Keeled Slug Snake
The keeled slug-eating snake, Pareas carinatus, is a snake found in Southeast Asia especially in countries from
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Kokarit Frog (brown)
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Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Conservation Status: Least Concern
By / Editor

I have taken a lot of photographs of the Green-billed Malkoha and it has proven difficult, in a sense that it is easy to spot, but to get the right shot is another story to tell. You just need to have extra effort and time in which can be rewarding.

This Green-billed Malkoha is a non-parasitic cuckoo which is found throughout South and Southeast Asia; in Thailand almost everywhere, this bird can thrive. Lowlands and forested areas can be great habitats for this bird as long as there are trees.

Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand
June 24, 2017
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
Fotopro TS-85C | Nitecore UNK1


Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
The Chestnut-breasted Malkoha also shy as its cousins and with
Orange-breasted Trogon (male)
The Orange-breasted Trogon is found in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, laos,
Black-backed Kingfisher
This Kingfisher is also known as the Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher
Indian Nightjar
I was walking around looking for nests and eggs of
Asian Golden Weaver (male)
Found in Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand; the


"and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky"

Green-billed Malkoha
Chestnut-breasted Malkoha
Orange-breasted Trogon (male)
Black-backed Kingfisher
Indian Nightjar
Asian Golden Weaver (male)
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
Indian Cormorant
Glossy Ibis
Zitting Cisticola
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)
Black-tailed Godwit
Pacific Golden Plover
Spotted Redshank
Slender-billed Gull
Grey-eyed Bulbul
Rosy Pipit
Oriental Darter
Purple Heron
Pied Bushchat
Amur Falcon
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
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
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
Olive-backed Sunbird (male)
Brown-throated Sunbird (Female)
Puff-throated Babbler
Laced Woodpecker
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
Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush
Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Blue-Winged Pitta
Racket-tailed Treepie
Baya Weaver
Common Kingfisher
Black-Capped Kingfisher
Little Ringed Plover
Temminck’s Stint
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By Ali Bernie Buga-ay Published on Apr 17, 2017
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Birding in Chiang Mai is one of the best experiences a birder could have. This was the second time we went there this year, lasting was in February and then we can’t wait for December, we decided to go for the Firethroat in Chiang Rai, at Nam Kham Nature Reserve and then head for Doi Lang, Doi San Ju, Doi Ang Kang, and the town Fang. We had five days to find our target birds and also see beautiful places. We left in April 13, 2007 at 6:00 o’ clock in the evening and we took turns driving to Chiang Rai to catch up with the Firethroat before heading to Chiang Mai and climb Doi San Ju.


We have been going with this couple several times fishing, camping, charity works, hiking, shooting arrows, and just about any adventure we can do together.

Birding was another story; it was the first time for them and they just have to learn everything without proper equipment and yet the managed with great fun. Five days of pure birding adventure, every moment was just so beautiful and packed with activities that we will never forget.


Arpha and I had been there last February of 2017 and we hired a truck to bring us up the mountain. We left very early in the morning and we we in and out of our sleep as we were driving up the mountain. We were awaken by our driver in front…


Peter Ericsson in Doi San Ju
Meeting Peter Ericsson in Doin San Ju was another learning
Birding with Gruff Dodd
An appointment was made to be with Gruff Dodd in
Brian Hewitt
Brian Hewitt is one of the real bird adventurers here
Kaengkratchan: Difficult Birding Days
Frustration was taking a toll on me and my wife
Ayutthaya: Pied Kingfisher
Winter is here, the excitement of finding new birds wintering
Sakaerat Environmental Research Station
Coming here to this research station is a big thing
Kota Kinabalu National Park
We have always thought of coming to Kota Kinabalu National
Birding is Learning
We had another chance to go back to Pak Phli