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BHUTAN




In march/april 2015 we made a three weeks birding trip to the Kingdom of Bhutan.
We want to thank Norbu of Across Bhutan for organizing this tour http://www.bhutanbirding.com/
We started our journey in Paro, in the western part of the country, and ended in Samdrup Jongkhar in the south-east at the border of Bhutan and India (Assam).
We were accompanied on this trip by our guide Rinchen Tshering and Phurba Dorjie, our driver.
Rinchen was very helpful in finding the birds and succeeded in showing us most of the local specialaties.
Among them the ibisbill, blood pheasant, satyr tragopan, himalayan monal, rufous-necked hornbill and many others.
Our driver Phurba did a great job in driving us carefull along the many curves on the sometimes very narrow roads.
Nine out of twentytwo nights we camped and were accompanied bij a crew of 3 young men who cared for the tents and meals.
Many thanks to Sangay, Norbu and Sonam for their support.




wreathed hornbill(Aceros undulatus, NL: gewone jaarvogel) ibisbill(Ibidorhyncha struthersii) satyr tragopan(Tragopan satyra) himalayan monal(Lophophorus impejanus) black-tailed crake(Porzana bicolor) blood pheasant(Ithaginis cruentus)
oriental turtle dove(Streptopelia orientalis) russet sparrow(Passer rutilans) ibisbill(Ibidorhyncha struthersii) brown dipper(Cinclus pallasii) blue-capped rock thrush(Monticola cinclorhynchus) white wagtail(Motacilla alba)
white-collared blackbird (m.)(Turdus albicinctus) white-collared blackbird (f.)(Turdus albicinctus) blue-fronted redstart(Phoenicurus frontalis) oriental turtle dove(Streptopelia orientalis) white-throated laughingthrush(Garrulax albogularis) ibisbill(Ibidorhyncha struthersii)
rufous-bellied woodpecker (m.)(Dendrocopos hyperythrus) white-winged grosbeak(Mycerobas carnipes) spotted nutcracker(Nucifraga caryocatactes) black-tailed crake(Porzana bicolor) yellow-billed blue magpie(Urocissa flavirostra) ruddy shelduck(Tadorna ferruginea)
white-winged grosbeak(Mycerobas carnipes) rufous-breasted accentor(Prunella strophiata) grey bush chat(Saxicola ferreus) brown parrotbill(Paradoxornis unicolor) rufous-bellied woodpecker (f.)(Dendrocopos hyperythrus) russet sparrow(Passer rutilans)
verditer flycatcher(Eumyias thalassinus) crested kingfisher(Megaceryle lugubris) striated laughingthrush(Garrulux striatus) slaty-backed forktail(Enicurus schistaceus) golden-throated barbet(Megalaima franklinii) blue whistling thrush(Myophonus caeruleus)
mountain bulbul(Ixos mcclellandii) red-vented bulbul(Pycnonotus cafer) black-throated bushtit(Aegithalos concinnus) large-billed crow(Corvus macrorhynchos) bhutan laughingthrush(Trochalopteron imbricatum) striated laughingthrush(Garrulux striatus)
white-browed fulvetta(Alcippe vinipectus) green-tailed sunbird(Aethopyga nipalensis) black-throated bushtit(Aegithalos concinnus) oriental skylark(Alauda gulgula) black-faced laughingthrush(Trochalopteron affine) alpine accentor(Prunella collaris)
red-headed bullfinch (f.)(Pyrrhula erythrocephala) red-headed bullfinch (m.)(Pyrrhula erythrocephala) striated laughingthrush(Garrulux striatus) yellow-rumped honeyguide(Indicator xanthonotus) verditer flycatcher(Eumyias thalassinus) striated laughingthrush(Garrulux striatus)
black-throated bushtit(Aegithalos concinnus) white-throated laughingthrush(Garrulax albogularis) rufous sibia(Heterophasia capistrata) cutia(Cutia nipalensis) rufous-capped babbler(Stachyris ruficeps) black bulbul(Hypsipetes leucocephalus)
blue-throated barbet(Megalaima asiatica) blue-capped rock thrush(Monticola cinclorhynchus) yellow-cheeked tit(Machlolophus spilonotus) white-capped redstart(Phoenicurus leucocephalus) chestnut-bellied nuthatch(Sitta castanea) red-headed trogon(Harpactes erythrocephalus)
rufous-necked hornbill(Aceros nipalensis) blue-capped rock thrush(Monticola cinclorhynchus) crimson sunbird(Aethopyga siparaja) lesser racket-tailed drongo(Dicrurus remifer) short-billed minivet (m.)(Pericrocotus brevirostris) short-billed minivet (f.)(Pericrocotus brevirostris)
grey-chinned minivet(Pericrocotus solaris) coral-billed scimitar babbler(Pomatorhinus ferruginosus) himalayan monal(Lophophorus impejanus) long-tailed shrike(Lanius schach) black-faced laughingthrush(Trochalopteron affine) red-headed bullfinch (f.)(Pyrrhula erythrocephala)
bar-throated minla(Minla strigula ) himalayan buzzard(Buteo burmanicus/refectus) coal tit(Periparus ater) red-headed bullfinch (f.)(Pyrrhula erythrocephala) black-faced laughingthrush(Trochalopteron affine) bar-throated minla(Minla strigula )
himalayan monal(Lophophorus impejanus) oriental skylark(Alauda gulgula) oriental turtle dove(Streptopelia orientalis) satyr tragopan(Tragopan satyra) green-tailed sunbird(Aethopyga nipalensis) buff-barred warbler(Phylloscopus pulcher)
blood pheasant(Ithaginis cruentus) blood pheasant (f.)(Ithaginis cruentus) rufous-vented yuhina(Yuhina occipitalis) white-browed bush robin(Tarsiger indicus) rufous-vented tit(Parus rubidiventris) rufous-fronted bushtit(Aegithalos iouschistos)
white-browed fulvetta(Alcippe vinipectus) black-throated parrotbill(Paradoxornis nipalensis) striated bulbul(Pycnonotus striatus) stripe-throated yuhina(Yuhina gularis) hoary-throated barwing(Actinodura nipalensis) green-tailed sunbird(Aethopyga nipalensis)
yellow-bellied fantail(Rhipidura hypoxantha) blue-fronted redstart(Phoenicurus frontalis) whiskered yuhina(Yuhina flavicollis) scaly laughingthrush(Trochalopteron subunicolor) bhutan laughingthrush(Trochalopteron imbricatum)  rusty-fronted barwing(Actinodura egertoni)
rusty-cheeked scimitar babbler(Pomatorhinus erythrogenys) grey bush chat(Saxicola ferreus) white-throated laughingthrush(Garrulax albogularis) slender-billed scimitar babbler(Pomatorhinus superciliaris) rufous-necked hornbill (f.)(Aceros nipalensis) scarlet finch(Carpodacus sipahi)
green-tailed sunbird(Aethopyga nipalensis) satyr tragopan(Tragopan satyra) rufous-necked hornbill (m.)(Aceros nipalensis)  rusty-fronted barwing(Actinodura egertoni) short-billed minivet (m.)(Pericrocotus brevirostris) golden-breasted fulvetta(Alcippe chrysotis)
rufous-gorgeted flycatcher(Ficedula strophiata) golden babbler(Stachyris chrysaea) blue whistling thrush(Myophonus caeruleus) Ward's trogon(Harpactes wardi) plain-backed thrush(Zoothera mollissima) long-tailed shrike(Lanius schach)
besra(Accipiter virgatus) white-crested laughingthrush(Garrulux leucolophus) lesser yellownape(Picus chlorolophus) red-vented bulbul(Pycnonotus cafer) nepal fulvetta(Alcippe nipalensis) ashy bulbul(Hemixos flavala)
rufous-necked laughingthrush(Garrulux ruficollis) white-rumped munia(Lonchura striata) asian barred owlet(Glaucidium cuculoides) tawny fish owl(Ketupa flavipes) rufous-capped babbler(Stachyris ruficeps) lesser yellownape(Picus chlorolophus)
cutia(Cutia nipalensis) himalayan bulbul(Pycnonotus leucogenys) blue-throated barbet(Megalaima asiatica) asian barred owlet(Glaucidium cuculoides) rufous sibia(Heterophasia capistrata) grey-headed canary-flycatcher(Culicicapa ceylonensis)
maroon oriole(Oriolus trailii) asian emerald cuckoo(Chrysococcyx maculatus) white-throated fantail(Rhipidura albicollis) silver-eared mesia(Leiothrix argentauris) blue-winged laughingthrush(Trochalopteron squamatum) great hornbill(Buceros bicornis)
blue-throated barbet(Megalaima asiatica) wreathed hornbill(Aceros undulatus) spotted nutcracker(Nucifraga caryocatactes)