BirdingASIA 21

Contents

  • 13 SPECIAL REPORT First nesting record of White-bellied Heron Ardea insignis in
    Namdapha Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh, India
    HIMADRI SEKHAR MONDAL & GOPINATHAN MAHESWARAN
  • 18 NEWSFLASH Persecution and killing of Critically Endangered Flores Hawk Eagle
    Nisaetus floris on Alor, Lesser Sundas, Indonesia
    PHILIPPE VERBELEN
  • 19 PHOTOSPOT Two nuthatches in Arunachal Pradesh, India
  • 28 FIELD STUDY Sillem’s Mountain Finch Leucosticte sillemi revisited
    YANN MUZIKA
  • 34 FIELD STUDY Observations of the ‘Yunnan Parrotbill’ Sinosuthora brunnea ricketti in the lower Jinsha valley, China
    WENDY WRIGHT, SID FRANCIS, STEB FISHER & YA TANG
  • 37 ASIAN ENIGMAS Blue-wattled Bulbul Pycnonotus nieuwenhuisii and Black-browed Babbler Malacocincla perspicillata: two Sundaic passerines in search of a life
    N. J. COLLAR
  • 52 ID FORUM Flight identification and plumage descriptions of six Accipiter species on southbound migration at Khao Dinsor, Chumphon province, Thailand
    ROBERT DECANDIDO, CHUKIAT NUALSRI, MARTTI SIPONEN, KASET SUTASHA, ANDREW PIERCE, JONATHAN MURRAY & PHILIP D. ROUND
  • 64 NOTEBOOK Large wintering flocks of Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columba eversmanni at Jorbeer, Bikaner district, Rajasthan, India
    DAU LAL BOHRA & SRADHA VYAS
  • 66 NOTEBOOK Kleptoparasitic behaviour of Christmas Island Frigatebirds Fregata
    andrewsi in Jakarta Bay, Indonesia
    FRANSISCA NONI TIRTANINGTYAS
  • 68 NOTEBOOK Oriental Stork Ciconia boyciana provides feeding opportunities for Grey Herons Ardea cinerea
    YU-SEONG CHOI, HACHEOL SUNG & SHI-RYONG PARK
  • 70 NOTEBOOK The description and behaviour of a juvenile Japanese Night Heron
    Goraschius goisagi in Shanghai, China
    ANGUS R. LAMONT
  • 71 LITTLE-KNOWN ASIAN BIRD The Grey-breasted Babbler Malacopteron albogulare, a poorly known Sundaic species
    DING LI YONG, KIM CHUAH LIM, JAMES A. EATON, KOK HUI TAN, WENG THOR LAU & CON FOLEY
  • 76 LITTLE-KNOWN ASIAN BIRD First wintering record of the Sakhalin Leaf Warbler
    Phylloscopus borealoides in South-East Asia, with notes on vocalisations
    FRANCIS YAP, DING LI YONG, BINGWEN LOW, EMILIE CROS, CON FOLEY, KIM KEANG LIM & FRANK E. RHEINDT
  • 82 LITTLE-KNOWN ASIAN BIRD In search of the Pale-capped Pigeon Columba punicea, a rare and elusive Asian forest-dweller
    RAMKI SREENIVASAN
  • 84 PHOTO ESSAY Three little-known Vietnamese birds
    MANH HUNG LE
  • 86 FIELD STUDY The avifaunal diversity of Sigiriya Sanctuary and adjacent areas, North Central province, Sri Lanka
    DUMINDA S.B. DISSANAYAKE, S.M. WELLAPPULIARACHI, J.A.H.U. JAYAKODY, S. K. BANDARA, S.J. GAMAGAE, D.A.C. I. DEERASINGHA & S. WICKRAMASINGHA
  • 94 NOTEBOOK Observations of the nesting of Large-tailed Nightjar Caprimulgus
    macrurus albonotatus in Manas National Park, Assam, India
    ANUKUL NATH, DIPANKAR LAHKAR, BHASKOR BARUKIAL & BIBHUTI P. LAHKAR

Cover photo: Changeable Hawk Eagle Nisaetus cirrhatus, Bandipur, Karnataka, India, September 2011 by Clement Francis


  • 96 NOTEBOOK First nesting record of ‘Black-eared Parrotbill’ Paradoxornis nipalensis beaulieui in Vietnam
    LE MANH HUNG & BRIAN SYKES
  • 98 NOTEBOOK Nest and nesting characteristics of Red-crested Malkoha
    Phaenicophaeus superciliosus cagayanensis
    JOUEL B. TAGGUEG, MERLIJN VAN WEERD & SAMUEL P. TELAN
  • 100 NOTEBOOK A previously undescribed feature in the plumage of juvenile Crested
    Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus layardi on Sri Lanka
    RUVINDA K. DE MEL, SALINDRA K. DAYANANDA, AMILA P. SUMANAPALA, THILANKA PERERA, RANIL P. NANAYAKKARA & MUDITHA WITHANAGE
  • 102 NOTEBOOK First record of Bold-striped Tit Babbler Macronus (gularis) bornensis brood-hosting Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris
    MUHAMMAD IQBAL & MUHAMMAD HANDOKO
  • 105 PROJECT REPORT Survey of wintering Indian Skimmer Rynchops albicollis in Bangladesh
    SAMIUL MOHSANIN
  • 107 PROJECT REPORT Conservation of the Western Tragopan Tragopan melanocephalus around Salkhala Game Reserve, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
    MUHAMMAD NAEEM AWAN & FRANCIS BUNER

COUNTRY FIRSTS

  • 112 The first Vietnam records of Slaty-backed Flycatcher Ficedula hodgsonii and
    Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
    LE MANH HUNG, MARK B. ROBBINS & SÉBASTIEN DELONGLÉE
  • 113 A Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel seen over the Mekong River on the Thai-Lao border
    WICHYANAN LIMPARUNGPATTHANAKIJ
  • 114 Blue-and-white Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana: first record for Sri Lanka
    D. R. VIDANAPATHIRANA, K. D. PRACHNARATHNA, M. D. GEHAN RAJEEV & SUDHEERA BANDARA
  • 116 First record of Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla dukhunensis from the Andaman Islands
    S. RAJESH KUMAR, C. RAGHUNATHAN, G. MAHESWARAN & K. VENKATARAMAN
  • 118 Caught on camera in the field
  • 128 OBITUARY Tony Htin Hla 1954–2013

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