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Contents

Vol. 8 No. 5
Date of publication: 5 September 2013

Indian rarities—1
Lohit Valley
Black-browed Tit

Notes on Indian rarities—1: Seabirds
Praveen J., Rajah Jayapal & Aasheesh Pittie

Birding in Lohit Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
Neeta Gode

White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus off the north-western coast of India
Abhishek Jamalabad

Mascarene Petrel Pseudobulweria aterrima from Mumbai: A correction
Praveen J., & Lim Kok Peng Kelvin

Elliot’s Laughingthrush Trochalopteron elliotii and Black-headed Greenfinch Chloris ambigua from Anini, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Shashank Dalvi

Short-tailed Shearwater Ardenna tenuirostris from Namkhana, West Bengal: A first record for India
Paritosh Giri, Ajanta Dey & Sumit K. Sen

Sighting of Mongolian Gull Larus [vegae / smithsonianus] mongolicus at Chilka, Odisha
Srimonti Dutta

Lord Derby’s Parakeet Psittacula derbiana, and Black-headed Greenfinch Carduelis ambigua in Arunachal Pradesh, India
Arun P. Singh

First record of Tristram’s Bunting Emberiza tristrami from India
Rohit Naniwadekar, Ashwin Viswanathan, Raman Kumar & Shashank Dalvi

First record of Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris from Bangladesh
Paul M. Thompson, C. M. Reza & Enam Ul Haque

Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia: A first record for Ladakh
Martin Kelsey

The Black-browed Tit Aegithalos bonvaloti in Arunachal Pradesh: A new species for the Indian Subcontinent
Harkirat Singh Sangha, Manoj Sharma & Atul Jain

Letter to the Editor

Snapshot Sightings