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30 April 2011

Red River Island, Saturday 30 April

A couple of hours in the treed area of the island this morning produced the following birds (and several birds I could not identify such as a fantail –like bird with a bluish head and something like a rufous winged philentoma, but without the whitish belly. I guess that’s why we keep coming back.

  • Bulbul-Black (ssp stresemani)

  • Cuckooshrike-Black winged

  • Drongo-Ashy

  • Drongo-Black

  • Flycatcher-Asian paradise

  • Flycatcher-Hainan blue

  • Kite-Black shouldered

  • Shrike-Brown



  1. Hi Wayne

    In my opinion the fantail–like bird is a female Black-naped Monarch, and the Sibia is not one but a Black-winged Cuckooshrike.
    Happy birding

  2. Hi Sebastian

    Black winged Cuckooshrike yes (will edit post to be correct now). Tx


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