Bird news from Vietnam, from Vietnam's resident and visiting birders.
14 December 2011
Pitta, TamDao NP HQ, 10-12-2011
A colleague of mine saved a bird that trapped itself inside a bike shed - the bird appeared to be in good condition and was released.
This happened right next to the National Park Head quarters, and the bird turned out to be a pitta! My colleague took two pics (of not so great quality) - first thoughts were, Blue-rumped Pitta. But then again, it looks very warm brown around the head. A very late this year's Blue-rumped Pitta or Rusty-naped? What do you think?