Birds in the Chin State

Bird Watching in and around Na Ma Taung National Park

Nat Ma Taung National Park, locally known as Khon Nu Son in Chin is a designated National park under name of Natmataung “meaning the mother of spirits” with the core area of 416 Sq,km, situates in the Southern Chin hills is the southern out post of Himalayas, of a volcanic origin. This region generally isolated and possesses as many as 400 species of birds including 4 endemic birds of Myanmar including White-browed Nuthatch. There are also many species of plants and rare flowers found on its summit and nowhere else in the world.

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Birds en route to Mount Victoria from Bagan

Bird species include*: Falconidae: White-rumped Falcon, Collared Falconet, White-eyed Buzzard. Psittacidae: Alexandrine Parakeet, Red-breasted Parakeet, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Blossom-headed Parakeet. Strigidae: Asian barred Owlet. Apodidae: Crested Treeswift. Trogonidae: Red-headed Trogon. Upupidae: Eurasian Hoopoe. Ramphastidae: Blue-throated Barbet, Lineated Barbet. Picidae: Great Slaty Woodpecker, White-bellied Woodpecker, Pale-headed Woodpecker, Black-headed Woodpecker, Greater Yellownape, Lesser Yellownape, Common Flameback, Himalayan Flameback, Greater Flameback, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Grey-capped Woodpecker, Spot-breasted Woodpecker, Bamboo Woodpecker. Campephagidae: Large Cuckooshrike. Tephrodornithidae: Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike, Common Woodshrike, Large Woodshrike.

Campephagidae: Jerdon’s Minivet, Ashy Minivet, Swinhoe’s Minivet, Small Minivet, Scarlet Minivet, Rosy Minivet. Armatidae: Ashy Woodswallow. Rhipiduridae: White-browed Fantail. Dicruridae: Bronzed Drongo. Monarchidae: Black-naped Monarch, Asian-paradise Flycatcher. Corvidae: Red-billed Blue Magpie, Hooded Treepie, Rufous Treepie. Nectariniidae: Streaked Spiderhunter. Dicaeidae: Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker, Yellow-vented Flowerpecker. Chloropseidae: Blue-winged Leafbird, Golden-fronted Leafbird. Motacillidae: Long-billed Pipit. Sittidae: Neglected Nuthatch (or Burmese Nuthatch, recently split from Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch), Velvet-fronted Nuthatch. Sturnidae: Chestnut-tailed Starling. Muscicapidae: Blue Rock-thrush, Blue-throated Flycatcher, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Dark-sided Flycatcher, Verditer Flycatcher, Little Pied Flycatcher. Cettiidae: Yellow-bellied Warbler. Timaliidae: Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush, Brown-cheeked Fulvetta, Grey-throated Babbler, Pin-striped Tit-babbler.

*list compiled from various sources published online; the list is not complete and is for indicative purposes only.

Birds in Nat Ma Taung National Park
Bird species include*: Phasianidae: Hill Partridge, Mountain Bamboo-partridge, Blyth’s Tragopan, Kalij Pheasant, Mrs Hume’s Pheasant. Falconidae: Besra, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Kestrel, Oriental Hobby, Crested Goshawk, Black Baza, Oriental Honey-buzzard, Common Buzzard, Long-legged Buzzard, Changeable Hawk, Mountain Hawk-eagle, Crested Serpent-eagle, Black Eagle, Columbidae: Ashy Woodpigeon, Mountain Imperial pigeon, Wedge-tailed Green-pigeon, Yellow-footed Green-pigeon, Oriental Turtle Dove, Barred Cuckoo-dove. Cuculidae: Large Hawk-cuckoo, Eurasian Cuckoo, Hodgson’s Hawk-cuckoo.

Strigidae: Collared Owlet. Podargidae: Hodgson’s Frogmouth. Camprimulgidae: Grey Nightjar. Apodidae: Himalayan Swiftlet. Ramphastidae: Golden-throated Barbet, Great Barbet, Lineated Barbet, Blue-throated Barbet. Picidae: Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Stripe-breasted Woodpecker, Crimson-breasted Woodpecker, Darjeeling Woodpecker, Bay Woodpecker, Lesser Yellownape. Vireonidae: Black-eared Babbler, Black-headed Shrike-babbler, Green Shrike-babbler, White-browed Shrike-babbler, Blyth’s Shrike-babbler. Campephagidae: Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike, Grey-chinned Minivet, Long-tailed Minivet, Short-billed Minivet, Rosy Minivet, Small Minivet. Oriolidae: Slender-billed Oriole, Maroon Oriole. Rhipiduridae: White-throated Fantail, Yellow-bellied Fantail.

Corvidae: Eastern Jungle Crow, Eurasian Jay, Yellow-billed Blue-magpie, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Grey Treepie. Nectariniidae: Crimson Sunbird, Fire-tailed Sunbird, Mrs Gould’s Sunbird, Green-tailed Sunbird. Dicaeidae: Fire-breasted Flowerpecker, Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker. Passeridae: Russet Sparrow. Fringillidae: Common Rosefinch, Spot-winged Grosbeak, Yellow-breasted Greenfinch, Brown Bullfinch, Little Bunting, Chestnut Bunting. Certhiidae: Bar-tailed Treecreeper, Hume’s (Manipur) Treecreeper. Sittidae: White-browed Nuthatch, White-tailed Nuthatch, Chestnut-vented Nuthatch. Turdidae: Chestnut Thrush, Grey-sided Thrush, Eyebrowed Thrush, Long-tailed Thrush, Black-breasted Thrush, Scaly Thrush. Muscicapidae: Indian Blue Robin, Himalayan Bluetail, Grey Bushchat, Black Redstart, Blue-fronted Redstart, White-bellied Redstart, Spotted Forktail, White-browed Shortwing, Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush, Blue-whistling Thrush, Slaty-backed Flycatcher, Slaty-blue Flycatcher, Snowy-browed Flycatcher, Pygmy Blue Flycatcher, Little Pied Flycatcher, Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, Vivid Niltava, Rufous-bellied Niltava.

Paridae: Green-backed Tit, Yellow-cheeked Tit, Black-bibbed Tit, Yellow-browed Tit, Grey-crested Tit. Remizidae: Fire-capped Tit. Stenostiridae: Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher. Pycnonotidae: Crested Finchbill, Striated Bulbul, Himalayan Black Bulbul, Flavescent Bulbul. Hirundinidae: Asian House-martin. Aegithalidae: Burmese Tit. Cettiidae: Black-faced Warbler, Broad-billed Warbler, Aberrant Bush-warbler, Brownish-flanked Bush-warbler, Chestnut-headed Tesia. Phylloscopidae: Whistler’s Warbler, Chestnut-crowned Warbler, Ashy-throated Warbler, Hume’s Warbler, Tickell’s Leaf-warbler, Blyth’s Leaf-warbler, Radde’s Warbler, Buff-barred Warbler, Buff-throated Warbler. Timaliidae: Spot-breasted Parrotbill, Buff-breasted Parrotbill, White-browed Fulvetta, Nepal Fulvetta, Rusty-capped Fulvetta, Striped Laughingthrush, Brown-capped Laughingthrush, Blue-winged Laughingthrush, Assam Laughingthrush, Sickle-billed Scimitar-babbler, Streak-breasted Scimitar-babbler, Spot-breasted Scimitar-babbler, Spot-throated Babbler, Golden Babbler, Grey-throated Babbler, Scaly-breasted Wren-babbler, Pygmy Wren-babbler, Chin Hills Wren-babbler, Mount Victoria Babax, Crimson-faced Liocichla, Stripe-throated Yuhina, Whiskered Yuhina, Silver-eared Mesia, Himalayan Cutia, Grey Sibia, Streak-throated Barwing, Rusty-fronted Barwing, Blue-winged Minla, Red-tailed Minla, Chestnut-tailed Minla. Elachuridae: Spotted Wren-babbler. Megaluridae: Brown Bush-warbler, Russet Bush-warbler, Grey-crowned Warbler, Grey-hooded Warbler. Cisticolidae: Black-throated Prinia, Striated Prinia.

*list compiled from various sources published online; the list is not complete and is for indicative purposes only.

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