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6 Splendid Shrikes of Vietnam: The Majestic Hunters of Nature’s Realm

Shrikes Of Vietnam – Laniidae Vietnam is home to a diverse range of bird species, and among them are the striking and powerful shrikes. Shrikes are known for their sharp, hooked beaks and their predatory behavior, making them some of the most fascinating birds to observe in the wild. There are six of the most […]

Red-billed Tropicbird Of Vietnam

The Red-billed Tropicbird, also known as Phaethon aethereus, is a species of seabird in the family Phaethontidae. This striking bird is easily recognized by its long, white tail streamers, bright red bill, and black eye markings. It has a predominantly white body with black markings on its wings and a black stripe running from the […]

Oriental Bay Owl

[Bird list of Cat Tien and Dalat] top 2 hotspots for the birder in Vietnam

Overview and Distribution The Oriental Bay Owl (Phodilus badius) is a type of bay owl, usually classified with barn owls in the Order Strigiformes and Family Tytonidae. It is completely nocturnal, and can be found throughout Southeast Asia and parts of India. It has several subspecies. It has a heart-shaped face with earlike extensions. The […]

2 Avocets and Stilts Of Vietnam

Avocets and Stilts Of Vietnam – Recurvirostridae The Recurvirostridae family of birds is also known as the avocets and stilts. It is a small family of wading birds that are found in a variety of wetland habitats, including marshes, lakes, and lagoons. There are 2 species of avocets and stilts of Vietnam are the Black-winged […]

Black-and-Red Broadbill

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Overview and Distribution of Black-and-Red Broadbill The Black-and-Red Broadbill (Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos) is a species of bird in the typical broadbill family, Eurylaimidae. It is the only species in the genus Cymbirhynchus. A large, distinctive bird, it has maroon underparts, black upperparts, a maroon neck-band, and white bars on the wings. It also has a large, two-colored, blue-and-yellow bill. The species shows […]

Endemic Reptile Of Vietnam

Endemic Reptile Of Vietnam

This list of Endemic reptile species found exclusively in Vietnam is based on the taxonomy used in Uetz, Freed & Hošek as of 14 November 2018. For further details on possible inaccuracies in the list see Sources & Caveats.Uetz, P. & Jirí Hošek (eds.), The Reptile Database, htUetz, P. & Jirí Hošek (eUetz, P., Freed, P. & Hošek, J. (eds.) […]

Health and Safety during Birding in Vietnam

Health and Safety during Birding in Vietnam

This post will provide some information to understand Vietnam’s Health and Safety, it’s good to know before starting a birding trip in Vietnam [update – 10/2022]. Vietnam has been ranked one of the safest countries in the world for travellers, however, it always pays to be prepared. These health and safety tips will help you travel […]

10 Tips for Photographing Birds

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A professional photographer, and past Audubon Magazine Photo Awards winner, offers advice for capturing stunning bird shots. Paul Bannick I love to photograph birds. The variety of shapes, sizes, and colors—and what this diversity reveals about species’ adaptations to diverse habitats—makes them fascinating subjects. Yet their lively, often secretive natures make them challenging to shoot. […]

Review of the Olympus M.Zuiko 150–400mm

Review of the Olympus M.Zuiko 150–400mm

Holy freakin’ cow! I have uttered those words quite regularly, and rarely quietly, from the moment I unpacked my new Olympus M.Zuiko 150–400mm F4.5 TC 1.25x IS PRO. Olympus Camera is now OM SYSTEM (a division of the newly formed OM Digital Solutions or OMDS), after splitting from Olympus Medical in 2021. Olympus has been […]