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25 April 2012

Birding Fansipan - Part III

Here's another series of photos (Sébastien) :

Black-headed Greenfinch

Brown-breasted Bulbul

Black-throated Tit of the race talifuensis (north Myanmar, north Indochina) with rufescent crown

Male Rosy Minivet

Red-tailed Minla

Male Green-tailed Sunbird

The female Green-tailed Sunbird has a olive-green body that stands in sharp contrast with its male counterpart in iridescent blue and bright yellow tones! 

Chestnut-vented Nuthatch

White-tailed Nuthatch

Bar-throated Minla

Whiskered Yuhina

Stripe-Throated Yuhina

Male Sapphire Flycatcher singing high up in a tree

Hume's Treecreeper - split from Brown-throated T.

Blue-winged Minla (Siva)

Blyth's Leaf Warbler, the commonest Phyllos at this altitude

Ashy-throated Warbler, a strictly upper montane warbler also spotted many times

Distant shot of a Male Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush

Spot-breasted Parottbill

Golden Parrotbill

Female White-browed Bush-Robin

White-browed Bush-Robin (male) and its habitat : high-altitude tall bamboo forest (alt : 2,900m)

Black-faced Laughingthrush, in the same habitat

Scaly-bellied Wren-Babbler

Slender-billed Scimitar-Babbler

Yellow-cheeked Tit of the north Indochina race rex (blue-grey above, broad ventral stripe)

Rufous-bellied Niltava, easy to see around the first camp site at 2,200m

Rufous-winged Fulvetta

Rufous-winged Fulvetta has a peculiar habit of clinging briefly to vertical, moss-covered tree trunks.

White-browed Fulvetta photographied at the summit (3,143m), happy also to have conquered Fansipan! The Victory V with the wings!

White-browed Shortwing

Chestnut-headed Tesia


  1. I hate you guys!

    No, seriously - what an awesome collection of pictures, and what a great trip list!

    Very very jealous...


  2. Great pics, Sebastien and Wayne!
    Love the parrotbills!

  3. Fantastic photos Sebastian and Wayne, I love those high altitude birds!