Saturday, April 11, 2015

Birding Trip to North Thailand - Part 2

This is the second part of my post about my recent trip to Northern Thailand. This is my 3rd times visiting Northern Thailand in January. Personally, I prefer to travel here during this period partly due to the lower temperature where I can't experience it in Singapore. Most importantly, this is also the bird migratory period. You will be able to watch resident birds as well as those came here for a short period just to get out of their even colder climate up North!

Below are some of the birds that I saw : 
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
This is one of the very common bird - House Sparrow. I took it on a tree while we go for a toilet break at a petrol kiosk. It may be common here, but is not common in Singapore.
Mrs. Gould's Sunbird Sunbird (Aethopyga gouldiae)
One of the "Must See" if visiting North Thailand - Mrs. Gould's Sunbird Sunbird! Another reason to visit North Thailand during this period is also due to the flower blooming period. Picture such as this colourful bird with Cherry Bloosom flower as background only happen once a year.
Green Tailed Sunbird (Aethopyga nipalensis)
Another sunbird that can be found here is - Green Tailed Sunbird.
Eurasian wryneck (Jynx torquilla)
This is my first time seeing this Eurasian wryneck.
Mountain Bulbul (Hypsipetes mcclellandii)
Mountain Bulbul usually perch quite high up the tree.
Chestnut Vented Nuthatche (Sitta nagaensis)
Another unusual tree crawler bird that usually stay high up the tree -  Chestnut Vented Nuthatche
Chestnut Vented Nuthatche (Sitta nagaensis)
Not once but I saw it at 2 different locations.
Spectacled Barwing (Actinodura ramsayi)
Spectacled Barwing
Spot-breasted Parrotbill (Paradoxornis guttaticollis)
Spot-breasted Parrotbill
Siberian Ruby Throat (Luscinia calliope)
Siberian Ruby Throat
Ultramarine Flycatcher (Ficedula superciliaris)
Ultramarine Flycatcher
Rusty Naped Pitta (Pitta oatesi)
Rusty Naped Pitta
Plumbeous Water Redstart(Rhyacornis fuliginosus)
Plumbeous Water Redstart
Blue Whistling Thrush (migratory) (Myophonus caeruleus)
Blue Whistling Thrush
Black-backed Forktail (Enicurus immaculatus)
Black-backed Forktail

I'm sure I will be backed there again next year!

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