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Altitude (m):1400-2167
# Species:253
# Excl Vagrants:253
# Endemics:7
# Near Endemics:5
Habitat: Lowland and montane evergreen forest, lake

BIRD CHECKLIST

The table below lists species recorded at this locale but does not indicate frequency of occurrence there. It does indicate 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. The list is based on available data and may be incomplete.*

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Pheasants, Grouse, and Allies: Phasianidae

1Rufous-throated PartridgeArborophila rufogularisUC
2Bar-backed PartridgeArborophila brunneopectus?
3Crested ArgusRheinardia ocellata?
4Chinese FrancolinFrancolinus pintadeanusUC
5Silver PheasantLophura nycthemeraUC

 
Grebes: Podicipedidae

6Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollisFC

 
Pigeons and Doves: Columbidae

7Rock PigeonColumba liviaFC
8Pale-capped PigeonColumba puniceaR
9Red Collared-DoveStreptopelia tranquebarica?
10Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisFC
11Barred Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia unchallFC
12Asian Emerald DoveChalcophaps indicaUC
13<Pin-tailed Green-Pigeon>Treron apicauda?
14Wedge-tailed Green-PigeonTreron sphenurusUC
15White-bellied Green-PigeonTreron sieboldiiUC
16Mountain Imperial-PigeonDucula badiaFC

 
Cuckoos: Cuculidae

17Indian CuckooCuculus micropterusUC
18Greater CoucalCentropus sinensisUC
19Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis?
20Green-billed MalkohaPhaenicophaeus tristisUC
21Fork-tailed Drongo-CuckooSurniculus dicruroides?
22Plaintive CuckooCacomantis merulinusUC

 
Nightjars and Allies: Caprimulgidae

23/Gray Nightjar/Caprimulgus jotakaUC

 
Swifts: Apodidae

24Silver-backed NeedletailHirundapus cochinchinensisFC
25House SwiftApus nipalensisFC
26Asian Palm-SwiftCypsiurus balasiensisUC

 
Rails, Gallinules, and Coots: Rallidae

27Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus?

 
Sandpipers and Allies: Scolopacidae

28/Eurasian Woodcock/Scolopax rusticola?
29/Common Sandpiper/Actitis hypoleucos?

 
Buttonquail: Turnicidae

30Barred ButtonquailTurnix suscitator?

 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers: Laridae

31/Black-headed Gull/Chroicocephalus ridibundus?

 
Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns: Ardeidae

32Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensisUC
33Great EgretArdea alba?
34Little EgretEgretta garzettaUC
35Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisFC
36Chinese Pond-HeronArdeola bacchusFC
37Striated HeronButorides striataUC

 
Osprey: Pandionidae

38/Osprey/Pandion haliaetusUC

 
Hawks, Eagles, and Kites: Accipitridae

39/Black-winged Kite/Elanus caeruleusUC
40Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchusUC
41Jerdon's BazaAviceda jerdoniR
42Crested Serpent-EagleSpilornis cheelaUC
43Changeable Hawk-EagleNisaetus limnaeetus?
44Rufous-bellied EagleLophotriorchis kienerii?
45|Black Eagle|Ictinaetus malaiensisUC
46/Gray-faced Buzzard/Butastur indicusFC
47Crested GoshawkAccipiter trivirgatusUC
48ShikraAccipiter badiusUC
49BesraAccipiter virgatus?
50White-bellied Sea-EagleHaliaeetus leucogasterR

 
Barn-Owls: Tytonidae

51Australasian Grass-OwlTyto longimembris?

 
Owls: Strigidae

52Collared Scops-OwlOtus lettia?
53Collared OwletGlaucidium brodiei?
54Asian Barred OwletGlaucidium cuculoides?
55Brown Wood-OwlStrix leptogrammica?

 
Trogons: Trogonidae

56Red-headed TrogonHarpactes erythrocephalusUC

 
Hornbills: Bucerotidae

57Brown HornbillAnorrhinus austeni?

 
Kingfishers: Alcedinidae

58Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis?
59/Black-capped Kingfisher/Halcyon pileata?

 
Bee-eaters: Meropidae

60Blue-bearded Bee-eaterNyctyornis athertoniUC

 
Rollers: Coraciidae

61Oriental DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis?

 
Asian Barbets: Megalaimidae

62Red-vented BarbetPsilopogon lagrandieriFC
63Necklaced BarbetPsilopogon auricularisFC
64Moustached BarbetPsilopogon incognitus?
65Indochinese BarbetPsilopogon annamensisC

 
Woodpeckers: Picidae

66Speckled PiculetPicumnus innominatusFC
67White-browed PiculetSasia ochracea?
68Gray-capped WoodpeckerYungipicus canicapillusUC
69Stripe-breasted WoodpeckerDendrocopos atratus?
70Bay WoodpeckerBlythipicus pyrrhotisUC
71Rufous WoodpeckerMicropternus brachyurus?
72Gray-headed WoodpeckerPicus canusUC
73Greater YellownapeChrysophlegma flavinucha?
74Greater FlamebackChrysocolaptes guttacristatus?
75White-bellied WoodpeckerDryocopus javensis?

 
Parrots: Psittaculidae

76Gray-headed ParakeetPsittacula finschii?
77Red-breasted ParakeetPsittacula alexandri?

 
Asian and Grauer's Broadbills: Eurylaimidae

78Long-tailed BroadbillPsarisomus dalhousiaeUC

 
Pittas: Pittidae

79Rusty-naped PittaHydrornis oatesi?
80Blue PittaHydrornis cyaneusUC

 
Cuckooshrikes: Campephagidae

81Gray-chinned MinivetPericrocotus solarisUC
82Long-tailed MinivetPericrocotus ethologusFC
83Scarlet MinivetPericrocotus speciosus?
84Large CuckooshrikeCoracina maceiUC
85Indochinese CuckooshrikeLalage poliopteraUC

 
Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis: Vireonidae

86Pied Shrike-BabblerPteruthius flaviscapisUC
87Dalat Shrike-BabblerPteruthius annamensis?
88Trilling Shrike-BabblerPteruthius aenobarbusUC
89Clicking Shrike-BabblerPteruthius intermedius?
90White-bellied ErpornisErpornis zantholeucaFC

 
Old World Orioles: Oriolidae

91/Black-naped Oriole/Oriolus chinensisUC
92Slender-billed OrioleOriolus tenuirostrisUC
93Maroon OrioleOriolus trailliiUC

 
Woodswallows, Bellmagpies, and Allies: Artamidae

94Ashy WoodswallowArtamus fuscusFC

 
Vangas, Helmetshrikes and Allies: Vangidae

95Large WoodshrikeTephrodornis virgatus?
96Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrikeHemipus picatusUC

 
Ioras: Aegithinidae

97Common IoraAegithina tiphiaR

 
Fantails: Rhipiduridae

98White-throated FantailRhipidura albicollisUC

 
Drongos: Dicruridae

99Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercus?
100Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeusFC
101Bronzed DrongoDicrurus aeneusUC
102Lesser Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus remiferFC
103Greater Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus paradiseusUC

 
Shrikes: Laniidae

104Burmese ShrikeLanius collurioidesC
105|Long-tailed Shrike|Lanius schach?

 
Crows, Jays, and Magpies: Corvidae

106Eurasian JayGarrulus glandariusFC
107White-winged MagpieUrocissa whiteheadi?
108Common Green-MagpieCissa chinensis?
109Indochinese Green-MagpieCissa hypoleuca?

 
Fairy Flycatchers: Stenostiridae

110Gray-headed Canary-FlycatcherCulicicapa ceylonensisC

 
Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice: Paridae

111Green-backed TitParus monticolusUC
112Yellow-cheeked TitMachlolophus spilonotusUC
113Yellow-browed TitSylviparus modestus?

 
Cisticolas and Allies: Cisticolidae

114Common TailorbirdOrthotomus sutorius?
115Hill PriniaPrinia superciliarisFC
116Yellow-bellied PriniaPrinia flaviventris?
117Plain PriniaPrinia inornata?
118Golden-headed CisticolaCisticola exilisUC

 
Grassbirds and Allies: Locustellidae

119Russet Bush WarblerLocustella mandelli?
120Dalat Bush WarblerLocustella idonea?

 
Cupwings: Pnoepygidae

121Pygmy CupwingPnoepyga pusilla?

 
Swallows: Hirundinidae

122/Barn Swallow/Hirundo rusticaFC
123Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii?
124/Red-rumped Swallow/Cecropis daurica?
125Striated SwallowCecropis striolata?
126Nepal House-MartinDelichon nipalenseUC

 
Bulbuls: Pycnonotidae

127Black-crested BulbulPycnonotus flaviventrisC
128Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosusFC
129Sooty-headed BulbulPycnonotus aurigasterFC
130Flavescent BulbulPycnonotus flavescensFC
131Ochraceous BulbulAlophoixus ochraceusFC
132Gray-eyed BulbulIole propinquaUC
133Black BulbulHypsipetes leucocephalusC
134Ashy BulbulHemixos flavalaFC
135Mountain BulbulIxos mcclellandiiUC

 
Leaf Warblers: Phylloscopidae

136Ashy-throated WarblerPhylloscopus maculipennisUC
137/Yellow-browed Warbler/Phylloscopus inornatusFC
138/Radde's Warbler/Phylloscopus schwarziR
139/Dusky Warbler/Phylloscopus fuscatus?
140|Eastern Crowned Warbler|Phylloscopus coronatus?
141White-spectacled WarblerPhylloscopus affinisUC
142Gray-cheeked WarblerPhylloscopus poliogenysUC
143/Gray-crowned Warbler/Phylloscopus tephrocephalusUC
144/Greenish Warbler/Phylloscopus trochiloidesUC
145/Pale-legged Leaf Warbler/Phylloscopus tenellipesUC
146/Arctic Warbler/Phylloscopus borealis?
147Chestnut-crowned WarblerPhylloscopus castanicepsUC
148Blyth's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus reguloidesFC
149Davison's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus intensiorFC

 
Bush Warblers and Allies: Scotocercidae

150Pale-footed Bush WarblerUrosphena pallidipes?
151/Asian Stubtail/Urosphena squameiceps?
152Gray-bellied TesiaTesia cyaniventerUC
153Mountain TailorbirdPhyllergates cucullatusUC

 
Long-tailed Tits: Aegithalidae

154Gray-crowned Tit**Aegithalos annamensis?
155Black-throated TitAegithalos concinnusC

 
Sylviid Warblers, Parrotbills, and Allies: Sylviidae

156Black-headed ParrotbillPsittiparus margaritaeUC

 
White-eyes, Yuhinas, and Allies: Zosteropidae

157Black-chinned YuhinaYuhina nigrimenta?
158Hume's White-eyeZosterops auriventerUC

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

159Pin-striped Tit-BabblerMixornis gularisUC
160Golden BabblerCyanoderma chrysaeum?
161Rufous-capped BabblerCyanoderma ruficepsFC
162Red-billed Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus ochraceicepsUC
163Coral-billed Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus ferruginosus?
164White-browed Scimitar-BabblerPomatorhinus schisticepsUC
165Large Scimitar-BabblerMegapomatorhinus hypoleucosUC
166Gray-throated BabblerStachyris nigriceps?

 
Fulvetta and Ground Babblers: Pellorneidae

167Collared BabblerGampsorhynchus torquatusUC
168Rufous-winged FulvettaSchoeniparus castaneceps?
169Black-crowned FulvettaSchoeniparus klossiFC
170Spot-throated BabblerPellorneum albiventre?
171Eyebrowed Wren-BabblerNapothera epilepidotaUC
172Short-tailed Scimitar-BabblerNapothera danjoui?
173Streaked Wren-BabblerTurdinus brevicaudatusUC

 
Laughingthrushes and Allies: Leiothrichidae

174Mountain FulvettaAlcippe peracensisFC
175Black-browed FulvettaAlcippe grotei?
176Vietnamese CutiaCutia legalleni?
177White-crested LaughingthrushGarrulax leucolophus?
178Black-hooded LaughingthrushGarrulax milletiFC
179Spot-breasted LaughingthrushGarrulax merulinus?
180Orange-breasted LaughingthrushGarrulax annamensisFC
181White-cheeked LaughingthrushIanthocincla vassaliFC
182Golden-winged LaughingthrushTrochalopteron ngoclinhense?
183Collared LaughingthrushTrochalopteron yersiniFC
184Red-tailed LaughingthrushTrochalopteron milnei?
185Black-backed SibiaHeterophasia melanoleucaUC
186Black-headed SibiaHeterophasia desgodinsiUC
187Silver-eared MesiaLeiothrix argentaurisUC
188Red-tailed MinlaMinla ignotincta?
189Rufous-backed SibiaMinla annectensUC
190Gray-crowned CrociasCrocias langbianisUC
191Black-crowned BarwingActinodura sodangorum?
192Blue-winged MinlaActinodura cyanouropteraFC

 
Nuthatches: Sittidae

193Chestnut-vented NuthatchSitta nagaensisUC
194Yellow-billed NuthatchSitta solangiaeUC

 
Treecreepers: Certhiidae

195Sikkim TreecreeperCerthia discolorUC

 
Starlings: Sturnidae

196Common Hill MynaGracula religiosaUC
197Black-collared StarlingGracupica nigricollisUC
198Chestnut-tailed StarlingSturnia malabarica?
199Vinous-breasted StarlingAcridotheres burmannicus?

 
Thrushes and Allies: Turdidae

200/Siberian Thrush/Geokichla sibiricaUC
201Orange-headed ThrushGeokichla citrinaUC
202/White's Thrush/Zoothera aureaUC
203Scaly ThrushZoothera dauma?
204/Eyebrowed Thrush/Turdus obscurusUC
205Green CochoaCochoa viridisUC

 
Old World Flycatchers: Muscicapidae

206/Ferruginous Flycatcher/Muscicapa ferrugineaUC
207/Asian Brown Flycatcher/Muscicapa dauuricaR
208Oriental Magpie-RobinCopsychus saularis?
209Rufous-browed FlycatcherAnthipes solitaris?
210Pale Blue FlycatcherCyornis unicolorUC
211Large NiltavaNiltava grandisFC
212/Fujian Niltava/Niltava davidiUC
213|Blue-and-white Flycatcher|Cyanoptila cyanomelanaR
214Verditer FlycatcherEumyias thalassinusFC
215Lesser ShortwingBrachypteryx leucophrisFC
216/Siberian Blue Robin/Larvivora cyaneUC
217Blue Whistling-ThrushMyophonus caeruleusUC
218White-crowned ForktailEnicurus leschenaulti?
219Spotted ForktailEnicurus maculatusUC
220Slaty-backed ForktailEnicurus schistaceus?
221/Siberian Rubythroat/Calliope calliopeUC
222White-tailed RobinMyiomela leucurumUC
223/Mugimaki Flycatcher/Ficedula mugimakiUC
224Snowy-browed FlycatcherFicedula hyperythraUC
225Rufous-gorgeted FlycatcherFicedula strophiata?
226Little Pied FlycatcherFicedula westermanniUC
227Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parvaUC
228Plumbeous RedstartPhoenicurus fuliginosus?
229/White-capped Redstart/Phoenicurus leucocephalus?
230/White-throated Rock-Thrush/Monticola gularisUC
231/Blue Rock-Thrush/Monticola solitariusUC
232Stejneger's Stonechat**Saxicola stejnegeriUC
233Gray BushchatSaxicola ferreusFC

 
Flowerpeckers: Dicaeidae

234Thick-billed FlowerpeckerDicaeum agileR
235Yellow-vented FlowerpeckerDicaeum chrysorrheum?
236Fire-breasted FlowerpeckerDicaeum ignipectus?

 
Sunbirds and Spiderhunters: Nectariniidae

237Black-throated SunbirdAethopyga saturataFC
238Mrs. Gould's SunbirdAethopyga gouldiaeFC
239Little SpiderhunterArachnothera longirostraUC
240Streaked SpiderhunterArachnothera magnaUC

 
Fairy-bluebirds: Irenidae

241Asian Fairy-bluebirdIrena puellaFC

 
Leafbirds: Chloropseidae

242Blue-winged LeafbirdChloropsis cochinchinensisFC
243Orange-bellied LeafbirdChloropsis hardwickiiUC

 
Waxbills and Allies: Estrildidae

244White-rumped MuniaLonchura striata?
245Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulata?

 
Old World Sparrows: Passeridae

246Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanusC

 
Wagtails and Pipits: Motacillidae

247/Gray Wagtail/Motacilla cinereaUC
248/Richard's Pipit/Anthus richardi?
249Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulus?
250/Olive-backed Pipit/Anthus hodgsoniUC

 
Finches, Euphonias, and Allies: Fringillidae

251Vietnamese GreenfinchChloris monguillotiFC
252Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra?

 
Old World Buntings: Emberizidae

253/Chestnut Bunting/Emberiza rutilaR

 * 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.

OTHER LOCALES

PRESENCE CODES

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

OCCURRENCE CODES

AAbundant/Very Common
CCommon
FCFairly/Locally Common
UCUncommon/Scarce
RRare/Very Scarce
VRVery Rare
XAccidental/Vagrant
?Uncertain