Monday, March 24, 2014

Limestone Wren-babbler

This afternoon we made a trip to Wat Phra Phuttabath Noi to look for Limestone Wren-babbler of the endemic race calcicola.

Despite having lived in Thailand for 10 years I've never bothered to make the trip to see these very easy birds at this stake out (yes, my middle name should be "complacent"), so it was nice to get a world tick very close to Bangkok with very little effort.

In total we saw six birds - a lone bird initially, but then we encountered a group of five hopping about on the karst just a few meters from where I had parked the car.

We also saw a single Hoopoe and at least two philippensis Blue Rocktrhushes on site.

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