This is a post of all the different birds I’ve seen in Thailand. I’ll keep adding to it.
Greater Coucal (Crow Pheasant)
We saw this Greater Coucal in Hua Hin. Despite having traveled all over Thailand, this is the only place that we’ve see it. This one was looking around the undergrowth.
The greater coucal is large species of cuckoo that grows to around 48 cm. It’s mostly black, with chestnut brown back and wings.
I’ve only see a Black-Naped Oriole a few times in Thailand. I saw this one in a tree in our car park in Hua Hin.
The first time I saw one was in Bangkok. The bird had been coming to our window a few times a week in the morning and afternoon. Sometimes it slept in the tree outside the window. I was very surprised to see this one in central Bangkok, especially banging it’s beak against our window.
Olive Backed Sunbird
The Olive Backed Sunbird is very common in Thailand. I’ve seen them many times, and we have a couple that often come onto our balcony in Hua Hin. The bird above was outside Baan Tonmai Coffee in Hua Hin.
This bird is alos known as the Yellow Bellied Sunbird.
The photo above of a Eurasian Hoopoe isn’t very good, because I saw it as we were driving passed. I only had a few seconds to take a photo, and it was quite far away. It’s the only time in my life that I’ve seen a Hoopoe.
It’s a pretty distinctive bird that known for its crown of feathers. The Hoopoe is te national bird of Israel.
Zebra Doves might be the most common birds in Thailand. You see them almost everywhere, usually walking on the floor. They don’t seem too frightened of people and you can usually get pretty close to them.