Bird spotting from our terrace in Thitaw Lay House

See below for our regularly updated observations (date and time, English and scientific name, pic source). 

Most pictures are simply googled or found through Our plan for 2016-17 is to steadily replace the internet pictures by our own material (smartphone pics through the Celestron scope).

Clicking on the picture will lead you to a narrative on the bird, mostly found on Wikipedia. 


We will be very grateful for any text contribution, correction or mentioning of a copyright issue. 


23/11/15 8am Slender-billed oriole Oriolus tenuirostris

13/11/15 8am Spotted dove Streptopelia chinensis

19/11/15 11am Long-tailed shrike Lanius schach


18/11/15 1pm Japanese white-eye Zosterops japonicus

23/11/15 7am Long-tailed minivet Pericrocotus ethologus

03/11/15 9am Pale blue flycatcher Cyornis unicolor


13/11/15 8am Oriental magpie robin Copsychus saularis

17/11/15 10am Eurasian tree sparrow Passer montanus

14/11/15 7am Red-whiskered bulbul Pycnonotus jocosus


23/11/15 4pm Bronzed drongo Dicrurus aeneus

14/11/15 7am Black bulbul

Hypsipetes leucocephalus

19/11/15 4pm Red-vented bulbul Pycnonotus cafer


26/11/15 7am Black-naped oriole Oriolus chinensis

25/11/15 8am Black-collared Starling Gracupica nigricollis

29/11/15 8am Coppersmith Barbet Psilopogon haemacephalus


30/11/15 8am Short-billed Minivet Pericrocotus brevirostris

29/11/15 11am Sooty-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus aurigaster

30/11/15 12am Chestnut-flanked White-eye Zosterops erythropleurus


10/12/15 9am Eastern Buzzard    Buteo japonicus

04/12/15 4pm Yellow-browed Warbler Abrornis inornatus

08/12/15 3pm Ashy Drongo     Dicrurus leucophaeus


14/12/15 7am Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides rufescens

12/12/15 9am Great Barbet Psilopogon virens

13/12/15 10am Scarlet Minivet (elegans) Pericrocotus speciosus elegans


02/04/16 1pm Blue-throated Barbet Psilopogon asiaticus

16/12/15 7am House Crow         Corvus splendens


29/12/15 10am Black-breasted Thrush Turdus dissimilis female

28/12/15 10am Green-billed Malkoha Phaenicophaeus tristis

24/12/15 11am Black Drongo  

Dicrurus macrocercus


08/01/16 8am Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus

01/01/16 1pm Himalayan Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus stresemanni

06/01/16 9am Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita


12/01/16 10am Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni

06/01/16 9am Common Tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius

29/12/15 10am Black-breasted Thrush Turdus dissimilis male


22/01/16 4pm Slaty-backed Flycatcher Ficedula sordida (female)

14/01/16 8am Grey-headed Parakeet Psittacula finschii


20/02/16 5pm White Wagtail

Motacilla alba

14/01/16 9am Hill Myna

Gracula religiosa

21/01/16 11am Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata


05/03/16 10am Chestnut-tailed Starling

Sturnia malabarica

26/01/16 4pm Greenish Warbler Seicercus trochiloides

26/02/16 10am Pied Bushchat

Saxicola caprata

18/02/16 8am Rock Pigeon (City P.)

Columba livia

04/04/16 7am Yellow-footed Green-Pigeon Treron phoenicopterus

13/03/16 8am Plaintive Cuckoo Cacomantis merulinu


19/03/16 8am Eurasian Jay (White-faced) Garrulus glandarius


21/03/16 7am Dark-breasted Rosefinch Procarduelis nipalensis (female)

08/03/16 8am Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus

26/02/16 9am Vinous-breasted Starling Acridotheres burmannicus


24/03/16 7am White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis fusca

09/03/16 2pm Blyth's Pipit

Anthus godlewskii

05/03/16 11am Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus


01/04/16 4pm Japanese Sparrowhawk Accipiter gularis

19/03/16 8am Eurasian Hoopoe

Upupa epops

11/03/16 4pm White-browed Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus schisticeps


08/04/16 6pm Hodgson's Redstart Phoenicurus hodgsoni (female)

27/03/16 7am Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassinus

28/03/16 11am Square-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo Surniculus lugubris


17/04/16 7am Wedge-tailed Green-Pigeon Treron sphenurus (female)

05/04/16 7am Siberian Blue Robin Larvivora cyane

09/04/16 9am Tickell's Blue-Flycatcher Cyornis tickelliae (female)


23/07/16 8am Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis


10/05/16 6pm Red-billed Malkoha Zanclostomus javanicus

30/04/16 7am Blossom-headed Parakeet

Psittacula roseata (female)


23/05/16 9am Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo

Dicrurus remifer

19/05/16 11am Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythroryncha

02/05/16 10am Indochinese Cuckooshrike

Lalage polioptera (female)


31/05/16 8am White-tailed Robin Myiomela leucura

24/05/16 7am Red Collared-Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica

18/05/16 8am Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus


25/07/16 9am Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis

30/05/16 7am Banded Bay Cuckoo Cacomantis sonneratii


19/09/16 3pm Golden-bellied Gerygone

Gerygone sulphurea

24/07/16 3pm White-throated Fantail Rhipidura albicollis

25/09/16 9am Gray-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris


18/12/16 10am Yellow-eyed Babbler Chrysomma sinense

24/01/17 11am Great Iora

Aegithina lafresnayei 



02/01/17 9am Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus

21/01/17 9am Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus


21/04/17 3pm Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus

27/02/17 4pm Siberian Rubythroat Calliope calliope


23/10/17 12pm Indian Paradise-Flycatcher

Terpsiphone paradisi

09/11/17 10am Rosy Minivet Pericrocotus roseus

24/12/17 10am Orange-breasted Pigeon

Treron bicinctus

10/03/18 9am Red-billed Starling Spodiopsar sericeus

15/04/18 9am Purple Sunbird

Cinnyris asiaticus

02/11/17 7am Sapphire Flycatcher Ficedula sapphira (female)

06/11/17 7am Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike

Lalage melaschistos

11/04/18 5pm Greater Flameback Chrysocolaptes lucidus