BirdingASIA 26


BirdingAsia 26

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Chairman's letterBirdingASIA briefingsOBC in Action – Conservation Fund & Bertram Smythies Fund

BIRDING HOTSPOT Birdwatching in Kerandangan Natural Park, Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia  I. WAYAN SUANA, HILMAN AHYADI, SALEH AMIN, L. A. T. T. W. S. KALIH & GITO HADIPRAYITNO

CONSERVATION ALERTNotes on the trading of some threatened and endemic species from Vietnam LE MANH HUNG & RICHARD C. CRAIK

CONSERVATION ALERTIn the market for extinction: Sukahaji, Bandung, Java, Indonesia  SERENE C. L. CHNG, MARISON GUCIANO & JAMES A. EATON

RANGE EXTENSIONThe discovery of Nonggang Babbler Stachyris nonggangensis in Vietnam JONATHAN C. EAMES & NGUYEN VAN TRUONG

IMPORTANT BREEDING RECORDSBreeding records of Sunda Frogmouth Batrachostomus cornutus on Bangka island, Sumatra, Indonesia, with information on parenting behaviour and diet SYAHPUTRA & MUHAMMAD IQBAL


IMPORTANT BREEDING RECORDFirst documented records of the Blue-winged Pitta Pitta moluccensis breeding in Singapore BING WEN LOW, ALFRED CHIA, GIM CHEONG TAN, WEE JIN YAP & KIM KEANG LIM

ASIAN ENIGMALewin’s Rail Lewinia pectoralis exsul on Flores, Indonesia: its history, status and where to look for it COLIN R. TRAINOR & PHILIPPE VERBELEN

ID FORUMFirst description of the juvenile plumage of Black Oriole Oriolus hosii  KOLBJØRN SCHJØLBERG

LITTLE-KNOWN ASIAN BIRDFirst description of a juvenile Cryptic Flycatcher Ficedula crypta ANDREW R. COLLINS

PROJECT REPORT Pioneering bird-ringing capacity-building at Nagrota Surian, Pong Dam Lake Wildlife Sanctuary, Himachal Pradesh, India FRANCIS BUNER, DEVINDER SINGH DHADWAL, LAKSHMINARASIMHA RANGANATHAN, SAT PAL DHIMAN, DAN HOARE & TIM WALKER

NOTEBOOK A Common Redshank of the form Tringa totanus craggi at Yalu Jiang National Nature Reserve, Liaoning province, China CHI-YEUNG CHOI, JULIA K. MELVILLE, W. G. HALE & DAVID S. MELVILLE

NOTEBOOK Review of records of Blue-naped Pitta Pitta nipalensis hendeei in Thailand, with notes on records from Vietnam and the Lao PDR  INGKAYUT SA-AR, DAVE E. SARGEANT, KHEMTHONG TONSAKULRUNGRUANG & NANTAWAN SU-ANGKA

NOTEBOOK The first description of the nest of Seram Golden Bulbul Thapsinillas affinis affinis from Seram, Indonesia  LUCAS H. DECICCO

NOTEBOOK First record of the Critically Endangered Silvery Pigeon Columba argentina from Nias Island, Sumatra, Indonesia BJÖRN SVENSSON & DING LI YONG

NOTEBOOK An influx of scarce frugivores into highly degraded forest in Sabah, Borneo  SIMON L. MITCHELL

NOTEBOOK First record of cave-nesting by Yellow-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus xantholaemus, Gingee Hills, Eastern Ghats, India A. KALAIMANI

NOTEBOOK Not all rock-nesting eagle owls in India are Rock Eagle Owls  STEVE PREDDY & MARTYN HALL

FIELD STUDY Nesting behaviour of Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Treron phoenicopterus and Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus at Jahangirnagar University Campus, Savar, Bangladesh ISRAT JAHAN, DELIP K. DAS & M. MONIRUL H. KHAN

PHOTOSPOT Bat Hawk Macheiramphus alcinus

LITTLE-KNOWN AREA Nagaland, north-east India: three Himalayan species new to the Naga Hills DAVID P. EDWARDS, JOLI BORAH & TSUSEKI Y. YIMCHUNGER

LITTLE-KNOWN AREA The remote trans-Himalayan landscapes of Limi valley, Humla district, north-west Nepal RAJU ACHARYA & YADAV GHIMIREY

LITTLE-KNOWN AREA Mizoram, north-east India: where to go and what you might see  ANWARUDDIN CHOUDHURY

LITTLE-KNOWN AREA A short survey of the Meratus Mountains, South Kalimantan province, Indonesia: two undescribed avian species discovered J. A. EATON, S. L. MITCHELL, C. NAVARIO GONZALEZ BOCOS & F. E. RHEINDT

INTRODUCED SPECIES Status of Streaked Weaver Ploceus manyar and Baya Weaver  P. philippinus in Wallacea, Indonesia MUHAMMAD IQBAL, KAMA JAYA SAGHIR, NUR SITA HAMZATI, ISMAWAN HARIADI & OLAN ILALANG

BIRDWATCHERS IN ACTION A pair of Spotted Owlets Athene brama raise an unusual family in Gujarat, India MEET VALA & NAMAN DOSHI

Caught on camera in the field

Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus: a species new to the Chagos Archipelago, British Indian Ocean Territory PETER CARR

First confirmed record of Oriental Hobby Falco severus from Bangladesh MOHAMMOD FOYSAL, SAYAM U. CHOWDHURY, SAKIB AHMED, A.B.M. SAROWAR ALAM & ONU TAREQ

First record of Hume’s Warbler Phylloscopus humei for Cambodia JOHN BOWLER & PECH MOGN

Corncrake Crex crex: first confirmed record from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India  C. SIVAPERUMAN, G. GOKULAKRISHNAN, P. C. RASMUSSEN & A. JABESTIN

First records of three seabirds for the Maldives R. CHARLES ANDERSON, NICK BRAY, STUART THOMAS & MICKY MAHER

First records of Green Shrike Babbler Pteruthius xanthochlorus and Moustached Laughingthrush Ianthocincla cineracea from Vietnam LE MANH HUNG, MARK B. ROBBINS & LE VAN DUNG

Lesser Frigatebird Fregata ariel in the Sundarban mangrove forest: the first record for Bangladesh ISRAT JAHAN, MD. OBAIDUL HAQUE, GOLAM MONOWAR KAMAL & NIAZ ABDUR RAHMAN

First record of Tristram’s Bunting Emberiza tristrami from Bangladesh TANIA KHAN

From the field

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