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13 June 2011

Cuc Phuong NP, Van Long NR, 10 - 12/06/2011

Hi all,

A relatively productive weekend in Cuc Phuong produced the following species, amongst others:

- Eared Pitta (Loop Trail, heard only)
- Bar-bellied Pitta (1 heard, Loop Trail; 1 crossing the road between Bong and HQ)
- Malayan Night Heron (at least 2 seen well on Saturday morning along the road around "Early Man Cave", and again 2 ind. on Sunday)
- Maroon Oriole (Valley Trail)
- Silver-breasted Broadbill (Loop Trail)

plus good views of Red-headed Trogons, Rufous-throated Fulvettas, Grey-throated Babblers, Dollarbirds, Sultan Tit, Limestone Wren Babbler, Hainan Blue Flycatcher and White-tailed Flycatcher.

Van Long was a treat as usual, with excellent views of Delacour's Langurs. Avian delights included, Black Bittern, Cinnamon Bittern, Yellow Bittern, White-browed Crake, Pheasant-tailed Jacana, as well as a few White-shouldered Starlings.

Stephan, Daniel, Falk

8 June 2011

Tam Dao, Water tank trail, 8-6-2011

Hi all,

After a long time, finally some news from Tam Dao (not a lot though):

- few flocks of Golden Babblers (no Short-tailed Parrotbills)
- Black-chinned Yuhinas
- Spot-necked Babblers
- White-browed Scimitar babbler (heard only)
- Streak-breasted Scimitar babbler (heard only)
- Treepie sp. (heard only)
- Grey Laughingthrush (heard only)
- Silver-eared Mesias
- Black Bulbuls
- Grey-cheeked Fulvettas

All in all, quite a few birds but nothing spectacular. Oh, and