INDO-MALAYAN Tropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forest
birds

The beautiful and diverse birds of the tropical Asian jungle...

Family Phasianidae

Pavo muticus, 'Green Peafowl' (Cambodia). Disjunct population: found on the south-east Asian mainland, and Java.

Lophura nycthemera, 'Silver Pheasant' (Khao Yai National Park, Thailand). Found in mostly montane forest on south-east Asian mainland, north into southern China.

Family Columbidae: Pigeons

Columba torringtoniae'Sri Lanka Wood Pigeon'. Endemic to Sri Lanka (Horton Plains). Endemic to montane forest of Sri Lanka.

Treron sphenurus, 'Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon' males (Lampelri Gardens, Bhutan). Found in mountain rainforests on the south-east Asian mainland. 

Treron curvirostra'Thick-billed Pigeon' (Keosemia, Cambodia).

Macropygia unchall, 'Barred Cuckoo-Dove',  (Jigme Dorji National Park, Bhutan). Distinctive iridescent neck.

Chalcophaps indica, 'Emerald Dove', (Kithugala, Sri Lanka). Found throughout tropical Asia.

Family Cuculidae: Cuckoos

Cuculus optatus, 'Oriental Cuckoo'. (Khao Sok National Park, Thailand).

Family Podargidae: Frogmouths

Batrachostomus moniliger, 'Sri lankan/Ceylon Frogmouth' (Kithugal, Sri Lanka). Found in western Ghats of India and Sri Lanka.

Family Accipitridae: Eagles & Hawks

Nisaetus cirrhatus, 'Changeable/Crested Hawk-Eagle' (Kinabatangan River, Malaysia). As common name suggests, the colour and patterns vary. One of most distinctive features is the crest, however, not all individuals have this; (don't forget it's called 'changeable'). They are a commonly seen bird of prey and occur in many habitats, including the edge of the rainforest. There are many sub-species (or even species n a complex) across tropical Asia.

Haliastur indus, 'Brahminy Kite' (Kithugala, Sri Lanka).

Family Strigidae: Typical Owls

Ketupa ketupu'Buffy Fish Owl' (Kinabatangan River, Borneo, Malaysia).

Otus sunia, 'Oriental Scops Owl' (Kaeng Krachan, Thailand).


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