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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:12
#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
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 ruficollisDLP,VLNR

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

12Rock PigeonColumba liviaDLNg
13Red Collared-DoveStreptopelia tranquebaricaCT
14Spotted DoveStreptopelia 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
42Black-backed SwamphenPorphyrio indicusVLNR
43WatercockGallicrex cinereaVLNR
44White-breasted WaterhenAmaurornis phoenicurusCTg
45White-browed CrakeAmaurornis cinereaVLNR

 
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

51Woolly-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 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

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 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

122Dalat Shrike-BabblerPteruthius annamensisDLP
123Clicking Shrike-BabblerPteruthius intermediusDLP
124White-bellied ErpornisErpornis zantholeucaCP,DLN,DLP

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

125/Black-naped Oriole/Oriolus chinensisCT,YD
126Slender-billed OrioleOriolus tenuirostrisDLP
127Black-hooded OrioleOriolus xanthornusCT,YD
128Maroon OrioleOriolus trailliiDLN,DLP

 
Woodswallows, Bellmagpies, and Allies: Artamidae

129Ashy WoodswallowArtamus fuscusCT,DLN

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

130Common WoodshrikeTephrodornis pondicerianusCTg
131Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrikeHemipus picatusCT,DLN,DLP

 
Ioras: Aegithinidae

132Common IoraAegithina tiphiaCP,CT,YD
133Great IoraAegithina lafresnayeiCP,CT

 
Fantails: Rhipiduridae

134White-throated FantailRhipidura albicollisDLN,DLP,TD

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

135Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercusX1,X2,X3,X5
136Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeusCT,DLN,DLP,YD
137Crow-billed DrongoDicrurus annectensCT
138Bronzed DrongoDicrurus aeneusCP,CT
139Lesser Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus remiferCT,DLN,DLP
140Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottusCT,DLN,YD
141Greater Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus paradiseusCPh,CT,YD

 
Monarch Flycatchers: Monarchidae

142Black-naped MonarchHypothymis azureaCT
143Blyth's Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone affinisCT

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

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

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

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

 
Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

154Gray-headed Canary-FlycatcherCulicicapa ceylonensisCP,DLN,DLP

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

155Green-backed TitParus monticolusDLP
156Yellow-cheeked TitMachlolophus spilonotusDLP
157Sultan TitMelanochlora sultaneaCP,TD

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

158Common TailorbirdOrthotomus sutoriusCP,CT,TD,X1
159Dark-necked TailorbirdOrthotomus atrogularisCT,DLN
160Hill PriniaPrinia superciliarisDLP
161Rufescent PriniaPrinia rufescensCP,CT,TD
162Yellow-bellied PriniaPrinia flaviventrisCT,VLNR

 
Reed Warblers and Allies: Acrocephalidae

163/Oriental Reed Warbler/Acrocephalus orientalisVLNRh

 
Cupwings: Pnoepygidae

164Pygmy CupwingPnoepyga pusillaDLPh

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

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

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

168Black-headed BulbulBrachypodius atricepsCT
169Black-crested BulbulPycnonotus flaviventrisCP,CT,DLN,DLP
YD
170Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosusDLP,X1g
171Sooty-headed BulbulPycnonotus aurigasterCT,DLP,X1,YD
172Stripe-throated BulbulPycnonotus finlaysoniCP,CT
173Flavescent BulbulPycnonotus flavescensDLN,DLP
174Yellow-vented BulbulPycnonotus goiavierYD
175Streak-eared BulbulPycnonotus conradiCT
176Puff-throated BulbulAlophoixus pallidusCP,DLN,DLP
177Ochraceous BulbulAlophoixus ochraceusCT
178Gray-eyed BulbulIole propinquaCP,DLN
179Black BulbulHypsipetes leucocephalusDLN,DLP,TD
180Ashy BulbulHemixos flavalaDLN,DLP
181Chestnut BulbulHemixos castanonotusTD
182Mountain BulbulIxos mcclellandiiDLP

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

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

 
Bush Warblers and Allies: Scotocercidae

192Pale-footed Bush WarblerUrosphena pallidipesCT
193/Asian Stubtail/Urosphena squameicepsCP
194Gray-bellied TesiaTesia cyaniventerDLP
195Yellow-bellied WarblerAbroscopus superciliarisCT,DLP,TD
196Mountain TailorbirdPhyllergates cucullatusDLPh

 
Long-tailed Tits: Aegithalidae

197Gray-crowned Tit**Aegithalos annamensisDLN,DLP

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

198Black-headed ParrotbillPsittiparus margaritaeDLN,DLP
199Short-tailed ParrotbillNeosuthora davidianaTD

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

200Striated YuhinaYuhina castanicepsX2h
201Black-chinned YuhinaYuhina nigrimentaTD

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

202Chestnut-capped BabblerTimalia pileataDLP
203Pin-striped Tit-BabblerMixornis gularisCP,CT,DLN,TD
204Gray-faced Tit-BabblerMixornis kelleyiCT,DLN
205Golden BabblerCyanoderma chrysaeumTD
206Rufous-capped BabblerCyanoderma ruficepsDLN,DLP
207Red-billed Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus ochraceicepsDLN
208Streak-breasted Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus ruficollisTDh
209White-browed Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus schisticepsDLP
210Large Scimitar-BabblerMegapomatorhinus hypoleucosCPh,DLNh
211Spot-necked BabblerStachyris strialataDLN,TDh

 
Fulvetta and Ground Babblers: Pellorneidae

212Scaly-crowned BabblerMalacopteron cinereumCP
213Rufous-throated FulvettaSchoeniparus rufogularisCP
214Puff-throated BabblerPellorneum ruficepsCP
215Buff-breasted BabblerPellorneum tickelliCT
216Abbott's BabblerTurdinus abbottiCT
217Limestone Wren-BabblerTurdinus crispifronsCP
218Streaked Wren-BabblerTurdinus brevicaudatusCPg

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

219David's FulvettaAlcippe davidiTD
220Mountain FulvettaAlcippe peracensisDLN,DLP
221Black-browed FulvettaAlcippe groteiCP,TD
222Vietnamese CutiaCutia legalleniDLP
223White-crested LaughingthrushGarrulax leucolophusCT,DLP,YD
224Lesser Necklaced LaughingthrushGarrulax monilegerCPh,YD
225Black-hooded LaughingthrushGarrulax milletiDLN,DLP
226Gray LaughingthrushGarrulax maesiTD,X2h
227Orange-breasted LaughingthrushGarrulax annamensisDLN,DLP
228Black-throated LaughingthrushIanthocincla chinensisTDg
229White-cheeked LaughingthrushIanthocincla vassaliDLN,DLP
230Collared LaughingthrushTrochalopteron yersiniDLP
231Black-headed SibiaHeterophasia desgodinsiDLN,DLP
232Rufous-backed SibiaMinla annectensDLP
233Gray-crowned CrociasCrocias langbianisDLP
234Blue-winged MinlaActinodura cyanouropteraDLP

 
Nuthatches: Sittidae

235Burmese NuthatchSitta neglectaYDg
236Chestnut-vented NuthatchSitta nagaensisDLP
237Velvet-fronted NuthatchSitta frontalisYD
238Yellow-billed NuthatchSitta solangiaeDLP

 
Treecreepers: Certhiidae

239Hume's TreecreeperCerthia manipurensisDLP

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

240Golden-crested MynaAmpeliceps coronatusCT,YD
241Common Hill MynaGracula religiosaCTg
242Black-collared StarlingGracupica nigricollisDLP,YD
243White-shouldered StarlingSturnia sinensisX1g
244Common MynaAcridotheres tristisDLNg,X4g,X6g

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

245Orange-headed ThrushGeokichla citrinaCP,CT,X2
246/Japanese Thrush/Turdus cardisCP,X2
247/Gray-backed Thrush/Turdus hortulorumCP,X2
248/Eyebrowed Thrush/Turdus obscurusDLPg
249Green CochoaCochoa viridisDLPh,TDh

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

250/Dark-sided Flycatcher/Muscicapa sibiricaCPg,CTg
251/Asian Brown Flycatcher/Muscicapa dauuricaCT,DLP,YD
252Oriental Magpie-RobinCopsychus saularisCP,CT
253White-rumped ShamaCopsychus malabaricusCP,CT
254Rufous-browed FlycatcherAnthipes solitarisDLN,DLP
255Blue-throated FlycatcherCyornis rubeculoidesCP
256Hill Blue FlycatcherCyornis banyumasDLN
257Indochinese Blue FlycatcherCyornis sumatrensisCT
258Large NiltavaNiltava grandisDLP
259/Fujian Niltava/Niltava davidiCP
260Verditer FlycatcherEumyias thalassinusCP,DLP
261/Rufous-tailed Robin/Larvivora sibilansCP
262/Siberian Blue Robin/Larvivora cyaneCT,DLP
263Blue Whistling-ThrushMyophonus caeruleusCPg,TDg,X2g
264Slaty-backed ForktailEnicurus schistaceusDLP
265White-tailed RobinMyiomela leucurumCP,DLP,TD,X2
266/Red-flanked Bluetail/Tarsiger cyanurusCP,TD
267/Mugimaki Flycatcher/Ficedula mugimakiDLN,DLP
268Snowy-browed FlycatcherFicedula hyperythraDLP
269Rufous-gorgeted FlycatcherFicedula strophiataDLPh
270Little Pied FlycatcherFicedula westermanniDLPg
271Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitariusCT
272Stejneger's Stonechat**Saxicola stejnegeriX2
273Gray BushchatSaxicola ferreusDLP

 
Flowerpeckers: Dicaeidae

274Thick-billed FlowerpeckerDicaeum agileCT
275Yellow-vented FlowerpeckerDicaeum chrysorrheumYD
276Fire-breasted FlowerpeckerDicaeum ignipectusDLP
277Scarlet-backed FlowerpeckerDicaeum cruentatumCP,CT

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

278Van Hasselt's SunbirdLeptocoma brasilianaCT
279Purple SunbirdCinnyris asiaticusCT,YD
280Olive-backed SunbirdCinnyris jugularisCT,YD
281Black-throated SunbirdAethopyga saturataDLN,DLP
282Mrs. Gould's SunbirdAethopyga gouldiaeDLN,DLP
283Crimson SunbirdAethopyga siparajaCP,CT
284Fork-tailed SunbirdAethopyga christinaeCP,TD
285Little SpiderhunterArachnothera longirostraCTg
286Streaked SpiderhunterArachnothera magnaCPh,DLN,DLP
287Purple-naped SpiderhunterKurochkinegramma hypogrammicumCT

 
Fairy-bluebirds: Irenidae

288Asian Fairy-bluebirdIrena puellaCT,DLN,DLP

 
Leafbirds: Chloropseidae

289Blue-winged LeafbirdChloropsis cochinchinensisCP,CT,DLP
290Golden-fronted LeafbirdChloropsis aurifronsYDg
291Orange-bellied LeafbirdChloropsis hardwickiiDLP,TD

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

292White-rumped MuniaLonchura striataDLP
293Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulataYD

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

294Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusDLN,DLP,TD,X1
X2,X4,X5,X6
X7

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

295/Gray Wagtail/Motacilla cinereaDLN,DLP,X3,YD
296/White Wagtail/Motacilla albaX1
297Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulusX6

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

298Vietnamese GreenfinchChloris monguillotiDLP
299Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostraDLP

 
Hispanhiolan Tanagers: Phaenicophilidae

300Zebra DoveGeopelia striataCT

 * 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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PRESENCE CODES

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()Breeding Season Only
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