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Help identify two birds

30 Apr 2014 21:41 #1927 by NN
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I shot these two birds this afternoon. Can anyone help ID them? Thanks.




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30 Apr 2014 21:54 #1930 by onflipflops
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Looks like Lesser-necklaced laughing thrush and a male scarlet-backed flowerpecker. Particularly the flower pecker is a tiny but handsome bird!

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30 Apr 2014 22:22 #1933 by NN
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Thanks, how common are these birds? The thrush I shot from my back porch, it's the first time I've seen one. While the pecker was shot from a hide I set up on my back fence.

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01 May 2014 05:59 - 01 May 2014 06:01 #1938 by onflipflops
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I don't have my bird books with me, I'm not in Thailand right now. But I believe I've read that the Scarlet-backed flowerpecker can be found throughout the whole country and is considered a common bird. After my first sighting I was also surprised to read that but I'm not a true birder and usually don't take the time to ID little birds hopping around in the trees. I suppose that when you pay more attention to birds that you will see it more frequently. Besides in the national park, I've also seen it in my garden in Pak Chong.

The Laughing thrush is quite common inside the park, though not the most common laughing thrush species. I've also seen it a lot in HKK which is at lower elevation and in different type of forest than in Khao Yai so I guess they are wide-spread and quite common.

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01 May 2014 06:36 #1940 by wildambience
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Nice photos & Ton is spot on with the ID. You must have some nice habitat nearby your house to get the Laughingthrush from the back porch - I'm jealous!

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01 May 2014 08:29 #1942 by NN
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The thrush was back this morning, along with a kingfisher. We are a few hundred meters from KY, there seems to be more bird life around, including several that I haven't seen before. I suspect the dry conditions are attracting them? Our house is very open, the second floor is great for birding.
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01 May 2014 08:44 #1944 by Paul T
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What a beautiful house.

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01 May 2014 17:53 #1950 by onflipflops
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Nice spot! The backyard looks very green.
Watch out for elephants in your backyard ;)

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01 May 2014 20:30 - 02 May 2014 05:58 #1952 by NN
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No elephants unfortunately, but I did spot this bird in this morning. Anyone have an idea what it is?


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01 May 2014 23:17 - 01 May 2014 23:24 #1953 by onflipflops
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Blue-winged Pitta! Beautiful ground-dwelling birds. Even though one of the more common pitta species, certainly not an easy bird to spot. Pitta's are generally (very) high on the wanted-list for birders visiting Thai national parks. Many colorful species.
Khao Yai has 4 species (as far as I know).
Blue Pitta
Blue-winged Pitta
Eared Pitta
Hooded Pitta

And in your garden; I'm jealous!
Are there any plots for sale, nearby? (This is an honest question)

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