BirdingASIA 26

Contents

Chairman’s letter
BirdingASIA briefings
OBC in Action – Conservation Fund & Bertram Smythies Fund
BIRDING HOTSPOT Birdwatching in Kerandangan Natural Park, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia  I. WAYAN SUANA, HILMAN AHYADI, SALEH AMIN, L. A. T. T. W. S. KALIH & GITO HADIPRAYITNO
CONSERVATION ALERT Notes on the trading of some threatened and endemic
species from Vietnam LE MANH HUNG & RICHARD C. CRAIK
CONSERVATION ALERT In the market for extinction: Sukahaji, Bandung, Java, Indonesia  SERENE C. L. CHNG, MARISON GUCIANO & JAMES A. EATON
RANGE EXTENSION The discovery of Nonggang Babbler Stachyris nonggangensis
in Vietnam JONATHAN C. EAMES & NGUYEN VAN TRUONG
IMPORTANT BREEDING RECORDS Breeding records of Sunda Frogmouth Batrachostomus cornutus on Bangka island, Sumatra, Indonesia, with information on parenting behaviour and diet SYAHPUTRA & MUHAMMAD IQBAL
IMPORTANT BREEDING RECORDS New breeding records of riverine birds in Bangladesh  M. TARIK KABIR, SAYAM U. CHOWDHURY, ONU TAREQ, A. B. M. SAROWAR ALAM, SAKIB AHMED, OMAR SHAHADAT & MD. FOYSAL
IMPORTANT BREEDING RECORD First documented records of the Blue-winged Pitta Pitta moluccensis breeding in Singapore BING WEN LOW, ALFRED CHIA, GIM CHEONG TAN, WEE JIN YAP & KIM KEANG LIM
ASIAN ENIGMA Lewin’s Rail Lewinia pectoralis exsul on Flores, Indonesia: its history, status and where to look for it COLIN R. TRAINOR & PHILIPPE VERBELEN
ID FORUM First description of the juvenile plumage of Black Oriole Oriolus hosii  KOLBJØRN SCHJØLBERG
LITTLE-KNOWN ASIAN BIRD First description of a juvenile Cryptic Flycatcher Ficedula crypta ANDREW R. COLLINS
PROJECT REPORT Pioneering bird-ringing capacity-building at Nagrota Surian, Pong Dam Lake Wildlife Sanctuary, Himachal Pradesh, India FRANCIS BUNER, DEVINDER SINGH DHADWAL, LAKSHMINARASIMHA RANGANATHAN, SAT PAL DHIMAN, DAN HOARE & TIM WALKER
NOTEBOOK A Common Redshank of the form Tringa totanus craggi at Yalu Jiang National Nature Reserve, Liaoning province, China CHI-YEUNG CHOI, JULIA K. MELVILLE, W. G. HALE & DAVID S. MELVILLE
NOTEBOOK Review of records of Blue-naped Pitta Pitta nipalensis hendeei in Thailand, with notes on records from Vietnam and the Lao PDR  INGKAYUT SA-AR, DAVE E. SARGEANT, KHEMTHONG TONSAKULRUNGRUANG & NANTAWAN SU-ANGKA
NOTEBOOK The first description of the nest of Seram Golden Bulbul Thapsinillas affinis affinis from Seram, Indonesia  LUCAS H. DECICCO
NOTEBOOK First record of the Critically Endangered Silvery Pigeon Columba argentina from Nias Island, Sumatra, Indonesia BJÖRN SVENSSON & DING LI YONG
NOTEBOOK An influx of scarce frugivores into highly degraded forest in Sabah, Borneo  SIMON L. MITCHELL
NOTEBOOK First record of cave-nesting by Yellow-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus xantholaemus, Gingee Hills, Eastern Ghats, India A. KALAIMANI
NOTEBOOK Not all rock-nesting eagle owls in India are Rock Eagle Owls  STEVE PREDDY & MARTYN HALL

Cover image: Female Sunda Frogmouth Batrachostomus cornutus brooding her chick, Arung Dalam, Koba, Bangka, Sumatra, Indonesia, 8 October 2014, by Syahputra

FIELD STUDY Nesting behaviour of Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicopterus and Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus at Jahangirnagar University Campus,
Savar, Bangladesh ISRAT JAHAN, DELIP K. DAS & M. MONIRUL H. KHAN
PHOTOSPOT Bat Hawk Macheiramphus alcinus
LITTLE-KNOWN AREA Nagaland, north-east India: three Himalayan species new to the Naga Hills DAVID P. EDWARDS, JOLI BORAH & TSUSEKI Y. YIMCHUNGER
LITTLE-KNOWN AREA The remote trans-Himalayan landscapes of Limi valley, Humla district, north-west Nepal RAJU ACHARYA & YADAV GHIMIREY
LITTLE-KNOWN AREA Mizoram, north-east India: where to go and what you might see  ANWARUDDIN CHOUDHURY
LITTLE-KNOWN AREA A short survey of the Meratus Mountains, South Kalimantan province, Indonesia: two undescribed avian species discovered J. A. EATON, S. L. MITCHELL, C. NAVARIO GONZALEZ BOCOS & F. E. RHEINDT
INTRODUCED SPECIES Status of Streaked Weaver Ploceus manyar and Baya Weaver  P. philippinus in Wallacea, Indonesia MUHAMMAD IQBAL, KAMA JAYA SAGHIR, NUR SITA HAMZATI, ISMAWAN HARIADI & OLAN ILALANG
BIRDWATCHERS IN ACTION A pair of Spotted Owlets Athene brama raise an unusual family in Gujarat, India MEET VALA & NAMAN DOSHI
Caught on camera in the field

COUNTRY FIRSTS
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus: a species new to the Chagos Archipelago,
British Indian Ocean Territory PETER CARR
First confirmed record of Oriental Hobby Falco severus from Bangladesh
MOHAMMOD FOYSAL, SAYAM U. CHOWDHURY, SAKIB AHMED, A.B.M. SAROWAR ALAM & ONU TAREQ
First record of Hume’s Warbler Phylloscopus humei for Cambodia JOHN BOWLER & PECH MOGN
Corncrake Crex crex: first confirmed record from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India  C. SIVAPERUMAN, G. GOKULAKRISHNAN, P. C. RASMUSSEN & A. JABESTIN
First records of three seabirds for the Maldives R. CHARLES ANDERSON, NICK BRAY, STUART THOMAS & MICKY MAHER
First records of Green Shrike Babbler Pteruthius xanthochlorus and Moustached Laughingthrush Ianthocincla cineracea from Vietnam LE MANH HUNG, MARK B. ROBBINS & LE VAN DUNG
Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel in the Sundarban mangrove forest: the first record for Bangladesh ISRAT JAHAN, MD. OBAIDUL HAQUE, GOLAM MONOWAR KAMAL & NIAZ ABDUR RAHMAN
First record of Tristram’s Bunting Emberiza tristrami from Bangladesh TANIA KHAN
From the field

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