Tim Dinh was our guide. We arrived at Ho Chi Minh city and travel by car to Tan Phu, 150km to the north for the Bar-bellied, Blue-rumped Pitta and Germain Peacock Pheasant. The maze of motorcycles never failed to fascinate. And then to Dilinh for the Indochinese Green Magpie and Black-headed Parrotbill. At Dalat Plateau we looked for Orange-breasted Laughingthrush, Short-tailed Scimitar Babbler, Grey-bellied Tesia, Blue Pitta, Rusty-naped Pitta, Spotted Forktail and Large Niltava. Dalat had the air of a French past and weather there was much cooler. The best roast duck was a roadside stall in Dalat (way much better than our Michellin star hawker).

The Blue-rumped and Bar Bellied Pittas were skittish. The Indochinese Green Magpie was such a delight to photograph. The pair of Blue Pittas were the closest that I had come across.

Bar-bellied and Blue Pitta (male and female)

Indochinese Green-magpie, Blue-rumped Pitta

Spotted Forktail, Short-tailed Scimitar Babbler, ?

white-throated Rock thrush, ? , Orange-headed Thrush

Siamese Fireback, Germain Peacock-Pheasant, Orange-neck Partridge

Collared Laughingthrush, Slaty-bellied Tesia, Blue Lizard

Red-headed Trogon (female), Black-backed Kf

Large Niltava (female and male)

Black-throated Sunbird, Gould Sunbird, Hainan Blue flycatcher

Black-headed Parrotbill, Collared Owlet

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