BirdingASIA 28


Bulletin 28

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3 Guest editorial

5 BirdingASIA briefings

7 OBC in action – Conservation Fund and Bertram Smythies Fund

11 Photospot Collared Falconet Microhierax caerulescens

12 TAXONOMIC UPDATE Species-level changes proposed for Asian birds in 2016, and discoveries of new taxa N. J. COLLAR

23 NEW RECORDS FOR MALAYSIA An update on the work of the Malaysian Nature Society-Bird Conservation Council Records Committee (MNS-BCC RC) and recent changes in the status of birds in Malaysia compiled by DAVID BAKEWELL & MHD RAFI KUDUS ON BEHALF OF THE MNS-BCC RC

39 NEW BREEDING RECORD The discovery of breeding colonies of two species of pratincole Glareola sp. on the Red River, Hanoi, Vietnam LE MANH HUNG & VUONG TIEN MANH

45 NEW BREEDING RECORD A breeding record of Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus from Cambodia ROUS VANN & SIMON P. MAHOOD

47 NEW BREEDING RECORD First breeding record of Chinese Penduline Tit Remiz consobrinus for the Korean Peninsula NIAL MOORES & BERNHARD SELIGER

51 NOTEBOOK First record of Gansu Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus kansuensis outside its known breeding range JONATHAN MARTINEZ, JEAN PIERRE JORDAN & YVES KAYSER

54 NOTEBOOK Significant records of three bunting species from Cambodia, including a first country record BOSCO PUI LOK CHAN & FEI LI

56 NOTEBOOK Large Wren Babbler Turdinus macrodactylus: first record from Bogor Botanical Garden, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia ANDY ALBAYQUNI & RUSMAN BUDI PRASETYO


61 NOTEBOOK Masked Booby Sula dactylatra returns to Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Cagyancillo, Palawan, Philippines SEGUNDO CONALES JR & MARIA RETCHIE C. PAGLIAWAN

63 FIELD STUDY Commensal nesting of passerines and Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia RICHARD P. READING, JOHN AZUA, B. CHIMIDBAT, DAVID KENNY, MARY JO WILLIS & GANCHIMEG WINGARD

67 FIELD STUDY Trapping and ringing Pallas’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus at the Muraviovka Park, Amur region, Far East Russia LÁSZLÓ BOZÓ, WIELAND HEIM & TIBOR CSÖRG

71 FIELD STUDY Cross-fostering of a Little Owl Athene noctua chick by Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus in Ikh Nart Nature Reserve, Mongolia RICHARD P. READING, ALTANGEREL TSOGTSAIKHAN, DANDAR BAATAR, JOHN AZUA, B. CHIMIDBAT & GANCHIMEG WINGARD

74 FIELD STUDY Notes on the distribution, status and natural history of ten species on Buton island, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia THOMAS E. MARTIN, JOSEPH MONKHOUSE, PANJI GUSTI AKBAR, HALLIDAY, JACK BADDAMS, YENI MULYANI, ARONIKA KABAN, LUPI YULIAN SUMANTO, NIALL T. KEOGH & JOSH NIGHTINGALE

78 LITTLE-KNOWN ASIAN BIRD The rarely seen Black-headed Kingfisher Actenoides capucinus, Karaenta Forest, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia KRISTIADI NUGROHO & FRANSISCA NONI TIRTANINGTYAS

82 LITTLE-KNOWN ASIAN BIRD Japanese Night Heron Gorsachius goisagi on Mount Talomo, Mindanao, Philippines ANDREW R. COLLINS

85 LITTLE-KNOWN AREA The avifauna of Pangchen valley, Arunachal Pradesh, India RAJARSHI CHAKRABORTY, JAYA UPADHYAY & KAMAL MEDHI

97 LITTLE-KNOWN AREA New avifaunal records from the Flores Sea islands, Indonesia, including a novel Phylloscopus leaf warbler JAMES A. EATON & FRANK E. RHEINDT

107 SITES TO WATCH Rapid bird surveys at Tempe Lake and Pallime Estuary, South Sulawesi, Indonesia HANOM BASHARI & OLIVIER LANGRAND

112 BIRDWATCHERS IN ACTION First autumn raptor migration count in Singapore TAN GIM CHEONG

114 Caught on camera COUNTRY FIRSTS

115 The first record of Yellow-throated BuntingEmberiza elegans from Vietnam LE MANH HUNG & LE KHAC QUYET

116 First record of Ruddy-breasted CrakeZapornia fusca for Mongolia KHUMBAA TUMENDELGER & TSOLMONJAV PUREVSUREN

117 Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba in the Ili River valley, Yining, Xinjiang, a first record for China PAUL J. LEADER , DAVID J. STANTON , GEOFF J. CAREY , WEIDONG LI & MING MA

120 From the field 128 Obituary

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