Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

June 24, 2012

Ayutthaya Birds

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Coppersmith Barbet Country.

I only managed to make it to Ayutthaya today. I was going to Sukhothai but the busses were not very congenial. I caught a really slow bus this morning. It took me two and a half hours to go one hundred kilometers.

Ayutthaya stupa
Old stupa

There are heaps of old buildings around here.

Elephant ride
Tourists having elephant rides

And tourists on elephants.

Little egret
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinus)

I managed to photograph a Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnomomeus) in flight and get it out of focus.

Asian Openbill
Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans)

There are thousands of Asian Openbills around here. Them and Cattle Egrets can be seen a lot on the rice paddies.

Zebra Doves
Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata )

Javan Pond-Heron
Javan Pond-Heron (Ardeola speciosa)

Here is a Javan Pond-heron in breeding plumage.

Black Drongo
Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus)

Plain Prinia
Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata)

Asian Openbills up a tree
A tree full of Asian Openbills

Pied Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)

Javan Pond-heron and Asian Openbill
Javan Pond-heron and Asian Openbill

Coppersmith Barbet
Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)

Bird List Ayuthaya

Javan Pond-Heron
Red-collared Dove
Streak-eared Bulbul
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Asian Openbill (Anastomus oscitans)
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Cinnamon Bittern (Ixobrychus cinnomomeus)
Asian Openbill
Zebra Dove (Geopelia striata)
Red-wattled Lapwing
Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus)
Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata)
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)
Paddyfield Pipit (Antheus rufulus)
Black-winged Stilt
Black-crowned Night-heron
Coppersmith Barbet (Megalaima haemacephala)
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)

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