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PHILIPPINES BIRDING TRIP REPORT

2016 Philippines Birding Tour

TRIP REPORT
PHILIPPINES

Start:01/30/2016
End:02/18/2016
Duration:20 days
#Species:261
#Endemics:103
#Heard Only:6

Bird Checklist

List of bird species seen or heard during the tour. The 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.
h = heard only; g = seen by guide only

color codes

 
Ducks: Anatidae

1Wandering Whistling-DuckDendrocygna arcuataPCW
2[Gadwall]Anas streperaPCW
3/Eurasian Wigeon/Anas penelopePCW
4Philippine DuckAnas luzonicaPCW,PSB
5/Northern Shoveler/Anas clypeataPCW
6/Northern Pintail/Anas acutaPCW
7/Garganey/Anas querquedulaPCW
8{Baikal Teal}Anas formosaPCW
9/Eurasian Teal/Anas creccaPCW
10/Tufted Duck/Aythya fuligulaPCW

 
Megapodes: Megapodiidae

11Tabon ScrubfowlMegapodius cumingiiPI

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

12Palawan Peacock-PheasantPolyplectron napoleonisPI
13Red JunglefowlGallus gallusPSB

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

14Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisPCW

 
Frigatebirds: Fregatidae

15#Lesser Frigatebird#Fregata arielPI

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

16Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensisPCW
17Cinnamon BitternIxobrychus cinnamomeusPCW,PI,PMM
18Black BitternIxobrychus flavicollisPCW
19/Gray Heron/Ardea cinereaPCW
20Purple HeronArdea purpureaPCW
21Great EgretArdea albaPCW
22/Intermediate Egret/Mesophoyx intermediaCI,PAPS,PCW
PI,PMM,X2
23/Little Egret/Egretta garzettaCI,PAPS,PCW
PI,PMM,PSB
24Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacraPI
25Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisBI,PAPS,PCW
PI,PMM,X2
26Javan Pond-HeronArdeola speciosaCI,PI
27Striated HeronButorides striataCI,PCW,PI
28Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxPCW,PMM,PSB
29Rufous Night-HeronNycticorax caledonicusPI

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

30Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchusPI,PMK
31Crested Serpent-EagleSpilornis cheelaPI
32Philippine Serpent-EagleSpilornis holospilusBI,PMK,PMM
PSB
33Philippine Hawk-EagleNisaetus philippensisPSB
34Rufous-bellied EagleLophotriorchis kieneriiPI,PSB
35/Gray-faced Buzzard/Butastur indicusCI,PMM,X2
36/Eastern Marsh-Harrier/Circus spilonotusPCW
37Crested GoshawkAccipiter trivirgatusPI
38/Chinese Sparrowhawk/Accipiter soloensisBI,PI,PSB
39BesraAccipiter virgatusBI
40Brahminy KiteHaliastur indusBI,PMK,PSB,X2
41White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogasterPI,PSB

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

42Buff-banded RailGallirallus philippensisPCW
43Barred RailGallirallus torquatusPAPS,PCW
44Plain Bush-henAmaurornis olivaceaCI
45White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurusPCW,PMK,PSB
46White-browed CrakeAmaurornis cinereaPAPS,PCW
47Philippine SwamphenPorphyrio pulverulentusPCW,PSB
48Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropusPCW,PSB
49/Eurasian Coot/Fulica atraPCW

 
Stilts and Avocets: Recurvirostridae

50/Black-winged Stilt/Himantopus himantopusPCW,PSB

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

51/Kentish Plover/Charadrius alexandrinusPCW
52Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubiusPCW,PMM

 
Painted-Snipes: Rostratulidae

53Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensisPCW

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

54/Red-necked Stint/Calidris ruficollisPCW
55/Pin-tailed Snipe/Gallinago stenuraPCW
56Bukidnon WoodcockScolopax bukidnonensisPMK
57/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucosCI,PCW
58/Common Greenshank/Tringa nebulariaCI,PCW
59/Wood Sandpiper/Tringa glareolaCI,PAPS,PCW
PMM

 
Buttonquail: Turnicidae

60Barred ButtonquailTurnix suscitatorPI

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

61Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumPCW

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

62/Whiskered Tern/Chlidonias hybridaBI,CI,PAPS
PCW,PMM,X2

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

63Red Collared-DoveStreptopelia tranquebaricaPCW,PSB
64Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisCI,PCW,PI,PMK
PSB,X1,X2
65Philippine Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia tenuirostrisBI,PMK,PSB
66Asian Emerald DoveChalcophaps indicaCI,PCW,PI,PSB
67Zebra DoveGeopelia striataCI,PCW,PI,PMM
PSB
68White-eared Brown-DovePhapitreron leucotisBI,CI,PMK,PSB
69Amethyst Brown-DovePhapitreron amethystinusBI,PMK
70Philippine Green-PigeonTreron axillarisPLM,PSB
71Yellow-breasted Fruit-DovePtilinopus occipitalisBI,PMK,PSB
72Black-chinned Fruit-DovePtilinopus leclancheriBI,CIh,PIh
PMMh
73Green Imperial-PigeonDucula aeneaBI,PI,PLM,PSB

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

74Rufous CoucalCentropus unirufusPAPS,PMM,PSB
75Black-faced CoucalCentropus melanopsBI,CI
76Greater CoucalCentropus sinensisPI
77Philippine CoucalCentropus viridisBI,CI,PMK
PSBh
78Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensisPCW,PMM
79Chestnut-breasted MalkohaPhaenicophaeus curvirostrisPI
80Red-crested MalkohaDasylophus superciliosusPCW,PSB
81Scale-feathered MalkohaDasylophus cumingiPSB
82Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceusPI
83Violet CuckooChrysococcyx xanthorhynchusPMM
84Square-tailed Drongo-CuckooSurniculus lugubrisPI
85Philippine Drongo-CuckooSurniculus velutinusBI
86Plaintive CuckooCacomantis merulinusPCW
87Brush CuckooCacomantis variolosusBIh,CIh,PMKh

 
Owls: Strigidae

88Palawan Scops-OwlOtus fuliginosusPI
89Philippine Scops-OwlOtus megalotisPSB,PUP
90Everett's Scops-OwlOtus everettiBI
91Mindanao Scops-OwlOtus mirusPMKh
92Philippine Eagle-OwlBubo philippensisPAPS
93Chocolate BoobookNinox randiPSB
94Luzon BoobookNinox philippensisPSB

 
Frogmouths: Podargidae

95Palawan FrogmouthBatrachostomus chaseniPI

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

96Great Eared-NightjarLyncornis macrotisPMK,PSBh
97Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurusPI
98Philippine NightjarCaprimulgus manillensisPMK,PUP

 
Swifts: Apodidae

99Brown-backed NeedletailHirundapus giganteusPI
100Purple NeedletailHirundapus celebensisPSB
101Glossy SwiftletCollocalia esculentaBI,CI,PI,PLM
PMK,PMM,PSB
102Pygmy SwiftletCollocalia troglodytesBI,CI,PMK
103Philippine SwiftletAerodramus mearnsiPMK
104Ameline Swiftlet**Aerodramus amelisBI,X1
105Uniform SwiftletAerodramus vanikorensisPI
106White-nest SwiftletAerodramus fuciphagusPI
107House SwiftApus nipalensisPMM

 
Treeswifts: Hemiprocnidae

108Whiskered TreeswiftHemiprocne comataPSB

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

109Philippine TrogonHarpactes ardensBI,PMM

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

110Palawan HornbillAnthracoceros marcheiPI
111Luzon HornbillPenelopides manillaePMM,PSB
112Samar HornbillPenelopides samarensisBI
113Mindanao HornbillPenelopides affinisPMK

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

114/Common Kingfisher/Alcedo atthisCI,PCW,PI,PLM
115Indigo-banded KingfisherCeyx cyanopectusPLMh,PMM
116Northern Silvery-KingfisherCeyx flumenicolusBI
117Rufous-backed Dwarf-KingfisherCeyx rufidorsaPI
118Stork-billed KingfisherPelargopsis capensisPI
119Brown-breasted KingfisherHalcyon gularisPMM,PSB
120Rufous-lored KingfisherTodiramphus winchelliBI
121Collared KingfisherTodiramphus chlorisCI,PI,PLM,PMM
X2
122Spotted KingfisherActenoides lindsayiPMM,PSBh

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

123Rufous-crowned Bee-eaterMerops americanusPMM,PSB
124Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinusPCW

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

125DollarbirdEurystomus orientalisPI,PSB

 
Asian Barbets: Megalaimidae

126Coppersmith BarbetPsilopogon haemacephalusCI,PMM,PSBh

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

127Philippine WoodpeckerDendrocopos maculatusPLM,PMK,PMM
PSB,PUP
128White-bellied WoodpeckerDryocopus javensisBI,PI,PSB
129Spot-throated FlamebackDinopium everettiPI
130Luzon FlamebackChrysocolaptes haematribonPMM,PSB
131Buff-spotted FlamebackChrysocolaptes lucidusBI,PMK
132Northern Sooty-WoodpeckerMulleripicus funebrisPSB
133Great Slaty WoodpeckerMulleripicus pulverulentusPI

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

134Philippine FalconetMicrohierax erythrogenysPSB
135/Eurasian Kestrel/Falco tinnunculusPAPS,PMK
136Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinusPI,PMKg

 
Cockatoos: Cacatuidae

137Philippine CockatooCacatua haematuropygiaPI

 
Parrots: Psittaculidae

138Mindanao Racquet-tailPrioniturus waterstradtiPMK
139Blue-headed Racquet-tailPrioniturus platenaePI
140Green Racquet-tailPrioniturus luconensisPSB
141Blue-naped ParrotTanygnathus lucionensisPI,PSB
142GuaiaberoBolbopsittacus lunulatusPMM,PSB
143Philippine Hanging-ParrotLoriculus philippensisBI,PMK,PMM
PSB

 
Pittas: Pittidae

144Blue-breasted PittaErythropitta erythrogasterPI
145Hooded PittaPitta sordidaPI

 
Thornbills and Allies: Acanthizidae

146Golden-bellied GerygoneGerygone sulphureaPCW,PLM,PMMh

 
Woodswallows: Artamidae

147White-breasted WoodswallowArtamus leucorynchusPMM,PSB,X2

 
Ioras: Aegithinidae

148Common IoraAegithina tiphiaPI

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

149Fiery MinivetPericrocotus igneusPI
150/Ashy Minivet/Pericrocotus divaricatusPMM,PSB
151Bar-bellied CuckooshrikeCoracina striataBI,PI,PMM,PSB
152McGregor's CuckooshrikeMalindangia mcgregoriPMK
153Pied TrillerLalage nigraPCW,PLM,PMK
PSB
154Blackish CuckooshrikeAnalisoma coerulescensPSB

 
Whistlers and Allies: Pachycephalidae

155Yellow-bellied WhistlerPachycephala philippinensisBI,PMKh
156White-vented WhistlerPachycephala homeyeriCI

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

157/Brown Shrike/Lanius cristatusBI,CI,PCW,PLM
PMK,PMM,PSB
X1
158Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schachPCW,PMK,PMM
PSB,PUP

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

159Dark-throated OrioleOriolus xanthonotusPIh
160Philippine OrioleOriolus steeriiBI
161Black-naped OrioleOriolus chinensisBI,PI,PLM,PMM
PSB

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

162Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeusPI
163Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottusBI,PI,PMK
164BalicassiaoDicrurus balicassiusPMM,PSB

 
Fantails: Rhipiduridae

165Black-and-cinnamon FantailRhipidura nigrocinnamomeaPMK
166Philippine Pied-FantailRhipidura nigritorquisPCW,PI

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

167Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azureaBI,CI,PI,PMK
PSB
168Blue Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone cyanescensPI

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

169Slender-billed CrowCorvus encaPI
170Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchosPMK,PSB,PUP

 
Larks: Alaudidae

171Oriental SkylarkAlauda gulgulaPMM

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

172Gray-throated MartinRiparia chinensisPCW
173Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaBI,CI,PAPS
PCW,PI,PMK
PMM,PSB,X1,X2
174Pacific SwallowHirundo tahiticaBI,PAPS,PI
PLM,X2

 
Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

175Citrine Canary-FlycatcherCulicicapa heliantheaPMK

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

176Elegant TitPeriparus elegansCI,PMK,PSB
177Palawan TitPeriparus amabilisPI

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

178Black-headed BulbulPycnonotus atricepsPI
179Yellow-wattled BulbulPycnonotus urostictusBI,PMM
180Yellow-vented BulbulPycnonotus goiavierBI,PCW,PMK
PMM,PSB,PUP
181Ashy-fronted BulbulPycnonotus cinereifronsPI
182Gray-throated BulbulAlophoixus fraterPI
183Sulphur-bellied BulbulIole palawanensisPI
184Philippine BulbulHypsipetes philippinusBI,CI,PMK,PMM
PSB

 
Bush-Warblers and Allies: Cettiidae

185Rufous-headed TailorbirdPhyllergates heterolaemusPMK

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

186Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealisPI
187/Japanese Leaf Warbler/Phylloscopus xanthodryasBI,PMK,PMM
PSB
188Mountain WarblerPhylloscopus trivirgatusPMK
189Philippine Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus olivaceusBI

 
Reed-Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

190Clamorous Reed-WarblerAcrocephalus stentoreusPCW

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

191Tawny GrassbirdMegalurus timoriensisPMK,PMM
192Striated GrassbirdMegalurus palustrisPCW,PMK,PMM
193Long-tailed Bush-WarblerLocustella caudataPMKh

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

194Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidisPCW,PMM
195Rufous-fronted TailorbirdOrthotomus frontalisBI
196Rufous-tailed TailorbirdOrthotomus sericeusPI
197Visayan TailorbirdOrthotomus castaneicepsPSB
198Gray-backed TailorbirdOrthotomus derbianusPLM,PMMh
199Yellow-breasted TailorbirdOrthotomus samarensisBI

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

200Lowland White-eyeZosterops meyeniPLM
201Everett's White-eyeZosterops everettiBI,CI
202Mountain White-eyeZosterops montanusPMK

 
Tree-Babblers, Scimitar-Babblers, and Allies: Timaliidae

203Pin-striped Tit-BabblerMixornis gularisPI
204Brown Tit-BabblerMacronus striaticepsBI,PMKh

 
Fulvetta and Ground Babblers: Pellorneidae

205Palawan BabblerMalacopteron palawanensePI
206Ashy-headed BabblerPellorneum cinereicepsPI
207Striated Wren-BabblerPtilocichla mindanensisBI

 
Fairy-bluebirds: Irenidae

208Asian Fairy-bluebirdIrena puellaPI
209Philippine Fairy-bluebirdIrena cyanogastraBIh

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

210/Gray-streaked Flycatcher/Muscicapa griseistictaBI,PI,PLM,PMK
PMM,PSB
211Philippine Magpie-RobinCopsychus mindanensisCI,PLM,PSB
212White-browed ShamaCopsychus luzoniensisPSB
213White-vented ShamaCopsychus nigerPI
214Black ShamaCopsychus cebuensisCI
215Palawan Blue-FlycatcherCyornis lemprieriPI
216Chestnut-tailed Jungle-FlycatcherCyornis ruficaudaBI
217White-browed ShortwingBrachypteryx montanaPMK
218/Mugimaki Flycatcher/Ficedula mugimakiCI,PMK
219Little Pied FlycatcherFicedula westermanniPMK
220Palawan FlycatcherFicedula platenaePI
221Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitariusPSB
222Pied BushchatSaxicola caprataCI,PCW,X2

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

223Scaly ThrushZoothera daumaPAPS
224/Eyebrowed Thrush/Turdus obscurusPAPS,PMK

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

225Stripe-sided RhabdornisRhabdornis mystacalisPMM,PSB
226Stripe-breasted RhabdornisRhabdornis inornatusPMK
227Asian Glossy StarlingAplonis panayensisBI,CI,PI,X2
228Short-tailed StarlingAplonis minorPMK
229Apo MynaGoodfellowia mirandusPMK
230ColetoSarcops calvusBI,PMK,PSB
231Common Hill MynaGracula religiosaPI
232/Chestnut-cheeked Starling/Agropsar philippensisPCW,PMK
233Crested MynaAcridotheres cristatellusX1

 
Leafbirds: Chloropseidae

234Yellow-throated LeafbirdChloropsis palawanensisPI

 
Flowerpeckers: Dicaeidae

235Thick-billed FlowerpeckerDicaeum agilePMM
236Olive-capped FlowerpeckerDicaeum nigrilorePMK
237Black-belted FlowerpeckerDicaeum haematostictumBI,CI,PMM,PSB
238Orange-bellied FlowerpeckerDicaeum trigonostigmaBI
239White-bellied FlowerpeckerDicaeum hypoleucumPMK,PMMh
240Pygmy FlowerpeckerDicaeum pygmaeumPI,PLM,PSB
241Fire-breasted FlowerpeckerDicaeum ignipectusPMK

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

242Plain-throated SunbirdAnthreptes malacensisPI
243Purple-throated SunbirdLeptocoma sperataBI,PI
244Copper-throated SunbirdLeptocoma calcostethaPI
245Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularisBI,CI,PI,PLM
PMK,PMM
246Lovely SunbirdAethopyga shelleyiPI
247Magnificent SunbirdAethopyga magnificaCI
248Handsome SunbirdAethopyga bellaCI
249Flaming SunbirdAethopyga flagransPMM
250Metallic-winged SunbirdAethopyga pulcherrimaBI
251Bohol SunbirdAethopyga decorosaBIh
252Gray-hooded SunbirdAethopyga primigeniaPMK
253Pale SpiderhunterArachnothera dilutiorPI

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

254/Eastern Yellow Wagtail/Motacilla tschutschensisBI,PCWh,PMK
X2h
255/Gray Wagtail/Motacilla cinereaPI,PMK,PMM
256Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulusPCW,PMK,PMM

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

257Cinnamon IbonHypocryptadius cinnamomeusPMK
258Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusBI,CI,PAPS
PCW,PI,PMK
PMM,PSB,X1

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

259Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataPLM,PMM
260White-bellied MuniaLonchura leucogastraBI,PMK
261Chestnut MuniaLonchura atricapillaCI,PCW,PMK
PMM,X2

 * Nomenclature and taxonomic affinities are based on Clements 6th Edition published 2007 with updates through September 2014 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.

BIRDING LOCALES

  • Angono Pteroglyps (PAPS)
  • Bohol Island (BI)
  • Candaba Wetlands (PCW)
  • Cebu Island (CI)
  • La Mesa Ecopark (PLM)
  • Mt Kitanglad (PMK)
  • Mt Makiling (PMM)
  • Palawan Island (PI)
  • Subic Bay (PSB)
  • University of the Philippines (PUP)
  • Xfer Subic to Mt Makiling (X1)
  • Xfer to Mt Kitanglad (X2)

PRESENCE CODES

//Boreal Visitor
\\Austral Visitor
||Transient
##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
[]Accidental

 

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