Wednesday morning we headed back into Kaeng Krachan National Park, we walked between kilometers 9 and 10, though the forest here looked degraded we saw a fantastic range of species many of which we had excellent views. Several flocks of Oriental Pied Hornbill flew over just after dawn, followed by a Great Hornbill which flew over the road and then fed for a while in a fruiting tree just a few meters off the road. The area was excellent for woodpeckers with 2 Great Slaty Woodpeckers seen well, along with multiple sightings of up to half a dozen Greater Flamebacks, 3 Greater Yellownape and a Grey-headed Woodpecker. There were plenty of fruiting trees in the area, which was probably why there was at least 100 Thick-billed Green Pigeons and 3 Golden-crested Myna in the area. Two Black-thighed Falconet showed well in a dead tree and also in the area where up to 4 Dollarbird, 12 Black-naped Oriole, 2 Greater necklaced Laughingthrush, Crested Goshawk, 4 Blue-eared Barbet, 6 Grey-rumped Treeswift, 4 Racket-tailed Treepie and 2 Vinous-breasted Starling.
As we approached the 10 kilometer marker we surprised to see yet another Leopard walking down the road a few hundred meters in front of us, which was followed a few minutes later by a Golden Jackal crossing the road.
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