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THAILAND SPECIALTY BIRDS LIST

Accessible Species

ASIA
THAILAND

# Species:1038
# Excl Vagrants:950
# Endemics:3
# Near Endemics:8

OTHER COUNTRIES
IN ASIA

BIRDING LOCALES

§ Includes Sarawak, Sabah, & Kalimantan
§§ Excludes Taiwan
§§§ Includes Wallacea but excludes Kalimantan (Borneo) and West Papua New Guinea & nearby islands
§§§§ Excludes Sarawak and Sabah on Borneo

DISTRIBUTION CODES

CodeDescription##
EEndemic2
LCLocal47
NENear Endemic5
RRRestricted Range171

STATUS CODES

CodeDescription##
NTNear Threatened104
VVulnerable40
ENEndangered23
CRCritically Endangered9

Species counts in code tables depend on completeness of the data. For some countries or locales, data may not include all species or information on species presence may be incomplete.

List of all specialty birds in the country occurring in locales typically visited by birding tours. Specialties include endemics and globally threatened, vulnerable or endangered. Table indicates whether each species is globally threatened or endangered according to the IUCN and also whether it is migratory, very rare, or accidental in the country. See sidebar for meaning of location codes and symbols associated with common names.*

color codes

1/Falcated Duck/Mareca falcata NT
2White-winged DuckAsarcornis scutulataRREN
3/Common Pochard/Aythya ferina V
4/Ferruginous Duck/Aythya nyroca NT
5/Baer's Pochard/Aythya baeri CR
6Ferruginous PartridgeCaloperdix oculeus NT
7Crested PartridgeRollulus rouloulRRV
8Long-billed PartridgeRhizothera longirostris NT
9Mrs. Hume's PheasantSyrmaticus humiae NT
10Malayan Crested FirebackLophura rufaRRV
11Great ArgusArgusianus argusRRV
12Green PeafowlPavo muticusLCEN
13Chestnut-necklaced PartridgeTropicoperdix charltonii V
14Malayan Peacock-PheasantPolyplectron malacenseNEEN
15/Japanese Quail/Coturnix japonica NT
16Rain QuailCoturnix coromandelicaRR 
17/Speckled Wood-Pigeon/Columba hodgsoniiRR 
18Ashy Wood-PigeonColumba pulchricollisRR 
19/Pale-capped Pigeon/Columba punicea V
20Nicobar PigeonCaloenas nicobaricaRRNT
21Little Green-PigeonTreron olaxRR 
22Ashy-headed Green-PigeonTreron phayrei NT
23Large Green-PigeonTreron capelleiRRV
24White-bellied Green-PigeonTreron sieboldiiLC 
25Jambu Fruit-DovePtilinopus jambuRRNT
26Green Imperial-PigeonDucula aeneaLCNT
27Pied Imperial-PigeonDucula bicolorRR 
28Coral-billed Ground-CuckooCarpococcyx renauldiRRV
29Short-toed CoucalCentropus rectunguisRRV
30Black-bellied MalkohaPhaenicophaeus diardi NT
31Chestnut-bellied MalkohaPhaenicophaeus sumatranus NT
32Little Bronze-CuckooChrysococcyx minutillusRR 
33Moustached Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx vagans NT
34Malaysian Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx fugaxRR 
35Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosusRR 
36Gould's FrogmouthBatrachostomus stellatusRRNT
37Hodgson's FrogmouthBatrachostomus hodgsoniRR 
38Malaysian Eared-NightjarLyncornis temminckiiRR 
39Silver-rumped NeedletailRhaphidura leucopygialisRR 
40Black-nest SwiftletAerodramus maximusRR 
41/Dark-rumped Swift/Apus acuticauda V
42Gray-rumped TreeswiftHemiprocne longipennisRR 
43Whiskered TreeswiftHemiprocne comataRR 
44White-browed CrakePoliolimnas cinereaRR 
45|Band-bellied Crake|Zapornia paykullii NT
46/Masked Finfoot/Heliopais personatusRRCR
47Great Thick-kneeEsacus recurvirostrisRRNT
48Beach Thick-kneeEsacus magnirostrisRRNT
49/Northern Lapwing/Vanellus vanellus NT
50River LapwingVanellus duvauceliiRRNT
51Malaysian PloverAnarhynchus peronii NT
52|Far Eastern Curlew|Numenius madagascariensis EN
53/Eurasian Curlew/Numenius arquata NT
54/Bar-tailed Godwit/Limosa lapponica NT
55/Black-tailed Godwit/Limosa limosa NT
56/Asian Dowitcher/Limnodromus semipalmatus NT
57/Wood Snipe/Gallinago nemoricola V
58|Gray-tailed Tattler|Tringa brevipes NT
59/Nordmann's Greenshank/Tringa guttifer EN
60/Great Knot/Calidris tenuirostrisLCEN
61/Red Knot/Calidris canutus NT
62/Curlew Sandpiper/Calidris ferrugineaRRNT
63/Red-necked Stint/Calidris ruficollis NT
64/Spoon-billed Sandpiper/Calidris pygmaeaLCCR
65Small ButtonquailTurnix sylvaticusLC 
66/Crab-Plover/Dromas ardeolaRR 
67River TernSterna aurantia V
68Black-naped TernSterna sumatranaLC 
69Asian Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopus NT
70Storm's StorkCiconia stormiLCEN
71Lesser AdjutantLeptoptilos javanicusRRV
72/Milky Stork/Mycteria cinereaLCEN
73Painted StorkMycteria leucocephalaLCNT
74#Christmas Island Frigatebird#Fregata andrewsi V
75#Oriental Darter#Anhinga melanogaster NT
76/Indian Cormorant/Phalacrocorax fuscicollisRR 
77/Spot-billed Pelican/Pelecanus philippensis NT
78/Chinese Egret/Egretta eulophotes V
79Javan Pond-HeronArdeola speciosaRR 
80/Black-headed Ibis/Threskiornis melanocephalus NT
81Jerdon's BazaAviceda jerdoniRR 
82Red-headed VultureSarcogyps calvusRRCR
83Wallace's Hawk-EagleNisaetus nanusRRV
84Mountain Hawk-EagleNisaetus nipalensis NT
85Blyth's Hawk-EagleNisaetus albonigerRR 
86Rufous-bellied EagleLophotriorchis kienerii NT
87/Greater Spotted Eagle/Clanga clanga V
88/Imperial Eagle/Aquila heliaca V
89Lesser Fish-EagleIcthyophaga humilisLCNT
90Gray-headed Fish-EagleIcthyophaga ichthyaetus NT
91White-fronted Scops-OwlOtus sagittatusLCV
92Barred Eagle-OwlKetupa sumatranaRR 
93Spotted Wood-OwlStrix seloputoRR 
94Red-naped TrogonHarpactes kasumbaRRNT
95Diard's TrogonHarpactes diardiiRRNT
96Cinnamon-rumped TrogonHarpactes orrhophaeusRRNT
97Scarlet-rumped TrogonHarpactes duvaucelii NT
98White-crowned HornbillBerenicornis comatusRREN
99Helmeted HornbillRhinoplax vigilRRCR
100Rhinoceros HornbillBuceros rhinocerosRRV
101Great HornbillBuceros bicornis V
102Brown HornbillAnorrhinus austeni NT
103Rusty-cheeked HornbillAnorrhinus tickelli NT
104Bushy-crested HornbillAnorrhinus galeritusRRNT
105Black HornbillAnthracoceros malayanusRRV
106Rufous-necked HornbillAceros nipalensis V
107Wreathed HornbillRhyticeros undulatus V
108Plain-pouched HornbillRhyticeros subruficollisRRV
109Wrinkled HornbillRhabdotorrhinus corrugatusRREN
110Malaysian Blue-banded KingfisherAlcedo peninsulaeRRNT
111Rufous-backed Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx rufidorsaRR 
112Brown-winged KingfisherPelargopsis amauropteraRRNT
113/Black-capped Kingfisher/Halcyon pileata V
114Rufous-collared KingfisherActenoides concretusRRNT
115Sooty BarbetCaloramphus hayii NT
116Red-crowned BarbetPsilopogon rafflesiiRRNT
117Red-throated BarbetPsilopogon mystacophanos NT
118Yellow-crowned BarbetPsilopogon henriciiRRNT
119Gold-whiskered BarbetPsilopogon chrysopogonRR 
120Black-browed BarbetPsilopogon oortiRR 
121Malaysian HoneyguideIndicator archipelagicusRRNT
122Necklaced WoodpeckerDryobates pernyiiRR 
123Maroon WoodpeckerBlythipicus rubiginosusRR 
124Buff-necked WoodpeckerMeiglyptes tukkiRRNT
125Buff-rumped WoodpeckerMeiglyptes rammithorax EN
126Olive-backed WoodpeckerGecinulus rafflesiiRR 
127Crimson-winged WoodpeckerPicus puniceusRR 
128Streak-throated WoodpeckerPicus xanthopygaeusRR 
129Checker-throated WoodpeckerChrysophlegma mentalisRR 
130Orange-backed WoodpeckerChrysocolaptes validusRR 
131Great Slaty WoodpeckerMulleripicus pulverulentus V
132White-rumped FalconNeohierax insignis NT
133Blue-rumped ParrotPsittinus cyanurusRRNT
134Alexandrine ParakeetPsittacula eupatria NT
135Gray-headed ParakeetPsittacula finschii NT
136Blossom-headed ParakeetPsittacula roseata NT
137Red-breasted ParakeetPsittacula alexandri NT
138Blue-crowned Hanging-ParrotLoriculus galgulusRR 
139Green BroadbillCalyptomena viridis NT
140Banded BroadbillEurylaimus javanicus NT
141Black-and-yellow BroadbillEurylaimus ochromalus NT
142Garnet PittaErythropitta granatina NT
143Giant PittaHydrornis caeruleusRRNT
144Malayan Banded-PittaHydrornis irenaRRNT
145Gurney's PittaHydrornis gurneyiNECR
146Fairy PittaPitta nympha V
147Mangrove PittaPitta megarhyncha NT
148Golden-bellied GerygoneGerygone sulphureaRR 
149Fiery MinivetPericrocotus igneus NT
150Pied TrillerLalage nigraRR 
151Lesser CuckooshrikeLalage fimbriataRR 
152Gray-bellied BulbulOreoica cyaniventrisRRNT
153Pied Shrike-BabblerPteruthius flaviscapisLC 
154Dark-throated OrioleOriolus xanthonotusRRNT
155Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensisLC 
156/Slender-billed Oriole/Oriolus tenuirostrisRR 
157Maroon OrioleOriolus trailliiRR 
158/Silver Oriole/Oriolus mellianus EN
159Rufous-winged PhilentomaPhilentoma pyrhopteraRR 
160Maroon-breasted PhilentomaPhilentoma velataRRNT
161Green IoraAegithina viridissimaRRNT
162Spotted FantailRhipidura perlataRR 
163Lesser Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus remiferLC 
164/Japanese Paradise Flycatcher/Terpsiphone atrocaudata NT
165Crested JayshrikePlatylophus galericulatus NT
166Indochinese Green-MagpieCissa hypoleucaRR 
167Rufous TreepieDendrocitta vagabundaLC 
168Ratchet-tailed TreepieTemnurus temnurusLC 
169Malaysian Rail-babblerEupetes macrocerusRRNT
170Yellow-browed TitSylviparus modestusRR 
171Singing BushlarkMirafra javanicaRR 
172Indochinese BushlarkMirafra erythrocephalaLC 
173Oriental SkylarkAlauda gulgulaRR 
174Rufous-tailed TailorbirdOrthotomus sericeusRR 
175Golden-headed CisticolaCisticola exilisLC 
176/Manchurian Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus tangorumLCV
177/Brown Bush Warbler/Locustella luteoventrisRR 
178/Chinese Bush Warbler/Locustella tacsanowskiaRR 
179/Baikal Bush Warbler/Locustella davidiLC 
180Striated GrassbirdMegalurus palustrisLC 
181White-eyed River MartinPseudochelidon sirintaraeECR
182Gray-throated MartinRiparia chinensisLC 
183Dusky Crag-MartinPtyonoprogne concolorLC 
184Yellow-bellied BulbulAlophoixus phaeocephalusRR 
185Gray-cheeked BulbulAlophoixus tephrogenysRRV
186White-throated BulbulAlophoixus flaveolusRR 
187Finsch's BulbulIole finschiiRRNT
188Buff-vented BulbulIole olivaceaRR 
189Streaked BulbulIxos malaccensisRRNT
190Mountain BulbulIxos mcclellandiiLC 
191Black BulbulHypsipetes leucocephalusLC 
192Puff-backed BulbulMicrotarsus eutilotusRRNT
193<Black-and-white Bulbul>Microtarsus melanoleucosRRNT
194Spectacled BulbulRubigula erythropthalmosRR 
195Scaly-breasted BulbulRubigula squamatusRRNT
196Red-eyed BulbulPycnonotus brunneusRR 
197Brown-breasted BulbulPycnonotus xanthorrhousLC 
198Ashy-throated WarblerPhylloscopus maculipennisRR 
199/Bianchi's Warbler/Phylloscopus valentiniRR 
200/Alstrom's Warbler/Phylloscopus sororLC 
201/Yellow-vented Warbler/Phylloscopus cantatorRR 
202Blyth's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus reguloidesLC 
203Rufous-faced WarblerAbroscopus albogularisLC 
204/Manchurian Bush Warbler/Horornis canturiansRR 
205Black-throated TitAegithalos concinnusLC 
206Spot-breasted ParrotbillParadoxornis guttaticollisRR 
207Short-tailed ParrotbillSuthora davidianaRR 
208Gray-breasted Parrotbill**Suthora poliotisRR 
209Pale-billed ParrotbillSuthora atrosuperciliarisRR 
210Indochinese YuhinaStaphida torqueolaRR 
211Whiskered YuhinaYuhina flavicollisLC 
212Fluffy-backed Tit-BabblerMacronus ptilosusLCNT
213Chestnut-winged BabblerCyanoderma erythropterumRR 
214Black LaughingthrushMelanocichla lugubrisRR 
215Sunda Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus bornensisRR 
216Black-throated BabblerStachyris nigricollisRRNT
217Chestnut-rumped BabblerStachyris maculataLCNT
218Gray-headed BabblerStachyris poliocephalaRR 
219White-necked BabblerStachyris leucotisRRNT
220Large Wren-BabblerTurdinus macrodactylusLCNT
221Moustached BabblerMalacopteron magnirostreRR 
222Scaly-crowned BabblerMalacopteron cinereumRR 
223Rufous-crowned BabblerMalacopteron magnumRRNT
224Rufous-throated FulvettaSchoeniparus rufogularisRR 
225Rusty-capped FulvettaSchoeniparus dubiusRR 
226Short-tailed BabblerPellorneum malaccenseRRNT
227White-chested BabblerPellorneum rostratumRRNT
228Ferruginous BabblerPellorneum bicolorRR 
229Striped Wren-BabblerKenopia striataLCNT
230Streaked Wren-BabblerGypsophila brevicaudataLC 
231Rufous Limestone BabblerGypsophila calcicolaEV
232Variable Limestone BabblerGypsophila crispifronsNE 
233Black-browed FulvettaAlcippe groteiRR 
234Brown FulvettaAlcippe brunneicaudaRRNT
235Scarlet-faced LiocichlaLiocichla ripponiRR 
236Chestnut-capped LaughingthrushPterorhinus mitrataRRNT
237White-browed LaughingthrushPterorhinus sannioRR 
238Giant NuthatchSitta magna EN
239Beautiful NuthatchSitta formosaRRV
240Chestnut-bellied NuthatchSitta cinnamoventrisRR 
241Burmese NuthatchSitta neglectaLC 
242Hume's TreecreeperCerthia manipurensisRR 
243Spotted ElachuraElachura formosaRR 
244Tenggara Hill MynaGracula venerata EN
245Javan MynaAcridotheres javanicus V
246Chestnut-capped ThrushGeokichla interpresRREN
247/Black-throated Thrush/Turdus atrogularisRR 
248/Japanese Thrush/Turdus cardisRR 
249/Gray-sided Thrush/Turdus feae V
250Purple CochoaCochoa purpureaLC 
251Rufous-tailed ShamaCopsychus pyrropygusRRNT
252White-tailed FlycatcherLeucoptilon concretusRR 
253Zappay's FlycatcherCyanoptila cumatilis NT
254Rufous-browed FlycatcherAnthipes solitarisRR 
255Pale Blue FlycatcherCyornis unicolorLC 
256/Large Blue Flycatcher/Cyornis magnirostris NT
257Malaysian Blue FlycatcherCyornis turcosusRRNT
258Mangrove Blue FlycatcherCyornis rufigastraLC 
259|Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher|Cyornis brunneatus V
260Gray-chested Jungle FlycatcherCyornis umbratilisRRNT
261Fulvous-chested Jungle FlycatcherCyornis olivaceusRR 
262/Rufous-tailed Robin/Larvivora sibilansRR 
263/White-bellied Redstart/Luscinia phaenicuroidesRR 
264Chestnut-naped ForktailEnicurus ruficapillusRRNT
265White-tailed RobinMyiomela leucurumRR 
266Blue-fronted RobinCinclidium frontaleRR 
267|Green-backed Flycatcher|Ficedula elisaeRR 
268/Mugimaki Flycatcher/Ficedula mugimakiLC 
269/Slaty-blue Flycatcher/Ficedula tricolorRR 
270/Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher/Ficedula strophiataRR 
271/Ultramarine Flycatcher/Ficedula superciliarisRR 
272/Blue-fronted Redstart/Phoenicurus frontalisRR 
273/White-capped Redstart/Phoenicurus leucocephalusRR 
274Jerdon's BushchatSaxicola jerdoniRR 
275Crimson-breasted FlowerpeckerPrionochilus percussusRR 
276Scarlet-breasted FlowerpeckerPrionochilus thoracicusRRNT
277Fire-breasted FlowerpeckerDicaeum ignipectusLC 
278Cambodian FlowerpeckerDicaeum cambodianumNE 
279Plain SunbirdAnthreptes simplexRR 
280Red-throated SunbirdAnthreptes rhodolaemusRRNT
281Van Hasselt's SunbirdLeptocoma brasilianaRR 
282Copper-throated SunbirdLeptocoma calcostethaRR 
283/Mrs. Gould's Sunbird/Aethopyga gouldiaeRR 
284Green-tailed SunbirdAethopyga nipalensisRR 
285Thick-billed SpiderhunterArachnothera crassirostrisLC 
286Long-billed SpiderhunterArachnothera robustaRR 
287Yellow-eared SpiderhunterArachnothera chrysogenysRR 
288Greater Green LeafbirdChloropsis sonnerati EN
289Lesser Green LeafbirdChloropsis cyanopogon NT
290Blue-winged LeafbirdChloropsis moluccensis EN
291Streaked WeaverPloceus manyarLC 
292Asian Golden WeaverPloceus hypoxanthus NT
293White-bellied MuniaLonchura leucogastraRR 
294Chestnut MuniaLonchura atricapillaLC 
295White-headed MuniaLonchura majaRR 
296/Rosy Pipit/Anthus roseatusRR 
297/Dark-breasted Rosefinch/Procarduelis nipalensisRR 
298/Tristram's Bunting/Emberiza tristramiRR 
299/Little Bunting/Emberiza pusillaRR 
300/Yellow-breasted Bunting/Emberiza aureola CR
301/Crested Bunting/Emberiza lathamiLC 
302/Black-faced Bunting/Emberiza spodocephalaRR 

 

 *Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through 2021 maintained by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, which relies largely on the AOU and SACC nomenclature committees. IUCN status may reflect splits not currently recognized by Clements.
**Species not accepted by Clements, AOU, or SACC that we recognize based on the IOC, field observations along with geographical separation, consensus opinions of field guide authors, and other sources. These species are potential splits in future Clements updates.