Friday, October 10, 2008

Large-tailed Nightjar

Suan Rot Fai again this morning. Generally quiet but at the last gasp as I was about to make directly for the exit I flushed a nightjar spp, which obligingly landed close by and allowed me to get these images for identification. My assumption was that it would be Grey Nightjar as it is the only migrant nightjar species in Thailand (five other species are resident). However examination of the pictures suggests that this bird is a LARGE-TAILED NIGHTJAR, a common forest bird but not something usually seen in the inner city. They are much easier to identify on call when wondering around Kaeng Krachan National Park in the dark!

Few other birds of note – male Black-naped Oriole, 5+ Blue-tailed Bee-eaters, a handful of Taiga Flys and one Brown Fly. The dirth of spritely sprites continues………..

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