Sunday, January 20, 2013

Thailand 2013 Birding Trip - Part 2

This is the second part of my first birding trip to Thailand in 2013. After the very fruitful trip to Pak Thale on shore birds, we move to Kaeng Krachang National Park for our forest and open country birds. 
Kaeng Krachan
Kaeng Krachan is situated near the South-Western of Thailand. This is my 2nd visit to this beautiful place  - One of my biggest find the last time I visit here is a leopard!.  
Kaeng Krachan, White Fronted Scops Owl
This two White-fronted Scops Owl (Otus sagittatus) was so cute that I decided to show them first in this post.
Kaeng Krachan, Pintail Parrotfinch
This Pintail Parrotfinch (Erythrura prasina) is new bird for me. This is my first time seeing this colourful bird that about the size of a sparrow.
Kaeng Krachan, Golden Fronted Leafbird
Golden Fronted Leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons)
Kaeng Krachan, Indian Nightjar
Another nocturnal bird that we saw - Indian Nightjar (Caprimulgus asiaticus)
Kaeng Krachan, Black Naped Monarch
Black-Naped Monarch, female(Hypothymis azurea)
Kaeng Krachan, Blue Bearded Bee Eater
Blue Bearded Bee Eater (Nyctyornis athertoni)
Kaeng Krachan, Mountain Imperial Pigeon
Mountain Imperial Pigeon (Ducula badia)
Kaeng Krachan, White Handed Gibbon
The very skittish White Handed Gibbon. Managed to get a shot while this mother with baby cross the road in-front of us on the tree top.
Kaeng Krachan, Burmese Striped Squirrel
A very cute Burmese Striped Squirrel.
Kaeng Krachan, Squirrel
 Another squirrel that we saw.
Kaeng Krachan, Siberian Blue Robin
 Siberian Blue Robin (Luscinia cyane)
Kaeng Krachan, Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush
 Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush (Garrulax pectoralis)
Kaeng Krachan, Red Throated Flycatcher
 The Red Throated Flycatcher (Ficedula parva) will show orange throat during breeding plumage.
Kaeng Krachan, Black Dronggo
 Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus) that is quite common there.
Kaeng Krachan, Brown Shrike
 Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)
Kaeng Krachan, Green Bee Eater
 Green Bee Eater (Merops orientalis)
Thailand, Asian Openbill
 Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans) is very common especially at the paddy field along both side of the road.
Thailand, Plain Prinia
 Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata)
Thailand, Siberian Stonechat
 Siberian Stonechat (Saxicola maura)
Thailand, Bronze Winged Jacana
 Bronze-Winged Jacana (Metopidius indicus)
Thailand,  Red-Wattled Lapwing
 Red-Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)
Thailand, Black-Capped kingfisher
Black-Capped kingfisher (Halcyon pileata)

Thailand recorded more than 900 species of birds. This for sure won't be my last birding trip to Thailand, I'll sure come back for more...

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