Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Blue and White Flycatcher
Saturday morning I only had time for a short walk around the temple before starting the journey back towards Suphanburi and ultimately at the end of the month the UK. Birding along the road and the temple car park, there was a similar range of species as seen over the previous few days with a few exceptions. Star of the morning was a stunning male Blue and White Flycatcher probably of the nominate race cyanomelana this was only the second time I have seen this species, the previous one was at Doi Suthep around nine years ago. In a quiet corner of the car park an Emerald Ground Dove showed well, as did a pair of Sultan Tits high in the treetops. Along the road back a Blue-bearded Bee-eater sat out in the open on roadside wires.
Also seen over the morning were Rufescent Prinia, Rufous-fronted Babbler, three Pin-tailed Green Pigeons, Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush and a Radde's Warbler.