Krachan, Tung Bang Jak & Khao Yai 8-11th May 2008
Shoko Sakaeda brought three of her friends to Thailand
for their first birding trip to the country and they decided to
join me for a 4 day trip to Kaeng
Krachan for forest birds, Tung Bang Jak for wetland species
and Khao Yai for some
more forest birding. I got a great low-season deal on a Toyota Fortuner
from Thai Rentacar and
collected them from the reasonably priced Baiyoke
Boutique Hotel in Sathorn Road, Bangkok, at 4 am so
that we could be into the forest at Kaeng Krachan at 7am to make
the most of the morning's bird activity.
At Kaeng Krachan we stayed at Ban
Maka where we paid 4200 baht in total for 2 nights; two twin
rooms and a single. The food was excellent and very reasonably priced
and the owner, Gunn, was helpful in supplying information on birds
and refuelling the vehicle when we were short of petrol late at
night. Packed lunches were supplied in reuseable containers and
cold water was supplied in recyclable glass bottles and a cooler
The park entrance
fee for Kaeng Krachan, at the time of writing, is 200
baht per person (for foreigners) and 30 baht per car; if you
are staying outside the park you will be charged this fee every
day. Tickets can be purchased at HQ or (more efficiently) at the
park gate. Keep your tickets as they will be checked as you exit
We visited Kaeng
Krachan on a thursday and friday when it was quiet; birding along
the road was not hampered by traffic and only a handful of cars
passed us the whole time. At weekends the traffic can make birding
along the road quite unpleasant.
at Ban Krang has toilets and showers but nothing else; at times
the guards here can supply food, but I asked and they were not providing
this service on our visit - do not rely on food here. The campsite
at Panoen Tung has tents for hire and a small restaurant.
The Toyota Fortuner
was more than adequate for all sites and coped with the very bumpy
highway at high speeds without having to worry about safety. The
highways in Thailand can be in a very bad state and sometimes huge
bumps can make travelling in a saloon car quite scary. However,
the large Fortuner was rather thirsty on fuel, which similarly to
other countries is increasing in price weekly. At the time of the
trip petrol was 35 baht per litre.
At Khao Yai
we stayed at Duangporn Resort; a pleasant place with friendly and
helpful staff and reasonably priced. The sign for this is only in
Thai but the website has some English: Duangporn
Resort. The rooms are large with huge beds and the staff turned
on the air conditioning for us before we arrived back after birding,
making for a nice cool room. Probably the main reason for staying
here is that the food is good and very reasonably priced; in many
of the other resorts near Khao Yai the food can be bland at best.
Unfortunately, breakfast is not available until 7am so one must
either take snacks for breakfast or get something cooked the night
before - all rooms have refrigerators so keeping the food fresh
is not a problem.
Food is available
at Khao Yai at headquarters, Pa Gluai Mai campsite, Laem Ta Kong
campsite and Haew Suwat waterfall. Service seems to be with a snarl
at all locations these days.
fee for Khao Yai is 400 baht
per person for foreigners and 50 baht per vehicle. This must
be paid daily if staying outside the park - the gate opens at 6am,
although it is worth getting there earlier as the guard will sometimes
open it if a vehicle is waiting.
Field Guide to the Birds of Thailand
by Craig Robson
to the Birds of Thailand
by Philip D. Round & Boonsong Lekagul
of the World
by James Ferguson-Lees & David Christie
and Wagtails of Europe, Asia and North America by Per Alstrom,
Krister Mild & Bill Zetterstrom
Guide to the Large Mammals of Thailand
by John Parr.
May : Picked Shoko's group up from the Baiyoke
Boutique Hotel and headed towards Kaeng Krachan. The quickest
way is to get on the expressway and head towards DaoKanong (signposted
from most spots on the expressway), after crossing the large bridge
over the Chao Praya river follow signs to Samut Sakon and continue
along the main road for a couple of hours towards Petburi. After
taking the turning for Kaeng
Krachan off of the main highway we began to see lots of birds;
Mynas, Storks, Egrets, Indian Roller, White-throated Kingfisher
etc. These are all common birds and we would see them all on our
visit to Tung Bang Jak so we continued to drive to the forest so
that we could make the most of the morning birding. We arrived at
the park gate at about 6.45am.
The first birds
we saw were right at the park gate. A group of 3 Green-eared Barbets
were feeding in a tree and these were joined by Streak-eared Bulbul,
Black-crested Bulbul and Stripe-throated Bulbul. Another nice bird
was a Puff-throated babbler which was calling in the undergrowth
nearby. However, these were all common birds and we wanted to see
some of the real specialities of the forest so we continued onwards.
It turned out
to be a very slow morning's birding. With virtually all the winter
migrants departed there are far fewer birds in the forest at this
time of year, added to that there are far more leaves on the trees,
making it much harder to spot the birds that are present. With the
high humidity making food and water abundant, birds are more spread
out than in the dry season and all of these factors together made
birding fairly frustrating at times. However, our next stop produced
Oriental Pied Hornbill, Drongo Cuckoo, Green-billed Malkoha, Asian
Fairy Bluebird, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Blue-winged Leafbird,
White-rumped Shama and a fantastic view of a Mountain Hawk Eagle
perched on a tree so our efforts were not wasted.
We moved on
down the road where it is usually enough to cruise along until one
sees something interesting and then get out for the birds. This
time though we struggled to find very much. One stop for some Oriental
Pied Hornbills also turned up a juvenile pale morph Oriental Honey-buzzard,
a Crested Goshawk and a very friendly Rufous-fronted Babbler. With
the slow birding I decided to head straight on to Ban Krang campsite
where there is always something of interest. Here we were lucky
enough to come across a pair of Black-and-red Broadbills attending
their nest and pair-bonding. This is a really strange bird with
a bright blue bill and not one that is encountered frequently. Also
in the campsite were several photogenic Spangled Drongos, feeding
fledgelings in the nest - a very nice sight.
With the heat
and humidity we were ready for some lunch, a rest and some cold
water. This is where we learnt not to rely on food being available
at Ban Krang. I spoke to the guards but they said that the food
was finished and they were waiting for new supplies. Considering
they were all tucking in to lunch and watching TV I have my suspicions
that they just couldn't be bothered - better to bring lunch along.
With this small setback we decided to go and check into Ban Maka
and have lunch there. This proved a good decision and with lunch,
a little rest and lots of cold water we were ready for more birding.
I should also mention that the grounds of Ban Maka were good for
birds too. Just close to the restaurant we managed to see Puff-throated
Babbler, White-rumped Shama and Lesser Necklaced Laughinthrush along
with the resident Oriental Pied Hornbill in the restaurant itself
(this is an ex pet which now lives here).
we drove directly to Ban Krang and continued to the second stream
where we got out and walked. Once again, however, birding was extremely
slow and we encountered no mixed flocks all day. Patience in the
forest always pays off though and by being still and locating birds
by their call we managed to find a beautiful Orange-breasted Trogon
( always one of my favourite birds), a pair of Silver-breasted Broadbills
at their nest, a noisy Green Magpie, a lone Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush,
2 Great Hornbills and the fantastic sight of a pair of Great Slaty
Woodpeckers displaying to each other. Add to this Grey-eyed Bulbul,
Ochraceous Bulbul, Bronzed Drongo and Asian Fairy Bluebird and the
afternoon was fairly productive although a lot of perseverance was
required. On days like this it is a good policy to stop and listen
intently for bird calls and we found the small dam in the stream,
between streams 2 and 3 a good place to sit and wait for birds.
At about 5.30pm
we started to drive back to Ban Maka, stopping along the way for
Grey-headed Woodpecker, Golden-crested Myna and lots of Large-tailed
Nightjars on the road outside of the park near Ban Maka. These were
very easy to get close to and make very good subjects for photographers.
We had an excellent
dinner back at the guesthouse and I spent a frustrating time looking
for a Collared Scops Owl which was calling just 10 feet above my
head but couldn't be seen due to the thick foliage - maybe others
will have better luck.
May : Breakfast was supplied at 5am and a packed lunch
ready for us in a cooler bag. We began our drive to the forest
at 5.30 and made a quick stop just outside the guesthouse grounds
for a couple of Coppersmith Barbets in a dead tree. Whilst watching
these 2 Koels flew in and these were shortly followed by 2 Black-collared
Starlings which proceeded to feed the Koels. Obviously these starlings
had had their nest invaded by Koel eggs!
at the park gate processed our tickets quickly - this is far more
effecient than stopping at HQ to get them - and we were in the
forest. Unfortunately, things were slow again but stopping for
photographs of some common species meant that we missed the 7.30am
cut off for driving past Ban Krang. Not to be deterred we continued
on foot. Once again, the best policy was to go slowly and listen
for bird calls. In this way I located a magnificent Stork-billed
Kingfisher, several groups of Silver-breasted Broadbill, Bamboo
Woodpecker, a very close-up male Orange-breasted Trogon, a pair
of Blue-bearded Bee-eaters nesting beside the road a little before
stream 1, Banded Broadbill, a pair of Black-and-yellow Broadbill,
Green Magpie, a pair of Dusky Broadbills and a fantastic group
of Tickell's Brown Hornbills which allowed us to watch them for
about 30 minutes. All these birds were found within 500 metres
of the first stream. In this area we also heard several Banded
Kingfishers and Blue Pittas, but unfortunately we couldn't find
them. We were happy that although low in quantity, the birds we
had seen were quality species. We also came across a soaring Black
Eagle, a perched Black-thighed Falconet, a hovering Crimson Sunbird,
several Red Junglefowl and a group of Oriental Pied Hornbills,
all of which made for quite a satisfying morning
We had our
packed lunch at stream 1 where it rained for a short time, and
afterwards we drove along a little to just beyond the second stream.
Once again things were slow, this time very slow and we saw very
little all afternoon - just a few Ochraceous Bulbuls and Asian
Fairy Bluebirds along with a couple of Dollarbirds. In fact things
were so quiet I decided to go back to Ban Krang campsite where
there is nearly always something of interest. This turned out
to be the case once again and we got excellent views of Greater
Flameback and Greater Yellownape along with the nesting Spangled
long and tiring days we were all ready to head back for dinner
and although we stopped a couple of times for birds we pretty
much headed straight back. One stop which is worth mentioning
is the large pond right at the park gate. Although there is rarely
very much there it may be worth a look for birders who are not
spending any time in wetland habitats. We found our only Little
Heron of the 4 day trip there along with Little Grebe, Red-wattled
Lapwing and Little Egret.
May : Once again we had breakfast at 5am and headed off
for Tung Bang Jak, an area of rice paddies and other wetlands
close to Petburi. It took about 50 minutes to get there from Ban
Maka and we were in time for a lot of bird activity. Just a short
way from the tunr off from the main highway is an excellent spot
for Green Bee-eater and these provided a very colourful start
to the day. Also an Indochinese Bushlark always sings from the
same tree and we kept our appointment with this little bird. Alongside
the road here is a drainage canal and in its fringing reeds is
a large colony of Streaked Weavers which gave us superb views
and these were accompanied by small numbers of Asian Golden Weavers
- the males are quite amazing in their summer plumage.
One of the
features of this area are the large numbers of Asian Openbill
Storks and we took lots of time to admire them at close range.
Watched carefully it is easy to see them very skillfully extract
snails from their shells and in some places large piles of snail
shells build up. Feeding alongside the storks were some very handsome
Javan Pond Herons and a single Indian Pond Heron; an very uncommon
species in Thailand. Whilst we stood watching all these birds
a few Lesser Whistling Ducks flew around, several Yellow and Cinnamon
Bitterns passed by and a Black Bittern flew overhead. Add to this
Red Collared Dove, Peaceful Dove, Plain-backed Sparrow, Baya Weaver,
Scaly-breasted Munia, Plain Prinia, Great Egret, Black Drongo,
Greater Coucal, Indian Roller, Black-shouldered Kite, Watercock
and Brahminy Kite and things can be a little overwhelming for
first-time Thailand birders at this stop.
We made several
more stops along the road here, the most notable producing a Fulvous-breasted
Woodpecker and 3 late Oriental Reed Warblers but it was a wet
field along the access road to Wat Khao Takrao that was really
interesting. In this piece of wetland we found some of the species
the group really wanted to see; both Bronze-winged and Pheasant-tailed
jacanas in breeding plumage - beautiful birds. Also here was an
enormous group of Asian Openbill Storks right next to the road.
Some other birds we found here were Little Cormorant, 6 Lesser
Whistling Ducks, 3 White-breasted Waterhens, 4 Cotton Pygmy Geese
and 2 Purple Herons. Although it was very hot and humid this was
a nice spot to sit and watch a large number of birds and whilst
we did this 2 Long-tailed Shrikes appeared.
getting the better of us we made just one more stop of note where
a huge number of egrets and pond heron were feeding. We also found
7 late Whiskered Terns here, 6 of which were still in non-breeding
plumage so presumably they are first year birds. With these additions
to our list we started on our journey to Khao Yai - about a 4.5
It is worth
noting that along the way we found very few suitable places to
stop for lunch and in hindsight it would have been better to find
something in Petburi as we were in Bangkok before stopping. We
arrived at Duangporn Resort at about 3.30pm and checked into our
rooms as it began to rain.
the rain, although quite hard, didn't last too long and as I asked
the staff for something I noticed some Parakeets in a distant
tree. With the telescope we got excellent views of a pair of Red-breasted
Parakeets and some accompanying Coppersmith Barbets. Close to
Duangporn Resort is an abandoned resort which leads to the well-known
bat cave. We decided to do some birding here before watching the
bats emerge. Whislt we didn't find a huge amount here we got some
nice sightings of Sooty-headed Bulbul, White-throated Kingfisher,
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Lineated Barbet, White-crested Laughingthrush,
Indian Roller and a Crow-billed Drongo. A very tiring wait in
extreme humidity saw the bats emerge at 6.20pm and it took 5.5
minutes for them all to come out in a long a winding stream of
bodies; a nice end to the day! An even nicer end to the day was
an excellent dinner in the Duangporn Resort restaurant, for a
ridiculously low price.
May : We were ready for the Khao
Yai gate to open at 5.30am even though it is not supposed
to open until 6am. Luckily for us a park ranger opened up and
let us in at 5.40am. The weather did not look promising for the
day with huge, heavy clouds dominating the sky but turning up
early payed off for us as when we stopped at a salt lick at exactly
6am we were traeted to the site of a huge bull Asian Elephant
scraping in the dirt, about 100 metres away. Unfortunately due
to the poor light because of the early hour and cloud cover my
photos didn't come out too well.
Also at this
spot we found a noisy little Bright-headed Cisticola calling from
the wires and a family of Ashy Woodswallows.
Our next stop
was near the jusnction with the Prachinburi road where we got
lucky with some nice birds. First was a pair of Greater Flamebacks
displaying on a dead tree, followed by some very beautiful Chestnut-headed
Bee-eaters and a male Red Junglefowl. This spot also produced
a noisy White-throated Kingfisher and a Brown Shrike - a late
birds under our belt we felt a little better about the weather,
which was still dry, and we headed on up to Pa Gluai Mai campsite
which is usually guaranteed to be alive with birds. Alas, this
time it was not to be so. In tune with the days in Kaeng Krachan
birding proved to be very slow and we worked very hard for Moustached
Barbet, Puff-throated Bulbul, Black-crested Bulbul, Blue-winged
Leafbird, Black-headed Bulbul, Greater Racket-tailed Drongo and
Asian Fairy Bluebird. Here we also saw our only Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike,
usually a very common bird, although we did get excellent views
of a number of Fire-breasted and Yellow-vented Flowerpeckers on
a small fruiting tree; it was quite amausing to see them taking
fruit that was as big as their tiny heads.
With the slow
pace of birding we stopped for a late breakfast at the restaurant
in the campsite. The people running this place aren't very friendly
or helpful and drinks are on a help yourself basis and the staff
must be interrupted from their conversatiopn before orders will
be taken. Food is served up on the counter and one must collect
wanted to see Hill Myna, so I took the group to Laem Ta Kong campsite
where they can usually be seen easily. This is when the rain began.
When the rain falls in the forest, birding is extremely difficult
and most people simply stay indoors and read a book. With this
being the group's last day, we persevered and walked out onto
the old golf course where we came across a group of 8 Sambar garzing
with White-vented and Common Mynas feeding alongside and on top
of them. Eventually, as the rain got harder we got good views
of 2 Hill Mynas but as the rain poured down we retreated to the
shelter of a large tree. We waited in vain for a lull in the rain
and eventually went back to the car, seeing only Large-billed
Crow, Asian Fairy Bluebird and Red-whiskered Bulbul on the way.
On rainy days
it is diffiult to knwo what to do but I thought a walk to the
Nong Pak Chi wildlife viewing tower night turn something up. On
the way there was a break in the rain and I stopped immediately
to take advantage of it. Here we saw a few more common species
but were lucky enough to see a Japanese Sparrowhawk chased off
by a Red-wattled Lapwing and a large group of about 20 White-crested
Laughingthrushes all perched briefly in a tree. Then it began
raining again and it never really stopped for the rest of the
We got very
wet and muddy walking to the wildlife watching tower but we got
good views of Dollarbird, Hill Myna and Red-whiskered Bulbul once
in the shelter. We also saw, briefly, a Cinnamon Bittern and Stork-billed
Kingfisher at the pool here. After an hour in the shelter things
were painfully slow and the rain kept pelting down so we went
back to the car and to HQ for a late lunch. By now it was 4pm
and still raining!
We kept on
trying though and patience was rewarded by a couple of nice sightings
along the road. Just a short distance from HQ we saw a female
Thick-billed Pigeon, a pair of Blue-winged Leafbirds and a Mountain
Imperial Pigeon, all seen through the telescope which was nice.
Further along near the tiger zone sign we found a fruiting tree
which contained a large group of Thick-billed Pigeons and some
Moustached Barbets and nearby 3 Blue-bearded Bee-eaters were giving
good views. Frustratingly, Blue Pitta and Red-headed Trogon were
calling nearby but despit 45 minutes of trying, neither would
come into view.
Most of the
group were ready to head back now to make an 1.55pm flight back
to Japan but one last stop again at Pa Gluyai Mai campsite gave
us the sight of 20-30 Oriental Pied Hornbills coming into roost
as well as a look at a few Dollarbirds, Brown-backed Needletails
and Moustached Barbets. Also of note is the Golden Jackal that
we saw on an area of grassland on our way along the road. It had
a bad leg as it limped away - presumably it won't last long in
As we headed
out of the park towards Prachinburi we saw a couple of Large-tailed
Nightjars and the amazing sight of 2 Asian Elephants in a salt
lick just a few metres from the car. The only other wildlife sighting
after this was a number of leeches that we seemed to have picked
up and brought into the car with us. One bite on my stomach had
bled so much that it looked like someone had tried to kill me
- leech socks are available at HQ and it would have been a good
idea to get some.
back to the airport took 3.5 hours exactly and the man from Thairentacar
was waiting at the allotted spot to collect the car - very efficient.
I took a taxi
home from the airport. When getting a taxi here one must go to
a desk outside the terminal, tell them where you are going and
get a ticket. This will then be exchanged for another ticket and
you will be paired up with a taxi driver. The fare is on the metre
and there is an additional 50 baht charge for being picked up
at the airport - don't forget this and think that the driver is
list with sites and notes
Kaeng Krachan: KK
Tung Bang Jak: TBJ
Bat Cave Area: BC
Khao Yai: KY
Red Junglefowl: A number of groups
at KK & KY.
2. Lesser Whistling Duck: A
few small groups at TBJ.
3. Cotton Pygmy Goose: 3males,
1 female at TBJ.
4. Little Grebe: 1
at KK & 1 on a nest at TBJ.
5. Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker:
1 at TBJ.
6. Bamboo Woodpecker: 1 at
7. White-browed Piculet: 1
8. Greater Yellownape: 3,
9. Laced Woodpecker: 1, KK.
10. Grey-headed Woodpecker: 2,
11. Common Flameback: 1,
12. Greater Flameback: 1,
KK & 4 KY.
13. Great Slaty Woodpecker: 2
seen displaying between streams 2 & 3, near Ban Krang campsite,
14. Green-eared Barbet: fairly
numerous at KK, a few at KY.
12. Blue-eared Barbet: 1
seen, many heard, KK.
13. Moustached Barbet: Common,
14. Coppersmith Barbet: 3,
KK, 3 BC.
15. Oriental Pied Hornbill: several
seen, KK & abundant, KY.
16. Great Hornbill: 2, KK.
17. Tickell's Brown Hornbill: A
large group watched for 30 minutes near stream 1, KK.
15. Orange-breasted Trogon: 3,
16. Common Kingfisher: 1,
17. White-throated Kingfisher: 1,
18. Stork-billed Kingfisher: 2,
KK & 1 KY.
19. Blue-bearded Bee-eater: 2
at KK & 3 at KY.
20. Green Bee-eater: Many,
Lesser Coucal: Several on the drive
22. Greater Coucal: Abundant,
KK, TBJ, BC, KY.
23. Plaintive Cuckoo: 1 male
calling at TBJ.
24. Drongo Cuckoo: 2 males
calling at KK.
25. Asian Koel: Several,
KK, TBJ, BC.
26. Green-billed Malkoha: 4,
KK, 1 KY.
27. Indian Roller: Abundant,
KK, TBJ, BC, KY.
28. Dollarbirdt: 6, KK, 7
29. Vernal hanging Parrot: 1,
30. Red-breasted Parakeet: 2
perched birds & a flock of about 15 in flight, BC.
31. Hoopoe: 1, KK.
32. Asian Palm Swift: Common,
KK, TBJ, Bc, KY.
33. Fork-tailed Swift: A
34. Brown-backed Needletail: Many,
KK & KY.
35. Asian Barred Owlet: 2
36. Large-tailed Nightjar: Very
common at KK, 2 at KY.
37. Rock Pigeon: TBJ, BC.
38. Mountain Imperial Pigeon: 4,
39. Spotted Dove: KK, TBJ,
40. Red-collared Dove: Several,
41. Peaceful (Zebra) Dove: Abundant,
KK, TBJ, BC.
42. Thick-billed Green Pigeon: 1
female, KK, many KY.
43. White-breasted Waterhen: 4,
TBJ & 1, KY.
44. Pheasant-tailed Jacana: 9,
45. Bronze-winged Jacana: 18,
46. Black-winged Stilt: Many,
47. Red-Wattled Lapwing: Small
groups, KK, TBJ, BC, KY.
48. Whiskered Tern:
49. Oriental Honey-buzzard: 1
50. Black Eagle: 1, KK.
51. Brahminy Kite: 5, TBJ.
52. Shikra: 1, KY.
53. Japanese Sparrowhawk: 1,
54. Crested Goshawk: 1 at
KK & 1 BC.
55. Crested Serpent Eagle: 2,
56. Changeable Hawk Eagle: 1
pale, 1 dark morph, KK.
57. Mountain Hawk Eagle: 1
perched in tree, KK.
58. Black-shouldered Kite: 2,
59. Black-thighed Falconet: 1,
60. Little Cormorant: A
61. Little Egret: 1, KK,
common at TBJ..
62. Great Egret: Common,
63. Cattle Egret: Common,
64. Purple Heron: 2, TBJ.
65. Indian Pond Heron: 1,
66. Chinese Pond Heron: Many,
KK, a few at TBJ, 1 at KY.
67. Javan Pond Heron: Common,
Heron: 1, KK.
69. Yellow Bittern:
70. Cinnamon Bittern:
3, TBJ & 1, KY.
71. Black Bittern: 1, TBJ.
72. Asian Openbill Stork: Very
73. Black-and-red Broadbill: A
pair at Ban Krang campsite, KK.
74. Silver-breasted Broadbill: Several
75. Banded Broadbill: 1,
76. Black-and-yellow Broadbill: A
pair calling, KK.
77. Dusky Broadbill: A pair
at a nest, KK.
78. Blue-winged Leafbird:
A few, KK, a pair, KY.
79. Golden-fronted Leafbird:
2, KK & 1, KY.
80. Asian Fairy Bluebird: A
few at KK & KY.
81. Brown Shrike: 2, KY.
82. Long-tailed Shrike:
83. Black Drongo:
About 10, TBJ.
84. Ashy Drongo: 1mouhoti,
85. Crow-billed Drongo: 1,
86. Bronzed Drongo: Common,
87. Spangled (Hair-crested) Drongo: 5
or 6, including 2 in nest, KK.
88. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo: Many,
KK, BC, KY.
89. Large-billed Crow: A
few, TBJ & 2, KY.
90. Green Magpie: 3, KK.
91. Racket-tailed Treepie: 3,
92. Scarlet Minivet:
2 males, 2 females, KK.
93. Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike: 1,
94. Pied Fantail:
95. Black-naped Monarch: 2
96. Oriental Magpie Robin: A
few, KK, TBJ, BC.
97. White-rumped Shama: Several,
KK & KY.
98. Ashy Woodswallow: 2,
KK, common, KY.
100. Black-collared Starling: 2
feeding juvenile Koels.
101. Common Myna: Everywhere.
102. White-vented Myna: Everywhere.
103. Golden-crested Myna: 4,
KK & 4, KY.
104. Hill Myna: 12, KY.
105. Barn Swallow: A few,
KK, 17 at TBJ & 7 at KY.
106. Black-headed Bulbul: 2,
107. Black-crested Bulbul: Common,
KK & KY.
108. Red-whiskered Bulbul: Common,
109. Sooty-headed Bulbul: Common,
110. Stripe-throated Bulbul: Several,
111 Streak-eared Bulbul: A
few, KK & TBJ.
112. Grey-eyed Bulbul: A
few, KK & KY.
113. Puff-throated Bulbul: A
114. Ochraceous Bulbul: Many,
115. Zitting Cisticola: A
116. Plain Prinia: Many,
117. Common Tailorbird: A
118. Oriental Reed Warbler: 3,
119. White-crested Laughingthrush: 2,
BC & a group of about 20, KY.
120 Lesser-necklaced Laughingthrush: 3,
121. Puff-throated Babbler:
122. Striped Tit Babbler: Common,
KK & KY.
123. Rufous-fronted Babbler:
124. Spot-necked Babbler: 1,
125. White-bellied Yuhina: 1,
126. Yellow-vented Flowerpecker: Several,
127. Fire-breasted Flowerpecker: Several,
128. Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker: 1
129. Ruby-cheeked Sunbird: 1m,
130. Olive-backed Sunbird: 1f,
131. Crimson Sunbird: 2,
132. Indochinese Bushlark: 1,
133. Eurasian Tree Sparrow: Many,TBJ.
134. Plain-backed Sparrow: Several,
135. Streaked Weaver:
Many nesting, TBJ.
136. Baya Weaver: Common,
137. Asian Golden Weaver:
About 12, TBJ.
138. Scaly-breasted Munia: 2
139. Chestnut Munia: 2, TBJ.
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