Thailand Day 3, 4 February 2013, Pa Gui and Hua Pong Villages area

Our second tribal village trek day which saw us hike from Pa Gui to a picturesque temple a  few miles away and then on to the Karen tribe village of Hua Pong.
On the initial walk the birding highlights were a singing Bronzed Drongo, Large-billed Crow, 10+ Pacific Swifts (evoking memories of Cley many years ago!), Mountain Tailorbird, Plain Flowerpecker, Red Junglefowl and a couple of Grey-breasted Prinias. A brief pause at a likely looking spot while the others walked on and I'd also scored with Pale-legged Leaf Warbler, Yellow-vented Flowerpecker and Streaked Spiderhunter. The latter 2 being real stonkers! Yellow-browed Warblers were calling everywhere.
When at the temple a single dark-phase Oriental Honey Buzzard soared over and whilst back in the minibus during the afternoon 3 Long-tailed Shrikes (of the black headed race 'longicaudatus') and 1 Brown Shrike (of the pale race 'cristatus') were noted whilst in our overnight village of Hua Pong a couple of Taiga Flycatchers, Common Tailorbird, Sooty-headed Bulbuls, Oriental Magpie Robin, Spotted Dove and Common Iora were also present.

Long-tailed Shrike

Taiga Flycatcher

Red Junglefowl
Hua Pong village

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