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Ao Phang Nga Checklist (94 species : Updated 09/04/17)
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The names and taxonomic order used here are those from the official Thai bird checklist issued by the Thai records committee (2015).
Species in black are known from the site from personal observations.
Species in blue are known from the site from the observations of others.
Common Name Scientific Name
Yellow Bittern
Striated Heron
Chinese Pond Heron
Javan Pond Heron
Eastern Cattle Egret
(Eastern) Great Egret
Little Egret
Pacific Reef Egret
Little Cormorant
Western Osprey
Black-winged Kite
Crested Serpent Eagle
Brahminy Kite
White-breasted Waterhen
Black-winged Stilt
Lesser Sand Plover
Eastern Black-tailed Godwit
Common Sandpiper
Red-necked Stint
Feral Pigeon
Red Collared Dove
Spotted Dove
Zebra Dove
Pink-necked Green Pigeon
Greater Coucal
Chestnut-bellied Malkoha
Asian Koel
Little Bronze Cuckoo
Spotted Wood Owl
Pale-rumped (Germain's) Swiftlet
Asian Palm Swift
House Swift
Oriental Dollarbird
Banded Kingfisher
Brown-winged Kingfisher
Ruddy Kingfisher
White-throated Kingfisher
Black-capped Kingfisher
Collared Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher
Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Oriental Pied Hornbill
Blue-eared Barbet
Coppersmith Barbet
Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
Streak-breasted Woodpecker
Common Flameback
Vernal Hanging Parrot
Black-and-red Broadbill
Mangrove Pitta
Golden-bellied Gerygone
Common Iora
Ashy Minivet
Mangrove Whistler
Brown Shrike
Black-naped Oriole
Black-hooded Oriole
Black Drongo
Ashy Drongo
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
Malaysian Pied Fantail
Large-billed Crow
Stripe-throated Bulbul
Yellow-vented Bulbul
Olive-winged Bulbul
Streak-eared Bulbul
Barn Swallow
Pacific Swallow
Rufous-bellied Swallow
Arctic Warbler
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler
Eastern Crowned Warbler

Common Tailorbird
Dark-necked Tailorbird
Ashy Tailorbird
Pin-striped Tit Babbler
White-chested Babbler
Oriental White-eye
Asian Glossy Starling
White-vented Myna
Jungle Myna
Common Myna
Oriental Magpie Robin
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Blue Whistlingthrush
Taiga Flycatcher
Blue Rockthrush
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker
Ruby-cheeked Sunbird
Brown-throated Sunbird
Copper-throated Sunbird
Olive-backed Sunbird
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Ixobrychus sinensis
Butorides striata
Ardeola bacchus
Ardeola speciosa
Bubulcus coromandus
Ardea alba
Egretta garzetta
Egretta sacra
Microcarbo niger
Pandion haliaetus
Elanus caeruleus
Spilornis cheela
Haliastur indus
Amaurornis phoenicurus
Himantopus himantopus
Charadrius mongolus
Limosa melanuroides
Numenius phaeopus
Actitis hypoleucos
Calidris ruficollis
Columba livia
Streptopelia tranquebarica
Spilopelia chinensis
Geopelia striata
Treron vernans
Centropus sinensis
Phaenicophaeus sumatranus
Eudynamys scolopaceus
Chrysococcyx minutillus
Strix seloputo
Aerodramus germani
Cypsiurus balasiensis
Apus nipalensis
Eurystomus orientalis
Lacedo pulchella
Pelargopsis amauroptera
Halcyon coromanda
Halcyon smyrnensis
Halcyon pileata
Todiramphus chloris
Alcedo atthis
Merops philippinus
Anthracoceros albirostris
Psilopogon cyanotis
Psilopogon haemacephalus
Dendrocopos canicapillus
Picus viridanus
Dinopium javanense
Loriculus vernalis
Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos
Pitta megarhyncha
Gerygone sulphurea
Aegithina tiphia
Pericrocotus divaricatus
Pachycephala cinerea
Lanius cristatus
Oriolus chinensis
Oriolus xanthornus
Dicrurus macrocercus
Dicrurus leucophaeus
Dicrurus paradiseus
Rhipidura javanica
Corvus macrorhynchos
Pycnonotus finlaysoni
Pycnonotus goiavier
Pycnonotus plumosus
Pycnonotus blanfordi
Hirundo rustica
Hirundo tahitica
Cecropis badia
Phylloscopus borealis
Phylloscopus tenellipes
Phylloscopus coronatus

Orthotomus sutorius
Orthotomus atrogularis
Orthotomus ruficeps
Macronus gularis
Trichastoma rostratum
Zosterops palpebrosus
Aplonis panayensis
Acridotheres grandis
Acridotheres fuscus
Acridotheres tristis
Copsychus saularis
Muscicapa latirostris
Myophonus caeruleus
Ficedula albicilla
Monticola solitarius madoci
Dicaeum cruentatum
Chalcoparia singalensis
Anthreptes malacensis
Leptocoma calcostetha
Cinnyris jugularis
Passer montanus
Please forward any additions to this list, or any notable sightings from Ao Phang Nga, to me at
This checklist for Ao Phang Nga is by no means complete and is not to be mistaken for the official checklist maintained by the national recorders - it is only meant as a guide for visiting birdwatchers.

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