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Adriaan & Sytske Dijksen - Full Birding Trip Report
Birdwatching in Northern Thailand from 8-11 till 28-11-2002

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Doi Angkhang (from 8-11 till 13-11-2002)
From 8-11 till 13-11-2002 we were staying in the Angkhang Nature resort, near Ban Khum Village and the Royal Agricultural project (about 1300-1400 m asl). (Angkhang Nature Resort – 1/1 Moo 5 Baan Koom, Mae Ngon, Amphur Fang, Chiang Mai 50320; tel: +66 (0) 5345 0110; fax: +66 (0) 5345 0120; E-mail: angkhang@amari.com)
We did not have a car, so we were walking only. We visited twice the birding spot KM 21,5. Also an open hill with fruit-trees on the other side of the road, approximately at KM 22.
The staff of the resort was very friendly bringing us by car to the beginning of the ‘Rhodondendron route’ (about KM 19), that leads over the highest point of Angkhang (a little bit over 1900 m asl). We made also several trips on the grounds of the project and the naturetrail there and walked to Nor Lae (Palaung) Village and back.
We did not use a tape recorder to attrack birds.
We were not only birding, but paid also a lot of attention to butterflies and other (small) animals, to the vegetation and the landscape and we did a lot of photographing of the beautiful mountain scenery and hill tribe village. Totally we saw 87 species of birds.
Other animals: at least 2 species of Squirrel (Himalayan Striped Squirrel-Tamiops macclellandi and ?) and 2 Northern Tree-shrews (Tupaia belangeri) just ‘above’ the resort.

All the birds observed (following the sequence in Robson, Birds of South-East Asia, 2002)

1. Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker – Dendrocopus canicapillus*
2. Stripe-breasted Woodpecker – Dendrocopos atratus
3. Indian Roller – Coracius benghalensis
4. Green-billed Malkoha – Phaenicophaeus tristis
5. Greater Coucal – Centropus sinensis*
6. Himalayan Swiftlet – Collocalia brevirostris*
7. Fork-tailed Swift – Apus pacificus*
8. Collared Scops Owl – Otus bakkamoena*
9. Spotted Dove – Streptopelia chinensis*
10. Oriental Honey-Buzzard – Pernis ptilorhynchus
11. Black-shouldered Kite – Elanus caeruleus
12. Shikra – Accipiter badius*
13. Common Buzzard – Buteo buteo*
14. Black Eagle – Ictinaetus malayensis*
15. Mountain Hawk Eagle – Spizaetus nipalensis*
16. Common Kestrel – Falco tinnunculus*
17. Brown Shrike – Lanius cristatus*
18. Burmese Shrike – lanius collurioides
19. Long-tailed Shrike – Lanius schach (all ssp. longirostris)*
20. Grey-backed Shrike – Lanius tephronotus
21. Grey Treepie – Dendrocitta formosae
22. Long-tailed Minivet – Pericorotus ethologus
23. Short-billed Minivet – Pericrocotus brevirostris*
24. Bar-winged Flycatcher Shrike – Hemipus picatus
25. White-throated Fantail – Rhipidura albicollis
26. Black Drongo – Dicrurus macrocercus*
27. Ashy Drongo – Dicrurus leucophaeus*
28. Bronzed Drongo – Dicrurus aeneus*
29. Blue Rock-Thrush – Monticola solitarius*
30. Blue Whistling Thrush – Myophonus caeruleus*
31. Red-throated Flycatcher – Ficedula parva*
32. White-gorgeted Flycatcher – Ficedula monileger
33. Verditer Flycatcher – Eumyias thalassina
34. Large Niltava – Niltava grandis
35. Pale Blue Flycatcher – Cyornis unicolor
36. Hill Blue Flycatcher – Cyornis banyumas*
37. Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher – Culicapa ceylonensis
38. Rufous-tailed Robin – Luscinia sibilans #*
39. Siberian Rubythroat – Luscinia calliope
40. Oriental Magpie Robin – Copsychus saularis*
41. Daurian Redstart – Phoenicurus auroreus
42. Common Stonechat – Saxicola torquata (both stejnegeri and przewalskii)*
43. Grey Bushchat – Saxicola ferrea*
44. Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch – Sitta castanea
45. Fire-capped Tit – Cephalopyrus flammiceps
46. Great Tit – Parus major*
47. Barn Swallow – Hirundo rustica (singing and displaying on and in houses with straw roofs at Ban Nor Lae)*
48. Crested Finchbill – Spizixos semitorques
49. Striated Bulbul – Pycnonotus striatus
50. Black-crested Bulbul – Pycnonotus melanicterus*
51. Red-whiskered Bulbul – Pycnonotus jocosus*
52. Brown-breasted Bulbul – Pycnonotus xanthorrhous
53. Sooty-headed Bulbul – Pycnonotus aurigaster*
54. Flavescent Bulbul – Pycnonotus flavescens
55. Mountain Bulbul – Hypsipetes mcclellandi
56. Black Bulbul – Hypsipetes leucocephalus
57. Hill Prinia – Prinia atrogularis
58. Oriental White-eye – Zosterops palpebrosus*
59. Japanese White-eye – Zosterops japonicus*
60. Aberrant Bush Warbler – Vettia flavolivacea
61. Pallas’s Leaf Warbler – Phylloscopus proregulus
62. Yellow-browed Warbler – Phylloscopus inornatus*
63. Arctic Warbler – Phylloscopus borealis*
64. Greenish Warbler – Phylloscopus trochiloides*
65. Two-barred Warbler – Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus
66. Blyth’s Leaf Warbler – Phylloscopus reguloides
67. White-tailed Leaf Warbler – Phylloscopus davisoni
68. Grey-cheeked Warbler – Seicercus poliogenys
69. Chestnut-crowned Warbler – Seicercus castaniceps
70. Chestnut-crowned Laughing-Thrush – Garrulax erythrocephalus
71. Red-faced Liocichla – Liochichla phoenicea
72. White-browed Scimitar Babbler – Pomatorhinus schisticeps
73. Streaked Wren Babbler – Napothera brevicauda*
74. Silver-eared Mesia – Leiothrix argentarius
75. Blue-winged Minla – Minla cyanouroptera
76. Grey-cheeked Fulvetta – Alcippe morrisonia
77. Dark-backed Sibia – Heterphasia melanoleuca
78. Plain Flowerpecker – Dicaeum concolor*
79. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker – Dicaeum cruentatum*
80. Mrs. Gould Sunbird – Aethopygia gouldiae
81. Black-throated Sunbird – Aethopyga saturata*
82. Streaked Spiderhunter – Arachnotera magna
83. Eurasian Tree Sparrow – Passer montanus*
84. White Wagtail – Motacilla alba ##*
85. Grey Wagtail – Motacilla cinerea*
86. Olive-backed Pipit – Anthus hodgsoni*
87. Common Rosefinch – Carpodacus erythrinus

* = observed on or from the grounds of the agricultural project and the nature trail or the Angkhang Nature Resort

# We know that the Red-tailed Robin is very rare in Thailand. But we observed two times a bird that must be this species:
The first observation was on 12-11 at km 21,5. Just along the path through an open patch with tall grasses and some bushes where we saw also an Aberrant Bush Warbler directly near the robin.
The Red-tailed Robin was sitting for about 20 seconds in a small bush in the open just 30 cm above the ground and had the shape of a typical robin (upright posture, big black eye, rather compact bird). My first impression was a female of the Siberian Blue Robin. All brownish on the wings, back and head. The combination of a distinct whitish eye-ring and a rufous rump and tail however does not fit a blue robin (females do have a bluish wash on the tail and juveniles have some lighter spots on the outer greater coverts). The wings of our bird did not have any spots or stripes. Unfortunately we saw the bird only on the back, so we did not see the scaly breast, but only ‘some brownish’ on the flanks.

The second observation was on 13-11 along a path just above the Angkhang Nature Resort at the edge of some high tree and a vegetation of long grass with some bushes. The bird was jumping out of the grass and sitting a short time on the path: upright posture, a obvious whitish eye-ring, scaly pattern on the lower breast and belly and a rufous tail.
Unfortunately this bird also disappeared immediately in the dense vegetation and did not allow us a second view.
At the first observation the bird was only on a distance of about 5-6 metres; during the second observation the distance was about 20 metres.

## Almost all the birds we observed were belonging to the subspecies leucopsis (all white face and upper breast, black back), but on 8-11 we saw a non-breeding plumage male alboides foraging with 2 leucopsis on the ground of the project.
On 10-11 we saw also on the ground of the project a non-breeding male leucopsis and another bird of which we could not identify the subspecies (no picture in Birds of South-East Asia, Craig Robson, 2002). The bird had a black back, neck and crown just until above the eye, the breast was also black almost until the bill, ‘forecrown’, forehead and cheeks were white and there was a rather distinctive black stripe from the bill ‘through’ the eye to the (black) nape (between the base of the bill and the eye a little bit weaker).
According to a picture in ‘Handbuch der Vögel Mitteleuropas’, Urs N. Glutz von Blotzheim, 1985, this bird looks like a Motacilla alba lugens. This is a subspecies of the coastal area of North-East Siberia (south till Korea). But we can not imagine that this subspecies migrates inland to the mountaineous area of Northern Thailand.

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Thaton (from 13-11 till 18-11-2002)
From 13 till 18-11-2002 we stayed in Thaton Chalet.
Most of the time we were walking and birding in the (rice)fields along the Kok river. Along the northern bank as well as along the southern bank (till the Fang river). We also looked around some irrigation-ponds or ‘dead arms’ of the river.
One morning we walked the road into the ‘mountains’ that begins at the southern edge of the village and we walked the road uphill through the monastery.
We saw a lot of species, but we did expect some more species of larks, pipits or buntings. Obviously November is not a good month to observe these species here. Also the numbers of warblers from reeds and riverine habitats (Acrocephalus sp. etc.) seemed to be low.
It was very busy in the fields with farmers watering the rice, planting garlic, spraying chemicals and weeding. As we were walking only we covered a small area (a maximum of 5 kilometers from Thaton).

All the species observed (following the sequence of Robson, Birds of South-East Asia, 2002)

1. Barred Buttonquail – Turnix suscitator
2. Common Hoopoe – Upupa epops
3. Indian Roller – Coracias benghalensis
4. Common Kingfisher – Alcedo atthis
5. White-throated Kingfisher – Halcyon smyrnensis
6. Greater Coucal – Centropus sinensis
7. Lesser Coucal bengalensis
8. Himalayan Swiftlet – Collocalia brevirostris
9. Crested Treeswift – Hemiprocne coronata
10. Spotted Dove – Streptopelia chinensis
11. Common Coot – Fulica atra
12. Pintail Snipe – Gallinaga stenura (3 birds on a wet paddyfield)
13. Green Sandpiper – Tringa ochropus (1 bird)
14. Common Sandpiper – Actitis hypoleucos (about 3-4 birds)
15. Little Ringed Plover – Charadrius dubius (2 birds)
16. Small Pratincole – Glareola lactea (2 birds on a sandbar)
17. Black-shouldered Kite – Elanus caeruleus
-- Harrier spec. – Circus spec.
18. Crested Goshawk – Accipter trivirgatus
19. Shikra - Accipiter badius
20. Northern Goshawk – Accipiter gentilis
21. Common Buzzard – Buteo buteo
22. Common Kestrel – Falco tinnunculus
23. Amur Falcon – Falco amurensis
24. Golden-fronted Leafbird – Chloropsis aurifrons
25. Brown Shrike – Lanius cristatus
26. Long-tailed Shrike – Lanius schach longicaudus
27. Grey-backed Shrike – Lanius tephronotus
28. Black-winged Cuckoo-Shrike – Coracina melaschistos
29. Black Drongo – Dicrurus macrocercus
30. Ashy Drongo – Dicrurus leucophaeunus
31. Asian Paradise Flycatcher – Terpsiphone paradisi
32. Common Iora – Aegithina tiphia
33. Great Iora – Aegithina lafresnayei
34. Red-throated Flycatcher – Ficedula parva
35. Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher – Culicapa ceylonensis
36. Oriental Magpie Robin – Copsychus saularis
37. White-rumped Shama – Copsychus malabaricus
38. Common Stonechat – Saxicola torquata (=Asian Stonechat- Saxicola maura) przewalski
39. Jerdon’s Bushchat – Saxicola jerdoni ( 1 male & 1 female along the Fang-river)
40. Grey Bushchat – Saxicola ferrea
41. Black-collared Starling – Sturnus nigricollis
42. Common Myna – Acridotheres tristis
43. White-vented Myna – Acridotheres grandis
44. Barn Swallow – Hirundo rustica (in the evening migration along the Kok downstream from several tens coming out the ‘mountains)
45. Red-whiskered Bulbul – Pycnonotus jocosus
46. Sooty-headed Bulbul – Pycnonotus aurigaster
47. Stripe-throated Bulbul – Pycnonotus finlaysoni
48. Zitting Cisticola – Cisticola juncidis
49. Rufescent Prinia – Prinia rufescens
50. Grey-breasted Prinia – Prinia hodgsoni
51. Yellow-bellied Prinia – Prinia flaviventris
52. Plain Prinia – Prinia inornata
53. Japanese White-eye – Zosterops japonicus
54. Blunt-winged Warbler – Acrocephalus concinens
55. Oriental Reed Warbler – Acrocephalus orientalis
56. Common Tailorbird – Orthomus sutorius
57. Dark-necked Tailorbird – Orthomus atrogularis
58. Dusky Warbler – Phylloscopus fuscatus
59. Yellow-browed Warbler – Phylloscopus inornatus
60. Arctic Warbler – Phylloscopus borealis
61. White-browed Scimitar Babbler – Pomathorhinus schisticeps
62. Yellow-eyed Babbler – Chrysomma sinense
63. Rufous-fronted Babbler – Stachyris rufifrons
64. Brown-cheeked Fulvetta – Alcippe poioicephala
65. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker – Dicaeum cruentatum
66. Ruby-cheeked Sunbird - Anthreptes singalensis
67. Little Spiderhunter – Arachnothera longirostra
68. Eurasian Treesparrow – Passer montanus
69. White Wagtail – Motacilla alba leucopsis
70. Grey Wagtail – Motacilla cinerea
71. Richard’s Pipit – Anthus richardi
72. Olive-backed Pipit – Anthus hodgsoni
73. White-rumped Munia – Lonchura striata
74. Scaly-breasted Munia – Lonchura punctulata

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Doi Chiang Dao (18-11 till 23-11-2002)
We stayed at Malee’s Nature Lovers Bungalows at the foot of the mountain Doi Chiang Dao at the dead-end street to Wat Tham Pha Phlong monastery (just 1 km from the village Ban Tham Chiang Dao). It is an excellent place in the middle of nature with small and simple but adequate bungalows. Malee also provides excellent Thai meals.
Those who like an European kitchen can go to the neighbours, Wicha and Stuart Cavaliero of “Chiang Dao Nest” (less than 50 metres). There you can get also a great meal for good money. They also offer simple, clean huts (since september 2002) with a nice view on the mountains.
On the 19st and 20st we hired a guide from “Nature Trails” (Rachen Charoennugul) especially to go to the Den Ya Kat substation (DYK) at about 1100 m asl (Doi Chiang Dao itself is the third highest mountain of Thailand, 2175 m asl). A two hours drive from Malee’s.
Because of heavy rain in the night and early morning we did not went to DYK on the 19-11 but were birding around checkpoint 1 and the road behind this point to the village Muang Khong just till about 900 asl. On 20-11 we went to DYK and surroundings (the road was indeed in a rather bad condition: steep, muddy and slippery).
The other 2 days we were birding near Malee’s: the monastery, the checkpoint and we did, parts of, the Nature, Gulley and Jungle Trail. We did not have a car so we did everything by foot.
As us had been told before the birding in november was ‘rather slow’. We did see only a part of all the species mentioned in several tripreports on the net. For example: no Pitta’s (a French couple heard Rusty-naped), no Broadbills; Laughing-Thrushes were only heard ( we did not use a tape to attract birds). But as we are not only interested in ticking as much species as possible, but enjoy all facets of nature, we had a very good time. Despite the rain on the first morning the weather was nice: sunny with some clouds and early-morning fog, and warm.
Birdactivity ended rapidly after about 11.00 a.m and started again but at a much lower level only about one hour before sunset. We can imagazine that in early spring (February) the birds are indeed more activ4e and a little bit easier to find.

All the birds observed in the Chiang Dao-area
(following the sequence in Robson, Birds of South-east Asia, 2002).
Species only seen at DYK are indicated, the other observations are made at lower levels
* = seen in or from Malee’s garden and the garden of Chiang Dao Nest
1. Speckled Piculet -Picumnus innominatus
2. White-browed Piculet - Sasia ochracea
3. Stripe-breasted Woodpecker -Dendrocopos atratus: a pair at DYK
4. Great Barbet -Megalaima virens; only heard (daily)
5. Blue-throated Barbet -Megalaima asiatica
6. Common Hoopoe -Upupa epops: DYK
7. Violet Cuckoo - Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus
8. Green-billed Malkoha -Phaenicophaeus tristis
9. Greater Coucal - Centropus sinensis
10. Himalayan Swiftlet - Collocalia brevirostris*
11. Fork-tailed Swift - Apus pacificus*
12. Crested Treeswift - Hemiprocne coronata*
13. Collared Scops Owl - Otus bakkamoena: only heard*
14. Collared Owlet - Glaucidium brodiei: heard *, seen at DYK
15. Asian Barred Owlet - Glaucidium cuculoides: only heard*
16. Grey Nightjar - Caprimulgus indicus: only heard*
17. Ashy Woodpigeon - Columba pulchricollis
18. Spotted Dove - Streptopelia chinensis*
19. Mountain Imperial Pigeon - Ducula badia: DYK
20. Crested Serpent Eagle - Spilornis cheela
21. Shikra - Acipiter badius
22. Asian Fairy Bluebird - Irena puella
23. Blue-winged Leafbird - Chloropsis cochinchinensis
24. Golden-fronted Leafbird - Chloropsis aurifrons*
25. Orange-bellied Leafbird - Chloropsis hardwickii
26. Grey-backed Shrike - Lanius tephronotus
27. Eurasian Jay - Garrulus glandarius
28. Grey Treepie - Dendrocitta formosae: DYK
29. Slender-billed Oriole - Oriolus tenuirostris
30. Black-hooded Oriole - Oriolus xanthornus
31. Maroon Oriole - Oriolis traillii
32. Rosy Minivet - Pericrocotus roseus
33. Grey-chinned Minivet - Pericrocotus solaris
34. Long-tailed Minivet - Pericorcotus ethologus
35. Scarlet Minivet - Pericrocotus brevirostris
36. White-throated Fantail - Rhipidura albicollis
37. Ashy Drongo - Dicrurus leucophaeus*
38. Bronzed Drongo - Dicrurus aeneus
39. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus
40. Black-naped Monarch - Hypothymis azurea
41. Common Iora - Aegithina tiphia*
42. Large Woodshrike - Tephrodornis gularis
43. Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrus - Monticola rufiventris: DYK
44. Blue Rock Thrush - Monticola solitarius
45. Eyebrowed Thrush - Turdus obscurus
46. Red-throated Flycatcher - Ficedula parva*
47. Slaty Blue Flycatcher - Ficedula tricolor
48. Verditer Flycatcher - Eumyias thalassina
49. Pale Blue Flycatcher - Cyornis unicolor:DYK
50. Hill Blue Flycatcher - Cyornis banyumas
51. Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher - Cyornis tickelliae
52. Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher - Cullicicapa ceylonensis
53. Oriental Magpie Robin - Copsychus saularis*
54. White-rumped Shama - Copsychus malabaricus*
55. Pied Bushchat - Saxicola caprata
56. Grey Bushchat - Saxicola ferrea
57. Velvet-fronted Nuthatch - Sitta frontalis
58. Giant Nuthatch - Sitta magna; DYK
59. Great Tit - Parus major
60. Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica*
61. Red-rumped Swallow - Hirundo daurica*
62. Asian House Martin - Delichon dasypus*
63. Black-headed Bulbul - Pycnonotus atriceps
64. Black-crested Bulbul - Pycnonotus melanicteris
65. Red-whiskered Bulbul - Pycnonotus jocosus*
66. Sooty-headed Bulbul - Pycnonotus aurigaster*
67. Stripe-throated Bulbul - Pycnonotus finlaysoni
68. Flavescent Bulbul - Pycnonotus flavescens: DYK
69. Puff-throated Bulbul - Alophoixus pallidus
70. Olive Bulbul - Iole virescens*
71. Grey-eyed Bulbul - Iole propinqua
72. Black Bulbul - Hypsipetes leucocephalus
73. Grey-breasted Prinia - Prinia hodgsonii*
74. Plain Prinia - Prinia inornata
75. Japanese White-eye - Zosterops japonicus*
76. Common Tailorbird - Orthotomus sutorius*
77. Radde’s Warbler - Phylloscopus schwarzi*
78. Yellow-browed Warbler - Phylloscopus inornata*
79. Humes warbler – Phylloscopus humei
80. Greenish Warbler - Phylloscopus trochiloides
81. Grey-crowned Warbler (Golden-spectacled W) - (Seicercus (burkii) tephrocephalus)
82. Grey-cheeked Warbler - Seicercus poliogenys
83. Yellow-bellied warbler - Abroscopus superciliaris
84. Puff-throated Babbler - Pellorneum ruficeps*
85. Rufous-fronted Babbler - Stachyris rufifrons*
86. Grey-throated Babbler - Stachyris nigriceps
87. White-browed Shrike Babbler - Pteruthius flaviscapis
88. Chestnut-fronted Shrike Babbler - Pteruthius aenobarbus: DYK
89. Brown-cheeked Fulvetta - Alcippe poioicephala
90. Grey-cheeked Fulvetta - Alcippe morrisonia
91. White-bellied Yuhina - Yuhina zantholeuca
92. Grey-headed Parrotbill - Paradoxornis gularis: DYK
93. Plain Flowerpecker - Dicaeum concolor
94. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker - Dicaeum cruentatum*
95. Olive-backed Sunbird - Nectarinia jugularis*
96. Mrs.Gould’s Sunbird - Aethopyga gouldiae*
97. Black-throated Sunbird - Aethopyga saturata
98. Little Spiderhunter - Arachnothera longirostra*
99. Streaked Spiderhunter - Arachnothera magna
100.Grey Wagtail - Motacilla cinerea
101.Olive-backed Pipit - Anthus hodgsoni*
102.White-rumped Munia - Lonchura striata
103 .Scaly-breasted Munia - Lonchura punctulata
104.Crested Bunting - Melophus lathami: DYK

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Doi Inthanon (23-11 till 28-11-2002)
From 23-11 till 28-11 we stayed in the Inthanon Highland Resort. On 24 and 25 November we were birding in the Doi Inthanon National Park with guide Rachen Charoennugul. We were birding on all places known as good birdingspots: the swamptrail at the summit, the jeeptrack at chechpoint 2, km 34,5 trail, Watchirathan, Siripum and Mae Klang Waterfall, the km 13 Ridge Trail.
Because of the Sunday when hundreds of Thai are visiting the summit, we decided to bird just till the second checkpoint. Perhaps it was a wrong decision. On Monday 25th the weather had changed dramatically. There was a thick fog on the highest part of the mountain with a rather strong wind and drizzel to rain. Lower is was raining almost all the time, sometimes rather heavy. So birding conditions were very poor and we stayed for long periods in the car. The temperature on the summit dropped to 12 degrees Celsius. The next two days were also very rainy and almost the whole mountain was covered by clouds and fog and higher up it was raining all the time. We stayed low and were birding around the Inthanon Highland Resort, near the paddyfields, and in cultivated areas, mostly orchards along a small road north of the resort. From time to time it was raining too.
Because of these circumstances we were not very lucky with our highland species and we did not see for example any Forktail.

All the birds observed (following the sequence in Robson, Birds of South-East Asia, 2002)
(o.h. = only heard ;* = (also) seen outside the National Park, surroundings Inthanon Hill Resort, fields and orchards

1. Bay Woodpecker – Blythipicus pyrrhotis (o.h.)
2. Great Barbet – Megalaima virens (o.h)
3. Lineated Barbet – Megalaima lineata
4. Golden-throated Barbet – Megalaima franklinii (o.h.)
5. Coppersmith Barbet – Megalaima haemacephala *
6. Common Hoopoe – Upupa epops*
7. Indian Roller – Coracias benghalensis*
8. Common Kingfisher – Alcedo atthis*
9. White-throated Kingfisher – Halcyon smyrnensis*
10. Asian Emerald Cuckoo – Chrysococcyx maculatus
11. Asian Koel – Eudynamys colopacea *
12. Green-billed Malkoha – Phaenicophaeus tristis
13. Greater Coucal – Centropus sinensis*
14. Lesser Coucal – Centropus bengalensis*
15. Blossom-headed Parakeet – Psittacula roseata*
16. Himalayan Swiftlet – Colocallia brevirostris*
17. Fork-tailed Swift – Apus pacificus*
18. Dark-rumped Swift – Apus acuticauda*
19. Crested Treeswift – Hemiprocne coronata*
20. Collared Owlet – Glaucidium brodiei
21. Asian Barred Owlet – Glaucidium cuculoides* (o.h.)
22. Large-tailed Nightjar – Caprimulgus macrurus*
23. Spotted Dove – Streptopelia chinensis*
24. Peaceful Dove – Geopelia striata*
25. Pin-tailed Green Pigeon – Treron apicaida
26. White-breasted Waterhen – Amaurornis phoenicurus*
27. Oriental Honey Buzzard – Pernis ptilorhynchus*
28. Crested Serpent Eagle – Spilornis cheela*
29. Shikra – Accipiter badius*
--. Collared Falconet – Microhierax caerulescens (scope-views of 2 silhouets at a very large distance were presumably these species)
30. Peregrine Falcon – Falco peregrinus
31. Chinese Pond Heron – Ardeola bacchus*
32. Rusty-naped Pitta – Pitta oatesi (o.h.)
33. Golden-fronted Leafbird – Chloropsis aurifrons*
34. Brown Shrike – Lanius cristatus*
35. Burmese Shrike – Lanius colluroides*
36. Common Green Magpie – Cissa chinensis (o.h.)
37. Rufous Treepie – Dendrocitta vagabunda*
38. Large-billed Crow – Corvus macrorhynchus
39. Ashy Woodswallow – Artamus fuscus*
40. Black-naped Oriole – Oriolus chinensis*
41. Maroon Oriole – Oriolus traillii
42. Rosy Minivet – Pericrocotus roseus*
43. Grey-chinned Minivet – Pericrocotus solaris
44. Long-tailed Minivet – Pericrocotus ethologus*
45. Short-billed Minivet – Pericrocotus brevirostris*
46. Scarlet Minivet – Pericrocotus flammeus
47. Yellow-bellied Fantail – Rhipidura hypoxantha
48. White-throated Fantail – Rhipidura albicollis
49. Black Drongo – Dicrurus macrocercus*
50. Ashy Drongo – Dicrurus leucophaeus*
51. Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo – Dicrurus remifer (o.h.)
52. Spangled Drongo – Dicrurus hottentottus
53. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo – Dicrurus paradiseus*
54. Common Iora – Aegithina tiphia*
55. Blue Whistling Thrush – Myophonus caeruleus
56. Asian Brown Flycatcher – Muscicapa dauurica
57. Red-throated Flycatcher – Ficedula parva*
58. Large Niltava – Niltava grandis
59. Small Niltava – Niltava macgrigoriae
60. Rufous-bellied Niltava – Niltava sundara
61. Pale Blue Flycatcher – Cyornis unicolor
62. Oriental Magpie Robin – Copsychus saularis*
63. White-capped Water Redstart – Chaimarrornis leucocephalus
64. Plumbeous Water Redstart – Rhyacornis fuliginosus
65. Common (Asian) Stonechat - Saxicola torquata (maura) przewalskii*
66. Pied Bushchat – Saxicola caprata*
67. Grey Bushchat – Saxicola ferrea
68. Black-collared Starling – Sturnus nigricollis*
69. Common Mynah – Acridotheres tristis*
70. White-vented Mynah – Acridotheres grandis*
71. Great Tit – Parus major
72. Yellow-cheeked Tit – Parus spilonotus
73. Dusky Crag Martin – Hirundo concolor*
74. Barn Swallow – Hirundo rustica*
75. Red-rumped Swallow – Hirundo daurica*
76. Striated Swallow – Hirundo striolata*
77. Black-headed Bulbul – Pycnonotus atriceps*
78. Black-crested Bulbul – Pycnonotus melanicterus
79. Red-whiskered Bulbul – Pycnonotus jocosus*
80. Sooty-headed Bulbul – Pycnonotus aurigaster*
81. Flavescent Bulbul – Pycnonotus flavescens
82. Streak-eared Bulbul – Pycnonotus blanfordi*
83. Olive Bulbul – Iole virescens*
84. Mountain Bulbul – Hypsipetes mcclellandi
85. Black Bulbul – Hypsipetes leucocephalus
86. Grey-breasted Prinia – Prinia hodgsoni*
87. Chestnut-flanked White-eye – Zosterops erythropleurus
88. Japanese White-eye – Zosterops japonicus*
89. Mountain Tailorbird – Orthomus cuculatus
90. Common Tailorbird – Orthomus sutorius*
91. Radde’s Warbler – Phylloscopus schwarzi*
92. Ashy-throated Warbler - Phylloscops maculipennis
93. Yellow-browed Warbler – Phylloscopus inornatus*
94. Arctic Warbler – Phylloscopus borealis*
95. Greenish Warbler – Phylloscopus trochiloides*
96. Blyth’s Leaf Warbler – Phylloscopus reguloides
97. White-tailed Leaf Warbler – Phylloscopus davisoni
98. Grey-crowned Warbler – Seicercus tephrocephalus
99. Chestnut-crowned Laughingthrush – Garrulax erythrocephalus
100.White-browed Scimitar Babbler – Pomatorhinus schisticeps
101.Pygmy Wren Babler – Pnoepygia pusilla (o.h.)
102.Grey-throated Babbler – Stachyris nigriceps
103.White-browed Shrike Babbler – Pteruthius flaviscapis
104.Spectacled Barwing – Actinodura ramsayi
105.Blue-winged Minla – Minla cyanouroptera
106.Chestnut-tailed Minla – Minla strigula
107.Rufous-winged Fulvetta – Alcippe castaneceps
108.Grey-cheeked Fulvetta – Alcippe morrisonia
109.Dark-backed Sibia – Heterophasia melanoleuca
110.Rufous-backed Sibia – Heterophasia annectens
111.Indochinese Bushlark – Mirafra marionae*
112.Plain Flowerpecker – Dicaeum concolor*
113.Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker – Dicaeum cruentatum*
114.Olove-backed Sunbird – Nectarinia jugularis*
115.Purple Sunbird – Nectarinia asiatica*
116.Mrs Gould’s Sunbird – Aethopyga gouldiae
117.Green-tailed Sunbird – Aethopyga nipalensis
118.Black-throated Sunbird – Aethopygea saturata
119.Little Spiderhunter – Arachnothera longirostra
120.Euerasian Tree Sparrow – Passer montanus*
121.White Wagtail – Motacilla alba (only leucopsis)*
122.Grey wagtail – Motacilla cinerea*
123.Richards Pipit – Anthus richardii*
124.Olive-backed Pipit – Anthus hodgsoni*
125.Scaly-breasted Munia – Lonchura punctulata*

Perhaps useful E-mail adresses:
Nature Trails Co Ltd.: ntrails@samart.co.th or see www.naturetrailsthailand.com)
Inthanon Highland Resort: highland@inthanonhighland.com

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Summary of the whole trip from 8-11 till 28-11-2002

We saw during a few hours in Chiang Mai and during the transfers between the different places along the road in total 19 species. Two we did not observe on our four destinations:
Little Egret – Egretta garzetta
Cattle Egret – Bubulcus ibis
(on wet paddyfields and near cattle)

Totally we saw 224 different species (we did not count Feral Pigeon):
Ankhang 8-11 till 13-11 87 species (20 species only here)
Thaton 13-11 till 18-11 74 species (20 species only here)
Chiang Dao 18-11 till 23-11 104 species (32 species only here)
Inthanon 23-11 till 28-11 125 species (41 species only here)

That means we saw 113 species on only one place and 111 species on two places or more.

We saw 14 species on all four destinations:
Indian Roller
Greater Coucal
Himalayan Swiftlet
Spotted Dove
Ashy Drongo
Red-throated Flycatcher
Oriental Magpie Robin
Barn Swallow
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Sooty-headed Bulbul
Yellow-browed Warbler
Oriental White-eye
Olive-backed Pipit
Grey Wagtail

On three destinations we saw 28 species (often Ankhang-Chiang Dao-Inthanon):

Green-billed Malkoha
Common Hoopoe
Brown Shrike
Common Iora
White-throated Fantail
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher
Pale Blue Flycatcher
Common (Asian) Stonechat
Pied Bushchat
Grey Bushchat
Common Mynah
Great Tit
Black-crested Bulbul
Flavescent Bulbul
Grey-breasted Prinia
Common Tailorbird
Arctic Warbler
Greenish Warbler
White-browed Scimitar Babbler
Grey-cheeked Fulvetta
Plain Flowerpecker
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
Mrs. Gould’s Sunbird
Black-throated Sunbird
Little Spiderhunter
White Wagtail
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Scaly-breasted Munia

Adriaan & Sytske Dijksen
Rommelpot 7
1797 RN Den Hoorn, Texel,
The Netherlands.

Tel: 0031-222-319231 ; E-mail: Ruigehoek@cs.com

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