Myanmar Endemic Birds
Myanmar/ Burma has unique biodiversity in the world. Myanmar offers outstanding opportunities for birders and professional nature and wildlife photographers with its diverse biosphere, different ecosystems from coastal habitat to mountainous forests, and unparalleled natural beauty and preserved cultural heritage among South East Asian countries.
Due to isolation from world community, Myanmar is not yet fully explored; hence offer exciting birding in the region. Actually, there are still new species of birds yet to be discovered in Myanmar. New discovery of the “Naung Mung Scimitar Babbler (Jabouilleia naungmungensis)” in February 2004 is a recent example.
Myanmar’s recorded 1070 bird species makes it one of the birders’ paradises, and six endemic species, and thirty-five near-endemic bird species can also be found. Those Myanmar endemic species are;
(1) Globally endangered White-browed Nuthatch (Sitta victoriae),
(2) near-threatened Hooded Treepie (Crypsirina cucullata),
(3) White-throated Babbler (Turdoides gularis),
(4) Burmese Bushlark (Mirafra microptera),
(5) Jerdon’s Minivet (Pericrocotus albifrons), recently split from White-bellied Minivet,
(6) Burmese Tits (Aegithalos sharpei)
(7) Burmese-collered Dove ((Streptopelia xanthocycla), recently split from Eurasian collared dove.