Sunday, 21 February 2016

Doi Inthanon

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 Shrike-Babbler, Golden-throated Barbet, Green-tailed Sunbird, a pair of Dark-sided Thrushes, Snowy-browed Flycatcher etc

Green-tailed Sunbird

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.

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