BirdingASIA 20

Contents

  • 15 PIONEER OF ASIAN ORNITHOLOGY Alfred Russel Wallace N. J. COLLAR & R. P. PRYS-JONES
  • 37 FIELD STUDY Ringing migrant sparrowhawks in southern Thailand CHUKIAT NUALSRI, PHILIP D. ROUND, ANDREW J. PIERCE, KASET SUTASHA, DUANGRAT PHOTHIENG, KRIANGSAK SRIBUAROD, JONATHAN MURRAY & ROBERT DECANDIDO
  • 44 FIELD STUDY Observations on the breeding of Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura in a human-dominated environment, Gazipur, Dhaka, Bangladesh SAYAM U. CHOWDHURY, MD. SHARIF HOSSAIN SOURAV & SAMIUL MOHSANIN
  • 53 TAXONOMIC UPDATE Species-level and other interesting taxonomic changes proposed for Asian birds, 2012 T. P. INSKIPP, N. J. COLLAR, J. D. PILGRIM & S. P. MAHOOD
  • 64 CONSERVATION REPORT Possible breeding of Baer’s Pochard Aythya baeri at Muraviovka Park, Far East Russia WIELAND HEIM, KOLJA WOLANSKA, ANDREAS SIEGMUND & ULRICH SCHUSTER
  • 67 CONSERVATION REPORT Further nesting records of Cheer Pheasant Catreus wallichi in Jhelum valley, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan MUHAMMAD NAEEM AWAN & DAVID C. LEE
  • 70 CONSERVATION REPORT Search for the Critically Endangered Himalayan Quail Ophrysia superciliosa in far west Nepal
  • HEM SAGAR BARAL, SUCHIT BASNET, HATHAN CHAUDHARY, BADRI CHAUDHARY, ANISH TIMSINA & KRISHNA BIDARI
  • 76 FIELD STUDY Frugivory by spiderhunter Arachnothera species in Peninsular Malaysia AMAR-SINGH HSS
  • 82 LITTLE-KNOWN ASIAN BIRD Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola in Bhutan’s Phobjikha valley JAMES A. EATON & ANDREW G. DUFF
  • 84 FIELD STUDY Why are juvenile Himalayan Vultures Gyps himalayensis in the Xinjiang Tien Shan still at the nest in October? MA MING, DAO CAIWUJIAP, XU GUOHUA, SHAN JIAP, ZHAO XUMAO, MAIMAITIMING AIZIJIANG, XING RUI & LUO BIAO

ba20coverCover photo: Spangled Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus, Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal, January 2013 by Arabinda Debnath


  • PHOTO ESSAY The Amur Falcon story COMPILED BY BRIAN SYKES
  • 93 PHOTOSPOT Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax
  • 94 NOTEBOOK Presumed coprophagia by female Olive-backed Sunbird Nectarinia jugularis on Scarlet-headed Flowerpecker Dicaeum trochileum chick, Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia SITI DINIARSIH & JOKO SETIYONO
  • 96 NOTEBOOK Records of Ward’s Trogon Harpactes wardi in Neora Valley National Park, West Bengal, India BISWAPRIYA RAHUT
  • 98 NOTEBOOK Notes on the breeding biology of Pink-tailed Bunting Urocynchramus pylzowi ANDREW DIXON, MA MING, CARL ASHFORD & PAUL STAFFORD
  • 100 NOTEBOOK A leucistic Black-billed Magpie Pica pica in Guide county, Qinghai, China AIZHEN WANG & XIAOREN CHENG
  • 102 NOTEBOOK Leucistic Black Kite Milvus migrans photographed in southern Mongolia MURUN DOVDON & NYAMBAYAR BATBAYAR
  • 104 ASIA FIRST The first record of Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus in Eurasia VLADIMIR ARKHIPOV, STEFFEN KOSCHKAR & TOM NOAH

COUNTRY FIRSTS

  • 106 The first record of Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita for Thailand ANDREW J. PIERCE, WORAPHOT BUNKHWAMDI & RUNGSRIT KANJANAVANIT
  • 107 A record of David’s Bush Warbler Bradypterus davidi in Nepal PHILIP D. ROUND & HEM SAGAR BARAL
  • 109 Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata: first record for Cambodia ROBERT W. MARTIN & MARDY SEAN
  • 110 Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria, a new species for Korea and east Asia CHANG-YONG CHOI, CHANG-WANG KANG, NAM-JOON JI, HEE-MAN KANG, MI-RAE OH & JIN-YOUNG PARK
  • 111 Chestnut-flanked White-eye Zosterops erythropleurus: first record for Mongolia OTGONBAYAR BAATARGAL, BUYANDELGER SUURI & RICHARD READING
  • 112 First record of Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis in South Korea HAN KYU KIM
  • 114 First confirmed record of Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus for Indonesia ASMAN ADI PURWANTO & ADI SUGIHARTO
  • 115 Dusky Thrush Turdus eunomus: first record for the Philippines ROLLY C. URRIZA
  • 116 Chestnut-crowned Bush Warbler Cettia major: first record for Vietnam SÉBASTIEN DELONGLÉE, FLORIAN KLINGEL, WAYNE HODGKINSON & SIMON P. MAHOOD
  • 117 First record of Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius in Bangladesh A. B. M. SAROWAR ALAM & SAYAM U. CHOWDHURY
  • 119 Franklin’s Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan in Goa: a new species for India PAUL I. HOLT, A. SIDNEY ENGLAND, RANDY E. BEATON & JULIET BLOSS
  • 128 OBITUARY Thomas Jones Roberts 1924–2013

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