The highlight of our time here was a pair of Green Cochoas sat calling back at us
from a perch high up in a tree along a leafy trail. Wow!
|A poor shot of a Green Cochoa... |
We also found most of
our target species such as Slaty-bellied
Tesia, Pygmy Wren-Babbler, White-browed & Lesser Shortwings, Clicking
Barbet, Green-tailed Sunbird, a pair of Dark-sided
Thrushes, Snowy-browed Flycatcher
|Dark-sided Thrush - not sharp but I like the profile...|
Our second full day on the mountain produced even
closer views of all the target species, with Rufous-throated Partridges seen from just a couple of meters away,
a mixed flock of Long-tailed and Silver-breasted Broadbills, a bold Small Niltava, and we finished off the
day with a scoped Black-headed
Woodpecker and 3 Collared Falconets
perched together in a large, dead tree.
We had a few hours on our last morning and visited
our favourite trail where we found a Vivid
Niltava, along with Maroon Oriole
and White-throated Fantail before
heading back to Chiang Mai and our flight to Bangkok.
Other species seen included Bar-throated Minla, Buff-breasted
Babbler, White-headed Bulbul, Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush, Martens’s Warbler, Claudia’s Warbler, Siberian
Blue Robin, Chestnut-crowned Warbler,
Mountain Tailorbird, Blyth’s Paradise-Flycatcher, Golden Babbler, and a very brief Grey-throated Babbler.