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Vietnam - Part 3 - show your front! (1 Viewer)

Fwin71

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Bird 4: Pic 1. This one is a cuckoo (Cuculus sp.) from the highlands of Dalat... We probably don't have enough criteria since we only have a pic from the back but who knows...

Bird 5: Pic 2 and 3: Once again, this bird was uncooperative and showed only its back which is in theory not enough to distinguish between the recently split Amur and Blyth's paradise flycatcher, the first one wintering in Vietnam and the second one being a resident. But the face pattern may once again help... We saw it in Cat Tien (southern lowland, at the headquarters).

Bird 6: Pic 4 and 5. Just to be sure... Indian cormorants?
 

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andyb39

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I suspect the Cuckoo is Plaintive.

The Paradise Flycatcher appears to be Blyth's, as the throat looks pale grey and the crown is contrastingly darker.
 
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