BirdingASIA 18

CONTENTS

  • 17 REDISCOVERY A preliminary report on the apparent rediscovery of Sillem’s Mountain Finch Leucosticte sillemi KRYS KAZMIERCZAK & YANN MUZIKA
  • 21 REDISCOVERY The rediscovery of Ambon White-eye Zosterops kuehni on Seram, Maluku, Indonesia NICK DYMOND
  • 23 ANNIVERSARY A decade of images: Oriental Bird Images, the image database of the OBC, 2002–2012 KRYS KAZMIERCZAK
  • 33 TAXONOMIC UPDATE Species-level and other changes proposed for Asian birds, 2011 N. J. COLLAR & T. P. INSKIPP
  • 44 FIELD STUDY Further notes on the nesting of the Red-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis amictus in Peninsular Malaysia CON FOLEY & DING LI YONG
  • 48 FIELD STUDY White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis breeds again in Myanmar THET ZAW NAING, SEIN AUNG MIN, MYINT MAUNG & ROBERT TIZARD
  • 50 SPECIAL REPORT Conservation breeding and the most threatened birds in Asia N. J. COLLAR, L. GARDNER, D. F. JEGGO, B. MARCORDES, A. OWEN, T. PAGEL, T. PES, A. VAIDL,R. WILKINSON & R. WIRTH
  • 58 SPECIAL REPORT The owl trade in Jakarta, Indonesia: a spot check on the largest bird markets CHRIS R. SHEPHERD
  • 61 SPECIAL REPORT Birds found during nocturnal herpetological surveys in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia, between 2005 and 2009 MISTAR KAMSI & BAS VAN BALEN
  • 66 LITTLE-KNOWN ASIAN BIRD Nesting of Hoogerwerf’s Pheasant Lophura hoogerwerfi in North Sumatra, Indonesia HELGA H. PETERS, GREGOIRE BERTAGNOLIO & GABRIELLA FREDRIKSSON

ba18coverCover photo: Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmeus, Chukotka, Russia, June 2012 by Baz Scampion


  • 68 BIRD TO WATCH An alarming decrease in the Milky Stork Mycteria cinerea population on the east coast of South Sumatra province, Indonesia MUHAMMAD IQBAL, HERI MULYONO, AHMAD RIWAN & FADLY TAKARI
  • 72 BIRD TO WATCH The rapid decline of the Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus in Indonesia MUHAMMAD IQBAL & FERRY HASUDUNGAN
  • 76 CONSERVATION REPORT Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmeus conservation breeding project: the 2012 expedition to Russia BAZ HUGHES
  • 79 CONSERVATION REPORT Saving the Spoon-billed Sandpiper: news from the field in 2012 COMPILED BY BRIAN SYKES
  • 81 BIRDING HOTSPOT Rudong, Jiangsu, China: a Mecca for migrants ANGUS R. LAMONT
  • 85 NOTEBOOK Record of White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla at Namdapha TigerReserve, Arunachal Pradesh, India GOPINATHAN MAHESWARAN
  • 86 NOTEBOOK Hybridisation between Brown-headed Gull Larus brunnicephalus and Slender-billed Gull Larus genei in the Inner Gulf of Thailand WICHYANAN LIMPARUNGPATTHANAKI
  • 90 NOTEBOOK Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx erithaca: first breeding record for Bangladesh TANIA KHAN & MUNIR AHMED
  • 93 CONSERVATION WATCH The White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, China MING MA & TONG ZHANG
  • 97 PROJECT REPORT Hornbills in the Neora Valley National Park, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India SUNITA PRADHAN
  • 102 BIRD TO WATCH In search of the elusive Jerdon’s Courser: what future for one of the most endangered birds on earth? RAHUL CHAVAN & IAN BARBER
  • 105 RESEARCH REPORT Breeding birds in subarctic tundra, Yakutia, north-eastern Siberia, RussiaM. V. VLADIMIRTSEVA & I. P. BYSYKATOVA
  • 109 FIRST RECORDS Little Gull Larus (Hydrocoloeus) minutus, new bird for South-East Asia DAVID BAKEWELL, SARTHIP THONGNAKCOKEGRUAD & GERARD BRETT
  • 105 RANGE EXTENSION New information on the range of Chestnut-crowned Warbler Seicercus castaniceps in northern China DONGMING LI, JIANPING LI, JUYONG LI, YINGJIE GAO & YUEFENG WU
  • 120 OBITUARY Yuen-Peng McNeice 1917–2012

Plus regular sections: Letter from the Chairman, OBC in action: Conservation Fund, Smythies Fund, From the Field, Reviews.

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