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Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Conservation Status: Least Concern
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The Blue Pitta is found in the Indian Subcontinent and the Southeast Asia across Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, North-western Australia, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand. It is closely related to the Indian Pitta and Mangrove Pitta and its natural habitats are the subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

We did not expect to have the Blue Winged Pitta during this day but we were lucky to have seen our birder friends queuing on the side of the dirt road after the Second Stream, we had to ask them if what were they waiting for and then they revealed this beautiful secret. The next day we returned at the location at 5:30 a.m. and it was still dark when we got there so that we would be first to go in the hides. We were joined by our friend Khun Pok we got in the hide at 7:00 a.m. and yet the Blue Pitta showed up at 8:10 a.m. and returned at 10:30 a.m.; the rain was pouring, the light was very poor, all the elements were against us.

Well, birding is birding, we can’t always predict the weather and we just have to take whatever as part of the joys of birding.

Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
June 30, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
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EARLY BIRDS

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Blue Pitta
Spot-billed Pelican
Thick-billed Green-pigeon
Green-billed Malkoha
Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
Black-and-Red Broadbill
Red-legged Crake
Brown-cheeked Fulvetta
Orange-breasted Trogon (male)
Black-backed Kingfisher
Greater Flameback (male)
Indian Nightjar
Asian Golden Weaver (male)
Firethroat
Black-breasted Thrush
Verditer Flycatcher
Red-whiskered Bulbul
Red-faced Liocichla
Little Pied Flycatcher
Dark-backed Sibia
Crested Finchbill (male)
Large Niltava (female)
Crested Finchbill (female)
Silver-eared Laughingthrush
Flavescent Bulbul
White-gorgeted Flycatcher
Mrs Hume’s Pheasant (male)
Hill Prinia
Spectacled Barwings
Slaty-backed Flycatcher
The Pacific Reef Heron
Lesser Sand Plover
Greater Sand Plover (male)
Oriental Plover
Garganey
Indian Cormorant
Glossy Ibis
Zitting Cisticola
Firethroat
Alexandrine Parakeet (male)
Alexandrine Parakeet (female)
Oriental Scops Owl
Spot-breasted Parrotbill
Long-tailed Minivet (male)
Grey-backed Shrike
Davidson’s Leaf Warbler
Red-Headed Trogon (female)
Moustached Barbet
Claudia’s Leaf Warbler
Banded Kingfisher (female)
Asian Fairy-bluebird (female)
Grey Bushchat (female)
Grey Bushchat (male)
Dusky Warbler
Buff-throated Warbler
Great Tit
Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler
Mrs. Hume’s Pheasant (female)
Rufous-fronted Babbler
Blyth’s Shrike-babbler (female)
Mountain Bamboo Partridge
Ultramarine Flycatcher
Stripe-breasted Woodpecker
Orange-bellied Leafbird
Pied Kingfisher
Brown-throated Treecreeper
Lesser Adjutant
Hainan Blue Flycatcher
Rufous Limestone-babbler
Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (male)
Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (female)
Pin-striped Tit-babbler
Siberian Rubythroat
Oriental Magpie-robin (male)
Oriental Magpie-robin (female)
Spotted Dove
Siberian Blue Robin
Taiga Flycatcher (male)
Siberian Blue Robin (female)
Bluethroat
Black-tailed Godwit
Pacific Golden Plover
Spotted Redshank
Slender-billed Gull
Grey-eyed Bulbul
Rosy Pipit
Oriental Darter
Purple Heron
Pied Bushchat
Amur Falcon (female)
Common Hill Myna
Sarus Crane
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler
Crimson Sunbird
Tickell’s Brown Hornbill
Asian Emerald Cuckoo
Great Hornbill
Red-breasted Parakeet
Plaintive Cuckoo (male)
Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher
Siamese Fireback Pheasant (female)
Black-headed Gull
Heuglin’s Gull
White-browed Scimitar Babbler
Spangled Drongo
Common Iora
Spotted Owlet
Sparrow Hawk
Grey-headed Lapwing
Siamese Fireback
Rufous Treepie
Grey Wagtail
Chinese Pond Heron
Grey Heron
Collared Kingfisher
Long-toed Stint
Spoonbill Sandpiper
Black-headed Bulbul
Ochraceous Bulbul
Streaked-eared Bulbul
Black-crested Bulbul
Black-eared Kite
Striated Grassbird
Little Cormorant
Siberian Stonechat Female
Oriental Pied Hornbill
Common Green Magpie
Plaintive Cuckoo (female)
Eastern Cattle Egret
Yellow-Rumped Flycatcher
Black Drongo
White-fronted Scops Owl
Ashy Drongo
Chestnut-tailed Starling
Indigo Flycatcher
Fruithunter
Great Egret
Little Egret
Kalij Pheasant (female)
Kalij Pheasant
Scaly-breasted Partridge
Bar-backed Partridge
Asian Drongo-cuckoo
Crested Goshawk
Himalayan Cuckoo
Black-Shouldered Kite
Mugimaki Flycatcher
Common Kestrel
Black-throated Laughingthrush
Long-tailed Shrike
Siberian Stonechat
House Sparrow
White-bellied Sea Eagle
Black Baza
Eared Pitta
Asian Barred Owlet
Paddyfield Pipit
Little Grebe
Red Avadavat
Bronze-winged Jacana
Black Eagle
Olive-backed Sunbird (male)
Brown-throated Sunbird (Female)
Puff-throated Babbler
Laced Woodpecker
Dollarbird
Brahminy Kite
Bush Lark
Indian Roller
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch
Himalayan Bulbul
Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker
Cattle Egret
Burmese Shrike
Brown Shrike
Javan Pond Heron
Streaked Spiderhunter
Lesser Whistling Duck
Large Scimitar Babbler
Coppersmith Barbet
Emerald Dove
Red-collared Dove
Zebra Dove
Mountain Imperial Pigeon
Hill-Blue Flycatcher Female
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker
Large-Tailed Nightjar
Hill-Bue Flycatcher
Orange-Bellied Flowerpecker
Plain Prinia
White-throated Kingfisher
Asian Golden Weaver (Female)
Blue Nuthatch
Asian Glossy Starling
Greater Coucal
Small Minivet
Common Sandpiper
White-Throated Rockthrush
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