BirdingASIA 28

3 Guest editorial
5 BirdingASIA briefings
7 OBC in action – Conservation Fund and Bertram Smythies Fund
11 Photospot Collared Falconet Microhierax caerulescens
12 TAXONOMIC UPDATE Species-level changes proposed for Asian birds in 2016, and discoveries of new taxa N. J. COLLAR
23 NEW RECORDS FOR MALAYSIA An update on the work of the Malaysian Nature Society-Bird Conservation Council Records Committee (MNS-BCC RC) and recent changes in the status of birds in Malaysia compiled by DAVID BAKEWELL & MHD RAFI KUDUS ON BEHALF OF THE MNS-BCC RC
39 NEW BREEDING RECORD The discovery of breeding colonies of two species of pratincole Glareola sp. on the Red River, Hanoi, Vietnam LE MANH HUNG & VUONG TIEN MANH
45 NEW BREEDING RECORD A breeding record of Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus from Cambodia ROUS VANN & SIMON P. MAHOOD
47 NEW BREEDING RECORD First breeding record of Chinese Penduline Tit Remiz consobrinus for the Korean Peninsula NIAL MOORES & BERNHARD SELIGER

51 NOTEBOOK First record of Gansu Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus kansuensis outside its known breeding range JONATHAN MARTINEZ, JEAN PIERRE JORDAN & YVES KAYSER
54 NOTEBOOK Significant records of three bunting species from Cambodia, including a first country record BOSCO PUI LOK CHAN & FEI LI
56 NOTEBOOK Large Wren Babbler Turdinus macrodactylus: first record from Bogor Botanical Garden, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia ANDY ALBAYQUNI & RUSMAN BUDI PRASETYO
59 NOTEBOOK Recent records of Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus in Nepal PRASHANT GHIMIRE, CHIRANJEEVI KHANAL, MANSHANTA GHIMIRE, LAXMAN PRASAD POUDYAL, BHUWAN SINGH BIST, SHRISTEE PANTHEE & BASANTA SHARM
61 NOTEBOOK Masked Booby Sula dactylatra returns to Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Cagyancillo, Palawan, Philippines SEGUNDO CONALES JR & MARIA RETCHIE C. PAGLIAWAN
63 FIELD STUDY Commensal nesting of passerines and Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia RICHARD P. READING, JOHN AZUA, B. CHIMIDBAT, DAVID KENNY, MARY JO WILLIS & GANCHIMEG WINGARD
67 FIELD STUDY Trapping and ringing Pallas’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus at the Muraviovka Park, Amur region, Far East Russia LÁSZLÓ BOZÓ, WIELAND HEIM & TIBOR CSÖRG
71 FIELD STUDY Cross-fostering of a Little Owl Athene noctua chick by Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia RICHARD P. READING, ALTANGEREL TSOGTSAIKHAN, DANDAR BAATAR, JOHN AZUA, B. CHIMIDBAT & GANCHIMEG WINGARD 74 FIELD STUDY Notes on the distribution, status and natural history of ten species on Buton island, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia THOMAS E. MARTIN, JOSEPH MONKHOUSE, PANJI GUSTI AKBAR, HALLIDAY, JACK BADDAMS, YENI MULYANI, ARONIKA KABAN, LUPI YULIAN SUMANTO, NIALL T. KEOGH & JOSH NIGHTINGALE
78 LITTLE-KNOWN ASIAN BIRD The rarely seen Black-headed Kingfisher Actenoides capucinus, Karaenta Forest, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia KRISTIADI NUGROHO & FRANSISCA NONI TIRTANINGTYAS
82 LITTLE-KNOWN ASIAN BIRD Japanese Night Heron Gorsachius goisagi on Mount Talomo, Mindanao, Philippines ANDREW R. COLLINS
85 LITTLE-KNOWN AREA The avifauna of Pangchen valley, Arunachal Pradesh, India RAJARSHI CHAKRABORTY, JAYA UPADHYAY & KAMAL MEDHI
97 LITTLE-KNOWN AREA New avifaunal records from the Flores Sea islands, Indonesia, including a novel Phylloscopus leaf warbler JAMES A. EATON & FRANK E. RHEINDT
107 SITES TO WATCH Rapid bird surveys at Tempe Lake and Pallime Estuary, South Sulawesi, Indonesia HANOM BASHARI & OLIVIER LANGRAND
112 BIRDWATCHERS IN ACTION First autumn raptor migration count in Singapore TAN GIM CHEONG
114 Caught on camera

COUNTRY FIRSTS

115 The first record of Yellow-throated Bunting Emberiza elegans from Vietnam LE MANH HUNG & LE KHAC QUYET
116 First record of Ruddy-breasted Crake Zapornia fusca for Mongolia KHUMBAA TUMENDELGER & TSOLMONJAV PUREVSUREN
117 Alpine Swift Tachymarptis melba in the Ili River valley, Yining, Xinjiang, a first record for China PAUL J. LEADER , DAVID J. STANTON , GEOFF J. CAREY , WEIDONG LI & MING MA 120 From the field
128 Obituary

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