Birding 2 asia. Expert guided birding tours & free info on birdwatching in Asia.

Home   /   B2A reports   /   guiding   /   tours   /   articles   /   sounds   /   trip reports   /   locations   /   gallery   /   links   /   contact

 

Trip reports

 

Stijn De Win

 

Bali Myna 2010

 

Poyang Hu China '10

 

Wuyishan China '09

 

NE-India '09

 

Subic bay Philippines '08

 

Jomsom Nepal '07

 

India '07

 

Southern Thailand '06

 

Langtang Nepal '06

 

Sri Lanka 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We power your vacation

 

 

 

Asia photo gallery

 

 

North East India 17 April - 9 May 2009

By Henk Hendriks

 

SYSTEMATIC LIST OF OBSERVATIONS

 

PODICIPEDIDAE

Little Grebe Podiceps ruficollis

On 9-05 a total of 15 exx. observed at Dibru-Saikhowa.

 

PHALACROCORACIDAE

Indian Cormorant  Phalacrocorax fuscicollis

On 1-05 a single bird was observed on transit close to Kaziranga.

Little Cormorant  Phalacrocorax niger

Small numbers were observed on transit in the Assam Plains and common during the drives into Kaziranga NP.

Spot-billed Pelican  Pelecanus philippensis

A total of 30 exx on 2 dates in the central range of Kaziranga.

 

ANHINGIDAE

Oriental Darter  Anhinga melanogaster

On 18-04 2 exx at Sultanpur.

A total of 14 exx on 3 dates in Kaziranga.

On 09-05 1 ex at Dibru-Saikhowa

 

ARDEIDAE

Little Egret  Egretta garzetta

Small numbers in the Assam lowlands and up to 10 exx daily at Kaziranga and Dibru-Saikhowa.

Great Egret  Casmerodius albus

As previous species.

Intermediate Egret  Egretta intermedius

Single birds at Kaziranga and 4 exx on 09-05 at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Eastern Cattle Egret  Bubulcus coromandus

Commonly encountered in the plains of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea

On 18-04 a few at Sultanpur

A single bird on 1-05 in Kaziranga.

Purple Heron  Ardea purpurea

One or two birds daily at Kaziranga.

On 09-05 a single bird at Dibru-Saikhowa.

On 18-04 a few at Sultanpur

Indian Pond-Heron  Ardeola grayii

Up to 20 exx daily in the plains of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Black-crowned Night-Heron  Nycticorax nycticorax

On 18-04 3 exx at Sultanpur.

On 02-05 heard near our hotel, Kaziranga

On 08-05 2 exx Tinsukia and on 09-05 a single bird at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Striated Heron  Butorides striatus

On 09-05 6 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa

Black Bittern  Dupeter flavicollis

On 09-05 2 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa

Cinnamon Bittern  Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

On 01-05 a single bird near Tezpur

On 09-05 10 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Yellow Bittern  Ixobrychus sinensis

On 09-05 15 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa.

 

CICONIIDAE

Asian Openbill  Anastomus oscitans

On 19-04 20+ between Guwahati-Tezpur.

Up to 50 exx daily at Kaziranga.

On 09-05 4 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Painted Stork  Mycteria leucocephala

On 18-04 2 exx at Sultanpur

Woolly-necked Stork  Ciconia episcopus

On 02-05 2 exx at Kaziranga.

Black-necked Stork  Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus

On 18-04 1 ex at Sultanpur.

A total of 10 exx on 3 dates at Kaziranga.

Lesser Adjutant  Leptoptilos javanicus

On 19-04 10 exx at the Guwahati rubbish dump and a few on transit to Tezpur.

Up to 10 exx daily at Kaziranga.

On 04-05 1 ex near Rohing.

On 09-05 1 ex at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Greater Adjutant  Leptoptilos dubius

On 19-04 30+ at the Guwahati rubbish Dump.

On 03-05 2 exx between Kaziranga-Tinsukia.

 

THRESKIORNITHIDAE

Glossy Ibis  Plegadis falcinellus

On 18-04 1 ex at Sultanpur

Black-headed Ibis  Threskiornis melanocephalus

A few at Sultanpur

On 02-05 1 ex at Kaziranga

Indian Black (Red-naped) Ibis  Pseudibis papillosa

On 18-04 3 exx at Sultanpur.

 

ANATIDAE

Bar-headed Goose  Anser indicus

On 22-04 3 exx migrating over the road to the Sela Pass.

Fulvous Whistling-Duck  Dendrocygna bicolor

On 04-05 and 08-05 up to 30 exx along the Brahmaputra.

On 09-05 10+ at Dibru-Saikhowa

Lesser Whistling-Duck  Dendrocygna javanica

Common at Kaziranga, along the Brahmaputra and Dibru-Saikhowa.

Ruddy Shelduck  Tadorna ferruginea

On 22-04 8 exx along the road to the Sela Pass.

On 25-04 3 exx at the SelaPass.

Up to 10 exx daily at Kaziranga.

Comb Duck  Sarkidiornis melanotis

On 18-04 20+ at Sultanpur.

Garganey  Anas querquedula

4 exx at Sultanpur.

Northern Pintail  Anas acuta

On 09-05 1 at Dibru-Saikhowa

Northern Shoveler  Anas clypeata

2 exx at Sultanpur.

Indian Spot-billed Duck  Anas poecilorhyncha

Up to 10 exx along the Brahmaputra on 04 and 08-05.

On 09-05 10 ex at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Cotton Pygmy-Goose  Nettapus coromandelianus.

A total of 7 exx on 2 dates at Kaziranga.

 

ACCIPITRIDAE

Black-shouldered Kite  Elanus caeruleus

On 1-05 2 exx Kaziranga.

On 09-05 1 ex Dibru-Saikhowa

Black Kite  Milvus migrans

Rather scarce. Common on 19-04 at the Guwahati rubbish dump.

Small numbers in the Assam plains and a total of 17 exx on 3 dates in the Mishmi Hills. (On 07-05 10 exx)

Black-eared Kite  Milvus lineatus

A few identified at the Guwahati rubbish dump.

Shikra  Accipiter badius

Single birds on 02 and 03-05 in Kaziranga.

[Besra  Accipiter virgatus]

On 08-05 probably this species at Mishmi.

Northern Goshawk  Accipiter gentiles

On 08-05 1 ex Mishmi Hills.

Sparrowhawk  Accipiter nisus

On 27-04 1 ex near Lama Camp.

Crested Goshawk  Accipiter trivirgatus

On 27-04 1 ex and on 28-04 2 exx Eaglenest area.

Himalayan Buzzard  Buteo burmanicus

2 single birds in the Dirang area.

On 25-04 2 exx. near Lama Camp.

Oriental Honey-Buzzard  Pernis ptilorhynchus

On 18-04 2 exx at Sultanpur.

On 02-05 a single bird at Kaziranga.

On 06-04 6 exx and on 08-04 4 exx at the Mishmi Hills.

Crested Serpent Eagle  Spilornis cheela

A total of 3 exx in the Kaziranga area.

On 05-05 a single bird at Mishmi.

On 10-05 a single bird near Tinsukia.

Rufous-bellied Eagle  Lophotriorchis kienerii

On 27-04 1 imm. above Bhompu, Eaglenest.

Booted Eagle  Hieraaetus pennatus

On 18-04 1 ex at Sultanpur.

Mountain Hawk-Eagle  Nisaetus nipalensis

A total of 4 exx on 4 dates at Eaglenest.

On 06-05 1 ex at Mishmi Hills.

Changeable Hawk-Eagle  Nisaetus limnaeetus

A total of 6 exx on 3 dates at Kaziranga.

Black Eagle  Ictinaetus malayensis

Single birds on 2 dates in the Dirang area.
Daily up to 4 sightings in the Eaglesnest area.

Single birds daily at Mishmi Hills.

Grey-headed Fish-Eagle  Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus

A total of 10 exx on 3 dates at Kaziranga.

Pallas's Fish-Eagle  Haliaeetus leucoryphus

Single birds on 3 dates at Kaziranga.

White-rumped Vulture  Gyps bengalensis

A single bird on 09-05 at Dibru-Saikhowa was the only observation.

Slender-billed Vulture  Gyps tenuirostris

A group of 15 exx on 09-05 at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Himalayan Griffon Vulture  Gyps himalayensis

On 05-05 1 ex and on 08-05 2 exx at the Mayodia Pass, Mishmi.

 

FALCONIDAE

Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus

On 25-04 1 ex on transit from Dirang to Lama Camp.

On 09-05 3 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Oriental HobbyFalco severus

On 09-05 1 ex at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Amur FalconFalco amurensis

On 07-05 possibly this species lower slopes of Mishmi Hills.

On 08-05 1 ex passed by at close range over our lodge at Mishmi.

Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

On 08-05 1 ex Mishmi Hills.

 

PHASIANIDAE

Grey FrancolinFrancolinus pondicerianus

A few observed at Sultanpur on 18-04.

Swamp FrancolinFrancolinus gularis

A total of 6 exx on 3 dates at kaziranga. Some nice views.

Snow PartridgeLerwa lerwa

On 24-04 at least 6 exx right at the SelaPass (4200 m.)

Some great views in the scope.

Hill PartridgeArborophila torqueola

Commonly heard at Eaglenest and Mishmi.

On 24-04 1 ex Dirang area h.

Chestnut-breasted PartridgeArborophila mandelii

Regularly heard at Eaglenest and Mishmi Hills.

On 29-04 I got great views of one bird after a joint action of the entire

crew. This species is considered Vulnerable by Birdlife International.

Rufous-throated PartridgeArborophila rufogularis

Heard at Eaglenest and Mishmi Hills.

Red JunglefowlGallus gallus

Heard at the lower part of the Eaglenest area.

Heard and seen daily at Kaziranga.

On 10-05 heard at Digboi.

Himalayan MonalLophophorus impejanus

On 24-04 1 ex observed in the scope at The Sela Pass.

Grey Peacock-PheasantPolyplectron bicalcaratum

On 28 and 30-04 heard at Eaglenest. Mainly around the Sessni area.

Kalij PheasantLophura leucomelanos

A total of 10 exx on 3 dates at Eaglenest.

On 04-05 1 ex at Mishmi Hills.

Indian PeafowlPavo cristatus

Observed at Sultanpur.

 

TURNICIDAE

Barred ButtonquailTurnix suscicator

On 09-05 2 exx flushed at Dibru-Saikhowa

 

GRUIDAE

Sarus CraneGrus antigone

On 18-04 1 pair at Sultanpur.

 

RALLIDAE

Black-tailed CrakeAmaurornis bicolour

On 20-04 nice views in the scope of 1 bird in the SangtiValley.

Several more birds were heard.

White-breasted Waterhen  Amaurornis phoenicurus

Observed at Kaziranga.

Brown CrakeAmaurornis akool

On 18-04 1 ex at Sultanpur.

WatercockGallicrex cinerea

On 09-05 1 ex flew by at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Grey-headed SwamphenPorphyrio poliocephalus

On 03-05 20+ between Kaziranga and Tinsukia.

Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus

On 02-05 1 ex at Kaziranga.

On 03-05 20+ between Kaziranga and Tinsukia.

Observed at Sultanpur.

Common Coot Fulica atra

Observed at Sultanpur.

 

JACANIDAE

Pheasant-tailed JacanaHydrophasianus placidus

On 09-05 10+ at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Bronze-winged JacanaMetopidius indicus

On 19-04 3 exx between Guwahati and Tezpur.

Daily up to 10 at Kaziranga.

On 09-05 a few at Dibru-Saikhowa.

 

GLAREOLIDAE

Small PratincoleGlareola lacteal

On 01-05 4 exx on transit between Eaglenest and Kaziranga

 

CHARADRIIDAE

Red-wattled LapwingVanellus indicus

Regularly observed in the Assam plains.

Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulva

On 08-05 50+ on sandbanks at the Brahmaputra river crossing.

Lesser SandploverCharadrius mongolus

On 08-05 10+ on sandbanks at the Brahmaputra river crossing.

Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

On 08-05 4 exx on sandbanks at the Brahmaputra river crossing.

Long-billed PloverCharadrius placidus

On 20-04 1 ex along the river in the Sangti valley.

 

SCOLOPACIDAE

Common GreenshankTringa nebualaria

Single birds at Kaziranga, along the Brahmaputra and Dibru-Saikhowa.

Green SandpiperTringa ochropus

On 18-04 1 ex at Sultanpur.

On 02-05 3 exx at Kaziranga.

Wood SandpiperTringa glareola

On 18-04 10+ at Sultanpur

Common RedshankTringa totanus

On 01-05 a single bird at Kaziranga.

On 04-05 a group of 10 exx along the Brahmaputra.

On 09-05 2 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos

On 04-05 4 exx and on 08-05 2 exx along the Brahmaputra.

On 09-05 5 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii

On 02-05 1 ex at Kaziranga.

 

RECURVIROSTRIDAE

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

On 18-04 10+ at Sultanpur.

 

ROSTRATULIDAE

Greater Painted SnipeRostratula benghalensis

On 09-05 1 ex at Dibru-Saikhowa

 

LARIDAE

Brown-headed GullLarus brunnicephalus

On 08-05 20+ along the Brahmaputra.

 

STERNIDAE

Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida

On 03-05 4 exx at Kaziranga

On 09-05 30+ at Dibru-Saikhowa.

 

COLUMBIDAE

Snow PigeonColumba leuconota

On 24-04 3 exx at the SelaPass.

Speckled Wood PigeonColumba hodgsonii

On 06-05 15 exx upper part of Mishmi Hills.

Ashy Wood PigeonColumba pulchricollis

On 26-04 1 ex near Lama Camp.

Oriental Turtle DoveStreptopelia orientalis

Daily recorded in the Dirang area.

Red-collared DoveStreptopelia tranquebarica

On 01-05 1 ex Kaziranga.

On 09-05 recorded in small numbers at Dibru-Saikhowa.

On 10-05 4 exx at Digboi.

Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensis

Observed throughout.

Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto

On 18-04 observed at Sultanpur.

Barred Cuckoo-DoveMacropygia unchall

On 26-04 1 ex EaglenestPass.

On 29-04 5 exx between Bhompu and Sessni.

Single birds on 2 dates in the Mishmi Hills.

Emerald DoveChalcophaps indica

Single birds SangtiValley, Eaglenest, Kaziranga, Mishmi Hills + Digboi.

Pin-tailed Green-PigeonTreron apicauda

Twice a single bird at Eaglenest below Sesni/Khellong.

Orange-breasted Green-PigeonTreron bicinctus

On 09-05 1 pair at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Wedge-tailed Green-PigeonTreron sphenurus

Single birds on 2 dates at Eaglenest.

Yellow-footed Green-PigeonTreron phoenicopterus

Common at Sultanpur and up to 5 exx daily at Kaziranga.

3 exx. on 2 dates at the Mishmi Hills.

Green Imperial PigeonDucula aenea

Observed in small numbers at Kaziranga and Dibru-Saikhowa.

Mountain Imperial PigeonDucula badia

A total of 16 exx on 3 dates in the Eaglenest area.

 

PSITTACIDAE

Blossom-headed ParakeetPsittacula roseate

A total of 6 exx on 2 dates at Kaziranga.

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameri

Common at Sultanpur.

A few observed at Kaziranga.

Alexandrine ParakeetPsittacula eupatria

Daily 5 to 10 exx at Kaziranga.

On 09-05 4 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Red-breasted Parakeet Psittacula alexandri

Common at Kaziranga. On 10-05 10+ at Digboi.

CUCULIDAE

Large Hawk CuckooCuculus sparverioides

Recorded on 16 dates. Many heard and at least 5 exx seen well.

Whistling (Hodgsons) Hawk CuckooCuculus nisicolor

Heard on 4 dates in the Eaglenest area. On 28-04 excellent and close views of 1 bird.

Also heard on 2 dates in the Mishmi Hills.

Indian CuckooCuculus micropterus

Heard on 15 dates and twice actually seen.

Common CuckooCuculus canorus

Heard on 15 dates and at least 9 birds seen.

Himalayan(Oriental) CuckooCuculus saturatus

Heard on 13 dates and at least 3 exx seen.

Lesser CuckooCuculus poliocephalus

Heard on 10 dates and Stijn was the only one who saw it.

Asian Emerald CuckooChrysococcyx maculates

On 30-04 4 exx below Khellong, Eaglenest.

On 06-05 1 ex Mishmi Hills.

Plaintive CuckooCacomantis merulinus

On 03-05 1 ex at the entrance of Kaziranga.

Square-tailed Drongo-CuckooSurniculus lugubris

On 02-05 4 exx at Kaziranga.

Commonly heard at the lower part of Mishmi Hills and at least 5 seen well.

Asian KoelEudynamys scolopaceus

Common in the lowlands.

Green-billed MalkohaRhopodytes tristis

On 03-05 1 ex at Kaziranga.

On 10-05 1 ex at Digboi.

Lesser CoucalCentropus bengalensis

A few at Kaziranga and Dibru-Saikhowa.

Greater CoucalCentropus sinensis

More common than previous species.

 

STRIGIDAE

Mountain Scops-OwlOtus spilocephalus

Heard on 4 nights in the Bhompu area, Eaglenest.

Brown Wood-OwlStrix leptogrammica

On 27-04 1 ex flushed between Khellong and Bhompu.

Himalayan Wood-OwlStrix nivicola

On 26/27-04 heard near Lama camp.

Collared OwletGlaucidium brodiei

Heard on 10 dates throughout this trip.

Asian Barred OwletGlaucidium cuculoides

Twice a single bird at Kaziranga.

On 05-05 1 ex at Mishmi Hills and on 10-05 1 ex at Digboi.

Spotted OwletAthene brama

On 18-04 2 exx at Sultanpur.

On 01-05 2 exx Kaziranga and on 08-05 1 ex near Roing.

 

PODARGIDAE

Hodgsons FrogmouthBatrachostomus hodgsoni

On 28-05 1 ex spotlighted below Khellong, Eaglenest.

 

CAPRIMULGIDAE

Grey NightjarCaprimulgus jotaka

Heard every night at our hotel in Dirang and at Lama camp.

In the early morning of 24-04 we had 2 exx in the headlights of our car

near Dirang.

APODIDAE

Himalayan SwiftletCollocalia brevirostris

On 25-05 a large flock (100+) near Dirang.

A total of 18 exx on 3 dates in the Mishmi Hills.

Little SwiftApus affinis

On 19-04 10 exx near Guwahati.

Pacific (Fork-tailed) SwiftApus pacificus

Recorded on 7 dates, mainly in the Dirang and Eaglenest area.

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutus

On 29-04 3 exx between Bhompu and Sessni, Eaglenest.

Silver-backed NeedletailHirundapus cochinchinensis

On 27-07 6 exx Eaglenest.

On 04 and 05-05 10 and 4 exx at the Mishmi Hills.

Asian Palm-SwiftCypsiurus balasiensis

On 19-02 2 exx near Guwahati and a few daily at Kaziranga.

On 08-05 5 exx near the Brahmaputra.

On 09-05 10 exx Dibru-Saikhowa.

 

TROGONIDAE

Red-headed TrogonHarpactes erythrocephalus

On 28 and 30-04 1 lower down Eaglesnest area.

On 04-05 1 ex heard at lower part of Mishmi Hills and on 07-05 1 seen at Mishmi Hills.

Ward's TrogonHarpactes wardi

Great views of a very responsive female along the Mandala Road on 21-04.

On 27-04 another female was seen between Lama Camp and Bhompu.

On 07-05 and 08-05 1 pair was observed at Mishmi Hills. (2250 m.alt.)

 

ALCEDINIDAE

White-throated KingfisherHalcyon smyrnensis

Regularly encountered in the Assam lowland areas.

Crested KingfisherCeryle lugubris

On 25-04 2 exx along a river between Dirang and Lama camp.

On 28 and 30-04 2 exx along the DoimaraRiver, Eaglenest area.

Pied KingfisherCeryle rudis

Single birds at Kaziranga and on 09-05 5 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Blyth's KingfisherAlcedo herculus

On 30-04 1 ex along the DoimaraRiver. (700 m.alt.)

This bird was seen brieflyperched on a rock in the river and later flew

upstream.

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis

1 ex near Guwahati and single birds along the Brahmaputra and Digboi.

 

MEROPIDAE

Little Green Bee-eaterMerops orientalis

Single birds at Kaziranga.

Chestnut-headed Bee-eaterMerops leschenaultia

A total of 7 exx on 3 dates at Kaziranga.

Blue-tailed Bee-eaterMerops philippinus

A total of 5 exx on 2 dates at Kaziranga.

Blue-bearded Bee-eaterNyctiornis athertoni

Twice a single bird at Kaziranga.

 

CORACIIDAE

Black-billed RollerCoracias affinis

Common in the Assam plains.

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

Twice a single bird at Kaziranga.

 

UPUPIDAE

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

Common at Sultanpur.

 

BUCEROTIDAE

Oriental Pied HornbillAnthracoceros albirostris

On 10-05 1 ex at Digboi.

Great Pied HornbillBuceros bicornis

On 20-04 1 ex near Nameri.

On 28-04 2 exx below Khellong.

On 02-05 1 ex Kaziranga.

Rufous-necked HornbillAceros nipalensis

A total of 17 exx on 3 dates in the Eaglenest area. Some great views.

Wreathed HornbillAceros undulates

On 28-04 2 exx along the DiomaraRiver, Eaglenest area.

Indian Grey Hornbill Tockus birostris

On 18-04 2 exx at Sultanpur.

 

CAPITONIDAE

Great BarbetMegalaima virens

Commonly recorded in the hill areas. Heard almost dailyand regularly seen as well.

Lineated BarbetMegalaima lineate

On 19-04 1 ex seen at a roadside stop between Guwahati and Tezpur.

Heard and seen at Kaziranga, Dibru-Saikhowa and 1 at Digboi.

Golden-throated Barbet Megalaima franklinii

Recorded on 5 days at Eaglesnest and on 3 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Some birds gave excellent views.

Blue-throated Barbet Megalaima asiatica

On 28-04 2 exx around 700m. in the Eaglenest area.

Heard and seen at Kaziranga, Dibru-Saikhowa and Digboi.

On  07-05 4 exx lower area of Mishmi Hills.

Coppersmith BarbetMegalaima haemacephala

Common at Sultanpur.

Recorded daily at Kaziranga and also heard at Dibru-saikhowa and Digboi.

 

PICIDAE

Speckled PiculetPicumnus innominatus

On 07-05 1 ex lower part of Mishmi Hills.

White-browed PiculetSasia ochracea

On 30-04 2 exx Eaglenest.

On 07-05 1 ex at Mishmi Hills.

Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Dendrocopus canicapillus

On 01-05 1 ex Kaziranga.

Fulvous-breasted WoodpeckerDendrocopos macei

On 02-05 3 exx at Kaziranga.

Rufous-bellied WoodpeckerDendrocopos hyperythrus

On 21-04 1 ex and on 23-04 2 exx along the Mandala Road, Dirang area.

Darjeeling WoodpeckerDendrocopos darjellensis

Single birds observed on 3 dates at Eaglenest.

Single birds observed on 2 dates in the Mishmi Hills.

Rufous Woodpecker Microptemus brachyurus

On 04-05 1 ex at Mishmi Hills.

Streak-throated WoodpeckerPicus xanthopygaeus

Single birds on 3 dates at Kaziranga.

Lesser YellownapePicus chlorolophus

On 01-05 1 ex at Kaziranga.

On 10-05 1 ex at Digboi.

Grey-faced (headed) Woodpecker  Picus canus ssp. hessei

On 30-04 heard Eaglenest area.

Single birds seen on 2 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Black-rumped Flameback Dinopium benghalense

On 18-04 2 exx Sultanpur.

On 19 and 20-04 single birds on transit between Guwahati-Tezpur and

Tezpur to Tenga.

On 03-05 1 ex near Kaziranga.

Greater FlamebackChrysocolaptes lucidus

On 30-04 1 ex at the river Doimara, Eaglenest area.

Bay WoodpeckerBlythipicus pyrrhotis

Regularly heard and also 4 seen on 2 dates in the Eaglenest area.

Heard and twice a single bird seen at Mishmi Hills.

Pale-headed WoodpeckerCecinulus grantia

On 20-04 one male gave great views between Tezpur and Dirang.

On 07-05 another ex. was seen at Mishmi Hills.

 

EURYLAIMIDAE

Long-tailed BroadbillPsarisomus dalhousiae

On 29-04 2 exx and on 30-04 3 exx at Eaglenest.

 

PITTIDAE

Blue-naped PittaPitta nipalensis

On 02-05 a pair of this enigmatic species gave superb views in a gulley in

a tea garden near Kaziranga. The male was perched in full view for 30

seconds at a distance of less than 10 meters.! Highlight of the trip.

On 03-05 a female was photographed from the jeep on a track in

Kaziranga, during a game drive in the park.

 

ALAUDIDAE

Bengal BushlarkMirafra assamica

On 19-04 2 exx at the Guwahati Rubbish Dump.

Oriental SkylarkAlauda gulgula

On 04-05 2 exx along the shore of the Brahmaputra.

 

HIRUNDINIDAE

Grey-throated Sand MartinRiparia chinensis

Common at Kaziranga and Dibru-Saikhowa.

Also observed on transit in the lowlands and along the Brahmaputra.

Barn SwallowHirundo rustica

Up to 10 exx at Kaziranga.

Wire-tailed SwallowHirundo smithii

Observed at Sultanpur.

Nepal House-MartinDelichon nipalense

On 22 and 24-04 20+ along the road to the SelaPass.

 

MOTACILLIDAE

Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea

On 20-04 2 ex. near Dirang.

On 27-04 1 ex Eaglenest area.

Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola ssp. citreola

A single bird at Guwahati Rubbish Dump.

A total of 10 exx on 3 dates at Kaziranga.

On 09-05 7 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa

Black-backed (Tibetan) Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola ssp.calcarata

On 03-05 1 ex at Kaziranga.

On 09-05 1 ex at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Himalayan WagtailMotacilla alba ssp.alboides

On 20-04 2 ex. along the river at the SangtiValley.

On 24-04 2 exx along the road to the SelaPass.

White WagtailMotacilla alba ssp.dukhunensis

On 04-05 1 ex along the BrahmaputraRiver.

Paddyfield PipitAnthus rufulus

On 19-04 2 exx near Guwahati.

A few at Kaziranga and on 08-05 2 exx along the Brahmaputra.

Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoni

Observed throughout the trip.

Rosy PipitAnthus roseatus

On 20-04 10 exx at the SangtiValley.

On 22 and 24-04 5 to 10 exx in fields along the road to the SelaPass.

On 04-05 3 exx near the Brahmaputra.

 

CAMPEPHAGIDAE

Large Cuckoo-ShrikeCoracina macei

Single birds on 2 dates in Kaziranga.

Black-winged Cuckoo-ShrikeCoracina melaschistos

On 25-04 2 exx near Lama Camp, Eaglenest.

On 06 and 07-05 a total of 3 exx Mishmi Hills.

Large WoodshrikeTephrodornis gularis

On 07-05 1 ex Mishmi Hills.

Bar-winged Flycatcher-ShrikeHemipus picatus

On 28-04 2 exx between Sessni and Khellong.

Small Minivet Pericrocotus cinnamomeus

On 18-04 3 exx at Sultanpur.

Grey-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris

On 21-04 2 exx near Dirang.

Single birds seen on 3 dates at Eaglenest.

Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus

Observed in the Dirang area. A total of 20 exx on 4 dates.

On 25-04 10 exx near Lama Camp.

On 05-06 1 ex Mishmi Hills.

Short-billed MinivetPericrocotus brevirostris

On 21-04 4 exx along the Mandala Road, Dirang area.

On 30-04 1 ex near Bhompu.

A total of 4 exx on 2 dates Mishmi Hills.

Scarlet MinivetPericrocotus speciosus

On 27 and 29-04 a few at the lower stretches of Eaglenest.

Daily a few in the Kaziranga area.

On 07-05 2 exx lower part of Mishmi Hills.

 

PYCNONOTIDAE

Striated BulbulPycnonotus striatus

Single birds along the Mandala Road, Dirang area.

Common and daily recorded at Eaglesnest.

A total of 13 exx on 3 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Black-crested BulbulPycnonotus flaviventris

On 02-05 1 ex Kaziranga.

Red-whiskered BulbulPycnonotus jocosus

A few near Tezpur on 20-04.

Common near Kaziranga, Dibru-Saikhowa and Digboi.

Also recorded at lower elevations Mishmi Hills.

Red-vented BulbulPycnonotus cafer

Commonly recorded. Seen on 15 days.

 

White-throated BulbulAlophoixus flaveolus

On 28-04 1 ex near Khellong and on 30-04 2 exx Doimara

river, Eaglenest area.

On 02-05 6 exx tea garden Kaziranga.

On 07-05 3 exx lower part of Mishmi Hills.

Ashy BulbulHemixos flavala

On 07-05 2 exx lower part of Mishmi Hills.

Mountain BulbulHypsipetes mcclellandii

Daily up to 10 exx at Eaglenest.

Himalayan Black BulbulHypsipetes leucocephalus

Common in the hilly regions. Recorded on 15 dates.

 

CHLOROPSEIDAE

Orange-bellied LeafbirdChloropsis hardwickii

On 29 and 30-04 4 and 1 ex between Bhompu and Sessni, Khellong.

A total of 4 exx on 3 dates at Mishmi Hills.

 

CINCLIDAE

Brown DipperCinclus pallasi

On 22-04 2 exx above Dirang on the way to SelaPass.

On 30-04 a single bird observed along the DoimaraRiver, Eaglenest.

 

TROGLODYTIDAE

Winter WrenTroglodytes troglodytes ssp.nipalensis

On 22-04 heard at SelaPass. On 24-04 at least 6 exx seen at the Sela

Pass (4200 m.alt.). This is the dark nipalensis race.

 

PRUNELLIDAE

Alpine AccentorPrunella collaris

On 22 and 24-04 3 and 6 exx at the SelaPass.

Rufous-breasted AccentorPrunella strophiata

A total of 9 exx on 4 dates in the Dirang area.

 

TURDIDAE

Blue-capped Rock ThrushMonticola cinclorhynchus

A total of 4 exx on 3 dates in the Dirang area.

On 01-05 1 ex Eaglenest.

Chestnut-bellied Rock ThrushMonticola rufiventris

A total of 23 exx on 8 dates in the hilly regions.

Plain-backed ThrushZoothera mollissima

On 24-04 1 pair at the SelaPass.

Small-billed Scaly ThrushZoothera dauma

On 21-04 2 exx. along the Mandala Road.

White-collared BlackbirdTurdus albocinctus

A total of 13 exx on 3 dates in the Dirang area, mainly along the Mandala

Road.

Grey-winged BlackbirdTurdus boulboul

A total of 4 exx on 2 dates along the Mandala Road, Dirang area.

Blue Whistling-ThrushMyophonus caeruleus

Common in the Dirang area, Eaglenest and Mishmi Hills.

Lesser Shortwing Brachypteryx leucophrys ssp.nipalensis

On 29-04 2 exx seen between Bhompu and Sessni.

Also heard on 2 more dates.

On 05-05 1 ex observed at Mishmi Hills.

White-browed ShortwingBrachypteryx Montana

On 26 and 27-04 a male was seen in the area around EaglenestPass.

Heard on 2 dates at Mishmi Hills

Rusty-bellied ShortwingBrachypteryx hyperythra

On 06-05 1 ex observed at Mishmi Hills.

On 07-05 1 ex and on 08-05 2 different birds were heard.

[Gould's ShortwingHeteroxenicus stellatus]

On 25-04 Peter Lobo briefly saw this species just below Lama Camp.

We did not succeed in taping it in.

 

CISTICOLIDAE

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

On 19-04 2 exx near Guwahati.

A few at Kaziranga and common at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Plain PriniaPrinia inornata

On 18-04 a few at Sultanpur.

On 01-05 1 ex at Kaziranga.

Black-throated PriniaPrinia atrogularis ssp.atrogularis

This is a split from the Hill Prinia Prinia superciliarus

Daily a few seen and heard at Eaglenest.

Ashy PriniaPrinia socialis ssp.stewarti

On 02-05 2 exx At Kaziranga

Grey-breasted PriniaPrinia hodgsonii

On 02-05 2 exx at Kaziranga.

On 08-05 10 exx in the Brahmaputra area.

Yellow-bellied PriniaPrinia flaviventris ssp.flaviventris

On 02 and 03-05 3/4 exx at Kaziranga.

On 09-05 10 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa.

 

SYLVIIDAE

Chestnut-headed TesiaTesia castaneocoronata

On 22-04 heard along the SelaPass road.

On 26 and 27-04 2 and 3 exx seen at Eaglenest. Regularly heard.

On 05-05 1 ex seen at Mishmi Hills.

Slaty-bellied Tesia Tesia olivea

Seen and heard on 3 dates at Eaglenest. Perfect views.

On 07-05 1 ex observed at Mishmi Hills.

Grey-bellied TesiaTesia cyaniventer

Only heard on 3 dates at Eaglenest.

Heard and one seen in the Mishmi Hills.

Hume's Bush Warbler Cettia (acanthizoides) brunnescens

On 23-04 1 ex seen near the pass of Mandala Road, Dirang.

On 26-04 heard and on 27-04 great views of 1 ex. near EaglenestPass.

Brownish-flanked Bush WarblerCettia fortipes

Recorded on 14 dates. Dirang area, Eaglenest and Mishmi Hills.

Grey-sided Bush WarblerCettia brunnifrons ssp.muroides

Heard on 6 dates and on 21-04 1 ex seen well along the Mandala Road.

On 05-05 1 ex at Mishmi Hills.

Russet Bush Warbler Bradypterus mandelli

Single birds on 2 dates seen along the Mandala Road.

On 22-04 1 ex observed along the SelaPass road. A few more heard.

Indian Reed WarblerAcrocephalus brunnescens

On 03-05 1 ex at Kaziranga.

On 08-05 1 ex near the Brahmaputra.

Thick-billed WarblerPhragmaticola aedon

On 01-05 1 ex at Kaziranga.

Mountain TailorbirdOrthotomus cuculatus

Heard on 2 dates in the Dirang area.

Heard and 1 seen on 3 dates in the Eaglenest area.

Daily heard and a few seen at Mishmi Hills.

Common TailorbirdOrthotomus sutorius

On 19-04 2 exx near Guwahati.

On 10-05 1 ex at Digboi.

Dark-necked Tailorbird Orthotomus atrogularis

On 10-05 1 ex at Digboi.

Tickell's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus affinis

On 20-04 2 exx near Dirang.

On 21-04 5 exx along the Mandala Road.

On 07-05 1 ex Mishmi Hills.

Buff-barred WarblerPhylloscopus pulcher

A total of 7 exx on 2 dates along the Sela pass road.

On 27-04 a single bird at Eaglenest.

On 05-05 a single bird at Mishmi Hills.

Mandelli's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus (humei) mandellii

On 23-04 heard along the Mandala Road.

Ashy-throated WarblerPhylloscopus maculipennis

A total of 5 exx on 2 dates along the Mandala Road.

A total of 7 exx on 3 dates in the Eaglenest area.

On 05-05 2 exx at Mishmi Hills.

(Simla) Lemon-rumped WarblerPhylloscopus chloronotus ssp.chloronotus

A total of 5 exx on 2 dates along the Mandala and SelaPass road.

On 27-04 a single bird at Eaglenest.

Greenish WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloides ssp.trochiloides

Single birds on 2 dates in the Mishmi Hills.

Large-billed Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus magnirostris

Regularly heard along the Mandala and SelaPass road. 2 exx seen well.

On 05-05 1 ex seen at Mishmi Hills.

(Southern) Blyth's Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus reguloides

Common.Recorded on 10 dates in the Dirang area, Eaglenest and Mishmi.

Yellow-vented WarblerPhylloscopus cantator

On 30-04 2 exx between Sessni and Khellong.

On 07-05 3 exx seen at Mishmi Hills.

Grey-hooded WarblerPhylloscopus xanthoschistos

Single birds seen along the Mandala Road and Eaglenest (2 dates)

Whistler's WarblerSeicercus whistleri

Recorded on 8 dates along the Mandala/Sela Pass road, Eaglenest and

the higher areas of Mishmi Hills. Locally common.

Grey-cheeked WarblerSeicercus poliogenys

A total of 26 exx on 4 dates at Eaglenest.

A total of 20 exx on 3 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Chestnut-crowned WarblerSeicercus castaniceps

On 21-04 a single bird along the Mandala Road.

On 25 and 28-04 a single bird at Eaglenest.

Rufous-faced WarblerAbroscopus albogularis

On 30-04 2 exx below Khellong. Eaglenest area.

On 07-05 1 ex Mishmi Hills.

Yellow-bellied WarblerAbroscopus superciliaris

A single bird at Eaglenest and Mishmi Hills.

Black-faced Warbler Abroscopus schisticeps ssp.flavimentalis

On 21-04 6 exx and on 23-04 2 exx along the Mandala Road.

On 24-04 1 ex along the SelaPass road.

On 25-04 4 exx near Lama Camp. Eaglenest.

A total of 7 exx on 3 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Broad-billed WarblerTickellia hodgsoni

On 21-04 2 exx along the Mandala Road.

On 30-04 a single bird between Sessni and Khellong.

A total of 3 ex. on 2 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Striated GrassbirdMegalurus palustris

On 19-04 3 exx near Guwahati and a single bird at Kaziranga on 01-05.

On 04 and 08-05 2 exx and 10 exx near the Brahmaputra.

On 09-05 10+ at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Lesser WhitethroatSylvia curruca

On 18-04 1 ex at Sultanpur.

 

MUSCICAPIDAE

Dark-sided FlycatcherMuscicapa sibirica

Regularly recorded in the Dirang area (Mandala Road), Eaglenest and 1

ex. at Mishmi Hills on 07-05. A total of 23 exx on 8 dates.

Ferruginous FlycatcherMuscicapa ferruginea

Single birds on 27 and 29-04 at Eaglenest, near Bhompu and Sessni.

Slaty-backed FlycatcherFicedula hodgsonii

On 21-04 1 ex along the Mandala Road.

Orange-gorgetted FlycatcherFicedula strophiata

A total of 14 exx in the Dirang area, mainly along the Mandala Road.

On 05-05 2 exx Mishmi Hills.

Red-throated FlycatcherFicedula albicilla

Twice a male near Sessni, Eaglenest.

White-gorgetted FlycatcherFicedula monileger

On 28-04 1 ex between Sessni C Khellong.

On 06-05 1 ex. Mishmi Hills.

Little Pied FlycatcherFicedula westermanni

A total of 6 exx on 4 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Ultramarine FlycatcherFicedula superciliaris

A total of 6 exx on 3 dates in the Dirang area, mainly along Mandala

Road. On 25-04 1 ex near Lama Camp.

Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor

A total of 4 exx on 3 dates in the Dirang area.

Sapphire FlycatcherFicedula sapphire

On 25-04 great views of a near Lama Camp.

On 27-04 a near Bhompu.

Verditer FlycatcherEumyias thalassina

Common in the hilly regions. Recorded on 13 dates.

Large NiltavaNiltava grandis

On 27-04 1 male near Bhompu.

On 05 and 06-05 2 exx at Mishmi Hills

Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae

On 28-04 2 exx near Sessni.

A total of 7 exx on 3 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Rufous-bellied NiltavaNiltava sundara

Single birds on 6 dates in the Dirang area and Eaglenest.

On 06-05 4 exx Mishmi Hills.

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher

On 04 and 07-05 2 singing lower part of Mishmi Hills.

Pale-chinned FlycatcherCyornis poliogenys

On 01-05 1 ex heard at Kaziranga.

Pale Blue FlycatcherCyornis unicolor

A total of 7 exx on 3 dates in the area between Bhompu and Khellong.

On 07-05 1 ex Mishmi Hills.

Blue-throated FlycatcherCyornis rubeculoides

On 27-04 1 ex Eaglenest.

Grey-headed Canary-FlycatcherCulicicapa ceylonensis

Single birds along the Mandala Road.

A total of 10 exx on 3 dates at Eaglenest.

On 05-05 2 ex at Mishmi Hills.

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica

On 18-04 4 exx at Sultanpur.

Indian Blue RobinLuscinia brunnea

On 20-04 1 male near Dirang and on 22-04 1 male along the SelaPass road.

On 24-04 heard along the SelaPass road.

Golden Bush-RobinTarsiger chrysaeus

A total of 5 exx. on 2 dates along the SelaPass road.

On 23-04 1 ex. along the Mandala road.

White-browed Bush-RobinTarsiger indicus

On 23-04 twice a female along the Mandala Road.

On 26-04 heard and on 27-04 1 near Bhompu, Eaglenest area.

Oriental Magpie RobinCopsychus saularis

Scattered observations in the lowlands.

White-rumped ShamaCopsychus malabaricus

On 07-05 1 ex at Mishmi Hills.

On 10-05 2 exx at Digboi.

Indian RobinSaxicoloides fulicata

On 18-04 a few at Sultanpur.

Hodgson's RedstartPhoenicurus hodgsoni

On 21-04 1 ex along the Mandala Road.

Blue-fronted RedstartPhoenicurus frontalis

A total of 10 exx on 3 dates in the Dirang area.

White-capped Redstart Chaimarrornis leucocephalus

A total of 11 exx in the Dirang area. Also on transit in the mountains.

White-bellied RedstartHodgsonius phaenicuroides

On 30-04 superb views of a male near Khellong, Eaglenest area. Rare.

Plumbeous RedstartRhyacornis fuliginosus

As for White-capped Redstart.

White-tailed RobinCinclidium leucurum

Regularly heard in the Dirang area and Eaglenest.

On 21-04 1 ex seen along the Mandala Road.

On 07-05 heard Mishmi Hills and on 05 and 08-05 1 ex seen.

Blue-fronted RobinCinclidium frontale

Regularly heard along the Mandala Road, Eaglenest and Mishmi Hills.

On 21-04 1 ex taped in along the Mandala Road which gave brief but

good views. On 27-04 astonishing views of a singing just above Bhompu.

Grandala Grandala coelicolor

On 22-04 good views of at least 4 exx (3 males + 1 female) of this most wanted

species right at the SelaPass.

On 24-04 again 4 birds in the same area.

Slaty-backed ForktailEnicurus immaculatus

A total of 5 exx on 2 dates in the Eaglenest area.

Spotted ForktailEnicurus maculates

On 20-04 2 exx near Dirang.

On 28-04 1 ex Eaglenest.

Purple CochoaCochoa purpurea

On 27-04 we observed a male between EaglenestPass and Bhompu. (finally)

We had good views in the scope.

On 05 and 08-05 heard at Mishmi Hills.

Siberian StonechatSaxicola maura

On 18-04 2 exx at Sultanpur.

Pied BushchatSaxicola caprata

On 18-04 observed at Sultanpur.

Jerdon's BushchatSaxicola jerdoni

On 09-05 a pair at Dibru-Saikhowa gave great views.

Grey BushchatSaxicola ferrea

Daily up to 6 exx In the Dirang area.

 

RHIPIDURIDAE

White-throated FantailRhipidura albicollis

Small numbers recorded on 8 dates in the hill region.

Yellow-bellied Fantail Rhipidura hypoxantha

Up to 10 exx daily in the Dirang area (Mandala Road) and Eaglenest.

 

TIMALIIDAE

Bhutan LaughingthrushTrochalopteron imbricatum

A total of 31 exx on 8 dates in the Dirang and Eaglenest area.

Scaly Laughingthrush Trochalopteron subunicolor

A total of 4 exx on 3 dates at Eaglenest.

Blue-winged LaughingthrushTrochalopteron squamatus

Heard on 3 dates at Eaglesnest. Single birds seen on 26 and 27-04.

On 30-04 2 exx seen near Sessni.

Single birds seen on 3 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Chestnut-crowned (Red-headed Laughingthrush)

Trochalopteron erythrocephalus nigrimentum

A total of 24 exx on 6 dates in the Dirang and Eaglesnest area.

On 05 and 06-05 2 exx and 1 ex at Mishmi Hills.

Black-faced Laughingthrush Trochalopteron affinis

A total of 14 exx on 4 dates along the Mandala and SelaPass road.

Rufous-chinned laughingthrush Lanthocincla rufogularis

The mystery laughingthrush heard and tape recorded on 29-04 below

Bhompu, turned out to be this species

Spotted LaughingthrushLanthocincla ocellata

On 21-04 a single bird along the Mandala Road.

On 23-04 fantastic, close views of a pair, next to the road, Mandala pass.

On 24-04 a single bird along the Sela Pass Road.

Chestnut-backed LaughingthrushDryonastes nuchalis

On 10-05 good views of a single bird at Digboi.

Rufous-necked LaughingthrushDryonastes ruficollis

On 02-05 3 exx tea garden near Kaziranga.

On 08-05 1 ex in scrub along the Brahmaputra.

On 09-05 2 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa and on 10-05 10 exx at Digboi.

Grey-sided LaughingthrushDryonastes caerulatus

On 21-04 2 exx. and on 23-04 1 ex along the Mandala Road.

On 24-04 a single bird along the SelaPass road.

A total of 6 exx on 2 dates at Eaglenest area.

A total of 7 exx at 2 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Striated LaughingthrushGrammatoptila striata

A total of 8 exx on 3 dates at Eaglenest.

A total of 11 exx on 4 dates at Mishmi Hills.

White-throated LaughingthrushGarrulax albogularis

Single birds on 2 dates along the Mandala Road.

On 24-04 3 exx along the Sela Pass Road.

On 27-04 4 exx between Lama Camp and Bhompu.

White-crested Laughingthrushgarrulax leucolophus

Heard a few times at Eaglenest. A total of 9 exx on 2 dates.

On 07-05 5 exx at Mishmi Hills.

Lesser Necklaced LaughingthrushGarrulax monileger

On 30-04 4 exx near Khellong, Eaglnest.

Heard on 2 dates at Mishmi Hills.

On 10-05 6 exx at Digboi.

Greater Necklaced LaughingthrushGarrulax pectoralis

On 28-04 1 ex seen between Bhompu and Sessni, Eaglenest.

Crimson-faced Liocichla Liocichla phoenicea

On 20-04 1 ex. near Dirang.

A total of 5 exx. on 3 dates at Eaglesnest. Below Bhompu.

Heard on 2 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Bugun Liocichla Liocichla bugunorum

In the afternoon of 25-04 1 ex briefly seen in a gully near Lama Camp.

In the morning of 26-04 great views of a vocal pair in the same area.

Later a different bird was observed nearby.

Abbott's BabblerMalacocincla abbotti

On 09-05 2 exx Dibru-Saikhowa.

Puff-throated Babbler Pellorneum ruficeps

On 02 and 03-05 2 exx at the Mishmi Hills.

Marsh Babbler Pellorneum palustre

On 09-05 we heard several birds and glimpsed 2 exx, before I had

extremely close views of 1 bird in the grasslands of Dibru-Saikhowa.

White-browed Scimitar BabblerPomatorhinus schisticeps

On 02-04 twice heard in the tea garden, Kaziranga.

Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis

Regularly heard in the Dirang area (Mandala Road and Sela Pass Rd.) and

on 23-4 I saw 2 exx along the Mandala Rd.

Also heard at Eaglesnest and a total of 7 exx seen on 3 dates in this area.

Heard on 05-5 and a single bird seen on 06-05 at Mishmi Hills.

Large Scimitar BabblerPomatorhinus hypoleucos

On 29-04 1 ex observed between Bhompu and Sessni, Eaglenest.

On 07-05 heard at Mishmi Hills.

Coral-billed Scimitar BabblerPomatorhinus ferruginosus

On 30-04 briefly heard at Eaglenest.

Heard on 07 and 08-05 at Mishmi Hills. Too far unfortunately.

Red-billed Scimitar BabblerPomatorhinus ochraceiceps

On 28 and 30-04 single birds seen at Eaglenest.

On 04-05 3 exx and on 07-05 2 exx in a bamboo patch, Mishmi Hills.

We had good and lengthy views in the scope.

Slender-billed Scimitar BabblerXiphirhynchus superciliaris

On 21-04 1 bird gave good views at MandalaPass.

Twice heard at Eaglenest.

On 05-05 heard at Mishmi Hills and on 07-05 superb, close views of a very

responsive bird at Mishmi Hills.

Long-billed Wren-BabblerRimator malacoptilus

On 28-04 excellent views of this species below Bhompu, Eaglenest area.

Also heard on 2 other dates.

Streaked Wren-BabblerNapothera brevicaudata

On 30-04 1 ex heard at Eaglenest.

Scaly-breasted Wren-Babbler Pnoepyga albiventer

On 21-04 heard along the Mandala Rd.

Pygmy Wren-BabblerPnoepyga pusilla

Commonly heard at Eaglenest and Mishmi Hills. Several birds seen well.

Sikkim Wedge-billed Wren BabblerSphenocichla humei

On 29-04 1 ex seen very well at Eaglenest.

Cachar Wedge-billed Wren BabblerSphenocichla roberti

Single birds were seen on 3 dates at Mishmi Hills. One bird even perched

right in the open on a rock, just next to the road.

Rufous-throated Wren Babbler Spelaeornis caudatus

Recorded on 4 dates in the Eaglenest area. Twice a single bird gave good views.

Mishmi Wren BabblerSpeleaornis badeigularis

This enigmatic species was seen on 2 consecutive days in the Mishmi Hills.

The second day I was able to take some photos of this species.

Bar-winged Wren Babbler Speleaornis troglodytoides

A very responsive pair was observed on 21-04 at Mandala pass.

Also heard on 26-04 in the Eaglenest area.

Spotted Wren BabblerSpeleaornis formosus

On 26-04 1 ex was briefly heard at Eaglenest but did not respond.

On 06-05 great views of a very responsive bird at Mishmi Hills.

Rufous-capped BabblerStachyris ruficeps

Recorded on 10 dates on this trip.

Golden BabblerStachyris chrysaea

A total of 30+ exx on 3 dates at Eaglenest.

A total of 7 exx on 3 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Grey-throated BabblerStachyris nigriceps

On 28-04 heard near Khellong. Eaglesnest area.

Pin-striped Tit BabblerMacronous gularis

Daily heard at Kaziranga and Dibru-Saikhowa.

On 10-05 1 ex observed at Digboi.

Chestnut-capped BabblerTimalia pileata

On 02-05 4 exx at Kaziranga.

On 09-05 2 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Yellow-eyed BabblerChrysomma sinense

On 02-05 1 ex. at Kaziranga.

Jerdon's BabblerChrysomma altirostre

On 09-05 1 ex seen well at Dibru-Saikhowa. A few more were heard.

Slender-billed Babbler Turdoides longirostris

On 02-05 4 exx at Kaziranga. More were heard but very skulky.

Striated BabblerTurdoides earlei

On 01-05 5 exx and on 02-05 2 exx at Kaziranga

On 09-05 4 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Large Grey Babbler Turdoides malcolmi

On 18-04 a flock at Sultanpur.

Jungle Babbler Turdoides striatus

On 18-04 observed at Sultanpur.

Fire-tailed Myzornis Myzornis pyrrhoura

On 24-04 extended views of a along the upper part of the SelaPass

Road.

Silver-eared MesiaLeiothrix argentauris

On 20-04 2 exx between Tezpur and Dirang.

A total of 30+ on 3 dates in the area below Bhompu, Eaglenest area.

On 07-05 5 exx Mishmi Hills.

Red-billed LeiothrixLeiothrix lutea

On 21-04 2 exx and on 23-04 1 ex along the Mandala Rd.

A total of 5 exx on 3 dates in the upper part (above Bhompu) of

Eaglenest.

Himalayan Cutia Cutia nipalensis

On 25-05 5 exx near Lama Camp, Eaglenest.

Also heard on another 3 dates in the Eaglesnest area and on 30-04 we

observed another 2 exx between Bhompu and Sessni.

On 04-05 heard and on 06-05 4 exx seen at Mishmi Hills.

Black-headed Shrike-BabblerPteruthius rufiventer

On 26-04 we taped in a male, which gave exceptional fine and close views.

White-browed Shrike-BabblerPteruthius flaviscapis

On 21-04 a pair along Mandala Rd.

On 26 and 27-04 heard at Eaglenest and on 29-04 2 exx seen.

A total of 4 exx on 3 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Green Shrike-BabblerPteruthius xanthochlorus

Single birds seen on 21 and 23-04 along Mandala Rd.

On 26-04 3 exx at Eaglenest and heard on 27-04.

Black-eared Shrike-BabblerPteruthius melanotis

A total of 4 exx on 3 dates at Eaglenest.

Single birds on 05 and 07-05 at Mishmi Hills.

Indian White-hooded BabblerGampsorhynchus rufulus

On 28-04 heard at Eaglenest and on 30-04 2 exx of this bamboo loving

species seen well near Khellong.

On 04-05 2 exx and on 07-05 4 exx in a large bamboo patch, Mishmi Hills.

Rusty-fronted BarwingActinodura egertoni

On 21-04 2 exx along the Mandala Rd. and on 24-04 2 exx Sela Pass Rd.

A total of 25 exx on 3 dates in the Eaglenest area.

A total of 17 exx on 4 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Streak-throated BarwingActinodura waldeni ssp.deflaensis

On 26-04 1 ex. and 27-04 4 exx at Eaglenest.

Blue-winged SivaSiva cyanouroptera ssp.cyanouroptera

On 21-04 5 exx along the Mandala Rd.

A total of 17 exx on 6 dates in the Eaglenest area.

On 05-05 4 exx at Mishmi Hills

Chestnut-tailed MinlaMinla strigula ssp.yunnanensis

A total of 25 exx on 4 dates in the Dirang area.

A total of 26 exx on 3 dates in the Eaglenest area.

On 05-05 4 exx at Mishmi Hills.

Red-tailed MinlaMinla ignotincta

On 21-04 5 exx and on 23-04 2 exx along Mandala rd.

A total of 8 exx on 3 dates in the Eaglenest area.

Golden-breasted FulvettaAlcippe chrysotis ssp.chrysotis

On 21-04 6 exx and on 23-04 4 exx along the Mandala Rd.

A total of 10 exx on 3 dates in the Eaglenest area.

On 05-05 2 exx at Mishmi Hills.

Yellow-throated FulvettaAlcippe cinerea

A total of 45 exx on 4 dates in the Eaglenest area.

A total of 50+ on 4 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Rufous-winged FulvettaAlcippe castaneceps

A total of 21 exx on 5 dates in the Eaglenest area.

On 05-05 4 exx at Mishmi Hills.

Ludlows (Brown-throated) FulvettaAlcippe ludlowi

A total of 12 exx on 4 dates in the Dirang area.

On 26-04 a single bird near Eaglenest pass.

On 05-05 a single bird at Mishmi Hills.

Manipur FulvettaAlcippe manipurensis

On 05-05 3 exx of this restricted species near MayodiaPass, Mishmi.

Nepal FulvettaAlcippe nipalensis ssp.nipalensis

A total of 3 exx on 2 dates at Eaglenest.

A total of 4 exx on 2 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Rufous-backed Sibia Heterophasia annectens

A total of 6 exx on 3 dates at Eaglenest.

On 07-05 2 exx at Mishmi Hills.

Long-tailed SibiaHeterophasia picaoides

Up to 20 exx daily in the lower parts of the Eaglenest areas.

Beautiful Sibiaheterophasia pulchella ssp.nigroaurita

Common. Recorded on 15 dates on this trip.

Striated YuhinaYuhina castaniceps ssp.rufigenis

On 07-05 4 exx at Mishmi Hills

White-naped Yuhina Yuhina bakeri

A total of 8 exx on 3 dates at Eaglenest. All below Bhompu/Sessni.

A total of 19 exx on 4 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Whiskered YuhinaYuhina flavicollis

Recorded on 11 dates in the Dirang area, Eaglenest and Mishmi Hills

Stripe-throated YuhinaYuhina gularis ssp.gularis

A total of 13 exx on 2 dates in the Dirang area.

A total of 6 exx on 2 dates at Eaglenest.

On 05-05 4 exx. at Mishmi Hills.

Rufous-vented YuhinaYuhina occipitalis

A total of 50+ on 4 dates in the Dirang area.

A total of 16 exx on 2 dates at Eaglenest.

Black-chinned Yuhina Yuhina nigrimenta

A total of 13 exx on 4 dates in the Eaglenest area.

 

PARADOXORNITHIDAE

Brown Parrotbill Cholornis unicolor

On 26-04 fantastic views of 2 exx near EaglenestPass.

Black-breasted ParrotbillParadoxornis flavirostris

On 09-05 a few heard and at least 2 different bird seen.

One bird gave excellent views eventually.

Black-throated ParrotbillParadoxornis nipalensis

On 23-04 2 exx along the Mandala Rd.

On 27-04 2 exx Eaglenest and on 30-04 50+(!!) near Khellong.

On 05-05 4 exx Mishmi Hills.

Greater Rufous-headed ParrotbillPsittiparus ruficeps

On 25-04 1 ex and on 30-04 2 exx Eaglenest.

On 04-05 3 exx at Mishmi Hills.

Lesser Rufous-headed Parrotbill Psittiparus atrosuperciliaris

On 20-04 5 exx during a road stop between Tezpur and Dirang.

On 30-04 2 exx at Eaglenest.

On 07-5 2 exx at Mishmi Hills.

 

AEGITHALIDAE

Black-throated TitAegithalos concinnus

On 20-04 2 exx during a road stop between Tezpur and Dirang.

On 25-04 2 exx near Lama Camp, Eaglenest.

A total of 5 exx on 3 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Rufous-fronted TitAegithalos iouschistos

On 22-04 2 exx along the Sela Pass Rd.

On 26-04 2 exx Eaglenest.

 

PARIDAE

Coal TitParus ater

A total of 6 exx on 3 dates in the Dirang area.

Grey-crested TitLophophanes dichrous ss.dichrous

On 23-04 4 exx along the Mandala Rd.

Rufous-vented TitParus rubiventris

On 22-04 4 exx along the SelaPass rd.

Grey (Cinereous) Tit parus cinereus ssp.nipalensis

Up to 3 exx daily in the Kaziranga area.

On 09-05 2 exx Dibru-Saikhowa and on 10-05 4 exx at Digboi.

Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus

A total of 50 exx recorded on 8 dates in the Dirang and Eaglenest area.

Yellow-cheeked TitParus spilonotus

A total of 8 exx on 5 dates in the eaglesnest area.

A total of 11 exx on 3 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus

On 21-04 1 ex along the Mandala Rd.

A total of 3 exx on 2 dates at Eaglenest.

On 05-05 2 exx at Mishmi Hills

Fire-capped TitCephalopyrus flammiceps

On 21-04 1 male along the Mandala Road. (Jan-Hein only)

Sultan Tit Melanochlora sultanea

A total of 22 exx on 3 dates lower part of the Eaglenest area.

SITTIDAE

White-tailed NuthatchSitta himalayensis

On 23-04 1 ex along the Mandala rd.

A total of 4 exx on 3 dates at Eaglenest area.

On 05-05 1 ex at Mishmi Hills.

Chestnut-bellied NuthatchSitta cinnamoventris

On 30-04 2 exx at the viewpoint of the Doimara river, Eaglenest.

Beautiful NuthatchSitta Formosa

29 april was an exceptional day for this species. While birding along the

road between Bhompu to Sessni, Eaglenest, we observed no less than 7 birds.

On 06-05 we observed 2 exx at Mishmi Hills. Also heard the next day.

 

CERTHIIDAE

Rusty-flanked TreecreeperCerthia nipalensis

On 21-04 1 ex along the Mandala Rd.

 

NECTARINIIDAE

Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica

On 18-04 a few at Sultanpur.

On 20-04 1 ex between Guwahati and Tezpur.

Mrs. Goulds Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae ssp.isolata

Recorded on 7 dates in the Dirang and Eaglenest area.

Green-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga nipalensis ssp.nipalensis

Recorded on 12 dates. Very common in the EaglenestPass area.

Black-throated Sunbird Aethopyga saturate ssp.assamensis

On 20-04 a single bird between Tezpur and Dirang.

A total of 4 exx on 3 dates in the lower part of the Eaglenest area.

On 07-05 4 exx at Mishmi Hills.

Crimson Sunbird Aethopyga siparaja ssp.labecula

On 19-04 2 exx near Guwahati.

On 10-05 2 exx at Digboi.

Fire-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga ignicauda

On 22-04 at least 3 males and on 24/6 birds along the Sela Pass Rd.

Streaked Spiderhunter Arachnothera magna

On 20-04 3 exx between Tezpur and Dirang during a road stop.

A total of 12 exx on 4 dates at Eaglenest.

A total of 8 exx on 3 dates at Mishmi Hills.

Little Spiderhunter Arachnothera longirostra

On 28-04 3 exx below Khellong.

 

DICAEIDAE

Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker Dicaeum melanoxanthum

On 21-04 a single bird along the Mandala Rd.

On 25-04 a single bird between Lama Camp and Bhompu, Eaglenest.

Yellow-vented Flowerpecker Dicaeum chrysorrheum

On 02-05 1 ex Kaziranga.

Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker Dicaeum cruentatum

A total of 4 exx on 2 dates at Kaziranga.

On 10-05 2 exx Digboi.

Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus

On 21-04 1 ex along the Mandala Rd.

A total of 8 exx on 5 dates at Eaglenest.

A total of 3 exx on 2 dates at Mishmi Hills.

 

ZOSTEROPIDAE

Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus

On 21-04 4 exx along the Mandala Rd.

A total of 4 exx on 3 dates at Kaziranga.

 

ORIOLIDAE

Indian Oriole Oriolus kundoo

On 18-04 2 exx at Sultanpur.

Black-hooded Oriole Oriolus xanthornus

Twice a single bird observed at Kaziranga.

Maroon Oriole Oriolus traillii

A total of 7 exx observed on 3 dates at Eaglenest. More were heard.

On 08-05 3 exx at Mishmi Hills.

 

IRENIDAE

Asian fairy Bluebird Irene puella

On 28-04 2 exx at the Doimara river.

 

LANIIDAE

Long-tailed ShrikeLanius schach ssp.tricolor

A total of 10 exx on 5 dates in the Dirang area.

Single birds near Bhompu and Lama Camp.

Grey-backed ShrikeLanius tephronotus

Twice a single bird along the road to SelaPass. Lower area.

Twice a single bird near Bhompu.

A total of 4 exx.on 3 dates in the Mishmi Hills.

Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus

A single bird was present next to our lodge at Kaziranga.

On 04-05 1 ex near Roing.

On 10-05 3 exx. at Digboi.

 

DICRURIDAE

Black DrongoDicrurus macrocercus ssp.albrictus

Common in the lowlands.

Ashy DrongoDicrurus leucophaeus ssp.hopwoodi

Recorded in the Dirang and Eaglenest area.

Bronzed DrongoDicrurus aeneus

A total of 11 exx on 3 dates in the lower parts of Eaglenest.

Crow-billed DrongoDicrurus annectans

On 29-04 2 exx identified near Sessni.

Lesser Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus remifer

A total of 8 exx on 3 dates in the lower parts of Eaglenest

Hair-crested DrongoDicrurus hottentottus

Observed on 2 dates at Kaziranga.

Greater Racket-tailed DrongoDicrurus paradiseus ss. Grandis

On 02-05 1 ex Kaziranga.

On 04 2 exx and 08-05 1 ex lower part of Mishmi Hills.

 

ARTAMIDAE

Ashy WoodswallowArtamus fuscus

On 19-04 2 exx near Guwahati.

On 27-04 2 exx near DoimaraRiver, Eaglenest area.

A few daily at Kaziranga.

On 09-05 4 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa and on 10-05 10 exx at Digboi.

 

CORVIDAE

Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius ssp.interstinctus

On 23-04 1 ex along the Mandala Rd.

Yellow-billed Blue-MagpieUrocissa flavirostris ssp. flavirostris

On 21-04 2 exx and on 13-04 1 ex along the Mandala Rd.

Heard on 2 dates at EaglenestPass.

On 05-05 2 exx at Mishmi Hills.

Common Green MagpieCissa chinensis

Heard on 2 dates in the area below Sessni.

Rufous TreepieDendrocitta vagabunda ssp.vagabunda

A total of 8 exx on 3 dates in the Kaziranga area.

On 09-05 2 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Grey TreepieDendrocitta formosae ssp.himalayensis

On 21-04 4 exx along the Mandala Rd.

A total of 6 exx on 2 dates at Eaglenest.

On 08-05 3 exx at Mishmi Hills.

On 10-05 common at Digboi.

Collared Treepie Dendrocitta frontalis

Single birds on 04-05 and 08-05 at Mishmi Hills.

On 09-05 1 ex at Digboi.

Spotted NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactes ssp.macella

A total of 17 exx during 2 visits to Mandala Rd.

On 25 and 26-04 2 exx near Lama Camp, Eaglenest

Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

A total of 10 exx during 2 visits to the SelaPass area.

Alpine (Yellow-billed) ChoughPyrrhocorax graculus

On 24-04 1 ex along the Sela Pass Rd.

House CrowCorvus splendens

Observed in the lowlands

Eastern Jungle CrowCorvus (macrorhynchos) levaillanti

Observed in the Kaziranga area, near Tinsukia and Dibru-Saikhowa.

Large-billed Crow Corvus (macrorhynchos) japonensis

Daily observed in the Dirang area.

 

STURNIDAE

Common Hill Myna Gracula religiosa ssp.peninsularis

Single birds on 20-04 between Tezpur C Dirang, on 01-05 near Kaziranga,

And on 10-05 near Digboi.

Jungle MynaAcridotheres fuscus

On 20-04 10+ between Tezpur and Dirang.

On 03-05  10+ between Kaziranga and Dibrugarh.

On 09-05 common at the edge of Dibru-Saikhowa.

White-vented MynaAcridotheres grandis

On 01 and 02-05 10+ Kaziranga area.

On 10-05 1 ex at Digboi.

Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus

On 03-05 2 exx between Kaziranga and Dibrugarh.

Common Myna Acridotheres tristis

Common in the lowland areas.

Asian Pied StarlingGracupica contra

Observed around Delhi, Guwahati, Kaziranga, Dibru-Saikhowa.

Chestnut-tailed StarlingSturnia malabarica

A total of 16 on 2 dates in the Kaziranga area.

On 04-05 4 exx and on 08-05 20 exx near Roing.

On 09-05 4 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa.

 

PLOCEIDAE

Eastern Baya WeaverPloceus (philippinus) burmanicus

On 01-05 5 exx at Kaziranga.

On 09-05 4 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa.

 

ESTRILDIDAE

White-rumped MuniaLonchura striata ssp.acuticauda

On 07-05 7 exx and on 08-05 10 exx lower areas of Mishmi Hills.

On 09-05 4 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa.

Scaly-breasted MuniaLonchura punctulata ssp.subundulata

On 08-05 1 ex near Roing.

 

EMBERIZIDAE

Little BuntingEmberiza pusilla

On 20-04 1 ex at the SangtiValley, Dirang.

Black-faced BuntingEmberiza spodocephala

On 09-05 at least 2 exx at Dibru-Saikhowa.

 

FRINGILLIDAE

Plain Mountain Finch  Leucosticte nemoricola

On 23-04 50+ at Mandala Pass.

Common Rosefinch  Carpodacus erythrinus ssp.roseatus

On 22-04 1 male along the Sela Pass Rd.

On 25-04 1 ex and on 26-04 10 exx Lama Camp, Eaglenest.

Himalayan White-browed Rosefinch  Carpodacus thura

On 22 and 24-04 2 exx along the Sela Pass Rd.

Yellow-breasted Greenfinch  Carduelis spinoides

On 25-04 20+ between Dirang andMunna.

Brown Bullfinch  Pyrrhula nipalensis

On 21-04 2 exx along the Mandala Rd.

On 25-04 4 exx at Lama Camp, Eaglenest.

Grey-headed Bullfinch  Pyrrhula erythaca

On 21-04 7 exx along the Mandala Rd.

Collared Grosbeak  Mycerobas affinis

On 23-04 2 along the Mandala Rd.

Spot-winged Grosbeak  Mycerobas melanozanthos

On 27-04 1 ex at EaglenestPass.

Gold-naped Finch  Pyrrhoplectes epaulette

A total of 6 exx on 3 dates in the Lama Camp area.

Crimson-browed Finch  Propyrrhula subhimachala

On 21-04 1 along the Mandala Rd.

Scarlet Finch  Haematospiza sipahi

On 25-04 1 female at Lama Camp.

On 06-05 2 males and on 07-05 1 pair at Mishmi Hills.

 

PASSERIDAE

House Sparrow  Passer domesticus

A few observed in the Kaziranga area.

On 08-05 3 exx at Roing.

Sind Sparrow  Passer pyrrhonotus

On 18-04 excellent views of a pair at Sultanpur.

Russet Sparrow  Passer rutilans

On 20-04 10+ near Dirang.

On 23-04 4 exx along the Mandala Rd.

On 24-04 10+ along the Sela Pass Rd.

On 27-04 3 exx Eaglenest.

Tree Sparrow  Passer montanus

Common in the lowlands.

 

A total of 476 recorded of which 10 species only heard

 

LIST OF OBSERVED MAMMALS

 

Compiled by Jan Hein van Steenis

 

Indian Elephant Elephas maximus

Heard at Eaglenest and seen daily at Kaziranga.

Rhesus Monkey Macaca mulatta

2 exx at Bhalukpong and 1 ex at Tezpur

Assamese Macaque Macaca assamensis

1 ex at Kohora and a single at Mishmi Hills

Arunachal Macaque Macaca munzala

A total of 6 exx (5+1) on 2 dates at Eaglenest

Western Hoolock Gibbon  Hylobates hoolock

Mishmi Hills: many heard, 2 males and 1 female seen

Himalayan Striped Squirrel Tamiops mcclellandii

Mandala Road, Dirang

Orange-bellied Himalayan Squirrel Dremomys lokriah

Mandala Road, Dirang

Himalayan Hoary-bellied Squirrel callosciurus pygerythus

A single one at Eaglenest

Indian Rhinoceros Rhinoceros unicornis

Common at Kaziranga.

Dhole (Asiatic wild dog) Cuon alpinus

1 on the track at Eaglenest.

Wild Boar Sus scrofa

A few at Kaziranga

Nilgau Boselaphus tragocemelus

A few at Sultanpur

Hog Deer Axis porcinus

Common at Kaziranga

Swamp Deer (Barasingha) Cervus duvaucelii

Common at Kaziranga

Sambar Cervus unicolor

A single at Kaziranga

Indian Muntjac (Barking Deer) Muntiacus muntjak

Heard once at Eaglenest

2 exx at Digboi

Water Buffalo Bubalus bubalis

Common at Kaziranga and Dibru-Saikhowa

Bharal (Blue Sheep) Pseudois nayaur

2 exx at the SelaPass.

 

 

Trip report by Henk Hendriks.- hhendriks@onsmail.nl

 

 

Stijn De Win / Birding2asia.com has published this information page on 23 August 2009.

Copyright  Birding2asia.com All rights reserved.