calidris temminckii: Samut Sakhon
54. Long-toed Stint - Calidris subminuta: Samut Sakhon
55. Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea: Samut Sakhon
56. Great Knot - Calidris tenuirostris: Krabi, Samut Sakhon
57. Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres: Krabi, Samut Sakhon
58. Oriental Pratincole - Glareola maldivarum : Kao Sam Roi Yot
59. Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus: Bangkok, Kao Sam Roi Yot, Samut Sakhon
60. Brown-headed Gull - Larus brunnicephalus: Samut Sakhon
61. Little Tern - Sterna albifrons: Krabi, Samut Sakhon
62. Gull-billed Tern - Sterna nilotica: Samut Sakhon
63. Caspian Tern - Sterna caspia: Samut Sakhon, Xuan Thuy
64. Common Tern - Sterna hirundo: Krabi
65. Black-naped Tern - Sterna sumatrana: Ko Phi Phi
66. Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybridus: Samut Sakhon, Xuan Thuy
67. White-winged Tern - Chlidonias leucopterus: Samut Sakhon
68. Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis bengalensis: Samut Sakhon, Cat Tien, Xuan Thuy
69. Collared Kingfisher - Todiramphus chloris: Bangkok, Kao Sam Roi Yot, Krabi
70. Black-capped Kingfisher - Halcyon pileata: Bangkok, Kao Sam Roi Yot, Krabi
71. White-throated Kingfisher - Halcyon smyrnensis: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Krabi, Cat Tien, Bach Ma
72. Brown-winged Kingfisher - Halcyon amauroptera: Krabi
73. Ruddy Kingfisher - Halcyon coromanda: Kao Nor Chuchii
74. Hoopoe - Upupa epops: Kao Sam Roi Yot
75. Chestnut-headed Bee-eater - Merops leschenaulti: Khao Yai, Cat Tien
76. Green Bee-eater - Merops orientalis: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Cat Tien
77. Blue-tailed Bee-eater - Merops philippinus: Kao Sam Roi Yot
78. Indian Roller - Coracias benghalensis: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Khao Yai, Cat Tien
79. Dollarbird - Eurystomus orientalis orientalis: Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong, Cat Bin
80. Red-headed Trogon - Harpactes erythrocephalus: Khao Yai, Di Linh, Ta Nung, Kon Kring, Ngoc Linh, Cuc Phuong, Tam Dao, Bach Ma
81. Vernal Hanging-Parrot - Loriculus vernalis: Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Di Linh
82. Gray-rumped Treeswift - Hemiprocne longipennis: Kao Nor Chuchii
83. Silver-backed Needletail - Hirundapus cochinchinensis: Khao Yai
84. Brown-backed Needletail - Hirundapus giganteus: Khao Yai
85. Asian Palm Swift - Cypsiurus balasiensis: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Khao Yai
86. Germain's Swiftlet - Collocalia germani: Ko Phi Phi
87. Plaintive Cuckoo - Cacomantis merulinus: Samut Sakhon, Cat Tien, Phong Nha
88. Drongo Cuckoo - Surniculus lugubris : Kao Sam Roi Yot, Kaeng Krachan, Cuc Phuong, Cat Bin
89. Asian Koel - Eudynamys scolopacea: Samut Sakhon
90. Chestnut-bellied Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus sumatranus: Kao Nor Chuchii
91. Raffles's Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus: Kao Nor Chuchii
92. Green-billed Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus tristis: Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Di Linh, Kon Kring, Cuc Phuong, Bach Ma, Phong Nha, Cat Bin, Cau Treo
93. Chestnut-breasted Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus curvirostris: Kao Nor Chuchii, Kaeng Krachan
94. Oriental Pied Hornbill - Anthracoceros albirostris albirostris: Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien
95. Wreathed Hornbill - Aceros undulatus: Khao Yai, Madagui (near Cat Tien)
96. Great Hornbill - Buceros bicornis: Kaeng Krachan, Cat Tien, Di Linh
97. Green-eared Barbet - Megalaima faiostricta: Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong, Bach Ma, Phong Nha, Cau Treo
98. Great Barbet - Megalaima virens: Kaeng Krachan
99. Blue-throated Barbet - Megalaima asiatica: Kaeng Krachan
100. Moustached Barbet - Megalaima incognita: Khao Yai
101. Red-throated Barbet - Magalaima mystacophanos: Kao Nor Chuchii
102. Pied Imperial Pigeon - Ducula bicolor: Ko Phi Phi
103. Mountain Imperial Pigeon - Ducula badia: Kaeng Krachan, Ho Tuyen Lam, Ta Nung, Di Linh
104. Thick-billed Green Pigeon - Treron curvirostra: Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong, Cat Bin
105. Emerald Dove - Chalcophaps indica: Krabi, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Di Linh, Bach Ma, Cat Bin
106. Red Collared Dove - Streptopelia tranquebarica: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Cat Tien
107. Spotted Dove - Streptopelia chinensis: Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Ngoc Linh, Bach Ma, Cat Bin, Phong Nha
108. Peaceful Dove - Geopelia striata : Kao Sam Roi Yot, Krabi
109. Brown Hawk-Owl - Ninox scutulata: Khao Yai
110. Spotted Owlet - Athene brama: Kao Sam Roi Yot
111. Great Eared Nightjar - Eurostopodus macrotis: Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien
112. Rufous-bellied Woodpecker - Dendrocopos hyperythrus: Khao Yai
113. Bay Woodpecker - Blythipicus pyrrhotis: Kaeng Krachan, Ta Nung, Lang Bian, Tam Dao
114. Rufous Woodpecker - Celeus brachyurus: Kao Nor Chuchii, Cat Tien, Kon Kring
115. Greater Yellownape - Picus flavinucha: Kaeng Krachan, Kon Kring
116. Laced Woodpecker - Picus vittatus: Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Cat Bin
117. Great Slaty Woodpecker - Mulleripicus pulverulentus: Khao Yai, Cat Tien
118. Greater Flameback - Chrysocolaptes lucidus: Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong
119. Black-and-buff Woodpecker - Meiglyptes jugularis: Khao Yai
120. Buff-rumped Woodpecker - Meiglyptes tristis: Kao Nor Chuchii
121. Speckled Piculet - Picumnus innominatus: Kaeng Krachan, Kon Kring
122. White-browed Piculet - Sasia ochracea: Kaeng Krachan, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong
123. Gurney's Pitta - Pitta gurneyi: Kao Nor Chuchii
124. Eared Pitta - Pitta phayrei: Khao Yai
125. Blue Pitta - Pitta cyanea: Khao Yai
126. Green Broadbill - Calyptomena viridis: Kao Nor Chuchii
127. Banded Broadbill - Eurylaimus javanicus: Kaeng Krachan
128. Dusky Broadbill - Corydon sumatranus: Kaeng Krachan, Cat Tien
129. Silver-breasted Broadbill - Serilophus lunatus: Kaeng Krachan, Kon Kring, Cuc Phuong, Bach Ma
130. Long-tailed Broadbill - Psarisomus dalhousiae: Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Ta Nung, Di Linh
131. Blue-winged Leafbird - Chloropsis cochinchinensis: Kao Nor Chuchii, Krabi, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong, Bach Ma, Cau Treo
132. Asian Fairy Bluebird - Irena puella: Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Di Linh, Ho Tuyen Lam, Ta Nung, Kon Kring, Cuc Phuong, Bach Ma, Cat Bin
133. Common Green Magpie - Cissa chinensis: Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Tam Dao
134. Racket-tailed Treepie - Crypsirina temia: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Cat Tien, Bach Ma, Cau Treo, Cat Bin
135. Ratchet-tailed Treepie - Temnurus temnurus: Kaeng Krachan, Cuc Phuong, Bach Ma
136. Gray Treepie - Dendrocitta formosae: Kaeng Krachan
137. Crested Jay - Platylophus galericulatus: Kao Nor Chuchii, Kaeng Krachan
138. Large-billed Crow - Corvus macrorhynchos: Bangkok, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Kon Kring, Ngoc Linh
139. Common Iora - Aegithina tiphia: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong
140. Great Iora - Aegithina lafresnayei: Kao Nor Chuchii, Krabi, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong, Cat Bin
141. Scarlet Minivet - Pericrocotus flammeus: Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong, Cat Bin
142. Black-naped Monarch - Hypothymis azurea: Kao Nor Chuchii, Kaeng Krachan, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong, Cat Bin, Phong Nha
143. Asian Paradise-Flycatcher - Terpsiphone paradisi: Kao Nor Chuchii, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong
144. Rufous-winged Philentoma - Philentoma pyrhopterum: Kao Nor Chuchii
145. Pied Fantail - Rhipidura javanica: Bangkok
146. White-throated Fantail - Rhipidura albicollis : Kaeng Krachan, Ho Tuyen Lam, Ta Nung, Lang Bian, Di Linh, Kon Kring, Ngoc Linh, Bach Ma
147. Brown Shrike - Lanius cristatus : Kao Sam Roi Yot, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Phong Nha
148. Ashy Drongo - Dicrurus leucophaeus: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Ta Nung, Di Linh, Kon Kring
149. Bronzed Drongo - Dicrurus aeneus: Kaeng Krachan, Cat Tien, Di Linh, Bach Ma
150. Spangled Drongo - Dicrurus hottentottus: Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai
151. Crow-billed Drongo - Dicrurus annectans: Kao Nor Chuchii, Cuc Phuong, Tam Dao, Cau Treo, Bach Ma
152. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Krabi, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong, Bach Ma, Phong Nha, Cat Bin, Cau Treo
153. Black-winged Cuckooshrike - Coracina melaschistos: Khao Yai
154. Large Woodshrike - Tephrodornis gularis: Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong
155. Bar-winged Flycatcher-Shrike - Hemipus picatus: Kao Nor Chuchii, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Di Linh, Lang Bian, Ta Nung, Ho Tuyen Lam, Kon Kring, Cuc Phuong, Cat Bin
156. Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica : Kao Sam Roi Yot, Khao Yai, Cat Tien
157. Pacific Swallow - Hirundo tahitica: Krabi
158. Striated Swallow - Hirundo striolata badia: Krabi, Bach Ma
159. Blue Whistling-Thrush - Myophonus caeruleus: Krabi, Khao Yai, Ngoc Linh
160. Blue Rock Thrush - Monticola solitarius: Kaeng Krachan
161. Asian Brown Flycatcher - Muscicapa dauurica dauurica: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Kao Nor Chuchii, Cat Tien
162. Red-throated Flycatcher - Ficedula parva albicilla: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Kaeng Krachan,Khao Yai, Cat Tien
163. Rufous-browed Flycatcher - Ficedula solitaris: Kaeng Krachan
164. Yellow-rumped Flycatcher - Ficedula zanthopygia: Kao Nor Chuchii, Cuc Phuong
165. Green-backed (=Narcissus) Flycatcher - Ficedula (narcissina) elisae: Kao Nor Chuchii
166. Blue-and-white Flycatcher - Cyanoptila cyanomelana cumatilis: Kaeng Krachan
167. Tickell's Blue Flycatcher - Cyornis tickelliae: Kao Nor Chuchii, Cat Tien (incl Madagui)
168. Hill Blue-Flycatcher - Cyornis banyumas: Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai
169. Gray-headed Canary Flycatcher - Culicicapa ceylonensis: Kaeng Krachan, Ho Tuyen Lam, Ta Nung, Di Linh, Kon Kring, Ngoc Linh, Tam Dao
170. Siberian Blue Robin - Luscinia cyane: Kao Nor Chuchii, Khao Yai, Cat Tien (incl Madagui), Lang Bian
171. Oriental Magpie Robin - Copsychus saularis: Bangkok, Cat Tien, Ngoc Linh, Phong Nha
172. White-rumped Shama - Copsychus malabaricus : Kao Sam Roi Yot, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Phong Nha, Cuc Phuong, Bach Ma, Cat Bin
173. Slaty-backed Forktail - Enicurus schistaceus : Khao Yai, Ngoc Linh, Bach Ma
174. Common Stonechat - Saxicola torquata stejnegeri : Kao Sam Roi Yot
175. Ashy Woodswallow - Artamus fuscus : Kao Sam Roi Yot, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Kon Kring, Cuc Phuong
176. Asian Glossy Starling - Aplonis panayensis: Ko Phi Phi
177. Asian Pied Starling - Sturnus contra : Kao Sam Roi Yot
178. Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis: Bangkok, Khao Yai
179. White-vented Myna - Acridotheres grandis: Bangkok, Phong Nha
180. Hill Myna - Gracula religiosa: Khao Yai, Cat Tien (incl Madagui), Ta Nung, Cuc Phuong, Cat Bin
181. Mountain Bulbul - Hypsipetes mcclellandii: Kaeng Krachan, Di Linh, Ho Tuyen Lam, Ta Nung, Kon Kring, Ngoc Linh
182. Ashy Bulbul - Hemixos flavala: Khao Yai, Ho Tuyen Lam, Ta Nung
183. Black-headed Bulbul - Pycnonotus atriceps: Kao Nor Chuchii, Krabi, Khao Yai, Cat Tien
184. Black-crested Bulbul - Pycnonotus melanicterus: Kao Nor Chuchii, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong, Bach Ma, Cau Treo
185. Stripe-throated Bulbul - Pycnonotus finlaysoni: Kao Nor Chuchii, Krabi, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong, Bach Ma, Phong Nha, Cat Bin
186. Hairy-backed Bulbul - Tricholestes criniger : Kao Nor Chuchii
187. Ochraceous Bulbul - Alophoixus ochraceus: Kao Nor Chuchii, Kaeng Krachan, Cat Tien (incl Madagui)
188. Puff-throated Bulbul - Alophoixus pallidus: Khao Yai, Kon Kring, Cuc Phuong, Tam Dao, Cat Bin, Bach Ma, Cau Treo
189. Gray-eyed Bulbul - Iole propinqua: Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Madagui (near Cat Tien), Cuc Phuong, Cat Bin, Bach Ma
190. Streak-eared Bulbul - Pycnonotus blanfordi: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Krabi, Cat Tien
191. Cream-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus simplex: Kao Nor Chuchii
192. Red-eyed Bulbul - Pycnonotus brunneus : Kao Nor Chuchii
193. Spectacled Bulbul - Pycnonotus erythropthalmos: Krabi
194. Flavescent Bulbul - Pycnonotus flavescens: Kaeng Krachan, Di Linh, Ho Tuyen Lam, Kon Kring
195. Red-whiskered Bulbul - Pycnonotus jocosus : Khao Yai, Ta Nung, Lang Bian, Ho Tuyen Lam, Kon Kring, Ngoc Linh, Cuc Phuong, Bach Ma, Phong Nha, Cat Bin, Cau Treo
196. Plain Prinia - Prinia inornata: Samut Sakhon, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Ho Tuyen Lam
197. Yellow-bellied Prinia - Prinia flaviventris sonitans: Xuan Thuy
198. Dark-necked Tailorbird - Orthotomus atrogularis: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Di Linh, Kon Kring, Cuc Phuong, Tam Dao, Bach Ma, Phong Nha, Cat Bin, Cau Treo
199. Common Tailorbird - Orthotomus sutorius: Bangkok
200. Rufous-tailed Tailorbird - Orthotomus sericeus: Kao Nor Chuchii
201. Bright-headed Cisticola - Cisticola exilis: Khao Yai
202. Spotted Bush-Warbler - Bradypterus (thoracicus) suschkini: Kaeng Krachan
203. Black-browed Reed Warbler - Acrocephalus bistrigiceps: Kao Sam Roi Yot
204. Radde's Warbler - Phylloscopus schwarzi: Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Lang Bian
205. Pale-legged Leaf-Warbler - Phylloscopus tenellipes: Khao Yai, Cat Tien
206. Eastern Crowned Warbler - Phylloscopus coronatus: Kao Sam Roi Yot
207. Arctic Warbler - Phylloscopus borealis: Krabi, Cuc Phuong, Xuan Thuy, Bach Ma, Cat Bin
208. Yellow-browed Warbler - Phylloscopus inornatus: Khao Yai, Di Linh, Ho Tuyen Lam
209. Yellow-bellied Warbler - Abroscopus superciliaris: Kao Nor Chuchii, Kaeng Krachan, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong
210. White-crested Laughingthrush - Garrulax leucolophus: Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Bach Ma, Phong Nha, Cat Bin
211. Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush - Garrulax pectoralis: Kaeng Krachan
212. Black-throated Laughingthrush - Garrulkax chinensis: Kaeng Krachan, Bach Ma
213. Large Wren-Babbler - Napothera macrodactyla: Kao Nor Chuchii
214. Large Scimitar-Babbler - Pomatorhinus hypoleucos: Khao Yai, Cat Tien (incl Madagui), Bach Ma
215. White-browed Scimitar-Babbler - Pomatorhinus schisticeps: Kaeng Krachan, Cat Tien, Ta Nung, Ho Tuyen Lam, Di Linh, Ngoc Linh, Bach Ma
216. Striped Tit-Babbler - Macronous gularis: Kao Nor Chuchii, Kaeng Krachan, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong, Cau Treo, Tam Dao, Phong Nha, Cat Bin, Bach Ma
217. Ferruginous Babbler - Trichastoma bicolor: Kao Nor Chuchii
218. Moustached Babbler - Malacopteron magnirostre : Kao Nor Chuchii
219. Short-tailed Babbler - Malacocincla malaccensis: Kao Nor Chuchii
220. Abbott's Babbler - Malacocincla abbotti: Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Phong Nha
221. Puff-throated Babbler - Pellorneum ruficeps: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Kao Nor Chuchii, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong, Cat Bin, Phong Nha
222. Black-capped Babbler - Pellorneum capistratum: Kao Nor Chuchii
223. Rufous-fronted Babbler - Stachyris rufifrons: Kao Nor Chuchii, Kaeng Krachan
224. Golden Babbler - Stachyris chrysaea: Kaeng Krachan, Kon Kring, Tam Dao, Bach Ma
225. Gray-throated Babbler - Stachyris nigriceps: Kaeng Krachan, Di Linh, Lang Bian, Ho Tuyen Lam, Ngoc Linh, Cuc Phuong, Tam Dao, Bach Ma, Phong Nha, Caou Treo
226. Spot-necked Babbler - Stachyris striolata: Kaeng Krachan, Tam Dao, Cau Treo, Bach Ma
227. Chestnut-winged Babbler - Stachyris erythroptera: Kao Nor Chuchii
228. Chestnut-rumped Babbler - Stachyris maculata: Kao Nor Chuchii
229. White-hooded Babbler - Gampsorhynchus rufulus: Kaeng Krachan, Cat Tien, Tam Dao
230. White-bellied Erpornis (=Yuhina) - Erpornis zantholeuca: Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Ta Nung, Ho Tuyen Lam, Di Linh, Kon Kring, Ngoc Linh, Bach Ma, Cat Bin, Cau Treo, Cuc Phuong, Tam Dao
231. Forest Wagtail - Dendronanthus indicus: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Krabi, Kaeng Krachan
232. Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla flava (ssp?): Kao Sam Roi Yot, Samut Sakhon
233. Richard's Pipit - Anthus richardi: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Khao Yai
234. White-bellied Munia - Lonchura leucogastra: Kao Nor Chuchii
235. Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus: Bangkok, Xuan Thuy, Phong Nha
236. Purple-naped Sunbird - Hypogramma hypogrammicum: Kao Nor Chuchii, Cat Tien
237. Olive-backed Sunbird - Nectarinia jugularis: Ko Phi Phi, Khao Yai, Cat Tien, Cuc Phuong, Phong Nha, Cat Bin
238. Crimson Sunbird - Aethopyga siparaja: Kaeng Krachan, Cat Tien, Bach Ma, Phong Nha, Cat Bin
239. Black-throated Sunbird - Aethopyga saturata: Khao Yai, Ta Nung, Di Linh, Kon Kring
240. Ruby-cheeked Sunbird - Anthreptes singalensis: Kao Nor Chuchii, Krabi, Kaeng Krachan, Cat Tien
241. Little Spiderhunter - Arachnothera longirostra: Kao Nor Chuchii, Cat Tien, Ho Tuyen Lam, Ta Nung
242. Thick-billed Spiderhunter - Arachnothera crassirostris: Kao Nor Chuchii
243. Streaked Spiderhunter - Arachnothera magna: Kaeng Krachan, Di Linh, Ho Tuyen Lam ,Ta Nung, Ngoc Linh, Kon Kring, Cuc Phuong, Tam Dao
244. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker - Dicaeum cruentatum: Kao Sam Roi Yot, Krabi, Cat Tien
245. Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker - Prionochilus maculatus: Kao Nor Chuchii
246. Crimson-breasted Flowerpecker - Prionochilus percussus: Kao Nor Chuchii
247. Thick-billed Flowerpecker - Dicaeum agile: Kao Nor Chuchii, Cat Tien
248. Yellow-vented Flowerpecker - Dicaeum chrysorrheum: Kao Nor Chuchii
249. Orange-bellied Flowerpecker - Dicaeum trigonostigma: Kao Nor Chuchii


1. Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo - Carpococcyx renauldi: Khao Yai (very brief glimpse, but confusion with Siamese Fireback cannot be ruled out)

Heard Only:

1. Giant Pitta - Pitta caerulea: Kao Nor Chuchii