Monday, January 27, 2014

24th January - Kaeng Krachan

Pre-dawn to 3pm in Kaeng Krachan - it was a VERY cold start to the day by Thai standards: 7 celcius at sunrise!

The birding started well with Brown Boobook responding to tape and an Orange-headed Ground Thrush on the track. Woodpeckers seen during the day included Lesser Yellownape, Greater Flameback and Streak-breasted 'pecker.  Other highlights included Sultan Tit, Hill MynaFork-tailed Drongo Cuckoo, Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush, Claudia's Leaf Warbler, lots of Two-barred Greenish Warblers, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Black-naped Monarch, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Stripe-throated Bulbul, Eye-browed Thrush, Ashy Minivet, many Spangled Drongos, Crested Serpent Eagle, Emerald Dove, Grey-rumped Treeswift, Vernal Hanging Parrot, Green-billed Malkoha, and Chestnut-headed Bee-eater. Grey Peacock-pheasants were heard but were always distant.

There were also a couple of young Leopards being seen around KM 24.5 but I didn't  have time to go and check it out as I had to get back to Bangkok.

Crested Serpent Eagle

Green-eared Barbet

Puff-throated Babbler

Great Hornbill

Red-wattled Lapwing

White-handed Gibbon

the leap of faith

Giant Black Squirrel

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