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24 December 2014

A short trip to Ba Vi NP

Last week I went to Ba Vi for work-related reasons but but I did manage to sneak off and do a bit of birding in the National Park :) 

I got a female White-throated Rock Thrush, a White's Thrush, a flock of 17 Red-billed Blue Magpies, a couple of Grey Treepies, a Ashy Bulbul, a female Fork-tailed Sunbird, lots of Scarlet-backed Flowerpeckers (and one good opportunity of photo missed arghh.....), a Red-flanked Bluetail...

The day after, in a rural cultivate area in Thanh Tri district (near Cong Bang pagoda, Hanoi), only a Wryneck and a Siberian Stonechat played ball for the camera.

Le Viet Tuan Hoang

Grey Treepie - one of the avian specialities of Ba Vi (more often heard than seen)

Ashy Bulbul

Red-flanked Bluetail

White-throated Rock Thrush, female

Fork-tailed Sunbird, female

White's Thrush

Red-billed Blue Magpie


Siberian Stonechat


  1. Belles photos Sebastien! En particulier Red-flanked Bluetail et le petit dernier, le tarier de Sibérie, très beau. Ca donne envie d'aller faire un tour à Ba Vi. /JD

  2. JD,

    These photos are not mines, but from Le Viet Tuan Hoang, a Vietnamese photographer!

    Yes, the Red-flanked Bluetail is a nice bird but you can also find it at Hanoi, it is a common winter visitor there. But mostly the brownish females, very few males I don’t know why...