Tuesday, December 24, 2013

White-tailed Robins and Broadbills

Spent much of today birding the naturetrail and fence trail, despite a cold foggy start plenty of birds seen, best two White-tailed Robin with an immature in the dry stream bed at the start of the naturetrail and adult along the fence trail. Also a flock of 7 Silver-breasted Broadbill which showed well in bamboo at the start of the fence trail. Other noteworthy birds seen included 6 Bamboo Woodpecker with 2 seen and at least four others heard, 2 Red headed Trogon, Long-tailed Broadbill heard, 4 Green Magpie, 6 Eye-browed Thrush, White's Thrush, 2 Hainan Blue Flycatcher, Asian Stubtail, 5 Sulphur-breasted Warbler, Pygmy Wren Babbler and 3 Purple-naped Sunbird.

Commoner species recorded included a 2 Green-legged Partridge, 4 Red Junglefowl, single  White-browed and 2 Speckled Piculet, 2 Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker, 8 Orange-breasted Trogon, 4 Blue-bearded Bee-eater, 6 Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo, 2 Maroon Oriole, 8 Ashy Minivet, 5 Hill Blue Flycatcher, 4 Siberian Blue Robin, 4 Sultan Tit, 10 Claudia's Leaf Warbler, 6 Grey-crowned, 4 Marten's and 10 Yellow- bellied Warbler, 15 Lesser Necklaced and 6 Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush, 6 Buff-breasted Babbler, 4 White-browed Scimiter Babbler, 2 Grey-throated Babbler, 25 Striated Yuhina and 6 White-bellied Erponis.

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