Tropical & Subtropical Grasslands

The open habitats of tropical Asia include grasslands, savanna and scrub... 

Family Glareolidae: Coursers, Pratincoles

Glareola maldivarum, 'Oriental Pratincole', (Florican Grasslands, Cambodia).

Family Upupidae: Hoopoe

Upupa epops, 'Eurasian Hoopoe', (Bhutan).

Family Laniidae: Shrikes

Lanius schach, 'Long-tailed Shrike'/'Rufous-backed Shrike' (Bhutan).

Family Pycnonotidae: Bulbuls

Pycnonotus cafer, 'Red-vented Bulbul', (Bhutan).

Family Muscicapidae: Old World Flycatchers

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.

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.