China (2009-2014)

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Map of PR China with the places visited (click to enlarge).

The China bird list

Birdwatching in China is really tricky as most areas are almost 'barren' of birds. Don't know why, maybe they have eaten them all? Kidding, but here is a list of all my China trips together.


Ring-necked Pheasant – Phasianus colchicus

Eastern Spot-billed Duck – Anas zonorhyncha

Little Grebe – Tachybaptus ruficollis

Chinese Pond Heron – Ardeola bacchus

Intermediate Egret – Mesophoyx intermedia

Little Egret – Egretta garzetta

Eurasian Kestrel – Falco tinnunculus

Amur Falcon – Falco amurensis

Osprey(?) – Pandion haliaetus

Black-eared Kite – Milvus lineatus

Black-headed Gull(?) – Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Rock Dove – Columba livia

Spotted Dove – Streptopelia chinensis

Eurasian Collared Dove – Streptopelia decaocto

Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker – Yungipicus kizuki

Grey-headed Woodpecker – Picus canus

Ashy Minivet – Pericrocotus divaricatus

Bull-headed Shrike – Lanius bucephalus

Brown Shrike (or Long-tailed Shrike) – Lanius cristatus (Lanius schach)

Black Drongo – Dicrurus macrocercus

Azure-winged Magpie – Cyanopica cyanus

Red-billed Blue Magpie – Urocissa erythrorhyncha

Oriental Magpie – Pica pica sericeae

Carrion Crow – Corvus corone

Eastern Great Tit – Parus minor

Southern Great Tit – Parus cinereus

Yellow-bellied Tit – Periparus venustulus

Coal Tit – Periparus ater

Sand Martin – Riparia riparia

Pale Martin – Riparia diluta

Barn Swallow – Hirundo rustica

Red-rumped Swallow – Cecropis daurica

Long-tailed Tit – Aegithalos caudatus

Chinese Bulbul – Pycnonotus sinensis

Masked Laughingthrush – Garrulax perspicillatus

Plain Laughingthrush – Garrulax davidi

Vinous-throated Parrotbill – Paradoxornis webbianus

Japanese White-eye – Zosterops japonicus

Chinese Nuthatch – Sitta villosa

Crested Myna – Acridotheres cristatellus

Red-billed Starling – Sturnus seriveus

White-cheeked Starling – Sturnus cineraceus

Eurasian Blackbird – Turdus merula

Eurasian Tree Sparrow – Passer montanus

Amur Wagtail – Motacilla alba leucopsis

Brambling – Fringilla montifringilla

Hawfinch – Coccothraustes coccothraustes

Chinese Grossbeak – Eophona migratoria