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Bird spotting from our terrace in Thitaw Lay House

See below for our regularly updated observations (date and time, English and scientific name, pic source). 

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

Clicking on the picture will lead you to a narrative on the bird, mostly found on Wikipedia. 


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

23/11/15 8am Slender-billed oriole Oriolus tenuirostris

18/11/15 1pm Japanese white-eye Zosterops japonicus

13/11/15 8am Oriental magpie robin Copsychus saularis

23/11/15 4pm Bronzed drongo Dicrurus aeneus

26/11/15 7am Black-naped oriole Oriolus chinensis

30/11/15 8am Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris

10/12/15 9am Eastern Buzzard   Buteo japonicus

14/12/15 7am Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides rufescens

02/04/16 1pm Blue-throated Barbet Psilopogon asiaticus

29/12/15 10am Black-breasted Thrush Turdus dissimilis female

08/01/16 8am Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus

12/01/16 10am Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni

22/01/16 4pm Slaty-backed Flycatcher Ficedula sordida (female)

20/02/16 5pm White Wagtail

Motacilla alba

05/03/16 10am Chestnut-tailed Starling Sturnia malabarica

04/04/16 7am Yellow-footed Green-Pigeon 

Treron phoenicopterus

13/03/16 8am Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinus

21/03/16 7am Dark-breasted Rosefinch

Procarduelis nipalensis (female)

01/04/16 4pm Japanese Sparrowhawk Accipiter gularis

08/04/16 6pm Hodgson's Redstart Phoenicurus hodgsoni (female)

17/04/16 7am Wedge-tailed Green-Pigeon

Treron sphenurus (female)

23/07/16 8am Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis

23/05/16 9am Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo

Dicrurus remifer

31/05/16 8am White-tailed Robin Myiomela leucura

30/05/16 7am Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii

25/07/16 9am Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis

19/09/16 3pm Golden-bellied Gerygone

Gerygone sulphurea

18/12/16 10am Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense

02/01/17 9am Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus

21/04/17 3pm Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus

23/10/17 12pm Asian Paradise-Flycatcher

Terpsiphone paradisi

09/11/17 10am Rosy Minivet Pericrocotus roseus

24/12/17 10am Orange-breasted Pigeon

Treron bicinctus

10/03/18 9am Red-billed Starling Spodiopsar sericeus

15/04/18 9am Purple Sunbird

Cinnyris asiaticus

13/11/15 8am Spotted dove Streptopelia chinensis 


23/11/15 7am Long-tailed minivet Pericrocotus ethologus

17/11/15 10am Eurasian tree sparrow Passer montanus

14/11/15 7am Black bulbul

Hypsipetes leucocephalus

25/11/15 8am Black-collared Starling Gracupica nigricollis

29/11/15 11am Sooty-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus aurigaster

04/12/15 4pm Yellow-browed Warbler Abrornis inornatus

12/12/15 9am Great Barbet Psilopogon virens

16/12/15 7am House Crow         Corvus splendens

28/12/15 10am Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis

01/01/16 1pm Himalayan Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus stresemanni

06/01/16 9am Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius

14/01/16 9am Hill Myna

Gracula religiosa

26/01/16 4pm Greenish Warbler Seicercus trochiloides

18/02/16 8am Rock Pigeon (City P.)

Columba livia

08/03/16 8am Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus

09/03/16 2pm Blyth's Pipit

Anthus godlewskii

19/03/16 8am Eurasian Hoopoe

Upupa epops

27/03/16 7am Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus

05/04/16 7am Siberian Blue Robin Larvivora cyane

10/05/16 6pm Red-billed Malkoha Zanclostomus javanicus

19/05/16 11am Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythroryncha

24/05/16 7am Red Collared-Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica

24/07/16 3pm White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis

27/02/17 4pm Siberian Rubythroat Calliope calliope

02/11/17 7am Sapphire Flycatcher

Ficedula sapphira (female)

19/11/15 11am Long-tailed shrike Lanius schach

03/11/15 9am Pale blue flycatcher Cyornis unicolor

14/11/15 7am Red-whiskered bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus

19/11/15 4pm Red-vented bulbul Pycnonotus cafer

29/11/15 8am Coppersmith Barbet Psilopogon haemacephalus

30/11/15 12am Chestnut-flanked White-eye Zosterops erythropleurus

08/12/15 3pm Ashy Drongo    Dicrurus leucophaeus

13/12/15 10am Scarlet Minivet (elegans) Pericrocotus speciosus elegans

24/12/15 11am Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus

06/01/16 9am Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita

29/12/15 10am Black-breasted Thrush Turdus dissimilis male

14/01/16 8am Grey-headed Parakeet Psittacula finschii

21/01/16 11am Scaly-breasted Munia  Lonchura punctulata

 26/02/16 10am Pied Bushchat

Saxicola caprata

19/03/16 8am Eurasian Jay (White-faced) Garrulus glandarius

26/02/16 9am Vinous-breasted Starling Acridotheres burmannicus

05/03/16 11am Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus

11/03/16 4pm White-browed Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps

24/03/16 7am White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis fusca

28/03/16 11am Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris

09/04/16 9am Tickell's Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae (female)

30/04/16 7am Blossom-headed Parakeet Psittacula roseata (female)

02/05/16 10am Indochinese Cuckooshrike

Lalage polioptera (female)

18/05/16 8am Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus

25/09/16 9am Gray-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris

21/01/17 9am Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus

06/11/17 7am Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike

Lalage melaschistos

11/04/18 5pm Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus

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