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Puff-throated Babbler - Thailand - 19 May 2020

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Old Saturday 23rd May 2020, 02:47   #1
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Puff-throated Babbler - Thailand - 19 May 2020

Dear members and bird watchers!

Bird watching and I spot a babbler. Easy peacy pancake, a Puff-throated Babbler.

I have seen the bird at this spot before with pictures. I have also pictures from India and Nepal where I have seen the bird. I walk along happy.

Back home and there is something "OFF" with my Puff-throated Babbler. I study the pictures and the breast is yellowish. The bird is bathing so it is not so easy to see the marks but I want to change the ID to Pin-striped tit-babbler.

But the eye marking is nothing like the eye marking in my books and other pictures on internet. My bird is like having a dark grey stripe over the eyes.

I think it might be due to the bathing and the plumage is wet.

Am I right to change the ID to Pin-striped tit-babbler?

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Old Saturday 23rd May 2020, 03:05   #2
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It looks fine for Pin-striped Tit-Babbler
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Old Saturday 23rd May 2020, 04:31   #3
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Thank you

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It looks fine for Pin-striped Tit-Babbler
Thank you very much!!

I see your avatar. The last couple of weeks we have had the Blue-winged Pitta at Suan Rot Fai in Bangkok.

I also saw it in Chonburi beginning of this week, a very nice bird. I have not been able to go to Singapore due to the Wuhan Virus, but otherwise I use to go there all the time to look for birds

Thank you again!

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Hello again

Just visited your web page and you have the bird there. EXCELLENT pictures on your web page, makes me green of envy.

I also saw some suggestions for birding sites in Singapore. I am mostly, of course Botanical Garden but I like the wetlands the most. Birds and crocodiles.

No one believe me when I say that I have seen crocodiles in Singapore. First time I thought it was a joke. Dark and I saw the warning signs and I must admit I was a little scared until the sun came up

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The last couple of weeks we have had the Blue-winged Pitta at Suan Rot Fai in Bangkok.
Amazing! In the middle of Bangkok. Is this a first?
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Amazing! In the middle of Bangkok. Is this a first?
Hardly, both Blue-winged and Hooded Pittas are annual within the confines of the city on spring passage (Apr-May) albeit in small numbers + there are a few records of the much rarer Fairy Pitta https://twitter.com/thaibirding/stat...492096/photo/1

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Hardly, both Blue-winged and Hooded Pittas are annual within the confines of the city on spring passage (Apr-May) albeit in small numbers + there are a few records of the much rarer Fairy Pitta https://twitter.com/thaibirding/stat...492096/photo/1

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I didn't know, thanks. It's been a long time since I was In Thailand in those months.
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