I saw this Psilopogon lineatus a few years ago in Thailand. I like the contrasting colours.
Here are a male and a female Copsychus saularis which I spotted some years ago in Ayutthaya in Thailand. The species is threatened by pet bird trade and habitat changes.
Thank you to the members of the Birdforum who helped with the ID.
This slightly out-of-focus Geopelia striata had made its home in Ayutthaya, Thailand. The good news: the species is labelled Least Concern, and seems to be doing really well.
Happy New Year!
We are entering the murky waters of Khao Lak in Thailand and the even murkier ones of heron taxonomy. This is a member of the Ardeola species, but apparently it is almost impossible to distuguish Ardeola speciosa (Javan pond heron) from Ardeola bacchus (Chinese pond heron) outside the breeding season. Their non-breeding ranges overlap, so take your pick.
The species Anastomus oscitans ranges from the Indian subcontinent all the way to Thailand. I saw this one on the hunt in Ayuttaya a few years ago.