Brief Trip Report from Thailand/Malaysia

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Subject: Brief Trip Report from Thailand/Malaysia
From: Ed Williams <>
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:35:51 +0000
Hi all,
Recently came back from a short holiday to Thailand and Malaysia primarily for 
attending a wedding - but I managed to get in one full day out in the field in 
both countries.
In Thailand I had a big day out with Games and Ian from South Thailand Birding 
in the Phang-Nga province (mainland to the north of Phuket).  It was thier 
record day there as we notched up 110 species for the day across a number of 
habitats.  Highlights included Ruddy Kingfisher, Bushy-crested Hornbill, 
Magrove Pitta, Black & Red Broadbill and Oriental Hobby.
In Malaysia I took a day trip from Kuala Lumpur with Lee Kok Chan from Endemic 
Guides out to the rainforest/sub-montane rainforest in Bukit Renggit and the 
Genting Valley.  95 species that day was also a great hauland highlights there 
included a stunning Garnet Pitta, Great Hornbills, the impressive White-bellied 
Woodpecker, and genuinely wild Red Jungle-Fowl.
Overall the trip I notched up 176 species - and as I hadn't been birding in SE 
Asia much at all before a good 135 of the were lifers.  There's something 
special about birding in a new area for the first time!
I would definitely recommend both South Thailand Birding and Endemic Guides as 
they put on very rewarding and ejoyable days.  
For those who are interested I have pasted the trip list below.
Cheers all,
Ed Williams
Kingsville VIC

Red Jungle-fowl

Lesser Whistling Duck

Cotton Pygmy Goose

Yellow Bittern

Chinese Pond Heron

Eastern Cattle Egret

Purple Heron

Great Egret

Intermediate Egret

Little Egret

Little Cormorant

Oriental (Crested) Honey-Buzzard

Black-winged Kite

Brahminy Kite

Crested Serpent-eagle

Blythe's Hawk-eagle

Black-thighed Falconet

Oriental Hobby

White-breasted Waterhen

Ruddy-breasted Crake

Grey-headed Lapwing

Red-wattled Lapwing

Pin-tailed Snipe

Wood Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper

Rock Dove

Spotted Dove

Common Emerald Dove

Zebra Dove

Little Cuckoo-dove

Little Green Pigeon

Pink-necked Green Pigeon

Vernal Hanging Parrot

Long-tailed Parakeet

Greater Coucal

Lesser Coucal

Plaintive Cuckoo

Black-bellied Malkoha

Chestnut-breasted Malkoha

Raffles' Malkoha

Grey-rumped Treeswift

Whiskered Treeswift

Glossy Swiftlet

Black-nest Swiftlet

Germain's Swiftlet

Asian Palm Swift

Asian House Swift

Silver-rumped Spinetail

Red-naped Trogon

Scarlet-rumped Trogon

Indian Roller

Oriental Dollarbird

Ruddy Kingfisher

Stork-billed Kingfisher

White-throated Kingfisher

Blue-tailed Bee-eater

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

Blue-throated Bee-eater

Eurasian Hoopoe

Great Hornbill

Wreathed Hornbill

Black Hornbill

Oriental Pied Hornbill

Bushy-crested Hornbill

Lineated Barbet

Coppersmith Barbet

Gold-whiskered Barbet

Black-browed Barbet

Blue-eared Barbet

Rufous Piculet

Banded Woodpecker

Checker-throated Woodpecker

Rufous Woodpecker

White-bellied Woodpecker

Black-and-Red Broadbill

Black-and-yellow Broadbill

Dusky Broadbill

Garnet Pitta

Mangrove Pitta

Golden-bellied Gerygone

Grey-chinned Minivet

Scarlet Minivet

Swinhoe's Minivet

Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike

Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike

Pied Fantail

Common Iora

Green Iora

Brown Shrike

Tiger Shrike

Dark-throated Oriole

Black-naped Oriole

Black Drongo

Crow-billed Drongo

Greater Racquet-tailed Drongo

Black-naped Monarch

Asian Paradise-flycatcher

Large Woodshrike

Indian House Crow

Large-billed Crow

Black-headed Bulbul

Black-crested Bulbul

Stripe-throated Bulbul

Yellow-vented Bulbul

Streak-eared Bulbul

Spectacled Bulbul

Ochraceous Bulbul

Buff-vented Bulbul

Olive-winged Bulbul

Cream-vented Bulbul

Red-eyed Bulbul

Hairy-backed Bulbul

Barn Swallow

Pacific Swallow

Rufous-bellied Swallow

Red-rumped Swallow

Arctic Warbler

Two-barred Warbler

Pale-legged Leaf Warbler

Eastern Crowned Warbler

Oriental Reed Warbler

Black-browed Reed Warbler

Thick-billed Warbler

Yellow-bellied Prinia

Rufescent Prinia

Dark-necked Tailorbird

Ashy Tailorbird

Chestnut-capped Laughingthrush

Abbott's Babbler

Chestnut-winged Babbler

Sooty-capped Babbler

Grey-throated Babbler

Pin-striped Tit-Babbler

Puff-throated Babbler

Long-tailed Sibia

Everett's White-eye

Asian Fairy-bluebird

Purple-backed Starling

Asian Glossy Starling

Great Myna

Common Myna

Javan Myna

Hill Myna

Oriental Magpie-Robin

White-rumped Shama

Stejneger's Stonechat

Dark-sided Flycatcher

Asian Brown Flycatcher

Yellow-rumped Flycatcher

Mugimaki Flycatcher

Verditer Flycatcher

Greater Green Leafbird

Lesser Green Leafbird

Thick-billed Flowerpecker

Yellow-breasted Flowerpecker

Yellow-vented Flowerpecker

Orange-bellied Flowerpecker

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird

Plain Sunbird

Brown-throated Sunbird

Purple-naped Sunbird

Olive-backed Sunbird

Crimson Sunbird

Little Spiderhunter

Spectacled Spiderhunter

Long-billed Spiderhunter

Grey-breasted Spiderhunter

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Baya Weaver

White Rumped Munia

Scaly-breasted Munia

Forest Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

Eastern Yellow Wagtail

Paddyfield Pipit


Grey-bellied Squirrel

Low's Squirrel

Plantain Squirrel

Long-tailed Macacque

Dusky Langhur                                     

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