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16 November 2014

Some other altitudinal migrants from Hanoi

After the Snowy-browed Flycatcher (see last post), some recent shots of 3 other altitudinal migrants, scarce at Hanoi : Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, Chestnut-crowned Warbler and White-tailed Robin. The latter was photographed in mid-October, the 2 other ones in the last few days.

male Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher - Botanical Gardens
Recorded a female last year in mid-January, in the same area of the park,  on the same trees almost same branches :))

Chestnut-crowned Warbler - Red River Island
Last year, sighted another one, in mid-October. Great bird for the city and below its lower altitudinal limit (Hanoi is at sea level).

White-tailed Robin - Botanical Gardens
Scarce but regular. Recorded every year in the city parks, from mid-October to December
This species is assumed to be a montane resident, although there is evidence of some movements during the non-breeding season. 


  1. Congratulations Sebastien,
    Nice photos and very good approaching as usual :D
    Bad luck for me, after you told me about White-tailed Robin and the Rufuos Gorgeted Fly, I came there but they are gone :(

    1. Don't worry Hoang, some other good stuff will be soon coming down on the patch !


  2. Hi Sebestian,

    On this moment I am in Hoi An but soon I will be in Hanoi. It will be my first time in Hanoi and it would be great to go birding with a local birder!

    Maybe you interested to go for some birding together?

    Cheers Machiel Valkenburg machiel@rubythroatbirding.com