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


Family Oriolidae: Old World Orioles

(Talangama, Sri Lanka)

Oriolus xanthornus, 'Black-hooded Oriole'.

Family Campephagidae: Cuckooshrikes

(Kulen Prontemp, Cambodia)

Pericrocotus cinnamomeus, 'Small Minivet'. Found from India, across south-east Asia to Java.

Family Rhipiduridae: Fantails

(Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia)

Rhipidura javanica, 'Malaysian Pied Fantail'.

(Udawelawa, Sr Lanka)

Rhipidura aureola, 'White-browed Fantail'. Found in open habitats across tropical Asia.

Family Dicruridae: Drongos

Family Laniidae: Shrikes

(Kulen Prontemp, Cambodia)

Lanius collurioides, 'Burmese Shrike'. Found in many habitats across mainland south-east Asia.

Family Cisticolidae: Cisticolas & Prinias

(Kulen Prontemp, Cambodia)

Prinia polychroa, 'Brown Prinia'.

(Kulen Prontemp, Cambodia)

Prinia rufescens, 'Rufescent Prinia'. Found throughout mainland south-east Asia.

Family Hirundinidae: Martins & Swallows

Swallow (image by Damon Ramsey)Barn Swallow (Udawalawa National Park, Sri Lanka)

Hirundo rustica, 'Barn Swallow'. The most widespread species of swallow in the world.

Family Pycnonotidae: Bulbuls

(Khao Yai National Park, Thailand)

Pycnonotus flaviventris, 'Black-crested Bulbul'. 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

(Kulen Prontemp, Cambodia)

Sitta frontalis 'Velvet-fronted Nuthatch'.

Family Sturnidae: Starlings & Mynas

(Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia)

Leucopsar rothschildi'Bali Myna', 'Bali Starling'. Endemic to Bali. Rare; there may be less than 100 bird left in the wild.

Family Muscicapidae: Old World Flycatchers, Chats

(Lunugamvehera National Park, Sri Lanka)

Copsychus fulicatus, 'Indian Robin'. Found in open habitats across India and surrounding countries.

'Pied Bushchat' (image by Damon Ramsey)'Pied Bushchat' (Florican Grasslands, Cambodia)

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.

Family Nectariniidae: Sunbirds

sunbird-purple-sri-lanka-squared(Tmatboey Lodge, Cambodia)
sunbird-purple-juv-male-sri-lanka-squared(Sri Lanka)

Cinnyris asiaticus, 'Purple Sunbird'. Adult males may appear dark from a distance but close up and with good light are irridesent glossy black purple. As males grow from immature to adult they are blotchy, white with patches of purple. 

(Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia)

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.

Family Chloropseidae: Leafbirds

(Kulen Prontemp, Cambodia)

Chloropsis aurifrons, 'Golden-fronted Leafbird'. Widespread throughout tropical Asia.

Family Estrildidae: Estrildid Finches
Family Passeridae: Sparrows 
Family Motacillidae: Wagtails & Pipits

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