Saw this woodpecker near Trongsa, Bhutan in mid-May 2019, it responded to a Crimson-breasted WP call, the other two (2 and 3) are of another CB WP taken less than 100 kms away in Yongkhola last year. This years one (1 and 4) has much heavier-streaking on the breast and less red on the head.
Great report Tom, am still working on mine (from May this year....)
Just wonder if you could check your web-links as some of the pages are not displaying correctly (ie don't seem to be able to view page 16...and a couple of others)
Could the single note one be Hume's Warbler, it was fairly easy to see/hear in Sichuan forests this May, but I don't have the technology to listen properly today ( on a train)
Check that out with XenoCanto
re: Female flycatcher from Longanggou
Well-done Roland, I think you've 'nailed' it...female Rufous-gorgetted for sure!
They were very common throughout the area, (as were Slaty-backed Ian), but I did get a female Slaty-backed very close to this bird (...again, apologies for poor-quality of the...
Took this flycatcher pic along the Longcanggou Mountain road, Sichuan, China in May 2016.
We thought at the time that it might be a female Slaty-blue Ficedula tricolor (I believe our guide Summer Wong has seen them here before) but some of the plumage features look inconsistent to me. It appears...
Female flycatcher from Longanggou
Took this flycatcher pic along the Longcanggou 'parrotbill' road fairly close to the new 'under-construction' panda resort. (Apologies for the poor-quality!) It was about 30m up a deciduous-tree in very poor light. There was a Chestnut-headed Tesia along the...
Thanks for the 'heads-up' Andy, a fantastic trip, our guide was on 'top-form' and we saw some great birds and my first 'wild' wolves in forest near Baxi.
I've posted some phyllosc pics from Longcanggou, Summer ID'd Claudia's, Emei and possibly Eastern Crowned in the area but I'm not sure if...
Last week we saw this thrush near Baxi near forested slope. We initially thought it was a Chinese Song Thrush but I think the wing-bar would have made it a Zoothera and not a Turdus thrush.
Probably one of the 'newly'-created species formerly known as Plain-backed?
Flower Lake_odd gull?
Some nice birds at Flower Lake today (13 May 16) including the 'mystery' gull attached (Common or Mew?)
Whiskered and White-winged Terns
Citrine and Yellow Wagtails X10s
Looking forward to my visit in early-May with guide Summer Wong and a couple of good friends, hope to get the 'Ultimate Chicken', other pretty 'Chooks' and heaps of singing migrants etc.
I'm intending to make Ebird-lists for each location visited but am a bit apprehensive of the 'broadband'...
Been birding in Sichuan yet? Why not have a go at our ID-quiz? You might want to go afterwards
(Note: there is a 'bug' which doesn't show the next question after answering one, please just click the 'Next' button if this occurs)
Have finally gotten around to finishing my trip-report from an eleven-day visit in May. Please take a look at http://www.aviceda.org/?p=99 and send any comments, I'm particularly interested in any mistakes that I might have made so any 'constructive' criticism is very welcome. Cheers Tom
Are you still in Malaysia? If you still can why not go to Taman Negara? I had Slow Loris behind the HQ (.....admittedly quite a few years back )
I managed to film it, but can't even find it on the web anymore.....
Any tips for Sichuan? hope to be there next month, might even have a...
I initially thought this was a Horsfield's but they usually have some rufous in the upper tail, I don't have any experience of Shining in the west but the green doesn't look 'deep-green' enough (for an eastern aus bird) but I think this is what I would go for, Horsfield's should have a definite...
Brian Coates, co-author and publisher of Birds of Wallacea, emailed me today to let me know that the bird is a male Biak Black Flycatcher (Myiagra atra)