BirdingAsia 19


  • 18 BIRDWATCHERS IN ACTION The east–west migration of Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis and other raptors in Nepal and India ROBERT DECANDIDO, SURYA GURUNG, TULSI SUBEDI & DEBORAH ALLEN
  • 26 CONSERVATION REPORT Rampant shorebird trapping threatens Spoon-billed Sandpiper Eurynorhynchus pygmeus in south-west Guangdong, China JONATHAN MARTINEZ & RICHARD LEWTHWAITE
  • 31 CONSERVATION REPORT The Amur bird project at Muraviovka Park in Far East Russia WIELAND HEIM & SERGEI M. SMIRENSKI
  • 34 FIELD STUDY Breeding Barred Eagle Owl Bubo sumatranus sumatranus in Johor, Malaysia CON FOLEY, LAU WENG THOR, LAU JIA SHENG & TAN KOK HUI
  • 38 ASIAN ENIGMA The elusive Negros Fruit Dove Ptilinopus arcanus sixty years on N. J. COLLAR & F. R. LAMBERT
  • 48 LITTLE-KNOWN ASIAN BIRD Discovery of the Critically Endangered Flores Hawk Eagle Nisaetus floris on Alor island, Indonesia PETER COLLAERTS, ERWIN COLLAERTS, PHILIPPE VERBELEN & COLIN R. TRAINOR
  • 52 LITTLE-KNOWN ASIAN BIRD A daytime sighting of the Black-lored Parrot Tanygnathus gramineus CRAIG ROBSON
  • 54 NOTEBOOK A nest of the little-known Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sitta cinnamoventris tonkinensis PHILIP ROUND, WICHYANAN LIMPARUNGPATTHANAKIJ & SAARD YOUYEN
  • 57 NOTEBOOK The first record of a ringed Scaly-sided Merganser Mergus squamatus at a wintering site in southern China QING ZENG, JINGMING ZHANG, HONGYAN LI, KAI LU & GUANGCHUN LEI
  • 59 NOTEBOOK Giant Scops Owl Otus [Mimizuku] gurneyi restored to the Samar avifauna D. N. S. ALLEN & N. J. COLLAR
  • 61 NOTEBOOK Symbiotic cleaning interaction between Common Myna Acridotheres tristis and Black-naped Hare Lepus nigricollis in Sri Lanka CHRISTOPHER WILLS

ba19coverCover photo: the stunning Ludlow’s Fulvetta Alcippe ludlowi, East Arunachal, India, March 2012 by Chewang Bonpo

  • 73 CONSERVATION REPORT The current status of some important species in Con Dao National Park, Vietnam LE MANH HUNG
  • 78 CONSERVATION REPORT Breeding ecology and nest-site selection of Bridled Sterna anaethetus and Roseate Terns Sterna dougallii on Wuyu islet, Lemen group, Guangdong province, China JUNHUA HU, YANG LIU & HUIJIAN HU
  • 83 ID FORUM Identification of South Polar Skua Catharacta maccormicki in the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean PRAVEEN J., DIPU KARUTHEDATHU, MIKE PRINCE, MUHAMED JAFER PALOT & SHASHANK DALVI
  • 89 ID FORUM The distinction between the two forms of Ryukyu Robin Luscinia komadori komadori and Luscinia komadori namiyei OTANI CHIKARA
  • 95 PHOTO ESSAY The kingfishers of Goa AMANO SAMARPAN
  • 99 RANGE EXTENSION First record of Rufous-necked Snowfinch Pyrgilauda ruficollis from Ladakh, India SUBHARANJAN SEN & GOBIND SAGAR BHARDWAJ
  • 100 NOTEBOOK Seven new ornithological records for Xinjiang province,China,and notes on some alien species MING MA, JINQING DING, HONG GUO, YAHUI HUANG, ZHENGXUE ZHANG & XINBAO LI
  • 104 NOTEBOOK Black Ibis Pseudibis papillosa nesting on power transmission line pylons, Gujarat, India A. H. MOHAMED SAMSOOR ALI, S. RAMESH KUMAR & P. R. ARUN
  • 107 CONSERVATIONUPDATE Good news for vulture conservation in SouthAsia TOBY H. GALLIGAN
  • 109 DISCOVERY The discovery of a new Locustella bush warbler on the island of Taliabu, Indonesia FRANK E. RHEINDT & ROBERT O. HUTCHINSON
  • 111 DISCOVERY Rinjani Scops Owl Otus jolandae revealed on Lombok, LesserSundas, Indonesia COMPILED BY BRIAN SYKES FOR BIRDINGASIA
  • 113 COUNTRY FIRST Common Stonechat Saxicolator quatus: a first record for Sri Lanka B. Y. HEMANTHA SENEVIRATNE & SARATH C. SENEVIRATNE
  • 115 COUNTRY FIRST Indian Vulture Gyps indicus: first record for Nepal TULSI R. SUBEDI & ROBERT DECANDIDO
  • 117 COUNTRY FIRST First record of Hume’s Warbler Phylloscopus humei for Bangladesh JAMES PENDER
  • 119 COUNTRY FIRST First confirmed record of Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor in Cambodia ROBERT N. VAN ZALINGE, JONATHAN C. EAMES & SENG KIM HOUT
  • 121 COUNTRY FIRST Ashy Tailorbird Orthotomus ruficeps: the first records for Cambodia SIMON P. MAHOOD & ROBERT W. MARTIN

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