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Ng, E. Y. X., Gwee, C. Y., Eaton, J. A., van Balen, B. & Rheindt, F. E. (in press). The taxonomic status of the Sunda Blue Robin Myiomela diana. Forktail 34

Gwee, C. Y., Ng, E. Y. X., Eaton, J. A. & Rheindt, F. E. (in press). The taxonomic status of the Sunda Owlet Glaucidium sylvaticum. Forktail 34

Gwee et al. (in press). Cryptic diversity in Cyornis (Aves: Muscicapidae) jungle-flycatchers flagged by simple bioacoustic approaches. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society:

Ashari, H., Prawiradilaga, D. M., Eaton, J. E., Suparno, Rheindt, F. E. (2018). New records and and range extentions of birds from Timor, Alor and Rote. Treubia 45:47-64.

Alström, P., Rasmussen, P. C., Xia, C., Gelang, M., Liu, Y., Chen, G., Zhao, M., Hao, Y., Zhao, J., Yao, C-T., Eaton, J., Hutchinson, R., Lei, F. & Olson, U., (2018). Taxonomy of the White-browed Shortwing (Brachypteryx montana) complex on mainland Asia and Taiwan: an integrative approach supports recognition of three instead of one species. Avian Research 9(1): 34.

Chng, S., Eaton, J., Shepherd, C. R. (2018). In the market for extinction: birds for sale at selected outlets in Sumatra. TRAFFIC Bulletin 30, 1: 15-22.

Bergin, D., Chng, S., Eaton, J., Shepherd, C. R. (2017). The final straw? An overview of Straw-headed Bulbul Pycnonotus zeylanicus trade in Indonesia. Bird Conservation International: doi:10.1017/S0959270917000302

Eaton, J. A., Nguyen, M. D. T., Willemsen, M., Lee, J. & Chng S. C. L. (2017). Caged in the city: An inventory of birds for sale in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. TRAFFIC, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Rheindt, F. E., Christidis, L., Norman, J. A., Eaton, J. A., Sadanandan, K. R. & Schodde, R. (2017). Speciation in Indo-Pacific swiftlets (Aves: Apodidae): integrating molecular and phenotypic data for a new provisional taxonomy of the Collocalia esculenta complex. Zootaxa 4250 (5): 401-433.

Eaton, J. A., Leupen, B. T. C. and Krishnasamy, K. (2017). Songsters of Singapore: An Overview of the Bird Species in Singapore Pet Shops. TRAFFIC. Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Gwee, C. Y., Christidis, L., Eaton, J. A., Norman, J. A., Trainor, C. R., Verbelen, P., & Rheindt, F. E. (2017). Bioacoustic and multi-locus DNA data of Ninox owls support high incidence of extinction and recolonisation on small, low-lying islands across Wallacea. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 109: 246-258.

Lee, J. G. H., Chng, S. C. L. and Eaton, J. A. (eds). (2016). Conservation strategy for Southeast Asian songbirds in trade. Recommendations from the first Asian Songbird Trade Crisis Summit 2015 held in Jurong Bird Park, Singapore, 27-29 September 2015.

Shepherd, C. R., Eaton, J. A. and Chng, S. C. L. (2016). Nothing to laugh about – the ongoing illegal trade in laughingthrushes (Garrulax species) in the bird markets of Java, Indonesia. Bird Conservation International 26(4): 524–530. doi: 10.1017/S0959270916000320.

Eaton, J. A., & Mathew, J., (2016). Little Bunting Schoeniclus pusillus in Munnar Hills, Kerala. Indian BIRDS 12 (1): 17–18.

Chng, S.C.L. & Eaton, J.A. (2016b). In the Market for Extinction: Eastern and Central Java. TRAFFIC, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Wilting, A., Cheyne, S. M., Mohamed, A., Hearn, A. J., Ross, J., Samejima, H., Boonratana, R., Marshall, A.J., Brodie, J.F., Giordiano, A., Eaton, J. A., Hall, J., Pilgrim, J. D., Heydon, M., Semiadi, G., Meijaard, E., Macdonald, D. W., Breitenmoser-Würsten & Kramer-Schadt, S. (2016). Predicted distribution of the flat-headed cat Prionailurus planiceps (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) on Borneo. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement 33: 173-179.

Wilting, A., Hearn, A. J., Eaton, J., Belant, J. L., & Kramer-Schadt, S. (2016). Predicted distribution of the Bornean ferret badger Melogale everetti (Mammalia: Carnivora: Mustelidae) on Borneo. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement 33: 55-60.

Cheyne, R. A., Augeri, D. M., Mathai, J., Heydon, M., Boonratana, R., Rustam, G. S., Eaton, J., Fredriksson, G. et al. (2016). Predicted distribution of short-tailed mongoose Herpestes brachyurus (Mammalia: Carnivora: Herpestidae) on Borneo. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement 33: 132-141.

Semiadi, G., Ross, J., Hearn, A. J., Macdonald, D. W., Mathai, J., Augeri, D. M., Fredriksson, G., Rustam, Alfred, R., Hall, J., Heydon, M., Brodie, J. F., Giordano, A., Marshall, A. J., Eaton, J., Mohamed, A., Samejima, H., Belant, J. L., Kramer-Schadt, S. & Wilting, A. (2016). Predicted distribution of the masked palm civet Paguma larvata (Mammalia: Carnivora: Viverridae) on Borneo. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement 33: 89-95.

Samejima, H., Meijaard, E., Duckworth, J. W., Yasuma, S., Hearn, A. J., Ross, J., Mohamed, A., Alfred, R., Bernard, H., Boonratana, R., Pilgrim, J. D., Eaton, J., Belant, J. L., Kramer-Schadt, S., Semiadi G. & Wilting, A. (2016). Predicted distribution of the Sunda Stink-badger Mydaus javanensis (Mammalia: Carnivora: Mephitidae) on Borneo. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement 33: 61-70.

Rustam, Hearn, A., Ross, J., Alfred, R., Samejima, H., Heydon, M., Cheyne, S., Brodie, J., Giordano, A., Bernard, H., Boonratana, R., Loken, B., Mohamed, A., Jayasilan, M-A., Augeri, D., Eaton, J., Hon, J., Marshall, A., Mathai, J., Semiadi, G., Macdonald, D., Breitenmoser-Würsten, C., Kramer-Schadt, S. & Wilting A. (2016). Predicted distribution of the marbled cat Pardofelis marmorata (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) on Borneo. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Supplement 33: 157-164.

Duckworth, J.W., Fredriksson, G., Heydon, M., Alfred, R., Boonratana, R., Eaton, J., Hall, J., Marshall, A. J., Nakashima, Y., Samejima, H., Augeri, D.M., Cheyne, S.M., Hearn, A.J., Lim, N.T-L., Mathai, J., Ross, J., Rustam, Belant, J.L., Kramer-Schadt, S. & Wilting, A. (2016). Predicted distribution of small-toothed palm civet Arctogalidia trivirgata (Mammalia: Carnivora: Viverridae) on Borneo. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement 33: 103-110.

Eaton, J. A. & Collar, N. J. (2015). The taxonomic status of Pycnonotus bimaculatus snouckaerti. Forktail 31: 107-110.

Ng, E. Y. X., Eaton, J. A., Verbelen, P., Hutchinson, R. O. & Rheindt, F. E. (2016). Using bioacoustic data to test species limits in an Indo- Pacific island radiation of cuckoo doves (Macropygia). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118 (4): 786-812.

Eaton, J.A, Shepherd, C. R., Rheindt, F. E., Harris, J. B. C., van Balen, S., Wilcove, D. S. & Collar, N. J. (2015). Trade-driven extinctions and near-extinctions of avian taxa. Forktail 31: 1-12.

Chng, S. C. L., Eaton, J. A., Krishnasamy, K., Shepherd, C. R. and Nijman, V. (2015). In the Market for Extinction: An inventory of Jakarta’s bird markets. TRAFFIC, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Shepherd, C. R., Nijman, V., Krishnasamy, K., Eaton, J. A., and Chng, S. C. L. (2015). Illegal trade pushing the Critically Endangered Black-winged Myna Acridotheres melanopterus towards imminent extinction. Bird Conservation International 26(2): 147-153.

Struebig, M. J., Wilting, A., Gaveau, D.L.A, Meijaard, E, Smith, R.J., Fischer, M., Metcalfe, K., Abdullah, T., Abram, N., Alfred, R., Ancrenaz, M., Augeri, D. M., Belant, J. L., Bernard, H., Bezuijen, M., Boonman, A., Boonratana, R., Boorsma, Breitenmoser-Wursten, C., Brodie, J., Cheyne, S. M., Devens, C., Duckworth, J. W., Duplaix, N., Eaton, J., Francis, C., Fredriksson, G., Giordano, A. J., Gonner, C., Hall, J., Harrison, M.E., Hearn, A. J., Heckmann, I., Heydon, M., Hofer, H., Hon, J., Husson, S., Khan, F. A. A., Kingston, T., Kreb, D., Lammertink, M., Lane, D., Lasmana, F., Liat, L. B., Lim, N. T. L., Lindenborn, J., Loken, B., Macdonald, D. W., Marshall, A. J., Maryanto, I., Mathai, J., McShea, W. J., Mohamed, A., Nakabayashi, M., Nakashima, Y., Niedballa, J., Noerfahmy, S., Persey, S., Peter, A., Pieterse, S., Pilgrim, J. D., Pollard, E., Purnama, S., Rafiastanto, A., Reinfelder, V., Reusch, C., Robson, C., Ross, J., Rustam, R., Sadikin, L., Samejima, H., Santosa, E., Sapari, I., Sasaki, H., Scharf, A. K., Semiadi, G., Shepherd, C. R., Sykes, R., van Berkel, T., Wells, K., Wielstra, B., Wong, A. and Kramer-Schadt, S. et al. (2015). Targeted conservation to safeguard a biodiversity hotspot from climate and land-cover change. Current Biology 25 (3): 372-378.

Eaton, J. A. (2014). Observations of Mentawai Palm Civet Paradoxurus (hermaphroditus) lignicolor from Siberut island, Indonesia. Small Carnivore Conservation 50: 61-63.

Eaton, J. A., & Das, R. K. (2014). Baikal Bush Warbler Locustella davidi from Dibru-Saikhowa National Park and Biosphere Reserve, Assam, India: A new species for India. Indian Birds 9 (3): 80-81.

Collar, N. J., Eaton, J. A. & Hutchinson, R. O. (2013). Species limits in the Golden Bulbul Alophoixus (Thapsinillas) affinis complex. Forktail – Journal of Asian Ornithology 29: 19-2.

Kramer-Schadt, S., Niedballa, J., Pilgrim, J. D., Schröder, B., Lindenborn, J., Reinfelder, V., Stillfried, M., Heckmann, I., Scharf, A. K., Augeri, D. M., Cheyne, S. M., Hearn, A. J., Ross, J., Macdonald, D. W., Mathai, J., Eaton, J., Marshall, A. J., Semiadi, G., Rustam, R., Bernard, H., Alfred, R., Samejima, H., Duckworth, J. W., Breitenmoser-Wuersten, C., Belant, J. L., Hofer, H., Wilting, A. (2013). The importance of correcting for sampling bias in MaxEnt species distribution models. Diversity and Distributions, 19: 1366–1379. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12096

Mahood, S. P., & Eaton, J. A. (2012). The vocalisations of Red-collared Woodpecker Picus rabieri. Forktail – Journal of Asian Ornithology 26: 167-168

Rheindt, F. E., & Eaton, J. A. (2012). Notes on the life-history and taxonomy of Muscicapa dauurica umbrosa, an overlooked Bornean canopy bird. Forktail – Journal of Asian Ornithology 26: 144-146.

Harris, J. B. C., A. Boyce, F. Sheldon, J. A. Eaton, A. Langevin, D. L. Yong, H. Bernard, A. Biun, T. E. Martin, and D. Wei. (2012). Using diverse data sources to detect elevational range changes of birds on Mt. Kinabalu, Malaysian Borneo. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 25:189-239 (Invited paper, “Tribute to Navjot Sodhi” special issue).

van Balen, S., Eaton, J. A. & Rheindt, F. R. (2011). Biology, taxonomy and conservation status of the Short-tailed Green Magpie Cissa [t.] thalassina from Java. Bird Conservation International 23: 91-109.

Rheindt, Eaton & Verbelen. (2011). Vocal trait evolution in a geographic leapfrog pattern: speciation in the Maroon-chinned Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus subgularis) complex from Wallacea. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123(3): 429-440.

Eaton, J. A., Wüst, R., Wirth, R., Shepherd, C. R., Semiadi, G., Hall J., and Duckworth, J. W. (2010). Recent records of the Javan Small-toothed Palm Civet Arctogalidia (trivirgata) trilineata. Small Carnivore Conservation 43: 16-22.

Rheindt, F. E., Eaton, J. A. (2010). Biological species limits in the Banded Pitta Pitta guajana. Forktail – Journal of Asian Ornithology 26: 86-91.

Brickle, N. W., Eaton, J. A., Rheindt, F. E. (2010). A rapid bird survey of the Menyapa mountains, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Forktail – Journal of Asian Ornithology 26: 31-41.

Bezuijen, M. R., Eaton, J.A., Gidean, Hutchinson, R. O., Rheindt, F. E. (2010). Recent and historical bird records for Kalaw, eastern Myanmar (Burma) between 1895 and 2008. Forktail – Journal of Asian Ornithology 26: 49-74.

Rheindt, F. E. & Eaton, J. A. (2009). Species limits in Pteruthius (Aves: Corvida) shrike-babblers: a comparison between the Biological and Phylogenetic Species Concepts. Zootaxa 2301: 29-54.

Eaton, J, A. (2009). An observation of Indonesian Mountain Weasel Mustela lutreolina at Gunung Kerinci, Sumatra, Indonesia. Small Carnivore Conservation 40: 27-28.

Eaton, J. A., Rheindt, F. E. (2009). Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus nesting in its Himalayan wintering range: first breeding record for the Indian Subcontinent. Forktail – Journal of Asian Ornithology 25: 153-154.

Hutchinson, R., Eaton, J., Demeulemeester, B., Rheindt, F. E. (2007). Observations of Flores Scops Owl Otus alfredi on Flores, Indonesia, with a first description of its vocalisations. Forktail – Journal of Asian Ornithology 23: 184-187.

Hutchinson, R., Eaton, J., Benstead, P. (2006). Observations of Cinnabar Hawk Owl Ninox ios in Gunung Ambang Nature Reserve, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, with a description of a secondary vocalisation. Forktail – Journal of Asian Ornithology 22: 120-121.


Eaton, J. A. & Rheindt, F. E. (2017). New avifaunal records from the Flores Sea islands, Indonesia, including a novel Phylloscopus leaf warbler. Birding Asia 28: 97-106.

Eaton, J. A., Mitchell, S., Navario Gonzalez Bocos, C. & Rheindt, F. E. (2016). Discovery of two novel bird species and at least one novel subspecies during a rapid survey of the Meratus Mountains, South Kalimantan, Indonesia. Birding Asia 26: 107-133.

Chng, S. C. L. & Eaton, J. A. (2016c). In the market for extinction: Sukahaji, Bandung, Java, Indonesia. Birding Asia 26: 22-28.

Chng, S. C. L. & Eaton, J. A. (2016a). Snapshot of an on-going trade: an inventory of birds for sale in Chatuchak weekend market, Bangkok, Thailand. Birding Asia 25: 24-29.

Edwards, D. P., Borah, J. & Eaton, J. A. (2016). First description of the song of Yellow-throated Laughingthrush Garrulax (Dryonastes) galbanus, Nagaland, north-east India. Birding Asia 25: 87-88.

Shepherd, C. R., Eaton, J. A., Chng, S. C. L. (2015). Pittas for a pittance: observations on the little known illegal trade in Pittidae in west Indonesia. Birding Asia 24: 18-20.

Taylor, J., Mate, E., Hutchinson, R. O., Eaton, J. A. (2015). Frontiers of the Philippines: Eastern Visayas. Birding Asia 24: 24-36.

Eaton, J. A. and Hutchinson, R. O. (2015). Surveys on Buru and Taliabu fail to reveal sign of babirusa. Suiform Soundings 14(1) 27-28.

Eaton, J. A., Mahood, S. P., Eames, J. C. (2014). Chinese Grassbird Graminicola striatus in Southeast Asia: lost, forgotten and re-found. Birding Asia 22: 19-21.

Low, B. W., Hutchinson, R., Sigar, S., Banwell, A., Yeo, S. T., Eaton, J. A. (2014) Nesting records of Dulit Frogmouth Batrachostomus harterti, with notes on plumage and vocalisations. Birding Asia 22: 60-66.

Yong, D. L., Lim K. C., Eaton, J. A., Tan, K. H., Lau, W. T., & Foley, C. (2014). The Grey-breasted Babbler Malacopteron albogulare, a poorly known Sundaic species. Birding Asia 21: 71-75.

Eaton, J. A., & Duff, A. G. (2013). Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola in Bhutan’s Phobjikha valley. Birding Asia 20: 82-83.

Mahood, S. P., Eaton, J. A., & Leader, P. J. (2012). Second record of Rufous-headed Robin Luscinia ruficeps outside its breeding range and a description of its first-winter plumage. Birding Asia 19: 43-47.

Iqbal, M., Eaton, J. A., Udin, J. S., Prabowo, W. and Andika, A. (2012). Significance sightings of Large Green-Pigeon Treron capellei. Birding Asia 17: 68–70.

Eaton, J. A. & Rossouw, J. (2011) Silvery Pigeon Columba argentina on Simeuluë and the Batu islands, Sumatra, Indonesia. Birding Asia 15: 78–79.

Eaton, J. A.
(2011). Black-chinned Monarch Monarcha boanensis still survives on its tiny island home. Birding Asia 15: 36.

Eaton, J. (2011). East meets West; Striped Tit-babblers. Suara Enggang 19/4: 38-39.

Eaton, J. (2011). East meets West; Laughingthrushes. Suara Enggang 19/2: 33-35.

Eaton, J. (2011). East meets West; Bornean and Malayan Banded Pitta. Suara Enggang 19/1: 31-33.

Orenstein, R., Wong, A., Abghani, N., Bakewell, D., Eaton, J. A.,Yeo, S T., Yong, D L. (2010): Sarawak – a neglected birding destination in Malaysia. Birding Asia 13: 30-41.

Eaton, J., & Hutchinson, R. (2006). Extraordinary Borneo. Winging It 18; American Birding Association publication.

Eaton, J., & Hutchinson, R. (2005). Birding in Vietnam. Winging It 17; American Birding Association publication.