Common Sandpiper (Tringa hypoleucos)

Common Sandpiper (Tringa hypoleucos) The common sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) is a small Palearctic wader. This bird and its American sister species, the spotted sandpiper (A. macularia), make up the genus Actitis. The adult is 18–20 cm (7.1–7.9 in) long with a 32–35 cm (13–14 in) wingspan. It has greyish-brown upperparts, white underparts, short dark-yellowish legs […]

Chestnut-tailed Starling (Sturnia malabarica)

Chestnut-tailed Starling  Sturnia malabarica There are three subspecies of the Chestnut-tailed Starling: Sturnus malabaricus malabaricus: It is the nominate species. North-eastern India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and north-western Burma. Sturnus malabaricus nemoricola: Southern China (incl. Taiwan), Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Sturnus malabaricus blythii: Western Ghats in India. The adults have a total length of […]

Green-backed Flycatcher (Ficedula elisae)

 Green-backed Flycatcher (Ficedula elisae)  Scientific Name: Ficedula elisae Alternative Name: Chinese Flycatcher The green-backed flycatcher is a bird in the family Muscicapidae, which contains the Old World flycatchers. It was long considered to a subspecies of the narcissus flycatcher, but morphological and acoustical differences between the two indicate they are instead separate species. It breeds […]

Chinese egret, immigration bird Thailand

Chinese egret, immigration bird Thailand Egretta eulophotes Chinese egret or Swinhoe’s egret  is a threatened species of egret from east Asia. Chinese egret Egretta eulophotes A bird foraging on a shore while walking. Chinese egret, Single bird, side view. Chinese egret looking for food on the wet land. Non-breeding bird. Pacific Reef Heron VOICE: Chinese […]

Black-Backed Kingfisher, Thailand

 Black-Backed Kingfisher Ceyx erithaca  The Oriental dwarf kingfisher, also known as the black-backed kingfisher or three-toed kingfisher, is a species of bird in the family Alcedinidae. Scientific name: Ceyx erithaca Phylum: Chordata Closed up oriental dwarf kingfisher also known as Black Back Kingfisher black backed kingfisher Beautiful Oriental dwarf kingfisher black backed kingfisher or Three […]

Yi Peng Festival – Lanna Tradition

Yi Peng Festival Lanna Tradition – Northern Thailand The Yipeng or Dueanyi Festival comes from the word “yi” in Lanna referring to the “second lunar month” and “peng” means “full moon night”. Thus, “yipeng” refers to the full moon night/day of the second lunar month, which falls on the full moon period of the 12th […]