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VIETNAM BIRDING TRIP REPORT

2016 Vietnam Scouting Trip

TRIP REPORT
VIETNAM

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

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

 
Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

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

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

11Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisVDT,VLNR

 
Storks: Ciconiidae

12Woolly-necked StorkCiconia episcopusCT,YD

 
Cormorants and Shags: Phalacrocoracidae

13Little CormorantMicrocarbo nigerCT,YD

 
Anhingas: Anhingidae

14Oriental DarterAnhinga melanogasterCT

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

15Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensisVLNR
16Purple HeronArdea purpureaVLNR
17Great EgretArdea albaVLNR
18Intermediate EgretArdea intermediaX2
19Little EgretEgretta garzettaVLNR,X1,X2
20Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisCT,DLN,VDT,X2
X5,YD
21Chinese Pond-HeronArdeola bacchusCT,DLN,VDT
VLNR,X3,X5,X6
YD
22Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxCT

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

23/Osprey/Pandion haliaetusCT

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

24Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchusCTg
25Crested Serpent-EagleSpilornis cheelaDLN,YD
26Mountain Hawk-EagleNisaetus nipalensisVDT
27|Black Eagle|Ictinaetus malaiensisDLN
28Rufous-winged BuzzardButastur liventerDLN
29ShikraAccipiter badiusYD
30Brahminy KiteHaliastur indusCTg

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

31White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurusCTg
32White-browed CrakeAmaurornis cinereaVLNR
33WatercockGallicrex cinereaVLNR
34Black-backed SwamphenPorphyrio indicusVLNR
35Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropusVLNR

 
Plovers and Lapwings: Charadriidae

36Red-wattled LapwingVanellus indicusCT,VDTh

 
Jacanas: Jacanidae

37/Pheasant-tailed Jacana/Hydrophasianus chirurgusVLNR

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

38/Eurasian Woodcock/Scolopax rusticolaCP
39/Green Sandpiper/Tringa ochropusX3

 
Pratincoles and Coursers: Glareolidae

40Oriental PratincoleGlareola maldivarumCT

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

41Rock PigeonColumba liviaDLNg
42Red Collared-DoveStreptopelia tranquebaricaCT
43Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisCPh,CT,DLN
VDT,X5
44Barred Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia unchallDLN,VDT
45Asian Emerald DoveChalcophaps indicaCT,VDT
46Orange-breasted PigeonTreron bicinctusCT
47Ashy-headed Green-PigeonTreron phayreiCT
48Thick-billed PigeonTreron curvirostraCT
49Yellow-footed PigeonTreron phoenicopterusYDg
50Yellow-vented PigeonTreron seimundiVDT
51<Pin-tailed Pigeon>Treron apicaudaDLN,VDL,,,
VCT
52Wedge-tailed PigeonTreron sphenurusDLNg
53White-bellied PigeonTreron sieboldiiCPh
54Green Imperial-PigeonDucula aeneaYDg
55Mountain Imperial-PigeonDucula badiaCT,DLN,VDT

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

56Greater CoucalCentropus sinensisCT,VDT,YD
57Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensisCT
58Green-billed MalkohaPhaenicophaeus tristisCP,CT,DLN,VDT
59Large Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx sparverioidesCT
60Hodgson's Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx nisicolorVDT
61Banded Bay CuckooCacomantis sonneratiiCT,DLNh,VDTh
62Plaintive CuckooCacomantis merulinusCTh,DLNh

 
Owls: Strigidae

63Mountain Scops-OwlOtus spilocephalusVDTh
64Collared OwletGlaucidium brodieiCP,VDTh
65Asian Barred OwletGlaucidium cuculoidesCT,YD
66Brown BoobookNinox scutulataCTh

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

67Great Eared-NightjarLyncornis macrotisCT
68/Gray Nightjar/Caprimulgus jotakaVDT
69Large-tailed NightjarCaprimulgus macrurusCT

 
Swifts: Apodidae

70Silver-backed NeedletailHirundapus cochinchinensisDLN
71Germain's SwiftletAerodramus germaniCT,DLN
72House SwiftApus nipalensisVDT,X4g

 
Treeswifts: Hemiprocnidae

73Crested TreeswiftHemiprocne coronataYD

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

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

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

76Great HornbillBuceros bicornisCT
77Oriental Pied-HornbillAnthracoceros albirostrisCT

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

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

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

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

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

83Indian RollerCoracias benghalensisCT,DLN,X6,YD

 
Asian Barbets: Megalaimidae

84Coppersmith BarbetPsilopogon haemacephalusCT,YD
85Blue-eared BarbetPsilopogon duvauceliiCT
86Red-vented BarbetPsilopogon lagrandieriCP,CTh,DLNh
VDTh
87Green-eared BarbetPsilopogon faiostrictusCT
88Lineated BarbetPsilopogon lineatusCT,YD
89Golden-throated BarbetPsilopogon frankliniiDLN,TD,VDT
90Indochinese BarbetPsilopogon annamensisDLN,VDT

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

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

 
Falcons and Caracaras: Falconidae

106Collared FalconetMicrohierax caerulescensCT
107Pied FalconetMicrohierax melanoleucosCP

 
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 dalhousiaeVDT
112Dusky BroadbillCorydon sumatranusCT

 
Pittas: Pittidae

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

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

116Common WoodshrikeTephrodornis pondicerianusCTg
117Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrikeHemipus picatusCT,DLN,VDT

 
Woodswallows: Artamidae

118Ashy WoodswallowArtamus fuscusCT,DLN

 
Ioras: Aegithinidae

119Common IoraAegithina tiphiaCP,CT,YD
120Great IoraAegithina lafresnayeiCP,CT

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

121Gray-chinned MinivetPericrocotus solarisDLN,VDT
122Scarlet MinivetPericrocotus speciosusCP,CT,DLN,VDT
YD
123/Ashy Minivet/Pericrocotus divaricatusCT,DLN,YD
124Large CuckooshrikeCoracina maceiCPh
125Black-winged CuckooshrikeLalage melaschistosVDT
126Indochinese CuckooshrikeLalage poliopteraYD

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

127/Brown Shrike/Lanius cristatusCT,DLN
128Burmese ShrikeLanius collurioidesDLN,VDT
129/Gray-backed Shrike/Lanius tephronotusCP

 
Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis: Vireonidae

130Dalat Shrike-BabblerPteruthius annamensisVDT
131Clicking Shrike-BabblerPteruthius intermediusVDT
132White-bellied ErpornisErpornis zantholeucaCP,DLN,VDT

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

133/Black-naped Oriole/Oriolus chinensisCT,YD
134Slender-billed OrioleOriolus tenuirostrisVDT
135Black-hooded OrioleOriolus xanthornusCT,YD
136Maroon OrioleOriolus trailliiDLN,VDT

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

137Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercusX1,X2,X3,X5
138Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeusCT,DLN,VDT,YD
139Crow-billed DrongoDicrurus annectansCT
140Bronzed DrongoDicrurus aeneusCP,CT
141Lesser Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus remiferCT,DLN,VDT
142Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottusCT,DLN,YD
143Greater Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus paradiseusCPh,CT,YD

 
Fantails: Rhipiduridae

144White-throated FantailRhipidura albicollisDLN,TD,VDT

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

145Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azureaCT
146Blyth's Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone affinisCT

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

147Eurasian JayGarrulus glandariusVDTg
148White-winged MagpieUrocissa whiteheadiCP
149Common Green-MagpieCissa chinensisCPh
150Indochinese Green-MagpieCissa hypoleucaDLN,VDT
151Rufous TreepieDendrocitta vagabundaYD
152Racket-tailed TreepieCrypsirina temiaCT
153Ratchet-tailed TreepieTemnurus temnurusCPh

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

154/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rusticaCT,DLN,YD
155/Red-rumped Swallow/Cecropis dauricaCT,DLN,YD
156/Common House-Martin/Delichon urbicumVDTg

 
Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

157Gray-headed Canary-FlycatcherCulicicapa ceylonensisCP,DLN,VDT

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

158Green-backed TitParus monticolusVDT
159Yellow-cheeked TitMachlolophus spilonotusVDT
160Sultan TitMelanochlora sultaneaCP,TD

 
Long-tailed Tits: Aegithalidae

161Black-throated TitAegithalos concinnusDLN,VDT

 
Nuthatches: Sittidae

162Burmese NuthatchSitta neglectaYDg
163Chestnut-vented NuthatchSitta nagaensisVDT
164Velvet-fronted NuthatchSitta frontalisYD
165Yellow-billed NuthatchSitta solangiaeVDT

 
Treecreepers: Certhiidae

166Hume's TreecreeperCerthia manipurensisVDT

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

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

 
Cupwings: Pnoepygidae

182Pygmy CupwingPnoepyga pusillaVDTh

 
Bush Warblers and Allies: Cettiidae

183Pale-footed Bush WarblerUrosphena pallidipesCT
184/Asian Stubtail/Urosphena squameicepsCP
185Gray-bellied TesiaTesia cyaniventerVDT
186Yellow-bellied WarblerAbroscopus superciliarisCT,TD,VDT
187Mountain TailorbirdPhyllergates cucullatusVDTh

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

188/Yellow-browed Warbler/Phylloscopus inornatusCP,CT,TD,VDT
YD
189|Eastern Crowned Warbler|Phylloscopus coronatusTD
190Limestone Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus calciatilisCPg
191|Sulphur-breasted Warbler|Phylloscopus rickettiVDTg
192/Gray-crowned Warbler/Seicercus tephrocephalusCP,TD
193Bianchi's WarblerSeicercus valentiniVDT
194White-spectacled WarblerSeicercus affinisTD,VDT
195Gray-cheeked WarblerSeicercus poliogenysTD,VDT
196Chestnut-crowned WarblerSeicercus castanicepsTD

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

197/Oriental Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus orientalisVLNRh

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

198Common TailorbirdOrthotomus sutoriusCP,CT,TD,X1
199Dark-necked TailorbirdOrthotomus atrogularisCT,DLN
200Hill PriniaPrinia superciliarisVDT
201Rufescent PriniaPrinia rufescensCP,CT,TD
202Yellow-bellied PriniaPrinia flaviventrisCT,VLNR

 
Parrotbills, Wrentit, and Allies: Paradoxornithidae

203Black-headed ParrotbillPsittiparus margaritaeDLN,VDT
204Short-tailed ParrotbillNeosuthora davidianaTD

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

205Striated YuhinaYuhina castanicepsX2h
206Black-chinned YuhinaYuhina nigrimentaTD

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

207Chestnut-capped BabblerTimalia pileataVDT
208Pin-striped Tit-BabblerMixornis gularisCP,CT,DLN,TD
209Gray-faced Tit-BabblerMixornis kelleyiCT,DLN
210Golden BabblerCyanoderma chrysaeumTD
211Rufous-capped BabblerCyanoderma ruficepsDLN,VDT
212Red-billed Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus ochraceicepsDLN
213Streak-breasted Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus ruficollisTDh
214White-browed Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus schisticepsVDT
215Large Scimitar-BabblerMegapomatorhinus hypoleucosCPh,DLNh
216Spot-necked BabblerStachyris strialataDLN,TDh

 
Fulvetta and Ground Babblers: Pellorneidae

217Scaly-crowned BabblerMalacopteron cinereumCP
218Rufous-throated FulvettaSchoeniparus rufogularisCP
219Puff-throated BabblerPellorneum ruficepsCP
220Buff-breasted BabblerPellorneum tickelliCT
221Abbott's BabblerTurdinus abbottiCT
222Limestone Wren-BabblerTurdinus crispifronsCP
223Streaked Wren-BabblerTurdinus brevicaudatusCPg

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

224David's FulvettaAlcippe davidiTD
225Mountain FulvettaAlcippe peracensisDLN,VDT
226Black-browed FulvettaAlcippe groteiCP,TD
227Vietnamese CutiaCutia legalleniVDT
228White-crested LaughingthrushGarrulax leucolophusCT,VDT,YD
229Lesser Necklaced LaughingthrushGarrulax monilegerCPh,YD
230Black-hooded LaughingthrushGarrulax milletiDLN,VDT
231Gray LaughingthrushGarrulax maesiTD,X2h
232Orange-breasted LaughingthrushGarrulax annamensisDLN,VDT
233Black-throated LaughingthrushIanthocincla chinensisTDg
234White-cheeked LaughingthrushIanthocincla vassaliDLN,VDT
235Collared LaughingthrushTrochalopteron yersiniVDT
236Black-headed SibiaHeterophasia desgodinsiDLN,VDT
237Rufous-backed SibiaMinla annectensVDT
238Gray-crowned CrociasCrocias langbianisVDT
239Blue-winged MinlaActinodura cyanouropteraVDT

 
Fairy-bluebirds: Irenidae

240Asian Fairy-bluebirdIrena puellaCT,DLN,VDT

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

241/Dark-sided Flycatcher/Muscicapa sibiricaCPg,CTg
242/Asian Brown Flycatcher/Muscicapa dauuricaCT,VDT,YD
243Oriental Magpie-RobinCopsychus saularisCP,CT
244White-rumped ShamaCopsychus malabaricusCP,CT
245Rufous-browed FlycatcherAnthipes solitarisDLN,VDT
246Blue-throated FlycatcherCyornis rubeculoidesCP
247Hill Blue FlycatcherCyornis banyumasDLN
248Tickell's Blue FlycatcherCyornis tickelliaeCT
249Large NiltavaNiltava grandisVDT
250/Fujian Niltava/Niltava davidiCP
251Verditer FlycatcherEumyias thalassinusCP,VDT
252/Rufous-tailed Robin/Larvivora sibilansCP
253/Siberian Blue Robin/Larvivora cyaneCT,VDT
254Blue Whistling-ThrushMyophonus caeruleusCPg,TDg,X2g
255Slaty-backed ForktailEnicurus schistaceusVDT
256White-tailed RobinMyiomela leucurumCP,TD,VDT,X2
257/Red-flanked Bluetail/Tarsiger cyanurusCP,TD
258/Mugimaki Flycatcher/Ficedula mugimakiDLN,VDT
259Snowy-browed FlycatcherFicedula hyperythraVDT
260Rufous-gorgeted FlycatcherFicedula strophiataVDTh
261Little Pied FlycatcherFicedula westermanniVDTg
262Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitariusCT
263Stejneger's Stonechat**Saxicola stejnegeriX2
264Gray BushchatSaxicola ferreusVDT

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

265Orange-headed ThrushGeokichla citrinaCP,CT,X2
266/Gray-backed Thrush/Turdus hortulorumCP,X2
267/Japanese Thrush/Turdus cardisCP,X2
268/Eyebrowed Thrush/Turdus obscurusVDTg
269Green CochoaCochoa viridisTDh,VDTh

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

270Golden-crested MynaAmpeliceps coronatusCT,YD
271Common Hill MynaGracula religiosaCTg
272Black-collared StarlingGracupica nigricollisVDT,YD
273White-shouldered StarlingSturnia sinensisX1g
274Common MynaAcridotheres tristisDLNg,X4g,X6g

 
Leafbirds: Chloropseidae

275Blue-winged LeafbirdChloropsis cochinchinensisCP,CT,VDT
276Golden-fronted LeafbirdChloropsis aurifronsYDg
277Orange-bellied LeafbirdChloropsis hardwickiiTD,VDT

 
Flowerpeckers: Dicaeidae

278Thick-billed FlowerpeckerDicaeum agileCT
279Yellow-vented FlowerpeckerDicaeum chrysorrheumYD
280Fire-breasted FlowerpeckerDicaeum ignipectusVDT
281Scarlet-backed FlowerpeckerDicaeum cruentatumCP,CT

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

282Van Hasselt's SunbirdLeptocoma brasilianaCT
283Purple SunbirdCinnyris asiaticusCT,YD
284Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularisCT,YD
285Black-throated SunbirdAethopyga saturataDLN,VDT
286Gould's SunbirdAethopyga gouldiaeDLN,VDT
287Crimson SunbirdAethopyga siparajaCP,CT
288Fork-tailed SunbirdAethopyga christinaeCP,TD
289Little SpiderhunterArachnothera longirostraCTg
290Purple-naped SpiderhunterArachnothera hypogrammicumCT
291Streaked SpiderhunterArachnothera magnaCPh,DLN,VDT

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

292/Gray Wagtail/Motacilla cinereaDLN,VDT,X3,YD
293/White Wagtail/Motacilla albaX1
294Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulusX6

 
Hispanhiolan Tanagers: Phaenicophilidae

295Zebra DoveGeopelia striataCT

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

296Vietnamese GreenfinchChloris monguillotiVDT
297Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostraVDT

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

298Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusDLN,TD,VDT,X1
X2,X4,X5,X6
X7

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

299White-rumped MuniaLonchura striataVDT
300Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataYD

 * 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.

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