Blue-tailed Bee-eater from Cambodia, where we begin this month's gallery with images from our recent trip guided by Phil Gregory and Doug Gochfeld (who brought home this lovely image).
Our Cambodia group birding the dry dipterocarp forest at Tmatboey, home to a unique mix of birds. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
One of four Critically Endangered Bengal Floricans we saw at the Prolay Grasslands in Cambodia. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
Ta Prohm in the Angkor complex is known as the "Tree Temple" -- nature has added its artistry to this elaborately carved masterpiece. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
Pin-tailed Pigeons in flight near Mondulkiri -- the distinctive tail shape makes this one of the easiest of the Treron ("green-pigeon") genus to identify. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
We had fine views of Greater Adjutants on our boat ride to Prek Toal. Photo by guide Phil Gregory.
Interesting flavor...anyone tempted to try it? Photo by guide Phil Gregory.
A fabulous fly-by of Great Hornbill at Jahoo Gibbon Camp was a Cambodia tour highlight. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
Cambodian Tailorbird was only discovered quite recently -- right in the shadow of the largest city in Cambodia, Phnom Penh. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
Crested Treeswift, a wonderful aerial acrobat, photographed by guide Doug Gochfeld.
We had great views of Mekong Wagtail this year, and even with a bit of wind the birds were vocalizing for all to hear. Photo by guide Phil Gregory.
Sarus Cranes coming in to land near Ang Trapeang Thmor. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
The famous "vulture restaurant" at Baeng Toal is the only place in S.E. Asia you can see such scenes these days, as vultures have declined so much. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
One of our craft on the Mekong River. Photo by participant Claire Moore.
A view of the ruins at Angkor Wat by participant Claire Moore.
One of our major targets in Tmatboey was White-shouldered Ibis, one of two Critically Endangered species of ibis whose remaining worldwide distribution is centered around northern Cambodia. Photo by guide Doug Gochfeld.
We had great looks at the attractive White-rumped Pygmy-Falcon. Photo by guide Phil Gregory.
Shifting to our Japan in Winter tour, we find Red-crowned Cranes in a graceful image by participant Ken Havard.
Is there a Snowy-crowned Owl? Well, sort of -- this is a snow-dusted Blakiston's Fish-Owl, photographed by guide Phil Gregory.
Cranes at dawn near the Otowa Bridge, a magnificent sight to behold photographed by guide Phil Gregory.
The immense Steller's Sea-Eagle hits the water at Rausu in this photo by guide Phil Gregory.
Japanese Macaque, photographed by Winter in Japan participant Ken Havard.
Red-crowned Cranes again, photographed by participant Ken Havard.
We can't resist one more image of the magnficent Steller's Sea-Eagle, either, photographed by participant Ken Havard.
Still in Asia, we shift to one of our recent Thailand tours: Here's a Blue Pitta at Khao Yai, photographed by guide Dave Stejskal.
This Coppersmith Barbet photographed by participant Reggie David had got itself a great roost hole.
There are lots of elegant birds to be seen in Thailand, among them the subtly beautiful Silver-breasted Broadbill. Photo by participant Randy Siebert.
Black-capped Kingfisher near Bangkok, photographed by guide Dave Stejskal.
This fantastic Hume's Pheasant came right out into the open at Doi Lang! Photo by guide Dave Stejskal.
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