The following list is not meant to be a definitive checklist of all the birds recorded in Sichuan – but a list over birds that would be possible for a birder to find. Some species are rare visitors, but since we’ve seen them at least a couple times we assume they could be more than vagrant. The list of sites given for each species is also not complete – but gives a selection of sites, most of which are on the normal Sichuan birding circuit, giving a general oversight over which birds you can expect to find where.  

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The table is mainly derived from our own records and experience of birding Sichuan. This table was last updated August 2015

The term Wawu area includes Longcanggou

 

SPECIES

 

LOCATION

1.         

Snow Partridge

Lerwa lerwa

Balang

2.         

Chinese Bamboo Partridge

Bambusicola thoracica

Widespread Sichuan Basin

3.         

Sichuan Hill Partridge

Arborophila rufipectus

Laojunshan, Dailangshan region S Sichuan

4.         

Hill Partridge

Arborophila torqueola

South Sichuan – Pannzihua area

5.         

Chinese Francolin

Francolinus pintadeanus

South Sichuan – Jinsha Valley

6.         

Tibetan Partridge

Perdix hodgsoniae

Widespread Tibetan  plateau

7.         

Japanese Quail

Coturnix japonica

Passage

8.         

Tibetan Snowcock

Tetraogallus tibetanus

Balang,, Baxi, JZ area Moxi – widepread  higher mountains

9.         

Chestnut Throated partridge

Tetraophasis obscures

Balang, Mengbi, JZ – widespread high  alpine forest

10.      

Buff-throated Partridge

Tetraophasis szechenyii

T.Plateau west of Kangding, Pamolin Monastery

11.      

Koklass Pheasant

Pucrasia macrolopha

Balang, Erlang, Danba area, Wanglang, Tangjiahe

12.      

Blue Eared Pheasant

Crossoptilon auritum

Baxi, JZ, Wanglang, Songpang area

13.      

White-eared Pheasant

Crossoptilon crossoptilon

Balang, Mengbi, Maerkang area, Kangding area, Yajiang area

14.      

Blood pheasant

Ithaginis cruentus

Balang, Mengbi, Baxi, JZ, Wanglang - widespread

15.      

Temminck's Tragopan

Tragopan temminckii

Wawu, Wuyipeng, Balang, Emei, Erlang, Danba area, Tangjiahe - widespread

16.      

Chinese Monal Pheasant

Lophophorus lhuysii

Balang, Mengbi, Pass between Baxi and JZ, JZ, Tangjiahe

17.      

Common Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus

Ruoergai, Baxi, JZ – Ring-neck farmland bird

18.      

GoldenPheasant

Chrysolophus pictus

Wolong area, Balang, Tangjiahe, Wanglang, Qingchengshan, JZ, Pingwu  Park

19.      

Silver Pheasant

Lophura nycthemera

Longcanggou, Labahe area – lower plantations

20.      

Reeve’s Pheasant

Syrmaticus reevesii

Recorded Pingwu area – maybe still in NE

21.      

Lady Amherst's Pheasant

Chrysolophus amherstiae

Wawu, Erlang, Kangding area, South Sichuan

22.      

Chinese Grouse

Tetrastes sewerzowi

Mengbi, Baxi, JZ, Wanglang

 

 

 

 

23.      

Tundra Swan

Cygnus columbianus

Ruergai – winter visitor

24.      

Greylag Goose

Anser anser

Ruoergai

25.      

Bar-headed Goose

Anser indicus

Ruoergai, and Grassland around Litang – passage Sichuan basin

26.      

Ruddy Shelduck

Tadorna ferruginea

Tibetan Plateau – winter  Sichuan Basin

27.      

Pygmy Cotton Teal

Nettapus coromandelianus

Recorded Chengdu and Ruoergai

28.      

Mandarin Duck

Aix galericulata

Fairly widespread winter – can still be present early May

29.      

Eastern Spot-billed Duck

Anas Zonorhyncha

Common winter - stragglers late spring

30.      

Common Teal

Anas crecca

Ruoergai

31.      

Falcated duck

Anas falcate

Widespread winter  - recorded May at Ruoergai

32.      

Garganey

Anas querquedula

Ruoergai

33.      

Gadwall

Anas strepera

Ruoergai

34.      

Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

Widespread

35.      

Pintail

Anas acuta

Winter and passage

36.      

Shoveller

Anas clypeata

Winter and passage

37.      

Common Widgeon

Anas penelope

Winter and passage

38.      

Ferruginous Duck

Aythya nyroca

Ruoergai summer – Sichuan Basin winter

39.      

Baer’s Pochard

Aythya baeri

Rare winter visitor – recorded Chengdu

40.      

Red-crested Pochard

Netta rufina

Ruoergai

41.      

Tufted Duck

Aythya fuligula

Winter and passage

42.      

Common Pochard

Aythya ferina

Winter and passage

43.      

Common Merganser

Mergus merganser

Tibetan Plateau and  upland rivers – Sichuan Bain winter

44.      

Smew

Mergellus albellus

Winter

45.      

Scaly-sided Merganser

Mergus squamatus

Reported as winter visitor Nanchong area

 

 

 

 

46.      

Speckled Piculet

Picumnus innominatus

Widespread – good secondary growth

47.      

Eurasian Wryneck

Jynx torquil

Hongyuan/ Ruoergai - passage

48.      

Grey-capped woodpecker

Dendrocopos canicapillus

Widespread  - uses plantations

49.      

Three Toed Woodpecker

Picoides tridactylus

top of Wawu, Baxi, Juizhaigou area

50.      

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major

Baxi, JZ area, Tangjiahe, Hongyuan (plateau areas with trees) - Widespread

51.      

Crimson-breasted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos cathpharius

Wawu (middle), Wolong, Emei, Erlang,,Tangjiahe,

52.      

White-backed Woodpecker

Dendrocopos leucotos

Wuyipeng, Beisehe –  uncommon

53.      

Rufous-bellied Woodpecker

Dendrocopos hyperythrus

Boaxing, Maerkang area, Rilong – winter visitor Chengdu (Sichuan Uni)

54.      

Darjeeling Woodpecker

Dendrocopos darjellensis

Wawu (top), Wuyipeng, Emei, Erlang

55.      

Grey-headed Woodpecker

Picus canus

Widespread – open country with larger trees

56.      

Bay Woodpecker

Blythipicus pyrrhotis

Wawu, Wolong, Emei, Erlang

57.      

Black Woodpecker

Dryocopus martius

Balang, Baxi, JZ, Erlang, Songpang area

 

 

 

 

58.      

Great Barbet

Megalaima virens

Qingchengshan, Emei, Wolong, Erlang

 

 

 

 

59.      

Common Hoopoe

Upupa epops

Fairly common – especially passage, many sites

 

 

 

 

60.      

Derbyan Parakeet

Psittacula derbiana

Uncommon – Danba area (almost extinct), Yajiang

61.      

Red-headed Trogon

Harpactes erythrocephalus

Reported from Wolong,/Emei – seen Loncanggou (Wawu), Qingchengshan

 

 

 

 

62.      

Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis

Chengdu rivers and parks - widespread

63.      

Crested Kingfisher

Megaceryle lugubris

River in the N – Tangjiahe area

64.      

Black-capped Kingfisher

Halcyon pileata

Wolong (uncommon since earthquake),  Moxi, JZ

 

 

 

 

65.      

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo

Clamator coromandus

Uncommon passage and breeding

66.      

Large Hawk Cuckoo

Cuculus sparverioide

Widespread – call from this bird a common sound

67.      

Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo

Cuculus nisicolor

Wawu, Longcangou areas – must also be Emei

68.      

Eurasian Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus

Widespread – very common Ruoergai

69.      

Indian Cuckoo

Cuculus micropterus

Qingchengshan, Tangjiahe area – lower valleys with trees

70.      

Himalayan Cuckoo

Cuculus saturatus

Wawu, Wolong, Emei, JZ – fairly widespread

71.      

Lesser Cuckoo

Cuculus poliocephalus

Wawu, wolong, Erlang, Mengbi,,Baxi, JZ – fairly widespread

72.      

Asian Keol

Eudynamys scolopacea

Widespread lower areas with large trees

73.      

Asian Emerald Cuckoo

Chrysococcyx maculatus

Wawu, recorded Pingwu  area – probably Emei, Wolong - uncommon

74.      

Asian Drongo-Cuckoo

Surniculus lugubris

Wawu, Emei,, Qingchengshan – have heard Pingwu area

75.      

Plaintive Cuckoo

Clamator coromandus

South Sichuan

 

 

 

 

76.      

Himalayan Swiftlet

Aerodramusbrevirostris

Wawu , Wolong

77.      

Salim Ali’s Swift

Apus salimalii

Commonest Swift - widespread

78.      

White-throated Needletail

Hirundapus caudacutus

Most commonly seen Wawu, Wolong, Moxi – fairly widespread

79.      

House Swift

Apus nipalensis

Around towns

 

 

 

 

80.      

Collared Scops Owl

Otus lettia

Widespread

81.      

Oriental Scops Owl

Otus sunia

Widespread

82.      

Asian Barred Owlet

Glaucidium cuculoides

Widespread – lower sites, farmland

83.      

Collared Owlet

Glaucidium brodiei

Widespread – plantations and native forest

84.      

Little Owl

Athene noctua

Rouergai, Litang – grassland bird

85.      

Himalayan Owl

Strix nivicolum

Wawu, Wanglang, Wolong, Qingchengshan

86.      

Pere David’s Owl

Strix davidi

Baxi, JZ, Wanglang – photographed at Emei

87.      

Eurasian Eagle Owl

Bubo bubo

Hongyuan, Ruoergai, Baxi, Songpan areas

88.      

Northern Boobok

Ninox japonica

Emei, Qingchengshan

89.      

Tawny Fish Owl

Ketupa flavipes

Tangjiahe and JZ

 

 

 

 

90.      

Grey Nightjar

Caprimulgus jotaka

Widespread

 

 

 

 

91.      

Speckled Wood Pigeon

Columba hodgsonii

Wawu, Wolong/Balang, Erlang

92.      

Snow Pigeon

Columba leuconota

Balang, and other high mountain passes

93.      

Hill Pigeon

Columba rupestris

Rilong, Fairly Widespread Plateau – drier areas with cliffs

94.      

Spotted Dove

Streptopelia chinensis

Sichuan basin– park bird

95.      

Oriental Turtle Dove

Streptopelia orientalis

Farmland - widespread

96.      

Collared Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

Resident Ruoergai area

97.      

Red Collared Dove

Streptopelia tranquebaric

Balang, Ruoergai. Grassland west of Kangding

98.      

Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon

Treron sphenura

Emei, Wawu (middle), Bifeng, Qinchengshan

 

 

 

 

99.      

Black-necked Crane

Grus nigricollis

Ruoergai

100.   

Common Crane

Grus grus

Regular vagrant

101.   

Demoiselle Crane

Anthropoides virgo

Reported Ruoergai - vagrant

 

 

 

 

102.   

White-breasted Waterhen

Amaurornis phoenicurus

Widespread – ponds, paddies small wetlands

103.   

Ruddy-breasted Crake

Porzana fusca

Wetlands – difficult to find

104.   

Common Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus

JZ area – also seen passage

105.   

Watercock

Gallicrex cinerea

Paddy fields and wetlands – difficult to find

106.   

Common Coot

Fulica atra

JZ area -  winter widespread

 

 

 

 

107.   

Greater Painted Snipe

Rostratula benghalensis

Shallow wetlands, sometimes paddies

108.   

Pheasant-tailed Jacana

Hydrophasianus chirurgus

Breeding site East of Chengdu

 

 

 

 

109.   

Yellow – legged Buttonquail

Turnix tanki

Recorded, Erlang, Moxi area, Balang – difficult to find

 

 

 

 

110.   

Black-winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus

Wetlands - passage

111.   

Oriental Pratincole

Glareola maldivarum

River at Hongya – passage

112.   

Ibisbill

Ibidorhyncha struthersii

Around Maerkang, Litang, Yading, Ganzi

113.   

Grey-headed Lapwing

Vanellus cinereus

Passage

114.   

Wood Snipe

Gallinago nemoricola

Balang

115.   

Solitary Snipe

Gallinago solitaria

Seen once Moxi – must be at other high wetlands

116.   

Common Snipe

Gallinago gallinago

wetland – rivers – winter passage

117.   

“Swintail” Snipe

Gallinago megala/stenura

Paddies and wetlands on passage

118.   

Lesser Sand Plover

Charadrius mongolus

Flower lake Ruoergai

119.   

Long-billed Plover

Charadrius placidus

Widespread Sichuan basin rivers

120.   

Little Ringed Plover

Charadrius dubius

Chengdu

121.   

Temminck’s Stint

Calidris temminckii

Winter/passage – riverine wetlands

122.   

Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

Passage

123.   

Common Redshank

Tringa totanus

Breeds on plateau  wetlands

124.   

Greenshank

Tringa nebularia

Winter/passage - widespread

125.   

Green Sandpiper

Tringa ochropus

Winter/passage - widespread

126.   

Common Sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucos

Winter/passage - widespread

127.   

Wood Sandpiper

Tringa glareola

Passage - widespread

128.   

Marsh Sandpiper

Tringa stangnitilis

Passage – fairly widespread

129.   

Ruff

Philomachus pugnax

Passage - uncommon

130.   

Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa limosa

Passage - uncommon

131.   

Grey Phallarope

Phalaropus fulicarius

Passage - uncommon

 

 

 

 

132.   

Pallas's Gull

Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus

Ruoergai

133.   

Brown-headed Gull

Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus

Ruoergai

134.   

Black-headed Gull

Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Winter – rivers, local

135.   

Common Gull

Larus canus

Winter – rivers, local

136.   

Common Tern

Sterna hirundo

Ruoergai

137.   

Whiskered Tern

Chlidonias hybrida

Ruoergai

 

 

 

 

138.   

Black-eared Kite

Milvus lineatus

Ruoergai, Baxi - passage

139.   

Oriental Honey Buzzard

Pernis ptilorhynchus

Emei, Wawu – widespread during passage

140.   

Cinereous Vulture

Aegypius monachus

Balang, Ruoergai

141.   

Lammergeier

Gypaetus barbatus

Balang, Ruoergai, JZ area

142.   

Himalayan Griffon

Gyps himalayensis

Wolong, Balang, Mengbi, Ruoergai, Baxi

143.   

Upland Buzzard

Buteo hemilasius

Widespread on Tibetan Plateau

144.   

Himalayan Buzzard

Buteo burmanicus

Balang, Mengbi, Baxi, JZ area

145.   

Eastern Buzzard

Buteo japonicus

Winter/passage - widespread

146.   

Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos

Balang, Ruoergai, Baxi, JZ

147.   

Eastern Imperial Eagle

Aquila heliaca

Rare vagrant

148.   

White-tailed Sea Eagle

Haliaeetus albicilla

Winter Ruoergai

149.   

Steppe Eagle

Aquila nipalensis

Winter Ruoergai  -  non-breeders can be seen during summer

150.   

Bonelli’s Eagle

Aquila fasciata

Uncommon winter visitor - passage

151.   

Mountain Hawk Eagle

Spizaetus nipalensis

Emei, Wawu, Wolong

152.   

Crested Serpent Eagle

Spilornis cheela

Emei, Wawu

153.   

Besra

Accipiter virgatus

Emei, Wawu, Wolong

154.   

Chinese Sparrowhawk

Accipiter soloensis

Wawu, Emei – local in basin,farmland with paddies and frogs

155.   

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus

Winter/passage - widespread

156.   

Northern Goshawk

Accipiter gentilis

Balang, Mengbi, JZ

157.   

Crested Goshawk

Aquila chrysaetos

Emei, Qingchengshan,Wawu, Wolong, JZ -  widespread

158.   

Grey-faced Buzzard

Butastur indicus

Breeds NE Sichuan - passage

159.   

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrines

Local resident  -  winter seen around rivers

160.   

Northern  Hobby

Falco subbuteo

Uncommon breeding and passage

161.   

Saker Falcon

Falco cherrug

Fairly common all grasslands with Pika

162.   

Eurasian Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Ruoergai, Balang - passage

163.   

Amur Falcon

Falco amurebsis

Uncommon Passage

164.   

Black Baza

Aviceda leuphotes

Emei, Qingchengshan, Wawu - passage

 

 

 

 

165.   

Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Widespread - resident

166.   

Black-necked Grebe

Podiceps nigricollis

Winter

167.   

Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus

Ruoergai – uncommon winter visitor to rivers in the basin

 

 

 

 

168.   

Great Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo

Rivers and reservoirs

 

 

 

 

169.   

Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

Widespread

170.   

Intermediate Egret

Mesophoyx intermedia

Passage – sometimes with other Egrets

171.   

Great  Egret

Casmerodius albus

Uncommon

172.   

Eastern Cattle Egret

Bubulcus coromandus

Widespread

173.   

Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea

Widespread

174.   

Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

Uncommon

175.   

Chinese Pond Heron

Ardeola bacchus

Paddies, wetlands – widespread

176.   

Striated Heron

Butorides striata

Uncommon Passage

177.   

Black-crowned Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

Widespread

178.   

Cinnamon Bittern

Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

Wetlands in the basin

179.   

Yellow Bittern

Ixobrychus sinensis

Uncommon passage

 

 

 

 

180.   

Tiger shrike

Lanius tigrinus

Sichuan Basin, farmland  - fairly widespread

181.   

Brown shrike

Lanius cristatus

Farmland – uncommon

182.   

Bull-headed Shrike

Lanius bucephalus

Uncommon passage

183.   

Long-tailed Shrike

Lanius schach

Widespread  - Sichuan Basin

184.   

Grey-backed Shrike

Lanius tephronotus

Widespread at higher elevations

185.   

Chinese Grey Shrike

Lanius sphenocercus

Winter visitor - Ruoergai

186.   

Tibetan Grey Shrike

Lanius giganteus

Uncommon. local resident - plateau

 

 

 

 

187.   

Sichuan Jay

Garrulus glandarius

Mengbi, Baxi, JZ

188.   

Eurasian Jay

Perisoreus internigrans

Widespread

189.   

Red-billed Blue Magpie

Urocissa erythrorhyncha

Widespread

190.   

Azure-winged Magpie

Cyanopica cyana

Ruoergai area

191.   

Common Magpie

Pica pica

Tibetan Plateau – local in the basin

192.   

White-winged Magpie

Urocissa whiteheadi

South Sichuan - Dailangshan region - rare

193.   

Grey Treepie

Dendrocitta formosae

Emei, Bifeng

194.   

Spotted Nutcracker

Nucifraga caryocatactes

Widespread Alpine forest -  common Erlang

195.   

Red-billed Chough

Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Widespread Plateau and alpine areas

196.   

Yellow-billed Chough

Pyrrhocorax graculus

Balang

197.   

Daurian Jackdaw

Corvus dauurica

Tibetan Plateau - Ruoergai area

198.   

Carrion Crow

Corvus corone

Alpine habitats

199.   

Large-billed Crow

Corvus macrorhynchos

Local – generally lower than carrion

200.   

Collared Crow

Corvus pectoralis

Very local - Pingwu, Tangjiahe areas

201.   

Northern Raven

Corvus corax

Tibetan Plateau

 

 

 

 

202.   

Hume's Ground Tit

Pseudopodoces humilis

Tibetan Plateau – common Ruoergai area

 

 

 

 

203.   

Black-naped Oriole

Oriolus chinensis

Farmland with tall trees – Sichuan Basin

204.   

Silver Oriole

Oriolus mellianus

South Sichuan - Dailangshan region - rare

205.   

Black-winged Cuckooshrike

Coracina melaschistos

Local - farmland with tall trees – Sichuan Basin

 

 

 

 

206.   

Swinhoe's Minivet

Pericrocotus cantonensis

Lower farmland/woodland areas with taller trees  – fairly widespread

207.   

Rosy Minivet

Pericrocotus roseus

South Sichuan

208.   

Grey-chinned Minivet

Pericrocotus solaris

Rare

209.   

Long-tailed Minivet

Pericrocotus ethologus

widespread– the common minivet

210.   

Short-billed Minivet

Pericrocotus brevirostris

Uncommon

 

 

 

 

211.   

Black Drongo

Dicrurus macrocercus

Widespread

212.   

Ashy Drongo

Dicrurus leucophaeus

Local

213.   

Hair-crested Drongo

Dicrurus hottentottus

Common moist forest habitat like Emei, Qinchengshan

 

 

 

 

214.   

Brown Dipper

Cinclus pallasii

Fairly widespread – cleaner rivers, streams

215.   

White-throated Dipper

Cinclus cinclus

Higher rivers, streams

 

 

 

 

216.   

Blue Whistling Thrush

Myophonus caeruleus

Widespread – moist valleys – both black and yellow-billed

217.   

Blue Rock-Thrush

Monticola solitarius

Widespread – arid areas

218.   

Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush

Monticola rufiventris

Local – more widespread winter

219.   

White-throated rock Thrush

Monticola gularis

Rare passage

220.   

Long-tailed Thrush

Zoothera dixoni

Alpine Forest - Balang, Mengbi, Baxi

221.   

Plain Backed Thrush

Zoothera mollissima

Balang, Emei, Wawu

222.   

Chinese Blackbird

Turdus mandarinus

Chengdu,Sichuan Basin– widespread

223.   

Grey-winged Blackbird

Turdus boulboul

Emei, Wawu, Erlang, Qingchengshan

224.   

Chestnut Thrush

Turdus rubrocanus

Widespread and common alpine forest

225.   

Chinese Thrush

Turdus mupinensis

Easiest to see in JZ area – more widespread in winter

226.   

Japanese Thrush

Turdus cardis

Rare passage

227.   

Red-throated Thrush

Turdus ruficollis

Winter and passage

228.   

Black-breasted Thrush

Turdus dissimilis

Breeds Southern Sichuan

229.   

Kessler's Thrush

Turdus kessleri

Widespread plateau and high alpine areas

230.   

Dusky Thrush

Turdus euonmus

Winter and passage

231.   

Naumann’s Thrush

Turdus naumanni

Winter and passage

 

 

 

 

232.   

Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher

Rhinomyias brunneatus

Emei

233.   

Asian Brown Flycatcher

Muscicapa dauurica

Passage

234.   

Dark-sided Flycatcher

Muscicapa sibirica

High Alpine forest

235.   

Brown-breasted Flycatcher

Muscicapa muttui

Fairly widespread - Wolong, Pingwu

236.   

Ferruginous Flycatcher

Muscicapa ferruginea

Fairly widespread – Emei, Wawu/Longcanggou

237.   

Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher

Ficedula strophiata

High Alpine forest – fairly common Longcanggou/JZ

238.   

Taiga Flycatcher

Ficedula albicilla

passage

239.   

Yellow-rumped Flycatcher

Ficedula zanthopygia

Basin areas with mature trees

240.   

Snowy-browed Flycatcher

Ficedula hyperythra

Lower Wawu areas – passage

241.   

Ultramarine Flycatcher

Ficedula superciliaris

Uncommon – our records Longcanggou, Tangjiahe, JZ, Mengbi

242.   

Slaty-Blue Flycatcher

Ficedula tricolor

Local – our records Wawu area, Wolong, JZ area

243.   

Slaty-backed Flycatcher

Ficedula hodgsonii

Widespread alpine forest – easily picked up through song

244.   

Verditer Flycatcher

Eumyias thalassina

Fairly widespread – Wawu area, Erlang area

245.   

Chinese Blue Flycatcher

Cyornis glaucicomans

Widespread –Wawu area , Emei area, Qingcheng, Pingwu  Park

246.   

Hill  Blue Flycatcher

Cyornis banyumas

South Sichuan

247.   

Zappey’s Flycatcher

Cyanoptila cumatilis

Local – our records Tangjiahe, Pingwu Park

248.   

Fujian Niltava

Niltava davidi

Emei, Wawu/Longcanggou, Wolong Erlang

249.   

Rufous-bellied Niltava

Niltava sundara

JZ

250.   

Vivid Niltava

Niltava vivida

Reported Emei – passage

 

 

 

 

251.   

Himalayan Bluetail

Tarsiger rufilatus

Widespread Alpine forest – Sichuan Basin winter

252.   

White-browed Bush Robin

Tarsiger indicus

Fairly widespread – our records  Emei, Longcanggou, Erlang

253.   

Golden Bush Robin

Tarsiger chrysaeus

Fairly widespread - Balang Wawu, Moxi,

254.   

Indian Blue Robin

Luscinia brunnea

Widespread

255.   

Firethroat

Luscinia pectardens

Wuyipeng, Balang, Erlang

256.   

Blackthroat

Luscinia obscura

Historic records in JZ area – rare but regular passage

257.   

Rufous-headed Robin

Luscinia ruficeps

JZ – also reported Baihe and Wanglang

258.   

Himalayan Rubythroat

Luscinia pectoralis

Balang, Moxi, Zhedoushan (kangding)

259.   

Siberian Rubythroat

Luscinia calliope

JZ area - passage

260.   

Bluethroat

Luscinia svecica

Passage

261.   

Siberian Blue Robin

Luscinia cyane

Passage

262.   

White-tailed Robin

Myiomela leucurum

Fairly widespread - Wawu/Loncanggou, Erlang

263.   

White-browed Shortwing

Brachypteryx montana

Wawu/Longcanggou, Emei

264.   

Gould’s Shortwing

Brachypteryx stellata

Moxi area

 

 

 

 

265.   

White-bellied Redstart

Hodgsonius phoenicuroides

Wawu area, Wolong, Moxi, Erlang, Baxi, Wangling, JZ area – Widspread

 

 

 

 

266.   

Black Redstart

Phoenicurus ochruros

Ruoergai grasslands. Litang

267.   

White-throated Redstart

Phoenicurus auroreus

Widespread alpine areas - Balang, Moxi, Mengbi, Baxi, JZ

268.   

Hodgson's Redstart

Phoenicurus hodgsoni

Widespread Tibetan areas – winter Sichuan basin

269.   

Daurian Redstart

Phoenicurus auroreus

Widespread Sichuan Basin – farmland, close to buildings

270.   

Blue-fronted Redstart

Phoenicurus frontalis

Widespread Alpine areas – winter Sichuan basin

271.   

White-winged Redstart

Phoenicurus erythrogaster

Winter visitor Ruoergai and Tagong area – occasionally seen summer Balang

272.   

White-capped Water-Redstart

Chaimarrornis leucocephal

Widespread – winter influx Sichuan Basin

273.   

Plumbeous Water-Redstart

Rhyacornis fuliginosus

Widespread on rivers and streams

 

 

 

 

274.   

Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher

Culicicapa ceylonensis

Widespread summer

275.   

Asian Paradise Flycatcher

Terpsiphone paradisi

 Local - lowland farm and parkland

 

 

 

 

276.   

White –throated Fantail

Rhipidura albicollis

South Sichuan

277.   

Yellow-bellied Fantail

Chelidorhynx hypoxantha

Local South Sichuan

 

 

 

 

278.   

Oriental Magpie Robin

Copsychus saularis

Widespread - farmland, villages and towns

279.   

Purple Cochea

Cochoa purpurea

Rare - Emei, reported Wuyipeng

 

 

 

 

280.   

Grandala

Grandala coelicolor

Balang, Zhedoushan (Kangding) – winter flocks (Moxi)

 

 

 

 

281.   

Little Forktail

Enicurus scouleri

Widespread - Emei,,Bifeng, Wawu area, Tangjiahe

282.   

Slaty-backed Forktail

Enicurus schistaceus

Emei,  Bifeng

283.   

White-crowned Forktail

Enicurus leschenaulti

Fairly local but Widespread

284.   

Spotted Forktail

Enicurus maculatus

Longcanggou, Bifeng, Qingchengshan, Tiantai

 

 

 

 

285.   

Grey Bushchat

Saxicola ferrea

Widespread

286.   

Pied Bushchat

Saxicola caprata

Southern Sichuan

287.   

Siberian Stonechat

Saxicola maurus

Rouergai – widespread passage

 

 

 

 

288.   

Daurian Starling

Sturnus sturninus

Ruoergai area – uncommon urban breeding bird

289.   

White-cheeked Starling

Sturnus sericeus

Rouergai  -passage  Sichuan Basin – winter/passage

290.   

Silky Starling

Sturnus cineraceus

Breeds Sichuan Basin – local

291.   

Crested Myna

Acridotheres cristatellus

Widespread – Sichuan Basin

 

 

 

 

292.   

Eurasian Nuthatch

Sitta europaea

JZ

293.   

Chestnut-vented Nuthatch

Sitta nagaensis

Fairly  widespread - Emei, Wawu, Wolong, Moxi, Erlang

294.   

Chinese Nuthatch

Sitta villosa

JZ

295.   

Przewalski's Nuthatch

Sitta przewalskii

Alpine forest - Balang, Erlang, Mengbi, Baxi, JZ

296.   

Yunnan Nuthatch

Sitta yunnanensis

Southern Sichuan – around Xichang, have seen Pamolin

 

 

 

 

297.   

Wallcreeper

Tichodroma muraria

Fairly widespread - Balang, Moxi, Pass between Baxi and JZ

 

 

 

 

298.   

Hodgson's Treecreeper

Certhia hodgsoni

Widespread in higher forest

299.   

Sichuan Treecreeper

Certhia tianquanensis

Local - Emei, Wawu,area, Moxi

300.   

Bar-tailed Treecreeper

Certhia himalayana

Alpine forest - Baxi ,JZ, Songpang area  - winter lower

 

 

 

 

301.   

Eurasian Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes

Fairly widespread – high altitude species

 

 

 

 

302.   

Sichuan Tit

Poecile weigoldicus

Widespread – alpine/plateau species

303.   

Black-bibbed  Tit

Poecile hypermelaenus

Rare – reported Chengdu, Erlang

304.   

Pere David’s Tit

Poecile davidi

Local - Emei, Wawu, Moxi, Erlang, Wolong,  JZ

305.   

White-browed Tit

Poecile superciliosus

Ruoergai

306.   

Rufous-vented Tit

Periparus rubidiventris

Widespread alpine species – Balang, Mengbi, Baxi

307.   

Coal Tit

Periparus ater

Widespread

308.   

Yellow-bellied Tit

Periparus venustulus

Widespread – lower woodland, parkland

309.   

Grey-crested Tit

Lophophanes dichrous

Widespread alpine species – Balang, Mengbi, Baxi

310.   

Japanese Great Tit

Parus minor

Widespread

311.   

Green-backed Tit

Parus monticolus

Widespread

312.   

Yellow-cheeked  Tit

Parus spilonotus

Southern Sichuan – Loajunshan

313.   

Yellow-browed Tit

Sylviparus modestus