Asia Large Song Birds

On this page you will find (medium to) large song birds photographed by me in at Bali (Indonesia) and in Thailand and Malaysia.

You can scroll down to see all photo's or you can click on the underlined English name in the list (link) to see the respective photo.

  1. Asian Koel - Indische KoŽl
  2. Greater Coucal - Chinese Spoorkoekoek
  3. Blue-tailed Bee-eater - Blauwstaartbijeneter
  4. Indian Roller - Indische Scharrelaar
  5. Dollarbird - Dollarvogel
  6. Oriental (Paddyfield) Pipit - Ladangpieper
  7. Amur Wagtail - Witte Kwikstaart
  8. Black-headed Bulbul - Zwartkop-buulbuul
  9. Black-crested Bulbul - Goudborst-buulbuul
  10. Red Whiskered Bulbul - Roodoor-buulbuul
  11. Sooty-headed Bulbul - Roetkop-buulbuul
  12. Stripe-throated Bulbul - Vlekkeel-buulbuul
  13. Yellow-vented Bulbul - Wenkbrauwbuulbuul
  14. Streak-eared Bulbul - Blanford-buulbuul
  15. Blue Rock Thrush - Blauwe Rotslijster
  16. Chestnut-crowned Laughing-thrush - Roodkop-lijstergaai
  17. Black-backed Sibia - Ekstersibia
  1. Oriental Magpie-robin - Daya-lijster
  2. Mangrove Whistler - Mangrovefluiter
  3. Black-naped Oriole - Chinese Wielewaal
  4. Asian Fairy Bluebird - Indische Blauwrug
  5. Brown Shrike - Bruine Klauwier
  6. Long-tailed Shrike - Langstaartklauwier
  7. Grey-backed Shrike - Tibetaanse Klauwier
  8. Black Drongo - Zwarte Drongo
  9. Ashy Drongo - Grijze Drongo 
  10. Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Vlaggendrongo
  11. Asian Glossy Starling - Maleise Purperspreeuw
  12. White-vented Myna - Grote Maina
  13. Javan Myna - Javaanse Maina
  14. Common Myna - Treurmaina
  15. Bali Myna - Bali-spreeuw
  16. Black-collared Starling - Zwartkraagspreeuw
  17. Asian Pied Starling - Eksterspreeuw

Asian Koel
Indische KoŽl
Klong Muang Beach, Krabi, Thailand
22 January 2013

This is the male. The female is brownish with white streaks and spots.
The male has a very loud call, something like "ko-el" (el is stressed), and repeats this all the time. You can hear this call throughout Thailand.

Greater Coucal
Chinese Spoorkoekoek
Tub Kaek Beach area, Krabi, Thailand
3 February 2013
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Blauwstaartbijeneter
Pemuteran, Bali, Indonesia
23 October 2011
Indian Roller
Indische Scharrelaar
Koh Lanta, Thailand
29 January 2013
Dollarbird
Dolllarvogel
Rommani Village near Khao Sok NP, Thailand
26 January 2013
Oriental (Paddyfield) Pipit
Ladangpieper
Ayutthaya, Thailand
19 December 2009

Amur Wagtail
Witte Kwikstaart
Doi Suthep, Thailand
22 December 2009

Eleven subspecies of the White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) are currently recognised.
The so called Amur Wagtail (Motacilla alba leucopsis) breeds in central and eastern China, Korean Peninsula, Taiwan and Japan and winters in southern Asia and India.

Black-headed Bulbul
Zwartkop-buulbuul
Klong Muang, Krabi, Thailand
20 January 2013
Black-crested Bulbul
Goudborst-buulbuul
Doi Suthep, Thailand
22 December 2009
Red Whiskered Bulbul
Roodoor-buulbuul
Chiang Mai area, Thailand
24 December 2009
Sooty-headed Bulbul
Roetkop-buulbuul
Doi Suthep, Thailand
22 December 2009
Stripe-throated Bulbul
Vlekkeel-buulbuul
Khao Sok NP area, Thailand
25 January 2013
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Wenkbrauwbuulbuul
Sarinbuana Eco Lodge, Mount Batukaru area, Bali, Indonesia
20 October 2011
Streak-eared Bulbul
Blanford-buulbuul
Koh Lanta, Thailand
28 January 2013
Blue Rock Thrush
Blauwe Rotslijster
Khao Yai NP, Thailand
30 December 2009
Chestnut-crowned Laughing-thrush
Roodkop-lijstergaai
Doi Inthanon, Thailand
27 December 2009
Black-backed Sibia
Ekstersibia
Doi Inthanon, Thailand
27 December 2009

Oriental Magpie-robin
Daya-lijster
Tub Kaek Beach area, Krabi, Thailand
3 February 2013

This is one of the most common birds in gardens, cultivated and urban areas in Thailand.

Mangrove Whistler
Mangrovefluiter
Pado Island, Krabi, Thailand
21 January 2013

I found this bird loud and clearly calling from the pine trees near the beach at the other end of Pado Island. It took me a while before I got a good look at it because it was quite skittish.

Black-naped Oriole
Chinese Wielewaal
Lumphinipark, Bangkok, Thailand
19 January 2013
Asian Fairy Bluebird
Indische Blauwrug
Khao Sok NP area, Thailand
25 January 2013
Brown Shrike
Bruine Klauwier
Rommani Village near Khao Sok NP, Thailand
25 January 2013
Long-tailed Shrike
Langstaartklauwier
Pemuteran, Bali, Indonesia
20 October 2011
Grey-backed Shrike
Tibetaanse Klauwier
Khao Yai NP, Thailand
30 December 2009
Black Drongo
Zwarte Drongo
Klong Muang, Krabi, Thailand
22 January 2013
Ashy Drongo
Grijze Drongo
Koh Samet, Thailand
17 December 2009
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
Vlaggendrongo
Koh Lanta, Thailand
27 January 2013
Asian Glossy Starling
Maleise Purperspreeuw
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
8 January 2010
White-vented Myna
Grote Maina
Lumphinipark, Bangkok, Thailand
19 January 2013
Javan Myna
Javaanse Maina
Bali Barat National Park, Bali, Indonesia
22 October 2011
Common Myna
Treurmaina
Lumphinipark, Bangkok, Thailand
19 January 2013
Bali Myna
Bali-spreeuw
Menjangan Resort, Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia
21 October 2011
Black-collared Starling
Zwartkraagspreeuw
Lumphinipark, Bangkok, Thailand
19 January 2013
Asian Pied Starling
Eksterspreeuw
Lumphinipark, Bangkok, Thailand
19 January 2013
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