BirdingASIA 23

Contents

Chairman’s letter
BirdingASIA
briefings
OBC in Action
– Conservation Fund & Bertrand Smythies Fund
Reviews
NEWSFLASH India: bad news
CONSERVATION ALERT What can save the Great Indian Bustard Ardeotis nigriceps? N. J. COLLAR, P. S. PATIL & G. S. BHARDWAJ
Great Indian Bustard photo gallery
ID FORUM
Flight identification and migration pattern of the Oriental Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus orientalis in southern Thailand, 2007–2014 ROBERT DECANDIDO, MARTTI SIPONEN, HENK SMIT, ANDREW PIERCE & DEBORAH ALLEN
ORIENTAL PATCH WATCH
A study of the avifauna of the Vankee development, Minhang district, Shanghai, China: June 2005 to May 2014 – Part 2: passerines ANGUS R. LAMONT
FIELD STUDY Breeding Siberian Crane Leucogeranus leucogeranus and Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii in northern Yakutia, Russia JOCHEN TAMM
NOTEBOOK
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis in the British Indian Ocean Territory: where did Pinky come from? PETER CARR
NOTEBOOK
Nesting Green Cochoa Cochoa viridis in the Buxa Tiger Reserve, West Bengal, India BISWAPRIYA RAHUT
NOTEBOOK
Does the Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis have a future in East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh? GIRIDHAR MALLA, PAROMITA RAY, PRIYAMVADA BAGARIA, K. SIVAKUMAR, J. A. JOHNSON, G.V. GOPI & P. SATHIYASELVAM
NOTEBOOK
New breeding records of Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis and Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus at the northern limit of their Asian range WIELAND HEIM, FRIEDRICH EIDAM & SERGEI M. SMIRENSKI
FIELD STUDY
Brown Noddy Anous stolidus: first breeding record in Sri Lanka SAMPATH S. SENEVIRATNE, VIMUKTHI WEERATUNGA, THILAK JAYARATNE & DEVAKA WEERAKOON
LITTLE-KNOWN AREA
Obi, North Moluccas, Indonesia: a visitor’s guide to finding the endemics JOHN C. MITTERMEIER, H. EDEN W. COTTEE-JONES, JONATHAN DAVID KENNEDY, ANDREW HART REEVE, IRFAN ROSYADI & MARC THIBAULT
FIELD STUDY
Steller’s Sea Eagle Haliaeetus pelagicus: display and copulation in early spring EUGENE POTAPOV, IRINA UTEKHINA & MICHAEL McGRADY
FIELD STUDY
Firethroat Calliope pectardens and Blackthroat C. obscura: notes on winter plumages and habitats PHILIP D. ROUND & PETER CLEMENT
FIELD STUDY
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes breeds in suburban Shanghai, China ANGUS R. LAMONT
NOTEBOOK
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis in Sichuan, China JIAWEI WU, DAVID S. WILCOVE, SCOTT K. ROBINSON & GEORGE POWELL
NOTEBOOK
A new record of Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus in Goa and an update on its distribution in India HANNE ERIKSEN, JENS ERIKSEN, JAYANTHI VICTOR & REGINALD VICTOR
NOTEBOOK
Possible breeding of Grey-faced Buzzard Butastur indicus in north-east Sichuan, China ROYA KAMBIN, SID FRANCIS, PETER A. H. SAMUELS & BELLA SUNTIM WRAYCover-BA233-800NOTEBOOK Notes on the diet of the Black Eagle Ictinaetus malaiensis ZHU LEI, YANG XIAO-NONG, HAO GUANG, LIU TIAN-TIAN, DAI ZI-YUE & SUN YUE-HUA
PROJECT REPORT Pioneering bird ringing-capacity building in Sairopa, Great Himalayan National Park, Himachal Pradesh, India FRANCIS BUNER, SAT PAL DHIMAN, TIM WALKER & DEVINDER DHADWAL
LITTLE-KNOWN ASIAN BIRDS The Philippine ‘ground warblers’ ROBERT HUTCHINSON & ABDELHAMID BIZID
PIONEER OF ASIAN ORNITHOLOGY Colonel John Biddulph 1840–1921 JIRÍ HRUBÝ
FIELD STUDY Trapping and ringing Pale-legged Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus tenellipes, Muraviovka Park, Amur region, Far East Russia LÁSZLÓ BOZÓ & WIELAND HEIM
NOTEBOOK New avifaunal records for Hainan island, China 2003–2013 LU GANG, LI FEI, LEE KWOK SHING, CHAN BOSCO PUI LOK & SUNG YIK HEI
NOTEBOOK White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa, a new species for Greater Sundas and Wallacea KAMA JAYA SHAGIR & MUHAMMAD IQBAL
NOTEBOOK More on Borneo’s ‘Spectacled’ Flowerpecker COMPILED BY BRIAN SYKES & TIM LOSEBY
NOTEBOOK New records from Buton Island, Sulawesi, Indonesia THOMAS MARTIN, SEÁN KELLY, GRADEN FROESE, JEDEDIAH BRODIE, YENI MULYANI & DAVID KELLY
COUNTRY FIRSTS
Streak-throated Swallow Hirundo fluvicola: first record for China COLM MOORE & PAUL HOLT
Silver Oriole Oriolus mellianus: first record for Vietnam FLORIAN KLINGEL & SIMON P. MAHOOD
First record of Blue-capped Rock Thrush Monticola cinclorhynchus in Bangladesh OMAR SHAHADAT & SAYAM U. CHOWDHURY
A record of Japanese Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus xanthodryas in Thailand PHILIP D. ROUND, ANDREW J. PIERCE, CHUKIAT NUALSRI & WANGWORN SANKAMETHAWEE
First record of Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor for Palau: an identification challenge
GLENN MCKINLAY
Caught on camera in the field
From the field

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