INDO-MALAYAN Tropical & Subtropical Dry (Deciduous) Forest
passerine birds

The incredible diversity and colour of the passerine or songbirds of the tropical Asian jungle...

Family Campephagidae: Cuckooshrikes

Pericrocotus cinnamomeus, 'Small Minivet', (Kulen Prontemp, Cambodia). Found from India, across south-east Asia to Java.

Family Dicruridae: Drongos

Family Cisticolidae: Cisticolas & Prinias

Prinia polychroa, 'Brown Prinia', (Kulen Prontemp, Cambodia).

Prinia rufescens, 'Rufescent Prinia', (Kulen Prontemp, Cambodia). Found throughout mainland south-east Asia.

Family Pycnonotidae: Bulbuls

Pycnonotus flaviventris, 'Black-crested Bulbul' (Khao Yai National Park, Thailand). Distinctive tall black crest. Bright surprised yellow eye with large black pupil. Sometimes a red throat patch is seen. Common throughout south-east Asia, especially in more open habitats. Found from India across south-east Asian mainland to Singapore.

Family Sittidae: Nuthatches

Sitta frontalis 'Velvet-fronted Nuthatch', (Kulen Prontemp, Cambodia).

Family Sturnidae: Starlings & Mynas

Family Muscicapidae: Old World Flycatchers, Chats

Copsychus fulicatus, 'Indian Robin', Lunugamvehera National Park, Sri Lanka). Found in open habitats across India and surrounding countries.

Saxicola caprata, 'Pied Bushchat' (Florican Grasslands, Cambodia). A widespread bird with many sub-species, distributed from the Middle East, through India, South-east Asia and to New Guinea.

Family Nectariniidae: Sunbirds

Cinnyris asiaticus, 'Purple Sunbird', (Tmatboey Lodge, Cambodia).

Family Chloropseidae: Leafbirds

Chloropsis aurifrons, 'Golden-fronted Leafbird' (Kulen Prontemp, Cambodia). Widespread throughout tropical Asia.

Family Motacillidae: Wagtails & Pipits

Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.