Monday, September 3, 2012

2nd September 2012

Yellow-rumped Flycatcher

 I had my first two Arctic Warblers of the autumn today at Suan Rot Fai, nice to see them back but given that Arctic has been split into three species and at least two have probably occured in Thailand - nominate borealis and examinandus (Kamchatka Leaf Warbler), I need to start looking at these things more carefully.  P. examinandus is apparently "quite a bit yellower on the throat and supercilium and greener above, but almost identical on measurements and wing formula" (PDR pers comm.).

Also seen this morning were one male and 1-2 female-type Yellow-rumped Flycatchers, one Blue-tailed Bee-eater and two Common Kingfishers.

Brown-throated Sunbird

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