Bird spotting outside our garden

 

See below for our regularly updated observations (date and time, English and scientific name, pic source). Birds are spotted elsewhere in Kalaw area (our lake area, Myint Ka, the forests around Thitaw Lay House) or elsewhere in Myanmar.

 

Most pictures are simply googled or found through http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/. Our plan for 2016-17 is to steadily replace the internet pictures by our own material (smartphone pics through the Celestron scope).

 

We will be very grateful for any text contribution, correction or mentioning of a copyright issue. 

Kalaw Lake

03/01/16 1pm Chinese Pond-Heron Ardeola bacchus

http://www.barraimaging.com.au/

Kalaw Lake

30/01/16 11am Silver-eared Mesia Leiothrix argentauris

http://farm8.static.flickr.com/7264/6993012374_1b9b3c650e.jpg

Kalaw Lake

30/01/16 11am Flavescent Bulbul Pycnonotus flavescens

https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1659/23801162514_df1a18b44a.jpg

TTLH Forest

01/02/16 10am Black-crested Bulbul Pycnonotus flaviventris

https://www.flickr.com/photos/avianphotos/7062640299

Kalaw Lake

26/03/16 8am Grey Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea

http://www.fotonatura.org/galerias/fotos/usr43117/13507464wZ.jpg

Kalaw Lake

26/03/16 10am Chinese Pond-Heron Ardeola bacchus (breeding)

http://www.ouessant-digiscoping.fr/IMG/jpg/Crabier_chinois_1BB_ver_29042008_-_Heuksan_Do_-_SK.jpg

Nay Pyi Taw

20/07/16 10am Yellow Bittern

Ixobrychus sinensis

http://sdakotabirds.com/species/photos/yellow_bittern.jpg

Nay Pyi Taw

19/07/16 5pm Pheasant-tailed Jacana

Hydrophasianus chirurgus

http://www.indianaturewatch.net/images/album/photo/12710524644dabb4249febc.jpg

Myint Ga

25/10/16 11am White-tailed Stonechat Saxicola leucurus

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nvoaden/5939466010/in/photostream/

TTLH Forest

09/02/17 11am Chestnut-capped Babbler

Timalia pileata

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-CVkIH5fCbdg/UiWyaFzNKNI/AAAAAAAAEFo/DIxa4l_rE1w/s1600/IMG_8442.jpg

Kalaw Lake

11/04/17 5pm Maroon Oriole

Oriolus traillii

http://orientalbirdimages.org/images/data/maroon_oriole2c.jpg

TTLH Forest

04/04/17 2pm Spectacled Barwing

Actinodura ramsayi

http://carolinabirds.org/Images8LG/Barwing,_Spectacled_JasonThompson.jpg

TTLH Forest

04/04/17 2pm Black-naped Monarch 

Hypothymis azurea

http://orientalbirdimages.org/images/data/120742517.wfpuhtm9.blacknapedmonarchfemale.jpg

Thazi area

01/05/17 12pm Western Cattle Egret

Bubulcus ibis

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2529.jpg

Heho area

13/05/17 1pm Black-shouldered Kite

Elanus caeruleus

http://www.photomazza.com/IMG/jpg/il_nibbio_bianco_elanus_caeruleus_jpg

Nay Pyi Taw

28/05/17 3pm Watercock

Gallicrex cinerea

http://www.birdskorea.org/Images/images2005/KA3E4404.jpg

Yenangyaung

19/06/17 10am Blue-tailed Bee-eater

Merops philippinus

http://nature.hc.edu.tw/vbb../attachment.php?attachmentid=230238&stc=1&d=1338859728

Yenangyaung

18/06/17 10am Streak-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus conradi

http://www.hbw.com/sites/default/files/styles/ibc_1k/public/ibc/p/E72E1508.jpg?itok=jlOVaw7B

Nay Pyi Taw

07/09/17 6pm Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis

https://www.rspb.org.uk/Images/lg_gpc_tcm9-211349.jpg?width=1184&crop=(0,388,2048,1240)

TTLH Forest

17/12/17 11am Streak-throated Woodpecker Picus xanthopygaeus

https://www.hbw.com/sites/default/files/styles/ibc_1k/public/ibc/p/IMG_0628.JPG?itok=MwObTqij

Heho area

30/01/18 10am Pied Harrier

Circus melanoleucos

http://fareastru.birds.watch/photos/0003/001/00030009301.jpg

TTLH neighborhood

 30/01/16 2pm White-vented Myna Acridotheres grandis

http://www.pbase.com/albert_noorlander/image/161064793

TTLH neighborhood

01/02/16 8am Collared Myna Acridotheres albocinctus

http://orientalbirdimages.org/search.php?Bird_ID=2522&Bird_Image_ID=73760&p=2

Kalaw Lake

26/03/16 7am Crested Finchbill Spizixos canifrons

http://orientalbirdimages.org/images/data/img_1504.jpg

Kalaw Lake

26/03/16 9am Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus

http://birds.nature4stock.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/gallinula-chloropus.jpg

Kalaw Lake

23/04/16 10am Thick-billed Green-Pigeon

Treron curvirostra

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-h1mrnE5I3UM/TWPWqyNT1oI/AAAAAAAAF4Y/4ED-upu-_bQ/s1600/_MG_7589.jpg

Kalaw Lake

23/04/16 9am White-capped Water-Redstart

Chaimarrornis leucocephalus

http://www.hooooon.com/album_bird/IMG_5005%20A.jpg

Hlaw Gar NP

18/07/16 4pmLittle Green Bee-eater

Merops orientalis

http://www.photomecan.eu/_data/section-1/3152_b-merops-orientalis.jpg

View point

25/12/16 11am Violet Cuckoo

Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus

http://01271bfede0954168758-da1041207dde8e2d0a75af6fbedebedf.r83.cf1.rackcdn.com/20110117022845.jpg

Kalaw Lake

28/12/16 11am White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3555/3361664479_df010fcc27.jpg

Nay Pyi Taw

27/03/17 3pm House Sparrow

Passer domesticus

http://www.fotonatura.org/galerias/fotos/usr27549/12746464sr.jpg

Thazi area

12/04/17 3pm Yellow-breasted Bunting Schoeniclus aureolus

http://www.tragopan-asie.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Bruant-aureole-m-ad-06052009-Coree-du-Sud.jpg

Kalaw Lake

06/04/17 4pm Black-throated Laughingthrush

Garrulax chinensis

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hiyashi/6014628574/

Nay Pyi Taw

01/05/17 6pm Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor

http://orientalbirdimages.org/images/data/img_6641_fulvous_whistling_duck.jpg

Thazi area

01/05/17 12pm Little Cormorant

Microcarbo niger

http://cdn2.arkive.org/media/C5/Presentation.Large/Little-cormorant-on-ground.jpg

Heho area

13/05/17 1pm Burmese Spot-billed Duck

Anas poecilorhyncha haringtoni

http://www.hbw.com/sites/default/files/styles/ibc_1k/public/ibc/p/158_20151226_1_1000.jpg

Yenangyaung

18/06/17 10am Blue-throated Bee-eater Merops viridis

http://www.besgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/04-dragonfly1.jpg

Myint Ga

12/11/17 11am Sooty-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus aurigaster

http://orientalbirdimages.org/images/data/sootyheaded_bulbul_copy2.jpg

Kalaw Lake

25/12/17 12pm Puff-throated Bulbul Alophoixus pallidus

http://orientalbirdimages.org/images/data/img_0181.jpg

View point

24/04/18 11am Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike

Hemipus picatus

https://www.hbw.com/ibc/species/57914/gallery

Kalaw Lake

31/01/16 10am Yellow-cheeked Tit Machlolophus spilonotus

http://www.pbase.com/image/159967501

Kalaw Lake

25/03/16 1pm Brown-breasted Bulbul Pycnonotus xanthorrhous

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5502/12358249853_a7797193e5_b.jpg

Kalaw Lake

26/03/16 8am Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii

https://pp.vk.me/c314316/v314316031/b51e/mItwnRiP0tk.jpg

Kalaw Lake

23/04/16 8am Black-capped Kingfisher

Halcyon pileata

http://aveskorea.com/archive/images/Halcyon_pileata01.jpg

Myint Ka Forest

24/04/16 11am Grey-capped

Pygmy  Woodpecker Dendrocopos canicapillus

https://www.flickr.com/photos/64565252@N00/1239086538

Hlaw Gar NP

18/07/16 10am Striated Heron

Butorides striata

http://p9.storage.canalblog.com/91/33/601565/62751393.jpg

Myint Mathi

28/08/16 4pm Siberian Stonechat

Saxicola maurus

http://kingofwallpapers.com/stonechat/stonechat-003.jpg

Myint Ga

25/10/16 10am Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/field-guide/barn-swallow

Kalaw Lake

26/03/17 10am Asian Emerald Cuckoo Chrysococcyx maculatus

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/1e/bd/80/1ebd80839e6ff896e4c74de304c66e7d.jpg

Kalaw Lake

11/04/17 5pm Striated Grassbird

Megalurus palustris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Phillippine-Birds/By-Location/IRRI/i-rFgWXSW/0/S/IMG_0184w2-S.jpg

TTLH Forest

27/03/17 11am Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major

http://www.hlasek.com/foto/dendrocopos_major_aj9724.jpg

Kalaw Lake

11/04/17 5pm Pin-tailed Pigeon

Treron apicauda

https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2959/41186

Thazi area

12/05/17 1pm Black-winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus 

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/2529.JPG

TTLH Forest

21/05/17 11am Chinese Francolin

Francolinus pintadeanus

http://orientalbirdimages.org/images/data/cfrancolinm130may09.jpg

Yenangyaung

19/06/17 10am Jungle Myna

Acridotheres fuscus

http://orientalbirdimages.org/images/data/7717_jungle_myna_nov_23_2013.jpg

Kalaw Lake

05/04/17 8am White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus

https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6068/6146783383_28495fc851_b.jpg

TTLH Forest

17/12/17 11am Black-headed Greenfinch Chloris ambigua

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ae/85/e3/ae85e31173b70736adf6ac4a40c97136.jpg

Kalaw Lake

25/12/17 10am Oriental White-eye

Zosterops palpebrosus

http://mountainsbeyond.org/Nature/Birds/Images/Bali/Whiteeyes/_MG_5436-OrientalWE--250110.jpg

Nay Pyi Taw

27/05/18 5pm Lesser Whistling-Duck

Dendrocygna javanica

https://www.flickr.com/photos/vaidyarupal/7870861254