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West-central and Northwest Thailand, Feb/March 2016

From February 21 - March 05, 2016, Sheridan, Willlie Sekula and I spent fifteen days in the west-central, north-central, and northwest parts of Thailand, expertly led by Dave Sargeant of Chiang Mai.

We visited Pak Thale, Laem Pak Bia, Nong Pla Lai, Kaeng Krachan, Bueng Boraphet, Mai Ping, Doi Inthanon, Mae Taeng, Chiang Dao, Fang, Doi Lang, and Doi Ang Kang.

Malaysian Plover (Charadrius peronii):

A male:

- for comparison here is a Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus ssp?) from nearby in Thailand: note the uniform upperparts and that the black breast patches do not continue as a black collar behind the head:

I had tentatively IDed this individual as an adult female White-faced Plover, but I now think it could be a female Malaysian Plover - but the bill looks really chunky and the legs rather long and pale...(?):