Sunday, 2 February 2014

Khao Yai (again)

A brief update from our latest visit to Khao Yai as part of the 3 back-to-back tours we are running. It is amazing how different things can be in such a short space of time since my last visit there just a couple of weeks ago. And as you can see from the following photos a Blue Pitta has been showing exceptionally well. 

Blue Pitta

As we sat down in a secluded spot to wait for this bird to show, we were entertained by 2 Orange-headed Thrushes, Hainan Blue Flycatcher, Puff-throated and Abbott’s Babblers, a pair of White-rumped Shama and 2 male Siberian Blue Robins. Not a bad little haul huh?

Siberian Blue Robin

The other main highlight was this Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo running around in the open for 5 minutes! Wow!

Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo

 Other new birds here included two sightings of a flock of Austen’s Brown Hornbills – a different species from the birds at Kaeng Krachan.  And our extraordinary run of great mammal sightings continued with an Asian Elephant and Asian Black Bear…..

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