‘White’ Paradise-flycatchers

Paradise-flycatchers are among birders' most favourite birds. Three species can be found in Thailand; 1) Blyth's Paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone affinis), 2) Amur Paradise-flycatcher (T. incei), and 3) Japanese Paradise-flycatcher (T. atrocaudata). The male of Blyth's and Amur Paradise-flycatcher can either have the typical rufous morph, or the less frequently seen white morph, while the Japanese Paradise-flycatcher... Continue Reading →

Sykes’s Short-toed Lark

Between January-March 2021, I had the opportunity to observe a flock of up to 10 Sykes's Short-toed Larks (Calandrella dukhunensis) that came to roost at Mae Faek along with the pipits every evening. This migratory lark is normally a very rare winter migrant, but I've observed an influx of this species both in the winter... Continue Reading →

Blyth’s Pipit

Blyth's Pipit (Anthus godlewskii) is the rarest large pipit in Thailand, and probably the trickiest one to identify among the 3 similar species. It was first recorded in Thailand at Khao Yai National Park by a visiting birder, then followed by a single bird found in Samut Prakan on 29 October 2014, and a bird... Continue Reading →

Paddyfield Pipit

Following my earlier post on the Richard's Pipit, let's now explore a similar species which can be commonly seen in Thailand and many parts of Asia. The Paddyfield Pipit (Anthus rufulus) is a common resident bird throughout Thailand. It's one of the most common birds in farmland and grassy habitats, so it's the default large... Continue Reading →

Richard’s Pipit

Back in January 2021, I accidentally discovered a roosting site of pipits and larks at Mae Faek (San Sai district, Chiang Mai). It's a large abandoned area of dry land that was piled up and surrounded by rice fields. I heard that it was supposed to become a longan-drying factory, but that never happened. After... Continue Reading →

Welcome

It has been more than a long while since I last updated my blog at WordPress.com. I think it is about time for this blog to be revived, as ayuwat.blog! Currently, all my old posts are saved as drafts. They're not gone, but you won't be able to see them. Most of the bird identification... Continue Reading →

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