Bird List and Photographs for Southern VietNam and Laos. Glenn Morris. Go to Glenn's Home Page

 

Visits to "Birds in VietNam" since Nov 25th, 2014 (counter reset)

This is a list of birds I saw in VietNam and Laos from Dec2009-earlyFeb2017, preceded by abbreviations for the main birdwatching sites. Additional earlier records are given in italics with dates (either most recent or highest count). All photos were taken in VietNam (or Laos) with a lightweight Panasonic DMC-FZ18 camera with up to 23x optical zoom.

My own recordings of bird song have been added to a few species (search "song"). These were recorded as mp3 with an Olympus LS-10, using its built-in microphones.

All enquiries, mis-i.d. complaints (we all make mistakes) and photo-repro requests to glennmanc@hotmail.com

Go to this page to see my butterfly photos for VietNam and Laos.

Click on underlined birdname to see full-size image. Locations in brackets: key at the end.

The sequence of species follows "Birds of South-East Asia" by Craig Robson

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Chinese Francolin (HTL, NCT, SV, BaLa)

Bluebreasted Quail (HCMC-G)

Barred Buttonquail(HTL)

Scalybreasted Partridge (NCT)

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Rufous-throated Partridge (heard at LB, BM)

Bar-backed Partridge (heard at HTL, HO, OL, Phong Nha)

Orangenecked Partridge (Dinh Quan, response to tape, 2007)

Red Junglefowl (BMT, NCT, CD, Phong Nha, YD, BM, MD) Song (rec: NCT 12Jan2009)

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Silver Pheasant (BM, LB)

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Siamese Fireback (NCT: 3-4 on main track, BMT)

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Germain’s Peacock Pheasant (NCT) Song (rec: NCT, 16Jan2011)

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Green Peafowl (NCT: 5 males and 2 females on Ta Lai road)

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Sarus Crane (TC, flock of 80 in December, 1992)

Lesser Whistling Duck (900 on Nha Trang-DaLat road; 100 at Tra O)

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Pintail (20 at Xuan Thuy; flock of 8,000, Tram Chim, 1987)

Shoveler (50 at Xuan Thuy)

Spotbilled Duck (Tram Chim, Xuan Thuy)

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Mallard (male at Xuan Thuy)

Wigeon (20 at Xuan Thuy)

Teal (300+ at Xuan Thuy)

Garganey (4 males at Xuan Thuy; 50 at Tra O, flock of 20,000, Tram Chim, 1987)

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Cotton Pygmy Goose (45 at Tra O, Jan 1996)

Comb Duck (single female: Tram Chim, 1992)

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Speckled Piculet (OL, DTL, HO)

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White-browed Piculet (NCT, TD, BaVi)

Pale-headed Woodpecker (pair in bamboo at NCT)

Greycapped Pygmy Woodpecker (HO, HTL, LB, SV, PW, BMT: common)

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Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker (PW)

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Stripe-breasted Woodpecker (MD)

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White-bellied Woodpecker (NCT, SV-1988)

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Lesser Yellownape (NCT, HTL)

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Greater Yellownape (OL, HTL)

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Laced Woodpecker (NCT)

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Blackheaded Woodpecker (PW: pair at a nest hole)

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Greyheaded Woodpecker (NCT, SV, HTL)

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Common Flameback (NCT: 2-3 times)

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Greater Flameback (HTL, NCT, YD)

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Rufous Woodpecker (NCT)

Bay Woodpecker (OL, LX, LB)

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Black-and-Buff Woodpecker (NCT, 1991)

Heartspotted Woodpecker (NCT: flock of 4-5 birds)

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Great Slaty Woodpecker (NCT: 2 crossing Ben Cu)

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Redvented Barbet (BMT, OL, HB) Song (rec: OL)

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Lineated Barbet (BMT, NCT)

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Greeneared Barbet (NCT, Phong Nha)

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Goldenthroated Barbet (HTL, LB, HB, Phong Nha)

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Blackbrowed Barbet (SV, OL, DNS, DTL, Dambri) Song (rec: OL)

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Moustached Barbet (BNH) Song (rec: NCT 12Jan2009)

Blue-eared Barbet (BNH, NCT, DNS, DBL, YokDon) Song (rec: NCT 12Jan2009)

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Coppersmith Barbet (VT, BNH, NCT, HCM Zoo, YD) Song (rec: BMT)

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Oriental Pied Hornbill (NCT, BMT, YD)

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Brown Hornbill (BD)

Wreathed Hornbill (DBL: 2006)

Great Hornbill (NCT, DBL: 2 crossed the main road, one perched briefly)

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Orangebreasted Trogon (NCT)

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Redheaded Trogon (DTL, HB, Phong Nha, MD)

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Hoopoe (5 near Pleiku, 2 at CaNa, DaLat, HTL)

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Roller (PW, BNH, BMT, NCT)

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Dollarbird (OL, NCT, YD)

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Common Kingfisher (VT, HTL, HO, NCT, CD)

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Blue-eared Kingfisher (CaNa)

Banded Kingfisher (male at NCT)

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Storkbilled Kingfisher (NCT, TC, Mui Ca Mau)

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Whitethroated Kingfisher (Bo Y, Phong Nha, HTL, NCT)

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Blackcapped Kingfisher (HO, DaLat, NCT, CaNa)

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Collared Kingfisher (Ninh Hoa, BacL, HCM City, Chau Doc, Can Gio)

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Pied Kingfisher (NCT, TC, Hoi An)

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Bluebearded Bee-eater (BNH, NCT, OL, HB)

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Little Green Bee-eater (PW, TC, CaNa, YD)

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Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Ninh Hoa, Nha Trang, BacL, Phu My, YD)

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Chestnutheaded Bee-eater (Dak Uy, Di Linh, NCT, HB, DNS, YD)

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Large Hawk-Cuckoo (HO)

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Chestnut-winged Cuckoo (HO, NCT, Phong Nha)

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Indian Cuckoo (HTL, BD)

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Eurasian Cuckoo (BM, MD)

Banded Bay Cuckoo (HO, Dak Uy, OL, NCT: heard; BNH seen)

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Plaintive Cuckoo (BNH, Thap Cham, NCT, TC, HCM)

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Hepatic Female

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Song (rec: TC)

Asian Emerald Cuckoo (BMT, 2009)

Violet Cuckoo (NCT)

Drongo Cuckoo (Heard: SL, CaNa; seen DNS, NCT)

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Asian Koel (CD, Can Gio, Phu My, NCT, YD)

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Greenbilled Malkoha (HO, OL, NCT)

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Greater Coucal   (HO, LX, NCT)

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Lesser Coucal (NCT, OL)

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Vernal Hanging Parrot (CL, BMT, NCT, HB)

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Blossumheaded Parakeet (BMT: 2 birds seen once)

Redbreasted Parakeet (BMT, NCT, YD)

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Himalayan Swiftlet (BNH: 100+ over power station outlet)

Germain’s Swiftlet (VT, CD: 100+ on the island, HCMC-G)

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Silver-backed Needletail (BNH, NCT)

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Brown-backed Needletail (BMT)

Cook's Swift (BNH, Phong Nha)

House Swift (VT, DaLat, HCM)

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Palm Swift (Deo Phu Son, SL, Hue)                        

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Crested Treeswift (BMT, YD, NCT-1987)

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Barn Owl (HCM City)

Mountain Scops Owl(heard at HTL, BM)

Collared Scops Owl (HO) Song (rec: DaLat 27Dec2010)

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Collared Owlet (OL; heard: BNH, BD, HTL) Song (rec: OL 18Dec2009)

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Asian Barred Owlet (heard: OL, BNH, NCT, seen: HO, BMT, YD) Song (rec: NCT )

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Spotted Owlet (seen & heard: OL)

Brown Boobook (seen NCT 1987, heard annually)

Brown Fish Owl (seen Phong Nha)

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Hodgson's Frogmouth (heard at DNS)

Largetailed Nightjar (HO, NCT) Song (rec: DaLat, 1Jan2011)

Grey Nightjar (DNS)

Great Eared Nightjar (heard: BMT, seen: NCT)

Oriental Turtle Dove (Dak Uy, BM, HTL)

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Spotted Dove (HO, HTL, LX, NCT)

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Red Collared Dove (Vientiane, NCT, BMT)

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Emerald Dove (OL, CD, NCT, DBL-1988)

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Zebra Dove (SL, ThaKhet, NCT, HCM City)

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Barred Cuckoo Dove (HO, HTL, HB, OL)

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Pintailed Green Pigeon (OL)

Orangebreasted Pigeon (NCT, BMT, YD)

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Pompadour (Ashy-headed) Green Pigeon (NCT)

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Thickbilled Green Pigeon (NCT, OL)

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Yellow-footed Green Pigeon (YD)

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Wedgetailed Green Pigeon (HTL: 1-4 birds regular near lakeside)

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Pink-necked Green Pigeon (TC, CaNa)

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Pale-capped Pigeon (MD)

Green Imperial Pigeon (NCT, CD)

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Mountain Imperial Pigeon (OL, LB, HTL, MD)

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Pied Imperial Pigeon (CD: 6-7 individuals seen)

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White-browed Crake (2-3 at Van Long, Hoi An)

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Purple Swamphen (Tra Su; 500+ at Tram Chim, Deo Ca)

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Moorhen (DaLat, TC)

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Whitebreasted Waterhen (DaLat, CD, TC, HCM City, NCT, CaNa, HTL)

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Slatybreasted Rail (20 trapped at Nha Be, Dec 1995)

Ruddybreasted Crake (Phong Nha)

Watercock (Tram Chim)

Pheasant-tailed Jacana (TC, Tra O, DaLat-1989)

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Bronze-winged Jacana (Tram Chim, Tra Su)

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Woodcock (DaLat, 2007: one in DaLat Flower Garden)

Pintail Snipe (DaLat, BD: 4-6 birds in DaLat Flower Garden)

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Common Snipe (CaNa)

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Blacktailed Godwit  (Can Gio, 900 at Xuan Thuy)

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Bartailed Godwit  (Tan Thanh)

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Whimbrel (CD, CaNa, Tan Thanh)

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Eurasian Curlew (Xuan Thuy, Tan Thanh)

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Spotted Redshank (NCT, Tuy Hoa, Xuan Thuy)

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Common Redshank (Can Gio, Xuan Thuy, 36 at CaNa, 1995)

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Marsh Sandpiper (BaNgoi, Can Gio, Xuan Thuy, Phan Rang)

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Greenshank (BaNgoi, NCT: singles)

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Green Sandpiper (Can Gio, Ba Ngoi, NCT, BMT, Phu My, YokDon)

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Wood Sandpiper (NCT, Can Gio, CaNa)

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Terek Sandpiper (Tan Thanh)

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Common Sandpiper (DaLat, NCT, CD, Can Gio)

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Turnstone (BaNgoi, Can Gio)

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Great Knot (Can Gio)

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Rednecked Stint (Can Gio, O Loan)

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Longtoed Stint (BaNgoi, Can Gio, O Loan, Phan Rang)

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Ruff (BaNgoi: April, 2005)

Curlew Sandpiper (Can Gio)

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Broadbilled Sandpiper (Dam Nai, CaNa)

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Rednecked Phalarope (CaNa)

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Blackwinged Stilt (BaNgoi,Xuan Thuy, Can Gio)

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Pied Avocet (3 at CaNa)

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Pacific Golden Plover (BacL, Can Gio)

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Grey Plover (Can Gio)

Little Ringed Plover (BaNgoi: flock of 6; O Loan, CaNa)

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Kentish Plover (CD: flock of 24 on beach; O Loan, CaNa)

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Lesser Sand Plover (BaNgoi, Can Gio, CaNa)

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Greater Sand Plover (BaNgoi: flock of 50-60 on saltpans)

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Northern Lapwing (fields near BaVi)

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Greyheaded Lapwing (NCT, near BaVi)

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Redwattled Lapwing (NCT: pairs at Bird lake and Bau Beo)

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Oriental Pratincole (NCT-1987, Tra O, Jan 1996)

Hueglin's Gull (11 at Cua Hoi, Vinh)

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Brown-headed Gull (2 at Rach Gia)

Blackheaded Gull (Xuan Thuy, Phan Rang)

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Whiskered Tern (Dam Nai: 20+; 100+ at Rach Gia; 2000 at Tra O)

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Summer plumage bird

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Whitewinged Tern (Tra O, TC, Quy Nhon, Ninh Ma)

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Caspian Tern (Ha Tien, Can Gio, Phan Rang)

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Common Tern (Vung Tau, Tan Thanh)

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Great Crested Tern (140 at CaNa, 1994)

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Osprey (HTL, Lak, DaLat Grand Lac, NCT: singles)

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Jerdon's Baza (BD)

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Black Baza (NCT, BD, BMT, YD)

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Oriental Honey Buzzard (BMT city, CL, BD, CD, HO, TC, NCT, HB)

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Blackshouldered Kite (Lak, CL, BMT, CD, O Loan, NCT)

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Brahminy Kite (Ca Mau, Ha Tien, SL)

Black-eared Kite (5 together north of Vinh)

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White-bellied Sea Eagle (DaLat, Nha Trang, CD)

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Lesser Fish Eagle (NCT)

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Greyheaded Fish Eagle (NCT, SV)

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Crested Serpent Eagle (OL, HO, SL, NCT, HTL, HB)

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Marsh Harrier (Dong Ha: one female flying high; Tram Chim; Xuan Thuy)

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Pied Harrier (NL: juvenile quartering; route26 to BMT: adult male flying high)

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Crested Goshawk (DBL, BNH, HO, BD, OL, HTL, CP)

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Shikra (HO, PW, SL, BMT, BD, Ngoan Muc, NCT, HB)

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Besra (Cuc Phuong, BD, HO, NCT)

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Rufous-winged Buzzard (CL: two; YD)

Greyfaced Buzzard (HO, HTL, SV, CL, BMT, BD, DNS)

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Himalayan Buzzard (NL, CP, SaPa)

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Black Eagle (DBL, OL, Bach Ma, BD, LB, HO, HTL)

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Rufous-bellied Eagle (BD, LB, Dran: singles and all immatures)

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Changeable Hawk-Eagle (BMT, NCT, PW; Ngoan Muc: display flight)

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Mountain Hawk-Eagle (OL, NL, LX, LB, HTL)

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White-rumped Falcon(YD)

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Collared Falconet (BMT, YD, Tri An)

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Pied Falconet (1 at Cuc Phuong)

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Kestrel (NL, DaLat, Hoi An)

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Oriental Hobby (LX, NCT, HTL)

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Peregrine (BNH, Lak, DaNang, Quy Nhon, HCM city centre, Ba Ngoi, Ba Ria)

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Little Grebe (HTL: numerous breeding on the lake)

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Darter (NCT, TC, Tra Su)

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Little Cormorant (NCT, Can Gio, 20+; 240 at Tram Chim, 1995)

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Little Egret (HTL, BaNgoi, CD, all over)

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Chinese Egret (Mui Ca Mau)

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Pacific Reef Egret (Nha Trang, CD, CaNa, DaNang)

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Grey Heron (Ba Ngoi, CD, NCT)

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Purple Heron (NCT)

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Great White Egret (Lak, BaNgoi, CD, coast)

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Intermediate Egret (NCT, Hoi An)

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Cattle Egret (ricefields everywhere, NCT, CD)

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Chinese Pond Heron (VT, HO, OL, HTL, CD)

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Little Heron (Ninh Hoa, CD, Can Gio)

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Blackcrowned Night Heron (NCT, BacL, TC)

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Yellow Bittern (VT, CD, TC, NCT)

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Cinnamon Bittern (Di Linh, Nha Trang, Lak, NCT, TC)

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Black Bittern (1 at TC)

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Great Bittern (HaLong, 1991)

Blackheaded Ibis (100 at Bac Lieu, 1984; 2 Chua Co, 2014)

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Glossy Ibis (20 at Bac Lieu, 1984)

Black-faced Spoonbill (50+ at Xuan Thuy, 1 at DaNang)

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Asian Openbill (TC, near Phong Nha)

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Painted Stork (NCT, TC, HCM Zoo-wild)

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Woolly-necked Stork (NCT)

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Lesser Adjutant (NCT)

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Greater Adjutant (Tram Chim: 1992)

Christmas Island Frigatebird (HaLong Bay, 1991)

Bluerumped Pitta (seen well NCT)

Rusty-naped Pitta (seen HTL)

Barbellied Pitta (NCT, CP, Phong Nha)

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Blue Pitta (HTL, heard at DNS,LB)

Black and Red Broadbill (NCT)

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Longtailed Broadbill (DTL, OL)

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Silverbreasted Broadbill (Bach Ma)

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Banded Broadbill (NCT)

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Dusky Broadbill (NCT, MD) Song (rec: NCT)

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Golden-bellied Gerygone (Ninh Hoa, Can Gio, BacL, TC)

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Song (rec: BacL)

Asian Fairy Bluebird (OL, NCT)

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Bluewinged Leafbird (BNH, DNS, NCT)

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Goldenfronted Leafbird (BMT, YD)

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Orange-bellied Leafbird (MD, HB, BD)

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Brown Shrike (HO; widespread)

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Brown Shrike – lucionensis subspp  (BNH, BMT)

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Brown Shrike? (Laos)(Tha Khet, Laos)

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Burmese Shrike (HTL)

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Longtailed Shrike (LX)

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Greybacked Shrike (BNH)

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Mangrove Whistler (Mui Ca Mau)

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Eurasian Jay (HO, HTL, SV: common)

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Red-billed Blue Magpie (Ba Vi)

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White-winged Magpie (LX)

Common Green Magpie (BD)

Indochinese Green Magpie (OL, Dak Uy, SV, HO)

Rufous Treepie (YD, PW)

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Racket-tailed Treepie (NCT, HCM City, TC)

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Ratchet-tailed Treepie (BM, MD, Phong Nha)

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Largebilled Crow (Cam Ly, OL, Dak Uy, LX, YD, HCM)

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Ashy Woodswallow (Dak Uy, DaLat, NCT)

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Blacknaped Oriole (HO, BNH, NCT)

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Slender-billed Oriole (HO, HTL, SV)

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Blackhooded Oriole (BMT, NCT)

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Maroon Oriole (OL, BD, LB, DNS, HTL)

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Large Cuckoo-Shrike (LB, BD, OL, HO)

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Indochinese Cuckoo-Shrike (HCM City Zoo, LX, HO, OL, YD)

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Blackwinged Cuckoo-Shrike (NCT, CP, Mang Den)

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Swinhoe’s Minivet (BMT, DNS, NCT, Minh Mang)

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Ashy Minivet (BMT, Phong Nha, NCT)

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Small Minivet (PW: flock of 5-6)

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Grey-Chinned Minivet (BD, HB, MD)

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Longtailed Minivet (OL, SV, HTL)

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Scarlet Minivet (OL, HTL, SV, LX, DNS, HB, Phong Nha)

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Barwinged Flycatcher-Shrike (OL, HO, BD, NCT, HB)

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Pied Fantail (VT, Vientiane, BacL, TC, Tan Thanh)

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White-throated Fantail (OL, SV, HO, BD, LB)

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Song (rec: OL 19Dec2010)

Black Drongo (Lak, Ninh Hoa, NCT, TC)

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Ashy Drongo (OL, HTL, SV, BNH, PW, BD, LB, NCT)

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Bronzed Drongo (NCT, OL, Phong Nha)

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Lesser RT Drongo (OL, HTL, BD)

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Spangled Drongo (Dak Uy, BMT, NCT, DNS, YD)

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Greater RT Drongo (BNH, NCT, CD, HB)

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Blacknaped Monarch (NL, NCT)

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Asian (Blyth's) Paradise Flycatcher (NCT, inc white-phase male, BM)

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Common Iora (HTL, Lak, NCT, CaNa)

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Great Iora (NCT)

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Large Woodshrike (HTL, NCT)

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Common Woodshrike (PW)

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White-throated Rock Thrush (HTL, LB, DTL, SV)

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Blue Rock Thrush (Pandoo)(HO, BNH, BD)

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Blue Rock Thrush (Philippensis)(HO, BNH, BD)

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Blue Whistling Thrush (OL, BMT, Dambri, DTL, HTL, Tiger Falls, Phong Nha, BM)

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Orangeheaded Thrush (HO, NCT, CP, HTL)

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Siberian Thrush (BD)

Scaly Thrush (White's)(CP, BaVi, BM, HO, LB)

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Japanese Thrush (CP, Minh Mang, BaVi)

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Chinese Blackbird (Phong Nha, CD, CP, Minh Mang)

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Eyebrowed Thrush (HO, CP, Minh Mang)

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Dark-sided Flycatcher (Nam Ban)

Asian Brown Flycatcher (HO, Dak Uy, NCT, CD, HB)

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Mugimaki Flycatcher (OL, HTL, LB, BD, DNS, HB)

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Taiga Flycatcher (HO, HTL, BD)

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Little Pied Flycatcher (OL, HTL)

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Blue and White Flycatcher (HTL)

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Verditer Flycatcher (OL, SV, HO, HTL, BNH, BD, DTL, LB, NCT)

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Blue-throated Flycatcher (BM, Mang Den)

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Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher (OL, HTL, NL, BD, LB, SV)

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Large Niltava (OL, HTL, SV) inc. female of “decorata” subspp (OL)

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Fujian Niltava (CP)

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Rufous-gorgetted Flycatcher (BaVi, SaPa)

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Rufous-browed Flycatcher (OL, HTL, HO)

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Snowy-browed Flycatcher (LB)

Hainan Blue Flycatcher (NCT)

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Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher (NCT)

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Lesser Shortwing (S Annam subsp: langbianensis)(OL, LB, DTL: 2 singing males at Ong Le)

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Song (rec: OL 8Dec2010)

Bluethroat (Tram Chim, Jan 1995)

Siberian Blue Robin (HO, OL, NCT) Adult and 1stwinter males

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Orangeflanked Bush-Robin (SaPa, CP, Phong Nha)

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Oriental Magpie Robin (NCT, LX, Phong Nha)

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Whiterumped Shama (NCT, CD)

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Daurian Redstart (Son Tra, DaNang)

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Whitecapped Water Redstart (SaPa)

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Plumbeous Water Redstart (LX, BD, SaPa, Phong Nha, MD)

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Little Forktail (SaPa)

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Slatybacked Forktail (BD, DTL, Tiger Falls, MD, OL)

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White-tailed Robin (LB, DTL, HTL)

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Green Cochoa (LB; heard only; DB, HTL)

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Siberian Stonechat (SL, BNH, NCT, Phong Nha)

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Pied Bushchat (CL, NCT, Phu My)

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Grey Bushchat (HTL, SV, BNH, LB, BaVi)

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Chestnut-tailed Starling (5 at Chau Doc, Vientiane: flock of 30-50; YD)

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Redbilled Starling (15-20 at Xuan Thuy)

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White-shouldered Starling (DaLat: flock of 50 in flower garden, inc 3-4 yellow form; NCT, HCM)

Blackcollared Starling (HO, HTL: large numbers roost near Grand Lac)

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Vinousbreasted Starling (HTL, BM, BMT)

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Common Myna (SL, BNH, DaLat, HCM City)

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White-vented Myna (SL, CL, Xuan Thuy, Phong Nha)

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Golden-crested Myna (NCT: flock of 6)

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Hill Myna (OL, HTL, CP)

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Chestnut-bellied (Burmese) Nuthatch (PW, 2009)

Chestnut-vented Nuthatch (HTL, SV, HO, LB, DTL)

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Velvetfronted Nuthatch (BNH, BMT, NCT, MD)

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Yellowbilled Nuthatch (DTL,HB, BD, HTL)

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Brown-throated (Hume's) Treecreeper (LB)

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Great (Cinereous) Tit (PW, Ninh Binh, Vinh, Ba Vi)

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Greenbacked Tit  (HO, HTL, SV, LB)

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Yellowcheeked Tit (HO, BD, LB, MD)

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Yellowbrowed Tit (SaPa, BD)

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Sultan Tit - gaeti (LX, HB, BD)

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Sultan Tit - sultanea (CP)

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Blackthroated Tit (annamensis: Grey-Crowned)(OL, HTL, HO, BD).

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Sand Martin (single with swallows at Can Gio)

Dusky Crag Martin (SL, Thakhet)

Barn Swallow (HO, PW, LB, BaNgoi, NCT, CD and throughout)

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Wire-tailed Swallow (DaLat Botanical Garden, 2014)

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Striated/Redrumped Swallow (PW, CL, NCT and throughout)

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Striated Swallow (BMT, BD)

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Asian House Martin  (OL, LB, BD)

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Northern House Martin  (Nam Ban)

Nepal House Martin (BNH)

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Crested Finchbill (SaPa)

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Collared Finchbill(SaPa)

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Blackheaded Bulbul (BMT, Lak, NCT)

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Blackcrested Bulbul (OL, HO, HTL, DNS, LB, NCT, DBL)

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RedWhiskered Bulbul (OL, Vientiane, BD, LX, Phong Nha)

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Brown-breasted Bulbul (SaPa)

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Lightvented Bulbul (Xuan Thuy)

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SootyHeaded Bulbul (HTL, HO, PW, HB, NCT)

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SootyHeaded Bulbul (red vented subspp: Vientiane)

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Stripethroated Bulbul (BNH, SL, Thakhet, BMT, NCT, CD)

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Yellow-vented Bulbul (Can Gio, Ha Tien, HCM City[Hoc Mon])

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Flavescent Bulbul (DBL, SV, OL, BD, LB)

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Streakeared Bulbul (Saigon Zoo, VT, Thap Cham, NCT, TC, CaNa)

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Ochraceous Bulbul (NCT)

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Puffthroated Bulbul (BNH, DNS, DTL, CP, HB, Phong Nha)

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Grey-eyed Bulbul (OL, BNH, DNS, HB)

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Ashy Bulbul (Cam Ly, OL, HTL, DNS, LB, HB)

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Mountain Bulbul (OL, LB)

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Black Bulbul (HO, OL, HTL, SV, Dak Uy, DNS, LB, HB)

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White-headed form leucothorax (Vinh, BaLa-1989)

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BareFaced Bulbul (BNH)

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Brown Prinia (rocki) (HTL, SV)

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Zitting Cisticola (HCM-G and ricefields)

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Bright-headed Cisticola (An Khe)

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Hill Prinia (SV, OL, BD, HB)

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Rufescent Prinia (HO, OL, Dak Uy, BD)

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Grey-breasted Prinia (HO, Buon Ho)

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Yellow-bellied Prinia (Xuan Thuy, HCMC-G, NCT, Phong Nha)

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Plain Prinia (VT, HTL, HO)

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Oriental White-eye (williamsoni) (HO, DNS, CD)

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Japanese White-eye (NL, Hoi An)

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Mountain Tailorbird (OL, HTL, LX, BD, LB)

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Common Tailorbird (NL, HCM, Chau Doc)

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Dark-necked Tailorbird (OL, BNH, NCT, CD, HB)

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Song (rec: CD 8Feb2010)

Ashy Tailorbird (VT, Can Gio, Tan Thanh)

Palefooted Bush Warbler (OL: single)

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Lanceolated Warbler (HTL)

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Rusty-rumped Warbler (HCMC-G)

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Black-browed Reed Warbler (NCT, Hoi An)

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Oriental Reed Warbler (TC, BaNgoi)

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Thickbilled Warbler (DaLat Grand Lac, 1987)

Dusky Warbler (NCT, TC, BMT, BaNgoi, Hoi An)

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Buff-throated Warbler (SaPa)

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Radde’s Warbler (HO, BNH, NCT, MD)

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Ashythroated Warbler (BD, SaPa)

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Pallas's Warbler (SaPa)

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Arctic Warbler (DaNang)

Two-barred Warbler(NCT, YD)

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Yellowbrowed Warbler (HO, OL, HTL, SV, LB, NCT, CD)

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Pale-legged Leaf-Warbler (NCT, HO)

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Song (rec: NCT 9Jan2009)

Blyth's Leaf-Warbler (LB, OL, BD)

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Song (rec: OL)

Kloss's (White-tailed) Leaf-Warbler (HTL, SV, HO, OL, DNS, LB)

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Song (rec: SV 9Jan2009)

Limestone Leaf-Warbler (CP)

Bianchi's Warbler (CP)

White-spectacled Warbler (LB, HTL)

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Greycheeked Warbler (OL, HTL, BD)

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Chestnut-crowned Warbler (HTL, BD, LB)

Black-faced Warbler (SaPa)

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Yellow-bellied Warbler (bamboo at NCT)

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Striated Grassbird(BacL, TC, Can Gio)

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Song (rec: TC)

Grey-bellied Tesia (HTL, OL, LB) Song (rec: OL 20Jan2009)

Blackhooded Laughingthrush (OL, BD, HTL, LB) Song (rec: BD)

Masked Laughingthrush (Phong Nha, BM)

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Whitecrested Laughingthrush (heard: HTL; seen: NCT, DiLinh)

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Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush (HB, Ninh Hoa)

Grey Laughingthrush (Tam Dao)

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Black-throated Laughingthrush (Phong Nha, BM)

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Whitecheeked Laughingthrush (OL, HTL, HO)

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Calls (rec: Cam Ly, DaLat, 27Dec2010)

Whitebrowed Laughingthrush (OL, HTL, HO)

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Collared Laughingthrush (LB, BiDoup)

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Orangebreasted LaughingThrush (OL: heard, DNS: 2-3 seen)

Chestnuteared Laughingthrush(MD)

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Abbott’s Babbler (heard and recorded: NCT; seen, 2007) Song (rec: NCT 3Feb2010)

Buff-breasted Babbler (NCT) Song (rec: NCT 18Jan2011)

Puff-throated Babbler (NCT) Song (rec: NCT 18Jan2011)

Scalycrowned Babbler (NCT, 2007)

Large Scimitar-Babbler (NCT, CP, Phong Nha) Song (rec: NCT 18Jan2011)

Whitebrowed Scimitar-Babbler (BD, LB, HB, HO)

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Song (rec: BD)

Redbilled Scimitar-Babbler (HO, DNS: flock of 10+)

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Song (rec: DNS 23Jan2010)

Short-tailed Scimitar-Babbler (BM, heard - BD)

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Limestone Wren-Babbler (CP)

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Eye-browed Wren-Babbler (HTL, LB)

Rufous-capped Babbler (OL, BD, LB, HO, HTL)

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Song (rec: LB 25Jan2010)

Sooty Babbler (BNH, Phong Nha)

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Greythroated Babbler (rileyi subsp) (HO, HTL)

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Spot-necked Babbler(Phong Nha)

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Chestnut-capped Babbler (HTL, NCT)

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Yellow-eyed Babbler (BD)

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Song (rec: BD 12Dec2010)

Pygmy Wren-Babbler (heard:LB, OL, BD; seen HTL) Song (rec: OL 16Jan2010)

Spot-throated Babbler (heard: OL - thanks to Ng. Hoai Bao) Song (rec: OL)

Striped Tit-Babbler (BNH, NL, NCT, CD)

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Song (rec: NCT 13Jan2009)

Grey-faced Tit-Babbler (NCT, DNS)

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Cutia (Annam subsp: legalleni) (LB, DTL, BD, HTL)

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DaLat (Whitebrowed) Shrike-Babbler (LB, HTL)

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Black-eared Shrike-Babbler (SaPa)

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Clicking (Chestnut-fronted) Shrike-Babbler (LB, BD, HTL)

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Spectacled Barwing(SaPa)

Black-crowned Barwing (LoXo)

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Bluewinged Minla (orientalis subspp) (HTL, HO, BD)

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Bluewinged Minla (sordida nominate) (MD)

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Group Calls (rec: OL 19Dec2010)

Silver-eared Mesia (HTL, BD, LX, SV-1988)

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Black-crowned (Rufous-winged) Fulvetta (BD)

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Rufous-throated Fulvetta (Cuc Phuong)

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Brown-cheeked Fulvetta (CP)

Rusty-capped Fulvetta (SaPa)

Black-browed Fulvetta (Phong Nha)

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Mountain Fulvetta (OL, HO, HTL, BD)

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Greycrowned Crocias (OL, HTL, MD)

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Song (rec: OL)

Rufous-backed Sibia (OL, HTL)

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Blackheaded Sibia (OL, HTL, BD)

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Song (rec: OL 20Jan2009)

Striated Yuhina (Bach Ma)

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Whiskered Yuhina (SaPa)

Black-chinned Yuhina (BaLa-1989)

White-bellied Yuhina (Erpornis) (OL, DNS, DTL, BD, HTL, CP)

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Black-crowned Parrotbill (OL, BD, HTL)

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Grey-headed Parrotbill (MD)

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Indochinese Bushlark (CaNa, An Khe, Ba Ria-1988)

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Oriental Skylark (Ba Ngoi, Xuan Thuy, TC, CaNa, Ba Ria-1988)

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Thickbilled Flowerpecker (SL, BaLa)

Yellowvented Flowerpecker (DBL, 2006; Nam Ban)

Plain Flowerpecker (Nam Ban)

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Firebreasted Flowerpecker (DamBri, HTL, LB, BaVi, DBL)

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Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker (NCT, CaNa, HCM)

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Ruby-cheeked Sunbird (NCT)

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Purplenaped Sunbird (NCT)

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Purplethroated [Van Hasselt's] Sunbird (NCT)

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Olivebacked Sunbird (NCT, HCM, TC, CaNa)

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Purple Sunbird (NCT, YD)

Brownthroated Sunbird (Tram Chim, 1994)

Mrs Gould’s Sunbird (subsp: annamensis)(HTL, OL, BD, DTL: common)

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Greentailed Sunbird (SaPa)

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Forktailed Sunbird (HB, CP, BaVi, BM)

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Blackthroated Sunbird johnsi (OL, DNS, HO: common)

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Blackthroated Sunbird ochra (MD)

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Song (rec: MD)

Crimson Sunbird (BNH, Dak Uy, NCT, BaVi)

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Little Spiderhunter (BNH, NCT)

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Streaked Spiderhunter (OL, DNS, DTL, HB, Phong Nha)

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Richard's Pipit (2 at PW)

Paddyfield Pipit (CL, DaLat, NCT, Ba Ngoi)

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Olivebacked Pipit (OL, SV, HO, CD, BD)

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Redthroated Pipit (O Loan)

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Forest Wagtail (CD, HO, Phong Nha)

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White Wagtail (CL, DaLat, Cua Hoi, Van Long)

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Grey Wagtail (DBL, HO, OL, HTL, SV, BD, CD)

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House Sparrow (CaNa)

Tree Sparrow (VT and everywhere)

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Plainbacked Sparrow (Lak, BacL, Ha Tien, Phu My, CaNa, O Loan)

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Asian Golden Weaver (VT: single, HCM-G)

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Streaked Weaver (1 at HCMC-G, 10 at TC, Jan 1995)

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Baya Weaver (9 at HCMC-G, 10 at TC, Jan 1995)

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Whiterumped Munia (OL, BMT, NCT, HCM, BaVi)

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Scalybreasted Munia (SV, OL, HTL, NCT, HCM City)

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Blackheaded Munia (HCMC-G, TC)

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Whiteheaded Munia (Son Tra, Bac Lieu)

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Grey-capped Greenfinch (3 at Cua Hoi, Vinh)

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Vietnamese Greenfinch  (HO, SV, LB, HTL, BD)

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Blackheaded Greenfinch  (SaPa)

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Red Crossbill (HTL, LB, SV)

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SITE DESCRIPTIONS

HO (my house in DaLat: Lam Sinh, Cam Ly)  OL (Ong Le’s garden, Ta Nung valley, DaLat)

SV (Suoi Vang, DaLat) LB (Lang Bian, DaLat) HTL (Ho Tuyen Lam, DaLat) DTL (Da Tan La, DaLat)

NCT (Nam Cat Tien National Park) DBL (Deo Bao Loc) BMT (Buon Ma Thuot- Gia Long woods) HB (Hon Ba National Park near Nha Trang)

PW (woods in Kontum province near GiaLai province border) LX (Ngoc Linh-LoXo)

BD (Bi Doup National Park, near DaLat) DNS (Deo Nui San, DiLinh) CD (Con Dao island) HCMC-G (grasslands near the East-West Hwy, south of HCM City) VT (Van Thanh local park, HCM)

SL (South Laos) CL (Central Laos) NL (North Laos-Luang Prabang) BNH (Ban Na Hin, Laos) BacL (Bac Lieu) TC (Tram Chim)

CP (Cuc Phuong) BaVi (Ba Vi National Park, near HaNoi) SaPa (mountain town, close to Fansipan and the National Park) Xuan Thuy (National Park on the Red River estuary) YD (Yok Don National Park) BaLa (exploited forests near the Dong Nai river, west of Bao Loc - visited 1989)

 

HO (my house in DaLat: Lam Sinh, Cam Ly) 

  • Pinewoods with a good shrub layer, adjacent to agricultural land with a small stream and ponds nearby. Includes the Hero's Cemetery at Cam Ly.

    OL (Ong Le’s garden, Ta Nung valley, DaLat)
  • A well-known birding site in DaLat, its special feature being a relatively large area of remnant broadleaved forest with a stream running through it. Other habitats adding to the variety include pine forest and dense areas of fruiting shrubs. Now (2011) being developed as a "tourist resort" with possible detrimental effects, but (2015) this has ground to a halt.

    SV (Suoi Vang, DaLat)

  • A tourist site with large lakes serving a power station. Open pinewoods with small areas of broadleaved habitat in gulleys (which can produce surprise birds like Green Magpie, Parakeets and White-bellied Woodpecker). A side-road down to the power station is most productive.

    LB (Lang Bian, DaLat)
  • An entrance fee is payable and the less energetic will have to hire a jeep to get to the main track early enough in the morning. This track forks to the left from the motor road leads through pine forest to high-altitude broadleaved forest, though there is no need to go right to the top.

    HTL (Ho Tuyen Lam, DaLat)
  • The 2nd prime birding site in DaLat, after Ta Nung, and the best site for birding pine forest and associated grassland. A new road on the east side leads to a tourist camp from which one can follow the lakeside to a second tourist camp and beyond. Many species associated with broadleaved forest find their way down to the lakeside, though the serious and energetic birder may rush past all this to reach the more extensive forest on Nui Voi (Elephant Mountain). The west side is accessible from tracks near a tourist site called "DaLat Star" near the end of the road and impossible to miss. Hotels (expensive) are available on both the west (under construction 2014) and east (open) sides.

    DTL (Da Tan La, DaLat)
  • In spite of all the tasteless tourist trivia that have been added over the years, this easy-access site continues to produce close views of spectacular and sought-after birds on a daily basis. Very reliable for Blue Whistling-thrush and Slaty-backed Forktail. Best to arrive before the tourists, but 6-8am is OK. Small entrance fee.

    NCT (Nam Cat Tien National Park)
  • Easily the best site for lowland tropical forest and wetland birds in the whole of VietNam, and for primates and other larger mammals. Entrance fee and on-site accomodation (£25+ per night) essential and hiring a jeep (£20) makes access easier Bicycle hire (£5 per day). Important areas include (a) trails near HQ, inc. Botanical Garden (b) the main forest road to Dak Lua (c) wetland areas of Bau Chim, Bau Sau and Bau Beo and trials leading to them (d) Thac Troi and road to Dak Ko (e) the road to Ta Lai, especially in the evening. Compulsory guide for Crocodile Lake (£25) adds further to the cost, which is expensive only by VietNamese standards, and it is all for a good cause. January is good, when leech numbers have declined, but winter visitors are still abundant.

    DBL (Deo Bao Loc)
  • This mountain pass is a vast area of dense broadleaved forest on the Saigon-DaLat road that can be viewed from a rest area (the 2nd and higher of two pagodas on the pass). Raptors and hornbills used to cross the road regularly at this spot, late morning and midday, but their presence may have declined in the past few years.

    BMT (Buon Ma Thuot- Gia Long woods)
  • The Dray Sap waterfall tourist site includes an extensive area of open broadleaved evergreen forest by the side of the Srepok river, about one hour's drive east of Buon Ma Thuot. Access is by trails near the entrance (Dray Sap) or a motor road that runs to Gia Long waterfall. Open agricultural habitats add more birds. Small entrance fee.

    PW (woods in Kontum province near GiaLai province border)
  • Roadside deciduous forest on the Kontum-Pleiku road around Km 610. Typical species for this habitat, similar to Yok Don National Park, but easier access. Likely to be exploited (i.e. converted to rubber plantations) in the near future. Update 2015 -disappearing fast!

    LX (Ngoc Linh-LoXo)
  • Spectacular forests on the new Ho Chi Minh road in the mountains behind DaNang-Hue. They are mostly unprotected and disappearing rapidly. Access from the roadside only; forest access is not permitted. Regional specialities, such as Black-crowned Barwing, can be seen from the main road.

    BD (Bi Dup National Park, near DaLat)
  • Broadleaved forests with large native pines on the new DaLat-Nha Trang road. Good birding on the lower parts after a large bridge near Park HQ and all the way up to the pass. Two new trails opened in 2014 (guide needed).

    DNS (Deo Nui San, DiLinh)
  • Broadleaved forests on the road south of DaLat between DiLinh and Phan Thiet. A busy road with a few short side trails.

    CD (Con Dao island)
  • Low species diversity compared with the mainland, but some species are unusually abundant. Peaceful with few cars.

    VT (Van Thanh local park, HCM)
  • A pleasure park on the N1 out of Saigon (shortly before the Saigon river bridge) has little outdoor eateries, sculptures, swimming pool and tennis, but it adjoins unimproved wetland fragments and has a largish, reed-bordered lake.

    TC (Tram Chim National Park, Dong Thap)
  • A large area of wet grasslands with scattered trees and "Tram" forest, which favours very large numbers of a few species, such as Purple Swamphen, Purple Heron, Darter and Striated Grassbird. Sarus Cranes used to be present in Dec/Jan, but now only arrive in February. Water level management, however, means that there is now little open water to attract wild duck.

    BacL (Bac Lieu and its "Bird Garden")
  • The extensive mangroves south of Bac Lieu have largely been converted to prawn ponds and this is on-going. A new road parallel to the shore is convenient for birding, especially to the south. The "Bird Garden" is quite a large "Tram" forest reserve 5km from Bac Lieu, with a Zoo at the entrance, but a serious reserve for nesting herons, egrets and cormorants lies beyond (guide needed)

    YD (Yok Don National Park) This is the best place to see deciduous forest in VietNam, the habitat resembling that of Cambodia (Giant and White-shouldered Ibis have been seen, though your chances are remote) with special birds like Blackcollared Woodpecker, Golden-fronted Leafbird, Yellow-footed Pigeon, Rufous-winged Buzzard and Common Woodshrike fairly easily seen. The new bridge enables you to go far into the forest for the first time if you have your own transport, though you need to have Mr Gioi to guide you. A new dam has slowed the river flow and made Mekong Wagtail harder to find. Accomodation is very good and reasonably-priced (food not so good).

    Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park. Sooty Babbler, Spot-necked Babbler and Redcollared Woodpecker are common (not necessarily easy to see) and the Ha Tinh Langur and Assamese Macaque are added mammal attractions. Access to limestone cliffs from the town itself (along the river bank) or along the old (west) Ho Chi Minh road. Like Bach Ma, the park is often marred by bad weather when the NE monsoon is blowing (Nov-March).

    MD (Mang Den) is accessed by road from KonTum or Quang Ngai and is famous for accessible Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush, Stripe-breasted Woodpecker and Grey-headed Parrotbill (as opposed to Black-crowned in DaLat).

    Additional birds or photos from the following year (Dec2010-early Feb 2011) are shown in red, the year after (Dec 2011-early Feb 2012) in blue and the year after that (Dec 2012-early Feb 2013) in green and the year after that (Dec 2014-Feb 2015) in blue again . Click on the highlighted species to see my best photo so far (I hope to improve these gradually).
    NEW for 2015
    New species added:
    Spotted Owlet (OL) Chinese Egret (Mui Ca Mau PHOTO) Common Green Magpie (BD) Mangrove Whistler (Mui Ca Mau PHOTO) House Sparrow (CaNa) Yellow-footed Green Pigeon (YD PHOTO) Northern House Martin (Nam Ban) Stripe-breasted Woodpecker (Mang Den PHOTO) Grey-headed Parrotbill (Mang Den PHOTO) Brown Fish-Owl (Phong Nha PHOTO) Black-browed Fulvetta (Phong Nha PHOTO) Spot-necked Babbler(Phong Nha PHOTO) Dark-sided Flycatcher (Nam Ban) Daurian Redstart (Son Tra, DaNang PHOTO)

    Photos now shown for: Germain’s Peacock-Pheasant, Laced Woodpecker, Green-eared Barbet Crested Treeswift, Broadbilled Sandpiper,Great Crested Tern,Goldenfronted Leafbird, Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Rufous-browed Flycatcher, Black-browed Reed Warbler, Black-throated Laughingthrush, Blue-winged Minla sordida subspp., Van Hasselt’s Sunbird, Little Spiderhunter, Red Junglefowl (female).

    Improved photos for: Redheaded Trogon, Black-eared Kite, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Rufous Treepie, Racket-tailed Treepie, Grey-chinned Minivet, Hainan Blue Flycatcher (male), Chestnut-vented Nuthatch Puffthroated Bulbul,Ochraceous Bulbul, Dusky Warbler, Pin-striped Tit-Babbler,Grey-faced Tit-Babbler, Redthroated Pipit, Grey-cheeked Warbler.

    NEW for 2014
    New species added:
    Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker(PW)
    PHOTO; Great Barbet (BaVi; heard); Red-necked Phalarope (CaNa) PHOTO ; Terek Sandpiper (TanThanh) PHOTO ; Bartailed Godwit (TanThanh) PHOTO ; Northern Lapwing (fields near BaVi) PHOTO ; Jerdon's Baza (BD) PHOTO; Rusty-naped Pitta (glimpsed at HTL); Scaly Thrush (CP, BaVi); PHOTO ; Green Cochoa (BD; heard); Rufous-browed Flycatcher (OL, HTL); Snowy-browed Flycatcher (LB); Fujian Niltava (CP); PHOTO ; White-capped Water Redstart (SaPa) PHOTO; Little Forktail(SaPa); PHOTO ; Yellow-browed Tit (SaPa, BD); PHOTO ; Wire-tailed Swallow (DaLat) PHOTO; Crested Finchbill (SaPa) PHOTO; Collared Finchbill (SaPa) PHOTO ; Brown-breasted Bulbul (SaPa) PHOTO; White-headed Black Bulbul (Vinh) PHOTO ; Black-faced Warbler (SaPa) PHOTO ; Grey Laughingthrush (TD) PHOTO ; Black-throated Laughingthrush (Phong Nha); Eye-browed Wren-Babbler (HTL; heard); Black-eared Shrike-Babbler (SaPa) PHOTO ; Brown-cheeked Fulvetta (CP); Whiskered Yuhina (SaPa); Green-tailed Sunbird (SaPa) PHOTO ;

    Photos now shown for: Silver Pheasant, Greater Flameback, Barred Cuckoo-Dove, Indian Cuckoo, White-breasted Waterhen, Eurasian Curlew, Grey-headed Lapwing, Common Tern, Black-headed Ibis, Longtailed Broadbill, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Small Minivet, Common Woodshrike, Eye-browed Thrush, Japanese Thrush, Orange-flanked Bush-Robin, Hill Myna, Black-headed Bulbul, Ashy-throated Warbler, Blyth's Leaf Warbler, Masked Laughingthrush, Grey-faced Tit-Babbler,

    Improved photos for: Oriental Turtle Dove, Caspian Tern, Blue Whistling Thrush, Slaty-backed Forktail, White-rumped Munia

    NEW for 2013
    New species added:
    Bar-backed Partridge (HTL-heard); Mountain Scops Owl (HTL-heard); Great Knot (Can Gio)PHOTO; White-rumped Falcon (YD); Grey-breasted Prinia (HO) PHOTO and Richard's Pipit (PW).

    Photos added for: Coppersmith Barbet, Large Hawk-Cuckoo, Pink-necked Green Pigeon, Curlew Sandpiper, Caspian Tern, Painted Stork, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Striated Swallow, Yellow-bellied Prinia, Oriental Reed Warbler, Dusky Warbler, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird

    Improved Photos for: Red Junglefowl, Bay Woodpecker, Redbreasted Parakeet, Chestnut-winged Cuckoo, Orangebreasted Pigeon, Green Imperial Pigeon, Pacific Golden Plover, Redwattled Lapwing, Crested Serpent Eagle, Besra, Black-and-Red Broadbill, Black Drongo, Common Iora, Yellow-bellied Warbler, Grey-headed Parrotbill and White Wagtail

  • NEW for 2012
    New species added: Also many new or improved photos added and a few new recordings
    Scalybreasted Partridge (NCT)
    PHOTO; Rufous-throated Partridge (heard Lang Bian); Mallard (Xuan Thuy); Pale-headed Woodpecker (pair NCT); Banded Kingfisher (male, NCT) PHOTO; Chestnut-winged Cuckoo (Cam Ly, DaLat) PHOTO; Lesser Coucal (NCT) PHOTO; Hodgson's Frogmouth (heard DNS); Savannah Nightjar (DNS); Pink-necked Pigeon (Tram Chim); White-browed Crake (Van Long) PHOTO; Eurasian Curlew (Xuan Thuy); Pied Avocet (3 at Ca Na) PHOTO; Heuglin's Gull (Cua Hoi, Vinh) PHOTO; Brown-headed Gull (Rach Gia); Pied Falconet (Cuc Phuong) PHOTO; Black-faced Spoonbil (50+ at Xuan Thuy) PHOTO; Asian Openbill (500+ at Tram Chim) PHOTO; Blue Pitta (heard at DNS); Red-billed Blue Magpie (Ba Vi); Japanese Thrush (Cuc Phuong); Rufous-gorgetted Flycatcher (Ba Vi) PHOTO; Pied Bushchat (NCT, Phu My) PHOTO; Red-billed Starling (Xuan Thuy) PHOTO; Brown-throated Treecreeper (Lang Bian) PHOTO; Sultan Tit - sultanea (Cuc Phuong) PHOTO; Light-vented Bulbul (Xuan Thuy) PHOTO; Rusty-rumped Warbler (HCM City) PHOTO; Black-browed Reed Warbler (NCT, HCM City); Yellow-bellied Warbler (NCT) Short-tailed Scimitar-Babbler (heard Bi Doup) Limestone Wren-Babbler (Cuc Phuong) Rufous-winged Fulvetta (Bi Doup) Rufous-throated Fulvetta (Cuc Phuong) PHOTO PHOTO; Indochinese Bushlark (Ca Na) PHOTO; Baya Weaver (HCM City) PHOTO; Grey-capped Greenfinch (Cua Hoi, Vinh) PHOTO;
    NEW for 2011
    New species added:
    Oriental Skylark (one on coastal saltpans at Ba Ngoi and one singing at O Loan Lake)
    PHOTO; Greater Flameback (HTL, NCT); Greythroated Babbler [rileyi] (in birdwave, Cam Ly, DaLat) PHOTO ; Blyth's Leaf-Warbler (seen singing at Lang Bian); Plain Flowerpecker (flock at Nam Ban) PHOTO; Blackhooded Laughingthrush (heard and glimpsed at Ta Nung & Bi Dup); Spot-breasted Babbler (1 heard at Ta Nung); Lanceolated Warbler (1 at Ho Tuyen Lam); Yellow-eyed Babbler (2 at Bi Dup) PHOTO; White-browed Scimitar-Babbler (Bi Dup); Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush (Mang Den) PHOTO; Pale-capped Pigeon (Mang Den); Orange-bellied Leafbird (Mang Den); White-winged Magpie (LoXo); Sultan Tit (Lo Xo) PHOTO; Redthroated Pipit (O Loan Lake) PHOTO; White-browed Piculet (NCT); Banded Broadbill (NCT) PHOTO; Large Scimitar-Babbler (NCT); Grey-faced Tit-Babbler (NCT); Red-billed Blue Magpie(NCT); Striated Grassbird (Tram Chim)PHOTO;

    Photos now shown for: Black Bulbul, Blackcapped Kingfisher, Osprey, Little Cormorant, Little Heron, Black-Collared Starling, Chestnut-vented Nuthatch, Flavescent Bulbul, Whitetailed Leaf Warbler, Mountain Fulvetta, Barwinged Flycatcher-Shrike, Blackthroated Tit, Bluewinged Minla, Ashy and Black Drongo, Cutia, Lesser Shortwing, Whitecrested Laughingthrush, White Wagtail, Moorhen, Grey-eyed Bulbul, Greycapped Pygmy Woodpecker, Firebreasted Flowerpecker, Whitebellied Yuhina, Plain-backed Sparrow, Long-toed Stint, Oriental Hobby, Peregrine, Common and Greater Flameback, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Great Hornbill, Dusky Broadbill, Black-naped Oriole, Black-naped Monarch, Magpie Robin, Common Tailorbird, Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Cinnamon Bittern, Greenshank, Pacific Golden Plover, Greyheaded Swamphen, Bronze-winged Jacana, Gerygone, Olive-backed Sunbird, Marsh Harrier, Night Heron, Spot-billed Duck

    Improved photos for: Hill Prinia, Brown Prinia, Whitethroated Kingfisher, Marsh Sandpiper, Whitecheeked Laughingthrush, Whitethroated Rock Thrush, Wedgetailed Green Pigeon, Blue Whistling Thrush, Redvented Barbet, Osprey, Black-Hooded Oriole, Large Woodshrike, Brown Prinia, Collared Kingfisher, Plaintive Cuckoo