Forktail 29

Forktail 29

Forktail, number 29, November 2013, contents:

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Cambodian Tailorbird (c) James Eaton / BirdtourASIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full papers
S. P. MAHOOD, A. J. I. JOHN, J. C. EAMES, C. H. OLIVEROS, R. G. MOYLE, HONG CHAMNAN, C. M. POOLE, H. NIELSEN & F. H. SHELDON
A new species of lowland tailorbird (Passeriformes: Cisticolidae: Orthotomus) from the Mekong floodplain of Cambodia Supplementary Online Material below.

N. J. COLLAR & S. VAN BALEN
Notes for the conservation of the Rufous-fronted Laughingthrush Garrulax rufifrons

N. J. COLLAR, J. A. EATON & R. O. HUTCHINSON
Species limits in the Golden Bulbul Alophoixus (Thapsinillas) affinis complex

VLADIMIR YU. ARKHIPOV, TOM NOAH, STEFFEN KOSCHKAR & FYODOR A. KONDRASHOV
Birds of Mys Shmidta, north Chukotka, Russia

PAUL J. LEADER, GEOFF J. CAREY & PAUL I. HOLT
Species limits within Rhopophilus pekinensis

PAVEL KVARTALNOV, ABDULNAZAR ABDULNAZAROV, VERONIKA SAMOTSKAYA, JULIA POZNYAKOVA, IRINA ILYINA, ANNA BANNIKOVA & EUGENIA SOLOVYEVA
Nesting of the Large-billed Reed Warbler Acrocephalus orinus: a preliminary report

FRANCESCO GERMI, AGUS SALIM & ANDREA MINGANTI
First records of Chinese Sparrowhawk Accipiter soloensis wintering in Papua (Indonesian New Guinea)

SHIAO-YU HONG, YUAN-HSUN SUN, HSIN-JU WU & CHAO-CHIEH CHEN
Spatial distribution of the Tawny Fish Owl Ketupa flavipes shaped by natural and man-made factors in Taiwan

M. MONIRUL H. KHAN
Population, breeding and threats to the White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis in Bangladesh

JOHN D. FARRINGTON, ZHANG XIULEI & ZHANG MIN
The birds of the Longbao National Nature Reserve and surrounding basin, Yushu county, Qinghai, China

LI-HU XIONG & JIAN-JIAN LU
Habitat specialisation in the Reed Parrotbill Paradoxornis heudei evidence from its distribution and habitat use

MIYUKI MASHIKO & YUKIHIKO TOQUENAGA
Increasing variation in population size and species composition ratio in mixed-species heron colonies in Japan

P. C. RASMUSSEN & N. J. COLLAR
Phenotypic evidence for the specific and generic validity of Heteroglaux blewitti

H. EDEN W. COTTEE-JONES, JOHN C. MITTERMEIER & DAVID W. REDDING
The Moluccan Woodcock Scolopax rochussenii on Obi Island, North Moluccas, Indonesia: a ‘lost’ species is less endangered than expected

PER ALSTROM, GANG SONG, RUIYING ZHANG, XUEBIN GAO, PAUL I. HOLT, URBAN OLSSON & FUMIN LEI
Taxonomic status of Blackthroat Calliope obscura and Firethroat C. pectardens

COLIN R. TRAINOR, STEPHEN J. S. DEBUS, JERRY OLSEN, JANETTE A. NORMAN & LES CHRISTIDIS
Bonelliís Eagle Aquila fasciata renschi in the Lesser Sundas, Wallacea: distribution, taxonomic status, likely origins and conservation status

EARL OF CRANBROOK, GOH WEI LIM, LIM CHAN KOON & MUSTAFA ABDUL RAHMAN
The species of white-nest swiftlets (Apodidae, Collocaliini) of Malaysia and the origins of house-farm birds: morphometric and genetic evidence

SOMSAK BUATIP, WANCHAMAI KARNTANUT & CORNELIS SWENNEN
Nesting period and breeding success of the Little Egret Egretta garzetta in Pattani province, Thailand

SIMON P. MAHOOD, SÉBASTIEN DELONGLÉE, FLORIAN KLINGEL, FALK WICKER & RICHARD CRAIK
The status of Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher Rhinomyias brunneatus in Vietnam

JOHN C. MITTERMEIER, H. EDEN W. COTTEE-JONES, ENDANG CHRISTINE PURBA, NOVA MAULIDINA ASHURI, EKA HESDIANTI & JATNA SUPRIATNA
A survey of the avifauna of Obi island, North Moluccas, Indonesia

Short Notes
ASHOKA JAYARATHNA, SARATH W. KOTAGAMA & EBEN GOODALE
The seasonality of mixed-species bird flocks in a Sri Lankan rainforest in relation to the breeding of the nuclear species, Orange-billed Babbler Turdoides rufescens

T. M. BRAILE & K. WINKER
New distributional records of Philippine birds from Bohol, Mactan, Olango, Busuanga and Luzon islands

MERWYN FERNANDES & JAN WILLEM DEN BESTEN
Some interesting breeding records for Pong Dam Wildlife Sanctuary, Himachal Pradesh, India

TARIQ MAHMOOD, SYED M. USMAN-UL-HASSAN, MUHAMMAD S. NADEEM & AMJAD R. KAYANI
Population and diet of migratory Common Starlings Sturnus vulgaris wintering in agricultural areas of Sialkot district, Pakistan

EUN-MI KIM, CHANG-YONG CHOI & CHANG-WAN KANG
Causes of injury and mortality of Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea

A. MOHAMED SAMSOOR ALI, S. RAMESH KUMAR & P. R. ARUN
House Crow Corvus splendens nesting on pylons, Kutch district, Gujarat, India

MARK R. BEZUIJEN
New waterbird count data from the Heihe river in Gansu province, western China

SHAOBIN LI, WEIJUN PENG, CHENG GUO & XIN LU
Breeding biology of the Small Snowfinch Pyrgilauda davidiana on the Tibetan plateau

NATARAJAN EZHILARASI & LALITHA VIJAYAN
Nest, eggs and nest sites of the Andaman Crake Rallina canningi

TERESA M. PEGAN, JACK P. HRUSKA & JUSTIN M. HITE
A newly described call and mechanical noise produced by the Black-and-crimson Pitta Pitta ussheri

HUGH L. WRIGHT, SOK KO, NET NORIN & SUM PHEARUN
White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni population size and the impending threat of habitat conversion

Errata

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Special early online paper publication:

Cambodian-Tailorbird-james-eaton

Cambodian Tailorbird (Orthotomus chaktomuk) (c) James Eaton / Birdtour Asia

A new species of lowland tailorbird (Passeriformes: Cisticolidae: Orthotomus) from the Mekong floodplain of Cambodia (Forktail 29: 1-14)

Supplementary Online Material
Sonograms etc
Mahood_et_al_Tailorbird_SOM_May_2013.pdf

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