BirdingASIA 17

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BirdingASIA 17

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CONTENTS

PIONEER OF ASIAN ORNITHOLOGY Allan Octavian Hume N. J. COLLAR & R. P. PRYS-JONES 17

DISCOVERY An apparently new species of Rallina crake from Great Nicobar Island, India S. RAJESHKUMAR, C. RAGUNATHAN & P. C. RASMUSSEN

REDISCOVERY Rediscovery of the Timor Bush Warbler Locustella (Bradypterus) timorensis on Alor and Timor, Wallacea, Indonesia PHILIPPE VERBELEN & COLIN R. TRAINOR

BIRDS & PEOPLE Jatayu: the vulture restaurants of Nepal ROBERT DECANDIDO, TULSI SUBEDI & DEBORAH ALLEN

FIELD STUDY Discovery of a Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus breeding colony in Bangladesh SAYAM U. CHOWDHURY & MD. SHARIF HOSSAIN SOURAV

FIELD STUDY Meat-eating chats: more observations on Blue Whistling Thrushes Myophonus caeruleus in Peninsular Malaysia KHOO SIEW YOONG

LITTLE-KNOWN ASIAN BIRD Brown-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum everetti in Panti Forest Reserve, Malaysia LAU JIA SHENG, DANNY LAU & CON FOLEY

BIRD TO WATCH Significant recent sightings of Large Green Pigeon Treron capellei MUHAMMAD IQBAL, JAMES EATON, JIHAD S. UDIN, WISHNU PRABOWO & AHMAD ANDIKA

SPECIAL REPORT A review of the occurrence and role of blue facial skin in South- East Asian birds DING LI YONG & CON FOLEY

PROJECT REPORT Ringing and recent ornithological exploration in Bangladesh ENAM UL HAQUE, NICK DYMOND, PHILIP ROUND & PAUL THOMPSON

PHOTOSPOT Fire-tailed Myzornis Myzornis pyrrhoura

BIRDING HOTSPOT Birding the tip of the Malay peninsula: bird diversity and birding sites in Johor KIM SENG LIM, DING LI YONG, WEI WAH LUM & KIM CHUAH LIM

  • COUNTRY FIRST: INDONESIA Record of a ‘Nicobar’ Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris occipitalis in Aceh, Indonesia BAS VAN BALEN & ALDY ALOY FITHRICO

  • LITTLE-KNOWN ASIAN BIRD Rare bird in the city: Ashy Thrush Zoothera cinerea in La Mesa Ecopark, Metro Manila, Luzon, Philippines—first breeding record ADRI CONSTANTINO & TRINKET CANLAS

  • PROJECT REPORT Conservation of Christmas Island Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi in West Java, Indonesia—mid-term report FRANSISCA NONI

  • WHERE TO SEE An accessible site for Vietnam’s Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush Garrulax konkakinhensis SIMON P. MAHOOD, DAVID P. EDWARDS, FELICITY A. ANSELL & RICHARD CRAIK

  • ASIAN ENIGMA Field observations of an unidentified frogmouth Batrachosto muson Siberut, Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, Indonesia PHILIPPE VERBELEN & BRAM DEMEULEMEESTER

  • NOTEBOOK First breeding record of White-faced Plover Charadrius dealbatus in the Indomalayan Realm JONATHAN C. EAMES & RICHARD C. CRAIK

  • NOTEBOOK Feeding regularity and waste disposal by a pair of nesting Red- crowned Barbets Megalaima rafflesii Y.C.WEE,Y.M.CHAN&M.CHAN

  • NOTEBOOK Interspecific aggression among some terrestrial birds at Harike Wildlife Sanctuary, Punjab, India MOHD. SHAHNAWAZ KHAN

  • COUNTRY FIRST Pale Rock Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla: anew species for India J. K. TIWARI

  • COUNTRY FIRST Two Pale Thrushes Turdus pallidus in Hanoi: a first record for Vietnam SIMON P. MAHOOD & SÉBASTIEN DELONGLÉE

  • COUNTRY FIRST Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus: first record for Mongolia TSOLMONJAV PUREVSUREN & AXEL BRÄUNLICH

Plus regular sections: Letter from the Chairman, OBC in action: Conservation Fund, Smythies Fund, From the Field, Reviews.

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