Goa - Birding Trip

Flycatchers, Swallows and Small Passerines

23rd-30th January 2004

Red-breasted Flycatcher

A female at Tambli Surla may have been a Red-throated Flycatcher but there was no doubt about this male seen well in Backwoods Camp.

Photo - MCC

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Asian Paradise Flycatcher  

This rather amazing species was seen in the Backwoods area and also at Saligao Zor.  The male is pictured.

Photo - DMF

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Nilgiri Flycatcher

A single bird was seen near Backwoods.  This species was well north of its normal range and this record shot is to prove it was actually there! 

Photo - JER

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Asian Brown Flycatcher

The only one seen on our trip was in Backwoods.

Photo - JER

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Wire-tailed Swallow

Birds were common at Baga Fields but this bird was digiscoped at a bridge near Backwoods.  While many birds do not show the "wire" tail, this bird is a spendid example.

Photo - JER

Golden-fronted Leafbird

Birds were quite common in the Backwoods area while two were seen in Apora Forest.

Photo - JER

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Small Minivet

Flocks of this spectacular bird were quite common in the forest around Backwoods and were usually high up in the canopy. A single bird was seen in Apora Forest.

Photo - JER

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Black-throated Munia

Two birds of this rather scarce Munia were seen near Backwoods.

Photo - JER

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Plain Prinia

This was the commonest warbler. This bird was digiscoped from a bridge near Tikanem.

Photo - JER

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