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VIETNAM BIRDING TRIP REPORT

TRIP REPORT
VIETNAM

Start:01/08/2016
End:01/27/2016
Duration:20 days
#Species:300
#Endemics:11
#Heard Only:19

2016 Vietnam Scouting Trip

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

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

1Rufous-throated PartridgeArborophila rufogularisDLPg,TDh
2Bar-backed PartridgeArborophila brunneopectusDLN,DLPh
3|Orange-necked Partridge|Arborophila davidiCTh
4Silver PheasantLophura nycthemeraDLN
5Green PeafowlPavo muticusCT
6Scaly-breasted PartridgeTropicoperdix chloropusCT
7Tonkin Partridge**Tropicoperdix tonkinensisCPh
8Germain's Peacock-PheasantPolyplectron germainiCT
9Red JunglefowlGallus gallusCT,YD
10Chinese FrancolinFrancolinus pintadeanusYDh

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

11Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisDLP,VLNR

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

12Rock PigeonColumba liviaDLNg
13Red Collared-DoveStreptopelia tranquebaricaCT
14Spotted DoveSpilopelia chinensisCPh,CT,DLN
DLP,X5
15Barred Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia unchallDLN,DLP
16Asian Emerald DoveChalcophaps indicaCT,DLP
17Orange-breasted Green-PigeonTreron bicinctusCT
18Ashy-headed Green-PigeonTreron phayreiCT
19Thick-billed Green-PigeonTreron curvirostraCT
20Yellow-footed Green-PigeonTreron phoenicopterusYDg
21Yellow-vented Green-PigeonTreron seimundiDLP
22<Pin-tailed Green-Pigeon>Treron apicaudaDLN,VDL,,,
VCT
23Wedge-tailed Green-PigeonTreron sphenurusDLNg
24White-bellied Green-PigeonTreron sieboldiiCPh
25Green Imperial-PigeonDucula aeneaYDg
26Mountain Imperial-PigeonDucula badiaCT,DLN,DLP

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

27Greater CoucalCentropus sinensisCT,DLP,YD
28Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensisCT
29Green-billed MalkohaPhaenicophaeus tristisCP,CT,DLN,DLP
30Large Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx sparverioidesCT
31Hodgson's Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx nisicolorDLP
32Banded Bay CuckooCacomantis sonneratiiCT,DLNh,DLPh
33Plaintive CuckooCacomantis merulinusCTh,DLNh

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

34Great Eared-NightjarLyncornis macrotisCT
35/Gray Nightjar/Caprimulgus jotakaDLP
36Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurusCT

 
Swifts: Apodidae

37Silver-backed NeedletailHirundapus cochinchinensisDLN
38Germain's SwiftletAerodramus germaniCT,DLN
39House SwiftApus nipalensisDLP,X4g

 
Treeswifts: Hemiprocnidae

40Crested TreeswiftHemiprocne coronataYD

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

41Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropusVLNR
42Gray-headed SwamphenPorphyrio poliocephalusVLNR
43White-browed CrakePoliolimnas cinereaVLNR
44WatercockGallicrex cinereaVLNR
45White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurusCTg

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

46Red-wattled LapwingVanellus indicusCT,DLPh

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

47/Pheasant-tailed Jacana/Hydrophasianus chirurgusVLNR

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

48/Eurasian Woodcock/Scolopax rusticolaCP
49/Green Sandpiper/Tringa ochropusX3

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

50Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumCT

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

51Asian Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopusCT,YD

 
Anhingas: Anhingidae

52Oriental DarterAnhinga melanogasterCT

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

53Little CormorantMicrocarbo nigerCT,YD

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

54Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensisVLNR
55Purple HeronArdea purpureaVLNR
56Great EgretArdea albaVLNR
57Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaX2
58Little EgretEgretta garzettaVLNR,X1,X2
59Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisCT,DLN,DLP,X2
X5,YD
60Chinese Pond-HeronArdeola bacchusCT,DLN,DLP
VLNR,X3,X5,X6
YD
61Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxCT

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

62/Osprey/Pandion haliaetusCT

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

63Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchusCTg
64Crested Serpent-EagleSpilornis cheelaDLN,YD
65Mountain Hawk-EagleNisaetus nipalensisDLP
66|Black Eagle|Ictinaetus malaiensisDLN
67Rufous-winged BuzzardButastur liventerDLN
68ShikraAccipiter badiusYD
69Brahminy KiteHaliastur indusCTg

 
Owls: Strigidae

70Mountain Scops-OwlOtus spilocephalusDLPh
71Collared OwletGlaucidium brodieiCP,DLPh
72Asian Barred OwletGlaucidium cuculoidesCT,YD
73Brown BoobookNinox scutulataCTh

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

74Red-headed TrogonHarpactes erythrocephalusCPh,DLN
75Orange-breasted TrogonHarpactes oreskiosCT

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

76Great HornbillBuceros bicornisCT
77Oriental Pied-HornbillAnthracoceros albirostrisCT

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

78Common KingfisherAlcedo atthisDLP,VLNR,X1
YDh
79Banded KingfisherLacedo pulchellaCT
80White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensisCT,DLN,DLP

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

81Blue-bearded Bee-eaterNyctyornis athertoniDLP,YD
82Chestnut-headed Bee-eaterMerops leschenaultiCT,DLN,YD

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

83Indochinese RollerCoracias affinisCT,DLN,X6,YD

 
Asian Barbets: Megalaimidae

84Coppersmith BarbetPsilopogon haemacephalusCT,YD
85Blue-eared BarbetPsilopogon duvauceliiCT
86Red-vented BarbetPsilopogon lagrandieriCP,CTh,DLNh
DLPh
87Green-eared BarbetPsilopogon faiostrictusCT
88Lineated BarbetPsilopogon lineatusCT,YD
89Necklaced BarbetPsilopogon auricularisDLN,DLP,TD
90Indochinese BarbetPsilopogon annamensisDLN,DLP

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

91White-browed PiculetSasia ochraceaCP,CT
92Heart-spotted WoodpeckerHemicircus canenteCT
93Gray-capped Pygmy WoodpeckerYungipicus canicapillusDLP,YD
94Bay WoodpeckerBlythipicus pyrrhotisCP,DLN,DLP,YD
95Black-and-buff WoodpeckerMeiglyptes jugularisCT
96Pale-headed WoodpeckerGecinulus grantiaCT
97Common FlamebackDinopium javanenseCPh,CT,YD
98Lesser YellownapePicus chlorolophusCT
99Laced WoodpeckerPicus vittatusCT
100Red-collared WoodpeckerPicus rabieriCP
101Black-headed WoodpeckerPicus erythropygiusYD
102Gray-headed WoodpeckerPicus canusCP
103Greater YellownapeChrysophlegma flavinuchaCPh,CT,DLN
DLPh
104Greater FlamebackChrysocolaptes guttacristatusCT
105Great Slaty WoodpeckerMulleripicus pulverulentusCT

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

106Pied FalconetMicrohierax melanoleucosCP
107Collared FalconetMicrohierax caerulescensCT

 
Parrots: Psittaculidae

108Blossom-headed ParakeetPsittacula roseataCT
109Red-breasted ParakeetPsittacula alexandriCT,YD
110Vernal Hanging-ParrotLoriculus vernalisCT,DLN

 
Asian and Grauer's Broadbills: Eurylaimidae

111Long-tailed BroadbillPsarisomus dalhousiaeDLP
112Dusky BroadbillCorydon sumatranusCT

 
Pittas: Pittidae

113Blue-rumped PittaHydrornis sororCP
114Blue PittaHydrornis cyaneusDLNh
115Bar-bellied PittaHydrornis elliotiiCP,CT

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

116Gray-chinned MinivetPericrocotus solarisDLN,DLP
117Scarlet MinivetPericrocotus speciosusCP,CT,DLN,DLP
YD
118/Ashy Minivet/Pericrocotus divaricatusCT,DLN,YD
119Large CuckooshrikeCoracina maceiCPh
120Black-winged CuckooshrikeLalage melaschistosDLP
121Indochinese CuckooshrikeLalage poliopteraYD

 
Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis: Vireonidae

122Clicking Shrike-BabblerPteruthius intermediusDLP
123White-bellied ErpornisErpornis zantholeucaCP,DLN,DLP

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

124/Black-naped Oriole/Oriolus chinensisCT,YD
125Slender-billed OrioleOriolus tenuirostrisDLP
126Black-hooded OrioleOriolus xanthornusCT,YD
127Maroon OrioleOriolus trailliiDLN,DLP

 
Woodswallows, Bellmagpies, and Allies: Artamidae

128Ashy WoodswallowArtamus fuscusCT,DLN

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

129Common WoodshrikeTephrodornis pondicerianusCTg
130Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrikeHemipus picatusCT,DLN,DLP

 
Ioras: Aegithinidae

131Common IoraAegithina tiphiaCP,CT,YD
132Great IoraAegithina lafresnayeiCP,CT

 
Fantails: Rhipiduridae

133White-throated FantailRhipidura albicollisDLN,DLP,TD

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

134Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercusX1,X2,X3,X5
135Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeusCT,DLN,DLP,YD
136Crow-billed DrongoDicrurus annectensCT
137Bronzed DrongoDicrurus aeneusCP,CT
138Lesser Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus remiferCT,DLN,DLP
139Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottusCT,DLN,YD
140Greater Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus paradiseusCPh,CT,YD

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

141Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azureaCT
142Blyth's Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone affinisCT

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

143/Brown Shrike/Lanius cristatusCT,DLN
144Burmese ShrikeLanius collurioidesDLN,DLP
145/Gray-backed Shrike/Lanius tephronotusCP

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

146Eurasian JayGarrulus glandariusDLPg
147White-winged MagpieUrocissa whiteheadiCP
148Common Green-MagpieCissa chinensisCPh
149Indochinese Green-MagpieCissa hypoleucaDLN,DLP
150Rufous TreepieDendrocitta vagabundaYD
151Racket-tailed TreepieCrypsirina temiaCT
152Ratchet-tailed TreepieTemnurus temnurusCPh

 
Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

153Gray-headed Canary-FlycatcherCulicicapa ceylonensisCP,DLN,DLP

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

154Green-backed TitParus monticolusDLP
155Yellow-cheeked TitMachlolophus spilonotusDLP
156Sultan TitMelanochlora sultaneaCP,TD

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

157Common TailorbirdOrthotomus sutoriusCP,CT,TD,X1
158Dark-necked TailorbirdOrthotomus atrogularisCT,DLN
159Hill PriniaPrinia superciliarisDLP
160Rufescent PriniaPrinia rufescensCP,CT,TD
161Yellow-bellied PriniaPrinia flaviventrisCT,VLNR

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

162/Oriental Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus orientalisVLNRh

 
Cupwings: Pnoepygidae

163Pygmy CupwingPnoepyga pusillaDLPh

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

164/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rusticaCT,DLN,YD
165/Red-rumped Swallow/Cecropis dauricaCT,DLN,YD
166/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicumDLPg

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

167Black-headed BulbulBrachypodius melanocephalosCT
168Black-crested BulbulPycnonotus flaviventrisCP,CT,DLN,DLP
YD
169Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosusDLP,X1g
170Sooty-headed BulbulPycnonotus aurigasterCT,DLP,X1,YD
171Stripe-throated BulbulPycnonotus finlaysoniCP,CT
172Flavescent BulbulPycnonotus flavescensDLN,DLP
173Yellow-vented BulbulPycnonotus goiavierYD
174Streak-eared BulbulPycnonotus conradiCT
175Ochraceous BulbulAlophoixus ochraceusCT
176Puff-throated BulbulAlophoixus pallidusCP,DLN,DLP
177Gray-eyed BulbulIole propinquaCP,DLN
178Black BulbulHypsipetes leucocephalusDLN,DLP,TD
179Ashy BulbulHemixos flavalaDLN,DLP
180Chestnut BulbulHemixos castanonotusTD
181Mountain BulbulIxos mcclellandiiDLP

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

182/Yellow-browed Warbler/Phylloscopus inornatusCP,CT,DLP,TD
YD
183|Eastern Crowned Warbler|Phylloscopus coronatusTD
184White-spectacled WarblerPhylloscopus affinisDLP,TD
185Gray-cheeked WarblerPhylloscopus poliogenysDLP,TD
186/Gray-crowned Warbler/Phylloscopus tephrocephalusCP,TD
187Bianchi's WarblerPhylloscopus valentiniDLP
188Chestnut-crowned WarblerPhylloscopus castanicepsTD
189Limestone Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus calciatilisCPg
190|Sulphur-breasted Warbler|Phylloscopus rickettiDLPg

 
Bush Warblers and Allies: Scotocercidae

191Pale-footed Bush WarblerUrosphena pallidipesCT
192/Asian Stubtail/Urosphena squameicepsCP
193Gray-bellied TesiaTesia cyaniventerDLP
194Yellow-bellied WarblerAbroscopus superciliarisCT,DLP,TD
195Mountain TailorbirdPhyllergates cucullatusDLPh

 
Long-tailed Tits: Aegithalidae

196Gray-crowned Tit**Aegithalos annamensisDLN,DLP

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

197Black-headed ParrotbillPsittiparus margaritaeDLN,DLP
198Short-tailed ParrotbillNeosuthora davidianaTD

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

199Striated YuhinaStaphida castanicepsX2h
200Black-chinned YuhinaYuhina nigrimentaTD

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

201Chestnut-capped BabblerTimalia pileataDLP
202Gray-faced Tit-BabblerMixornis kelleyiCT,DLN
203Pin-striped Tit-BabblerMixornis gularisCP,CT,DLN,TD
204Golden BabblerCyanoderma chrysaeumTD
205Rufous-capped BabblerCyanoderma ruficepsDLN,DLP
206Red-billed Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus ochraceicepsDLN
207Streak-breasted Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus ruficollisTDh
208White-browed Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus schisticepsDLP
209Large Scimitar-BabblerErythrogenys hypoleucosCPh,DLNh
210Spot-necked BabblerStachyris strialataDLN,TDh

 
Fulvetta and Ground Babblers: Pellorneidae

211Scaly-crowned BabblerMalacopteron cinereumCP
212Rufous-throated FulvettaSchoeniparus rufogularisCP
213Puff-throated BabblerPellorneum ruficepsCP
214Buff-breasted BabblerPellorneum tickelliCT
215Abbott's BabblerMalacocincla abbottiCT
216Streaked Wren-BabblerGypsophila brevicaudataCPg
217Variable Limestone BabblerGypsophila crispifronsCP

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

218Black-browed FulvettaAlcippe groteiCP,TD
219David's FulvettaAlcippe davidiTD
220Mountain FulvettaAlcippe peracensisDLN,DLP
221Vietnamese CutiaCutia legalleniDLP
222Gray-crowned CrociasLaniellus langbianisDLP
223Collared LaughingthrushTrochalopteron yersiniDLP
224Black-headed SibiaHeterophasia desgodinsiDLN,DLP
225Blue-winged MinlaActinodura cyanouropteraDLP
226Rufous-backed SibiaLeioptila annectensDLP
227Orange-breasted LaughingthrushGarrulax annamensisDLN,DLP
228Lesser Necklaced LaughingthrushGarrulax monilegerCPh,YD
229White-crested LaughingthrushGarrulax leucolophusCT,DLP,YD
230Black-hooded LaughingthrushGarrulax milletiDLN,DLP
231Gray LaughingthrushGarrulax maesiTD,X2h
232White-cheeked LaughingthrushPterorhinus vassaliDLN,DLP
233Black-throated LaughingthrushPterorhinus chinensisTDg

 
Nuthatches: Sittidae

234Burmese NuthatchSitta neglectaYDg
235Chestnut-vented NuthatchSitta nagaensisDLP
236Velvet-fronted NuthatchSitta frontalisYD
237Yellow-billed NuthatchSitta solangiaeDLP

 
Treecreepers: Certhiidae

238Hume's TreecreeperCerthia manipurensisDLP

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

239Golden-crested MynaAmpeliceps coronatusCT,YD
240Tenggara Hill MynaGracula venerataCTg
241Black-collared StarlingGracupica nigricollisDLP,YD
242White-shouldered StarlingSturnia sinensisX1g
243Common MynaAcridotheres tristisDLNg,X4g,X6g

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

244Orange-headed ThrushGeokichla citrinaCP,CT,X2
245/Japanese Thrush/Turdus cardisCP,X2
246/Gray-backed Thrush/Turdus hortulorumCP,X2
247/Eyebrowed Thrush/Turdus obscurusDLPg
248Green CochoaCochoa viridisDLPh,TDh

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

249/Dark-sided Flycatcher/Muscicapa sibiricaCPg,CTg
250/Asian Brown Flycatcher/Muscicapa dauuricaCT,DLP,YD
251Oriental Magpie-RobinCopsychus saularisCP,CT
252White-rumped ShamaCopsychus malabaricusCP,CT
253Rufous-browed FlycatcherAnthipes solitarisDLN,DLP
254Blue-throated FlycatcherCyornis rubeculoidesCP
255Hill Blue FlycatcherCyornis whiteiDLN
256Indochinese Blue FlycatcherCyornis sumatrensisCT
257Large NiltavaNiltava grandisDLP
258/Fujian Niltava/Niltava davidiCP
259Verditer FlycatcherEumyias thalassinusCP,DLP
260/Rufous-tailed Robin/Larvivora sibilansCP
261/Siberian Blue Robin/Larvivora cyaneCT,DLP
262Blue Whistling-ThrushMyophonus caeruleusCPg,TDg,X2g
263Slaty-backed ForktailEnicurus schistaceusDLP
264White-tailed RobinMyiomela leucurumCP,DLP,TD,X2
265/Red-flanked Bluetail/Tarsiger cyanurusCP,TD
266/Mugimaki Flycatcher/Ficedula mugimakiDLN,DLP
267Snowy-browed FlycatcherFicedula hyperythraDLP
268Rufous-gorgeted FlycatcherFicedula strophiataDLPh
269Little Pied FlycatcherFicedula westermanniDLPg
270Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitariusCT
271Amur StonechatSaxicola stejnegeriX2
272Gray BushchatSaxicola ferreusDLP

 
Flowerpeckers: Dicaeidae

273Thick-billed FlowerpeckerDicaeum agileCT
274Yellow-vented FlowerpeckerDicaeum chrysorrheumYD
275Fire-breasted FlowerpeckerDicaeum ignipectusDLP
276Scarlet-backed FlowerpeckerDicaeum cruentatumCP,CT

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

277Van Hasselt's SunbirdLeptocoma brasilianaCT
278Purple SunbirdCinnyris asiaticusCT,YD
279Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularisCT,YD
280Black-throated SunbirdAethopyga saturataDLN,DLP
281Mrs. Gould's SunbirdAethopyga gouldiaeDLN,DLP
282Crimson SunbirdAethopyga siparajaCP,CT
283Fork-tailed SunbirdAethopyga christinaeCP,TD
284Little SpiderhunterArachnothera longirostraCTg
285Streaked SpiderhunterArachnothera magnaCPh,DLN,DLP
286Purple-naped SpiderhunterKurochkinegramma hypogrammicumCT

 
Fairy-bluebirds: Irenidae

287Asian Fairy-bluebirdIrena puellaCT,DLN,DLP

 
Leafbirds: Chloropseidae

288Blue-winged LeafbirdChloropsis cochinchinensisCP,CT,DLP
289Golden-fronted LeafbirdChloropsis aurifronsYDg
290Orange-bellied LeafbirdChloropsis hardwickiiDLP,TD

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

291White-rumped MuniaLonchura striataDLP
292Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataYD

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

293Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusDLN,DLP,TD,X1
X2,X4,X5,X6
X7

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

294/Gray Wagtail/Motacilla cinereaDLN,DLP,X3,YD
295/White Wagtail/Motacilla albaX1
296Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulusX6

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

297Vietnamese GreenfinchChloris monguillotiDLP
298Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostraDLP

 
Hispanhiolan Tanagers: Phaenicophilidae

299{Zebra Dove}Geopelia striataCT

 * 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.

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PRESENCE CODES

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##Non-breeding Dispersal
<>Erratic/Irregular
()Breeding Season Only
{}Casual/Vagrant
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