Po Toi Winter 2017

Po Toi Winter 2017

23 Nov

Today only few birders come to the island, the weather is fine but looks like too sunny for birds, and the helipad area becomes a construction site, so I do not have much expectations at the beginning of my trip.

However, the facts were many good birds hidden in everywhere, what I can find were......

Many thrushes, one Brown-headed thrush seen but cannot get a picture, others are Japanese thrushes and Grey back thrushes.

Rufous-gorgeted flycatcher

Lanceolated warbler

Grey-headed flycatcher

Little bunting

Black-faced bunting
Red flanked blue tail x 2
Common blackbird x 7
Mountain tailor birds x 8
Blue rock thrush x 2
Common kingfisher
Fork-tailed sunbird x 2

[ Last edited by peter2014 at 24/11/2017 22:54 ]


Well done Peter, Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher is a rare species not seen every year. Good photo.
Keep the records coming.


28 Nov

Grey-headed Canary flycatcher x 3

Verditer flycatcher

Brambling (By KK)
Black-faced bunting x 4
Asian subtail x 2
Yellow-browed warbler
Pallas leaf warbler
White's thrush
Eyebrowed thrush
Grey backed thrush
Pale thrush (Seen by KK)
Olive-backed pipit
Common black bird
Daurian Redstart (M & F)

Red-flanked blue tail (F)
Blue rock thrush
And there was a Pyython in the upper reservoir waiting for birds.

30 Nov
Similar birds as on Tuesday plus a Taiga flycatcher and a Red-flanked blue tail (m), less thrushes sound heard.


It was a hot Sunday.  Main roads and even small paths were busy.  The helipad became restricted area.
Fortunately, I encountered two Northern Lapwings and was able to see some thrushs.

Black Kite 1
Eastern Buzzard 1
Crested Myna 1
Daurian Redstart 5 2 male and 3 female
Pacific Reef Heron 2
White Wagtail 2
Chinese Bulbul 1
Red-whiskered Bulbul 1
Northern Lapwing 2 landed near temple and then flew toward Stanley??
Cinereous Tit 2
Japanese Bush Warbler 1 heard and seen
Oriental Turtle Dove 1
Yellow-browed Warbler 1
Pallas's Leaf Warbler 1
Pale Thrush 3
White's Thrush 1
Blue Rock Thrush 1 male;not on rock; seen four times on different trees
Hair-crested Drongo 1
Greater Coucal 1
Red-throated Flycatcher 1
Asian Brown Flycatcher 1
Verditer Flycatcher 1
Red-billed Starling 1
Common Tailorbird 1
Mountain Tailorbird 3 one seen, two heard
Dusky Warbler 1
Japanese White-eye 4
Brown Shrike 1
Blue Whistling Thrush 2 both were seen near the shore
Plain Prinia 1 heard only
Long-tailed Shrike 1
Fork-tailed Sunbird 2 female
Masked Laughingthrush 1 heard only
Oriental Magpie Robin 1

Northern Lapwing:

Two Pale Thrushs and one White's Thrush

Oriental Turtle Dove and Blue Rock Thrush


[ Last edited by ac130 at 4/12/2017 22:20 ]


Northern Lapwing is a new species for the Po Toi List - now at 339 species.

Congratulations Alan


5 Dec

Black-naped monarch (m)

Red breasted flycatcher

Common Starling

(photo by Kenneth Wong)
Rufous-tailed robin

Pale thrush
Grey back thrush
White's thrush
Asian substail warbler
Blue rock thrush
Daurian Redstart
Yellow-browed warbler
Pallas's leaf warbler
Hair-crested Drongo
Maintain tailor bird
Fork-tailed sunbird

[ Last edited by peter2014 at 7/12/2017 23:00 ]


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戴勝 Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops) - James Yau

白眉鵐 Tristram's Bunting (Emberiza tristrami) - other
小鵐 Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla) - other
銅藍鶲 Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassinus) - other
紫翅椋鳥 Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) - Kenneth Wong
灰背鶇 Grey-backed Thrush (Turdus hortulorum)

白腹鶇 Pale Thrush (Turdus pallidus)

烏灰鶇 Japanese Thrush (Turdus cardis) 1M 1F

方尾鶲 Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher (Culicicapa ceylonensis) x2
北紅尾鴝 Daurian Redstart (Phoenicurus auroreus) M&F

日本樹鶯 Japanese Bush Warbler (Horornis diphone)

黃腰柳鶯 Pallas's Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus)
黃眉柳鶯 Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus)
山斑鳩 Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientalis)

[ Last edited by kkchang168 at 9/12/2017 09:51 ]


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2017-Dec-23, morning

After alighted from the ship, I saw a Brown-headed Thrush on a fruit tree, near the well,
but couldn't take a photo.  I was waiting for it for about two hours and finally my findings were:

Daurian Redstart 1 male
Blue Whistling Thrush 1
Common Blackbird 1
Yellow-browed Warbler 1
Pallas's Leaf Warbler 1
Chinese Bulbul 2
Oriental Turtle Dove 4
Crested Myna 1


Merry xmas and happy new year!