Forktail 29 (2013)

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Forktail 29

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
S. P. MAHOOD, A. J. I. JOHN, J. C. EAMES, C. H. OLIVEROS, R. G. MOYLE, HONG CHAMNAN, C. M. POOLE, H. NIELSEN & F. H. SHELDON A new species of lowland tailorbird (Passeriformes: Cisticolidae: Orthotomus) from the Mekong floodplain of Cambodia
Supplementary Online Material below.

N. J. COLLAR & S. VAN BALEN Notes for the conservation of the Rufous-fronted Laughingthrush Garrulax rufifrons
N. J. COLLAR, J. A. EATON & R. O. HUTCHINSON Species limits in the Golden Bulbul Alophoixus (Thapsinillas) affinis complex
VLADIMIR YU. ARKHIPOV, TOM NOAH, STEFFEN KOSCHKAR & FYODOR A. KONDRASHOV Birds of Mys Shmidta, north Chukotka, Russia
PAUL J. LEADER, GEOFF J. CAREY & PAUL I. HOLT Species limits within Rhopophilus pekinensis
PAVEL KVARTALNOV, ABDULNAZAR ABDULNAZAROV, VERONIKA SAMOTSKAYA, JULIA POZNYAKOVA, IRINA ILYINA, ANNA BANNIKOVA & EUGENIA SOLOVYEVA Nesting of the Large-billed Reed Warbler Acrocephalus orinus: a preliminary report
FRANCESCO GERMI, AGUS SALIM & ANDREA MINGANTI First records of Chinese Sparrowhawk Accipiter soloensis wintering in Papua (Indonesian New Guinea)
SHIAO-YU HONG, YUAN-HSUN SUN, HSIN-JU WU & CHAO-CHIEH CHEN Spatial distribution of the Tawny Fish Owl Ketupa flavipes shaped by natural and man-made factors in Taiwan
M. MONIRUL H. KHAN Population, breeding and threats to the White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis in Bangladesh
JOHN D. FARRINGTON, ZHANG XIULEI & ZHANG MIN The birds of the Longbao National Nature Reserve and surrounding basin, Yushu county, Qinghai, China
LI-HU XIONG & JIAN-JIAN LU Habitat specialisation in the Reed Parrotbill Paradoxornis heudei evidence from its distribution and habitat use
MIYUKI MASHIKO & YUKIHIKO TOQUENAGA Increasing variation in population size and species composition ratio in mixed-species heron colonies in Japan
P. C. RASMUSSEN & N. J. COLLAR Phenotypic evidence for the specific and generic validity of Heteroglaux blewitti
H. EDEN W. COTTEE-JONES, JOHN C. MITTERMEIER & DAVID W. REDDING The Moluccan Woodcock Scolopax rochussenii on Obi Island, North Moluccas, Indonesia: a 'lost' species is less endangered than expected
PER ALSTROM, GANG SONG, RUIYING ZHANG, XUEBIN GAO, PAUL I. HOLT, URBAN OLSSON & FUMIN LEI Taxonomic status of Blackthroat Calliope obscura and Firethroat C. pectardens
COLIN R. TRAINOR, STEPHEN J. S. DEBUS, JERRY OLSEN, JANETTE A. NORMAN & LES CHRISTIDIS Bonelliís Eagle Aquila fasciata renschi in the Lesser Sundas, Wallacea: distribution, taxonomic status, likely origins and conservation status
EARL OF CRANBROOK, GOH WEI LIM, LIM CHAN KOON & MUSTAFA ABDUL RAHMAN The species of white-nest swiftlets (Apodidae, Collocaliini) of Malaysia and the origins of house-farm birds: morphometric and genetic evidence
SOMSAK BUATIP, WANCHAMAI KARNTANUT & CORNELIS SWENNEN Nesting period and breeding success of the Little Egret Egretta garzetta in Pattani province, Thailand
SIMON P. MAHOOD, SÉBASTIEN DELONGLÉE, FLORIAN KLINGEL, FALK WICKER & RICHARD CRAIK The status of Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher Rhinomyias brunneatus in Vietnam
JOHN C. MITTERMEIER, H. EDEN W. COTTEE-JONES, ENDANG CHRISTINE PURBA, NOVA MAULIDINA ASHURI, EKA HESDIANTI & JATNA SUPRIATNA A survey of the avifauna of Obi island, North Moluccas, Indonesia

Short Notes
ASHOKA JAYARATHNA, SARATH W. KOTAGAMA & EBEN GOODALE The seasonality of mixed-species bird flocks in a Sri Lankan rainforest in relation to the breeding of the nuclear species, Orange-billed Babbler Turdoides rufescens
T. M. BRAILE & K. WINKER New distributional records of Philippine birds from Bohol, Mactan, Olango, Busuanga and Luzon islands
MERWYN FERNANDES & JAN WILLEM DEN BESTEN Some interesting breeding records for Pong Dam Wildlife Sanctuary, Himachal Pradesh, India
TARIQ MAHMOOD, SYED M. USMAN-UL-HASSAN, MUHAMMAD S. NADEEM & AMJAD R. KAYANI Population and diet of migratory Common Starlings Sturnus vulgaris wintering in agricultural areas of Sialkot district, Pakistan
EUN-MI KIM, CHANG-YONG CHOI & CHANG-WAN KANG Causes of injury and mortality of Fairy Pitta Pitta nympha on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea
A. MOHAMED SAMSOOR ALI, S. RAMESH KUMAR & P. R. ARUN House Crow Corvus splendens nesting on pylons, Kutch district, Gujarat, India
MARK R. BEZUIJEN New waterbird count data from the Heihe river in Gansu province, western China
SHAOBIN LI, WEIJUN PENG, CHENG GUO & XIN LU Breeding biology of the Small Snowfinch Pyrgilauda davidiana on the Tibetan plateau
NATARAJAN EZHILARASI & LALITHA VIJAYAN Nest, eggs and nest sites of the Andaman Crake Rallina canningi
TERESA M. PEGAN, JACK P. HRUSKA & JUSTIN M. HITE A newly described call and mechanical noise produced by the Black-and-crimson Pitta Pitta ussheri
HUGH L. WRIGHT, SOK KO, NET NORIN & SUM PHEARUN White-shouldered Ibis Pseudibis davisoni population size and the impending threat of habitat conversion

Errata

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Special early online paper publication:

A new species of lowland tailorbird (Passeriformes: Cisticolidae: Orthotomus) from the Mekong floodplain of Cambodia (Forktail 29: 1-14)

Supplementary Online Material
Sonograms etc
Mahood_et_al_Tailorbird_SOM_May_2013.pdf

Videos
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Recordings
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Cambodian Tailorbird  Orthotomus chaktomuk  © James Eaton / Birdtour Asia

Cambodian Tailorbird Orthotomus chaktomuk © James Eaton / Birdtour Asia