Forktail 24 (2008)


forktail 24

Forktail is the Journal of Asian Ornithology published by Oriental Bird Club once a year and distributed to OBC members. In line with OBC Policy, papers are made freely available on the website three years after publication. Prior to this, these issues can be purchased as electronic downloads, or hard copies of most issues can be ordered from our online store.

Full papers
COBI FEIJEN and HANS R. FEIJEN. A review of the breeding birds of Bhutan.
J. W. DUCKWORTH and N. MOORES. A re-evaluation of the pre-1948 Korean breeding avifauna: correcting a ‘founder effect’ in perceptions.
LISA MARIE J. PAGUNTALAN and PHILIP GODFREY JAKOSALEM. Significant records of birds in forests on Cebu island, Central Philippines.
YONG DING LI and CHAIYAN KASORNDORKBUA. The status of the Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis in South-East Asia.
PETER R. KENNERLEY, DAVID N. BAKEWELL and PHILIP D. ROUND. Rediscovery of a long-lost Charadrius plover from South-East Asia.
YANG LIU, ZHENG-WANG ZHANG, JIAN-QIANG LI, YU ZHANG, SHAN LU and XIANG-FENG RUAN. A survey of the birds of the Dabie Shan range, central China.
G. NEUMANN-DENZAU, E. FAHRNI MANSUR and R. MANSUR. Nests, eggs, hatchlings and behaviour of the Masked Finfoot Heliopais personatus from the Sundarbans in Bangladesh, with first nesting observations.
SABIR BIN MUZAFFAR, JOHN Y. TAKEKAWA, DIANN J. PROSSER, DAVID C. DOUGLAS, BAOPING YAN, ZHI XING, YUANSHENG HOU, ERIC C. PALM and SCOTT H. NEWMAN. Seasonal movements and migration of Pallas’s Gulls Larus ichthyaetus from Qinghai Lake, China.

Short notes
JACK H. COX and DIRGA S. RAI. The first documented nest of Rufous-breasted Bush Robin Tarsiger hyperythrus, from east Nepal.
ANWARUDDIN CHOUDHURY. Black Baza Aviceda leuphotes: first confirmed record for Bhutan.
A. T. PETERSON and R. G. MOYLE. An appraisal of recent taxonomic reappraisals based on character scoring systems.
N. J. COLLAR. Subjectivity and space in evaluating species limits: a response to Peterson and Moyle.
D. N. S. ALLEN and N. J. COLLAR. Rallus mirificus and Mimizuku gurneyi deleted from the avifauna of Samar, Philippines.
HEM SAGAR BARAL. Birds of Jagdishpur Reservoir, Nepal.
BEN KING and CRAIG ROBSON. The taxonomic status of the three subspecies of Greater Rufous-headed Parrotbill Paradoxornis ruficeps.
BEN KING. Vocalisations of the Togian Boobook Ninox burhani.
BEN KING and NICKY ICARANGAL. Territorial Behavior of Northern Boobook Ninox japonica, on Calayan Island, Northern Philippines.
G. W. H. DAVISON. Records of Rhizothera (longirostris) dulitensis in Sabah.
J. W. DUCKWORTH, T. P. INSKIPP, E. PASQUET, P. C. RASMUSSEN, N. H. RICE, C. R. ROBSON and D. G. D. RUSSELL. A re-evaluation of the status of Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax in South-East Asia.
NICK DYMOND. First confirmed record of Alström’s Warbler Seicercus soror in Laos, with comments on its status in South-East Asia.
M. JERI IMANSYAH, DENI PURWADANA and TIM S. JESSOP. First records of Wallace’s Hanging-parrot Loriculus flosculus from Rinca Island, Komodo National Park, Indonesia.
YAT-TUNG YU. Tickell’s Thrush Turdus unicolor at Zhangmu, Tibet Autonomous Region: a new species to China.

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