The incredible diversity and colour of the passerine or songbirds of the tropical Asian dry forest and open woodlands...
Oriolus xanthornus, 'Black-hooded Oriole', (Talangama, Sri Lanka).
Pericrocotus cinnamomeus, 'Small Minivet', (Kulen Prontemp, Cambodia). Found from India, across south-east Asia to Java.
Rhipidura javanica, 'Malaysian Pied Fantail'.
Lanius collurioides, 'Burmese Shrike'. Found in many habitats across mainland south-east Asia.
Prinia polychroa, 'Brown Prinia', (Kulen Prontemp, Cambodia).
Prinia rufescens, 'Rufescent Prinia', (Kulen Prontemp, Cambodia). Found throughout mainland south-east Asia.
Hirundo rustica, 'Barn Swallow'. The most widespread species of swallow in the world.
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.
Sitta frontalis 'Velvet-fronted Nuthatch', (Kulen Prontemp, Cambodia).
Leucopsar rothschildi, 'Bali Myna', 'Bali Starling'. Endemic to Bali. Rare; there may be less than 100 bird left in the wild.
Copsychus fulicatus, 'Indian Robin', Lunugamvehera National Park, Sri Lanka). Found in open habitats across India and surrounding countries.
Saxicola caprata, 'Pied Bushchat'. A widespread bird with many sub-species, distributed from the Middle East, through India, South-east Asia and to New Guinea.
Cinnyris asiaticus, 'Purple Sunbird'.
Cinnyris jugularis, 'Olive backed/Yellow-bellied Sunbird'. Common in many habitats, including dry forest and urban areas. Found in northern Australia, New Guinea and south-east Asia. However, this species is probably made up of many different species across it's range.
Chloropsis aurifrons, 'Golden-fronted Leafbird' (Kulen Prontemp, Cambodia). Widespread throughout tropical Asia.