Thailand 1990. The British Birds-SUNBIRD trip to Thailand during 21st January to 8th February (plate 144) was as successful as those in previous years, with the usual Siberian species, such as Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler Locustella certhiola (to name just one of 34 species of warbler seen on the trip), well in evidence. Highlights included Slaty-breasted Rail Rallus striatus, Black Eagle Ictinaetus malayensis, White-rumped Falcon Polihierax insignis, Banded Lacedo pulchella and Stork-billed Kingfishers Pelargopsis capensis, Black-and-Buff Meiglyptes jugularis and White-bellied Woodpeckers Dinopium rafflesii, Long-tailed Thrush Zoothera dixonii and Grey-winged Blackbird Turdus boulboul. Travel was by Thai Airways International and the immaculate ground arrangements were made by the Educational Travel Center; we wish to thank both organisations for their help and co-operation, especially Khun Tharnatep Pintusan of ETC. 

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