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 2017

The term Wawu area includes Longcanggou

 

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SPECIES

 

LOCATION

1.        

Tundra Swan

Cygnus columbianus

Ruoergai, Mianyang – winter visitor

2.        

Greylag Goose

Anser anser

Ruoergai

3.        

Bar-headed Goose

Anser indicus

Locally common Sichuan Tibetan Plateau

4.        

Ruddy Shelduck

Tadorna ferruginea

Tibetan Plateau – winter Sichuan Basin

5.        

Pygmy Cotton Teal

Nettapus coromandelianus

Rare - recorded Chengdu and Ruoergai

6.        

Mandarin Duck

Aix galericulata

Fairly widespread winter/passage – can still be present early May

7.        

Eastern Spot-billed Duck

Anas Zonorhyncha

Common winter - stragglers late spring

8.        

Common Teal

Anas crecca

Widespread winter/passage

9.        

Falcated duck

Anas falcate

Widespread winter - recorded May at Ruoergai

10.      

Garganey

Anas querquedula

Recorded Ruoergai

11.      

Gadwall

Anas strepera

Widespread winter/passage

12.      

Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

Widespread

13.      

Pintail

Anas acuta

Winter and passage

14.      

Shoveller

Anas clypeata

Winter and passage

15.      

Common Widgeon

Anas penelope

Winter and passage

16.      

Ferruginous Duck

Aythya nyroca

Ruoergai summer – Sichuan Basin winter

17.      

Baer’s Pochard

Aythya baeri

Regular but rare winter visitor – among other sites recorded at Chengdu, and Mianyang,

18.      

Red-crested Pochard

Netta rufina

Summer bird at Ruoergai – Flower Lake

19.      

Tufted Duck

Aythya fuligula

Winter and passage

20.      

Common Pochard

Aythya ferina

Winter and passage

21.      

Common Merganser

Mergus merganser

Tibetan Plateau and upland rivers – Sichuan Basin rivers during winter

22.      

Smew

Mergellus albellus

Uncommon winter visitor

23.      

Scaly-sided Merganser

Mergus squamatus

Rare winter visitor – Mianyang and Nanchong area also recording from Hongya

 

 

 

 

24.      

Snow Partridge

Lerwa lerwa

High mountain passes – Balang is easiest and most accessible site

25.      

Chinese Bamboo Partridge

Bambusicola thoracica

Widespread Sichuan Basin

26.      

Sichuan Hill Partridge

Arborophila rufipectus

Laojunshan, Dailangshan region S Sichuan – rare and apparently declining

27.      

Hill Partridge

Arborophila torqueola

South Sichuan – Pannzihua area – on very edge of range

28.      

Chinese Francolin

Francolinus pintadeanus

South Sichuan – Jinsha Valley – on very edge of range

29.      

Tibetan Partridge

Perdix hodgsoniae

Widespread Tibetan Plateau – also seen on Balang

30.      

Japanese Quail

Coturnix japonica

Passage

31.      

Tibetan Snowcock

Tetraogallus tibetanus

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

32.      

Verreaux's Monal-Partridge

Tetraophasis obscures

Balang, Mengbi, Moxi, JZ – widespread high alpine forest

33.      

Szechenyi's Monal-Partridge

Tetraophasis szechenyii

Southern, Sichuan Tibetan Plateau - Pamolin Monastery is a good site

34.      

Koklass Pheasant

Pucrasia macrolopha

Balang, Erlang, Danba area, Wanglang, Tangjiahe

35.      

Blue Eared Pheasant

Crossoptilon auritum

Baxi, JZ, Wanglang, Songpang area – Eared Pheasant of N Sichuan Alpine areas

36.      

White-eared Pheasant

Crossoptilon crossoptilon

Balang, Mengbi, Maerkang area, Kangding area, Yajiang area – S Sichuan Eared Pheasant

37.      

Blood pheasant

Ithaginis cruentus

Balang, Mengbi, Baxi, JZ, Wanglang - widespread

38.      

Temminck's Tragopan

Tragopan temminckii

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

39.      

Chinese Monal Pheasant

Lophophorus lhuysii

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

40.      

Common Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus

Ruoergai, Baxi, JZ – Ring-neck form farmland bird in Sichuan Basin

41.      

GoldenPheasant

Chrysolophus pictus

North from Wolong/Balang area - Tangjiahe, Qingchengshan, JZ area, Pingwu area

42.      

Silver Pheasant

Lophura nycthemera

Southern species – recorded Longcanggou, Labahe area – lower plantations, uncommon

43.      

Reeve’s Pheasant

Syrmaticus reevesii

Recorded Pingwu area – maybe still in NE Sichuan

44.      

Lady Amherst's Pheasant

Chrysolophus amherstiae

Southern species - Wawu, Erlang, Kangding area – at Balang hybrids with Golden seen

45.      

Chinese Grouse

Tetrastes sewerzowi

Mengbi, Baxi, JZ, Wanglang

 

 

 

 

46.      

Black Stork

Ciconia nigra

Winter visitor/passage – Ruoergai regular

 

 

 

 

47.      

Crested Ibis

Nipponia nippon

Breeding 3 hours N of Sichuan in Shaanxi

 

 

 

 

48.      

Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Common – resident and winter visitor

49.      

Black-necked Grebe

Podiceps nigricollis

Winter, widespread

50.      

Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus

Breeds lakes Tibetan Plateau (Ruoergai) – uncommon winter visitor to rivers in the basin

 

 

 

 

51.      

Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

Common and widespread

52.      

Intermediate Egret

Mesophoyx intermedia

Uncommon Passage

53.      

Great Egret

Casmerodius albus

Fairly uncommon

54.      

Eastern Cattle Egret

Bubulcus coromandus

Widespread – found both on Tibetan Plateau and Sichuan basin

55.      

Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea

Widespread  - resident, wintering and passage

56.      

Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

Uncommon

57.      

Chinese Pond Heron

Ardeola bacchus

Paddies, wetlands – widespread and common

58.      

Striated Heron

Butorides striata

Rare passage we have made 1 record

59.      

Black-crowned Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

Widespread and common

60.      

Cinnamon Bittern

Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

Wetlands in the basin – seems to be declining with development

61.      

Yellow Bittern

Ixobrychus sinensis

Uncommon passage- we have made 2 records

 

 

 

 

62.      

Great Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo

Widespread - rivers and reservoirs

 

 

 

 

63.      

Black Baza

Aviceda leuphotes

Resident/passage lush foothills bordering Sichuan Basin – Emei, Wawu , Qingcheng, Tangjiahe area

64.      

Black-eared Kite

Milvus lineatus

Tibetan Plateau – passage in the Sichuan Basin

65.      

Oriental Honey Buzzard

Pernis ptilorhynchus

Resident in suitable areas of forest – widespread during passage

66.      

Cinereous Vulture

Aegypius monachus

Fairly uncommon but regular - Balang, Ruoergai

67.      

Lammergeier

Gypaetus barbatus

Widespread on Tibetan Plateau and other alpine areas – Ruoergai, Balang

68.      

Himalayan Griffon

Gyps himalayensis

Widespread on Tibetan Plateau and other alpine areas – Ruoergai, Balang

69.      

Upland Buzzard

Buteo hemilasius

Widespread on Tibetan Plateau – associated with Pika colonies

70.      

Himalayan Buzzard

Buteo burmanicus

Resident - fairly common high alpine forest -Balang, Mengbi, Baxi, JZ area

71.      

Eastern Buzzard

Buteo japonicus

Winter/passage – widespread in Sichuan Basin

72.      

Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos

Local but fairly common in alpine habitat -Balang, Ruoergai, Baxi, JZ

73.      

Eastern Imperial Eagle

Aquila heliaca

Rare – we have made 1 record

74.      

White-tailed Sea Eagle

Haliaeetus albicilla

Wintering wetlands Tibetan Plateau - Ruoergai

75.      

Steppe Eagle

Aquila nipalensis

Common winter visitor – Tibetan Plateau, Ruoergai – passage/summer birds rare

76.      

Bonelli’s Eagle

Aquila fasciata

Uncommon winter visitor – passage – winters NE Sichuan

77.      

Mountain Hawk Eagle

Spizaetus nipalensis

Widespread forested foothills bordering Sichuan Basin - Emei, Wawu, Wolong, Tangjiahe

78.      

Crested Serpent Eagle

Spilornis cheela

Emei, Wawu

79.      

Besra

Accipiter virgatus

Emei, Wawu, Wolong – also seen on passage

80.      

Chinese Sparrowhawk

Accipiter soloensis

Local in Sichuan Basin, wetland, rivers, farmland with paddies and frogs – frog-eater

81.      

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus

Winter/passage - widespread

82.      

Northern Goshawk

Accipiter gentilis

Widspread in areas of suitable alpine forest -Balang, Mengbi, JZ

83.      

Crested Goshawk

Aquila chryggsaetos

Widespread in areas of lower forest

84.      

Grey-faced Buzzard

Butastur indicus

Breeds NE Sichuan - passage

 

 

 

 

85.      

White-breasted Waterhen

Amaurornis phoenicurus

Widespread – ponds, paddies small wetlands

86.      

Ruddy-breasted Crake

Porzana fusca

Wetlands/paddies – difficult to find

87.      

Common Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus

Wetlands

88.      

Watercock

Gallicrex cinerea

Paddy fields and wetlands – difficult to find – seems to be in decline

89.      

Common Coot

Fulica atra

Lakes, reservoirs – more common as winter visitor

90.      

Grey-headed Swamphen     

Porphyrio poliocephalus

Local South Sichuan Xichang Lake

 

 

 

 

91.      

Black-necked Crane

Grus nigricollis

Wetlands Tibetan Plateau - Ruoergai

92.      

Common Crane

Grus grus

Regular vagrant -individuals sometimes seen with Black-necked

 

 

 

 

93.      

Yellow – legged Buttonquail

Turnix tanki

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

 

 

 

 

94.      

Ibisbill

Ibidorhyncha struthersii

Local Tibetan Plateau – Maerkang area, Litang, Yading, Ganzi

 

 

 

 

95.      

Black-winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus

Fairly common - wetlands - passage

96.      

Oriental Pratincole

Glareola maldivarum

Breeding large gravel banks on rivers - Hongya – passage

97.      

Grey-headed Lapwing

Vanellus cinereus

Regular Passage

98.      

Wood Snipe

Gallinago nemoricola

Rare breeding – known sites Balang, Erlang

99.      

Solitary Snipe

Gallinago solitaria

Recorded Moxi – must be at other high wetlands

100.    

Common Snipe

Gallinago gallinago

Common – wetlands/rivers – winter/passage

101.    

Sinhoes’s/Pintail Snipe

Gallinago megala/stenura

Paddies and wetlands on passage – regular but difficult to separate species

102.    

Lesser Sand Plover

Charadrius mongolus

Tibetan Plateau - Flower lake Ruoergai

103.    

Long-billed Plover

Charadrius placidus

Widespread Sichuan basin rivers

104.    

Little Ringed Plover

Charadrius dubius

Gravel banks Sichuan Basin

105.    

Temminck’s Stint

Calidris temminckii

Winter/passage – riverine wetlands

106.    

Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

Passage

107.    

Common Redshank

Tringa totanus

Breeds on Tibetan Plateau 

108.    

Greenshank

Tringa nebularia

Winter/passage - widespread

109.    

Green Sandpiper

Tringa ochropus

Winter/passage - widespread

110.    

Common Sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucos

Winter/passage - widespread

111.    

Wood Sandpiper

Tringa glareola

Passage - widespread

112.    

Marsh Sandpiper

Tringa stangnitilis

Passage – fairly widespread

113.    

Ruff

Philomachus pugnax

Passage - uncommon

114.    

Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa limosa

Passage - uncommon

115.    

Grey Phallarope

Phalaropus fulicarius

Passage - rare

 

 

 

 

116.    

Greater Painted Snipe

Rostratula benghalensis

Local - shallow wetlands, sometimes paddies

 

 

 

 

117.    

Pheasant-tailed Jacana

Hydrophasianus chirurgus

Local - breeding site East of Chengdu

 

 

 

 

118.    

Pallas's Gull

Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus

Breeding Tibetan Plateau - Ruoergai – winter can be found on larger rivers - Leshan

119.    

Brown-headed Gull

Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus

Breeding Tibetan Plateau - Ruoergai

120.    

Black-headed Gull

Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Winter – larger rivers Sichuan Basin

121.    

Slender-billed Gull

Chroicocephalus genei

Uncommon winter visitor – single birds seen Mianyang

122.    

Common Gull

Larus canus

Winter

123.    

Common Tern

Sterna hirundo

Breeding Tibetan Plateau – Ruoergai - passage

124.    

Whiskered Tern

Chlidonias hybrida

Breeding Tibetan Plateau - Ruoergai

 

 

 

 

125.    

Speckled Wood Pigeon

Columba hodgsonii

Local - Wawu, Wolong/Balang, Erlang, JZ area

126.    

Snow Pigeon

Columba leuconota

Balang, and other high mountain passes

127.    

Hill Pigeon

Columba rupestris

Common in suitable – arid habitat with cliffs – Rilong, - also Tibetan Plateau – winter flocks

128.    

Spotted Dove

Streptopelia chinensis

Common - Sichuan basin– park/farmland bird

129.    

Oriental Turtle Dove

Streptopelia orientalis

Farmland – widespread – breeding/passage/winter

130.    

Collared Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

Local Tibetan Plateau - Ruoergai area

131.    

Red Collared Dove

Streptopelia tranquebaric

Uncommon/local breeding bird – more often seen on passage

132.    

Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon

Treron sphenura

Local in suitable woodland - Emei, Wawu, Bifeng, Qinchengshan

 

 

 

 

133.    

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo

Clamator coromandus

Uncommon passage and breeding

134.    

Large Hawk Cuckoo

Cuculus sparverioide

Widespread – call from this bird a common sound

135.    

Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo

Cuculus nisicolor

Suitable forest areas - Wawu, Qingcheng, Emei

136.    

Eurasian Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus

Widespread –  common alpine /Tibetan Plateau

137.    

Indian Cuckoo

Cuculus micropterus

Lower forest - Qingchengshan, Tangjiahe

138.    

Himalayan Cuckoo

Cuculus saturatus

Wawu, Wolong, Emei, JZ – fairly widespread

139.    

Lesser Cuckoo

Cuculus poliocephalus

Widespread Alpine forest -Wawu, wolong, Erlang, Mengbi,,Baxi, JZ

140.    

Asian Keol

Eudynamys scolopacea

Widespread lower areas with large trees

141.    

Lesser Coucal

Centropus bengalensis

Uncommon Sichuan Basin – NE Sichuan also seen west of Chengdu

142.    

Asian Emerald Cuckoo

Chrysococcyx maculatus

Uncommon – recorded Wawu, Wolong,Pingwu  area

143.    

Asian Drongo-Cuckoo

Surniculus lugubris

Lower woodland - Wawu, Emei,,Qingchengshan,  Pingwu area

144.    

Plaintive Cuckoo

Cacomantis merulinus

South Sichuan

 

 

 

 

145.    

Tengmalm's Owl

Aegolius funereus

Alpine forest - Baxi

146.    

Collared Scops Owl

Otus lettia

Widespread - Wawu, Qingcheng, Emei, Pingwu, Tangjiahe

147.    

Oriental Scops Owl

Otus sunia

Widespread - Wawu, Qingcheng, Emei, Pingwu, Tangjiahe

148.    

Asian Barred Owlet

Glaucidium cuculoides

Widespread – farmland Sichuan Basin

149.    

Collared Owlet

Glaucidium brodiei

Widespread – plantations and native forest

150.    

Little Owl

Athene noctua

Tibetan Plateau - Rouergai, Litang – locally common

151.    

Himalayan Owl

Strix nivicolum

Widespread suitable forest – Wawu/Balang, Wanglang, Wolong, Qingchengshan, Erlang

152.    

Long–eared Owl

Asio otus

Passage

153.    

Short-eared Owl

Asio flammeus

Passage

154.    

Pere David’s Owl

Strix davidi

Local - Baxi, JZ, Wanglang – single record at Emei

155.    

Eurasian Eagle Owl

Bubo bubo

Tibetan Plateau/Alpine Forest - Hongyuan, Ruoergai, Baxi, Songpan areas – breeding/winter

156.    

Northern Boobok

Ninox japonica

Emei, Qingchengshan

157.    

Tawny Fish Owl

Ketupa flavipes

Local - Tangjiahe and JZ

 

 

 

 

158.    

Grey Nightjar

Caprimulgus jotaka

Widespread

 

 

 

 

159.    

Himalayan Swiftlet

Aerodramusbrevirostris

High forest - Wawu , Wolong – also passage

160.    

Salim Ali’s Swift

Apus salimalii

Widespread – cliff nester at higher altitudes/Tibetan Plateau

161.    

White-throated Needletail

Hirundapus caudacutus

Fairly widespread - most commonly seen Wawu, Wolong, Moxi

162.    

House Swift

Apus nipalensis

Around towns

 

 

 

 

163.    

Red-headed Trogon

Harpactes erythrocephalus

Uncommon – we’ve seen Loncanggou (Wawu), Qingchengshan

 

 

 

 

164.    

Indochinese Roller

Coracias affinis

Southern Sichuan

165.    

Dollar Bird

Eurystomus orientalis

Breeds in N Sichuan – Tangjiahe area

 

 

 

 

166.    

Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis

Widespread – rivers, parks, fish ponds

167.    

Crested Kingfisher

Megaceryle lugubris

Local – breeds N Sichuan – Tangjiahe area – more widespread in winter

168.    

Black-capped Kingfisher

Halcyon pileata

Local – forest close to wetland -  Moxi, JZ – seems to be getting uncommon

169.    

White-throated Kingfisher

Halycon smyrnensis

Southern Sichuan

 

 

 

 

170.    

Blue-tailed Bee-eater

Merops philippinus

Breeds South Sichuan

 

 

 

 

171.    

Eurasian Hoopoe

Upupa epops

Fairly common – especially passage, many sites

 

 

 

 

172.    

Great Barbet

Megalaima virens

Fairly Widespread - Qingcheng, Emei, Wolong, Erlang, Pingwu

 

 

 

 

173.    

Speckled Piculet

Picumnus innominatus

Widespread – good secondary growth

174.    

Eurasian Wryneck

Jynx torquil

Uncommon but regular passage

175.    

Grey-capped woodpecker

Dendrocopos canicapillus

Widespread - uses plantation

176.    

Three Toed Woodpecker

Picoides tridactylus

Uncommon Alpine species - top of Wawu, Baxi, Juizhaigou area

177.    

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major

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

178.    

Crimson-breasted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos cathpharius

Local – Wawu, Wolong, Emei, Erlang,Tangjiahe,

179.    

White-backed Woodpecker

Dendrocopos leucotos

Local fairly uncommon – seen Wuyipeng, Beisehe, JZ area, Pingwu area

180.    

Rufous-bellied Woodpecker

Dendrocopos hyperythrus

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

181.    

Darjeeling Woodpecker

Dendrocopos darjellensis

Local - Wawu, Wuyipeng, Emei, Erlang

182.    

Grey-headed Woodpecker

Picus canus

Widespread – both Alpine situations and lower woodland in the basin - open country with larger trees

183.    

Bay Woodpecker

Blythipicus pyrrhotis

Local - Wawu, Wolong, Emei, Erlang

184.    

Black Woodpecker

Dryocopus martius

Local – best sites Baxi, JZ, Erlang, Songpang area

 

 

 

 

185.    

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrines

Local resident -  winter seen around rivers

186.    

Northern  Hobby

Falco subbuteo

Uncommon breeding and passage

187.    

Saker Falcon

Falco cherrug

Fairly common all grasslands with Pika

188.    

Eurasian Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Ruoergai, Balang - passage

189.    

Amur Falcon

Falco amurebsis

Uncommon Passage

 

 

 

 

190.    

Derbyan Parakeet

Psittacula derbiana

Rare and threatened – Danba area (almost extinct), Yajiang – collected for pet trade

 

 

 

 

191.    

Black-winged Cuckooshrike

Coracina melaschistos

Locally common - farmland with tall trees – Sichuan Basin and South Sichuan

 

 

 

 

192.    

Swinhoe's Minivet

Pericrocotus cantonensis

Lower farmland/woodland areas with taller trees – fairly widespread

193.    

Rosy Minivet

Pericrocotus roseus

Breeding South Sichuan

194.    

Grey-chinned Minivet

Pericrocotus solaris

Rare

195.    

Long-tailed Minivet

Pericrocotus ethologus

widespread– the common minivet

196.    

Short-billed Minivet

Pericrocotus brevirostris

Uncommon

 

 

 

 

197.    

Tiger shrike

Lanius tigrinus

Sichuan Basin, farmland - fairly widespread – also passage

198.    

Brown shrike

Lanius cristatus

Farmland – fairly uncommon – also passage

199.    

Bull-headed Shrike

Lanius bucephalus

Uncommon passage

200.    

Long-tailed Shrike

Lanius schach

Widespread - Sichuan Basin

201.    

Grey-backed Shrike

Lanius tephronotus

Widespread at higher elevations

202.    

Chinese Grey Shrike

Lanius sphenocercus

Winter visitor - Ruoergai

203.    

Tibetan Grey Shrike

Lanius giganteus

Uncommon. local resident – Tibetan Plateau

 

 

 

 

204.    

Blyth’s Shrike Babbler

Pteruthius flaviscapis

Commoner south - Emei, Wawu area, Wolong, Erlang, S Sichuan

205.    

Green Shrike Babbler

Pteruthius xanthochlorus

Fairly widespread - Emei, Wawu area, Moxi, Tangjiahe

 

 

 

 

206.    

Black-naped Oriole

Oriolus chinensis

Farmland with tall trees – Sichuan Basin

207.    

Silver Oriole

Oriolus mellianus

South Sichuan - Dailangshan region, reported Qingcheng - rare

 

 

 

 

208.    

Black Drongo

Dicrurus macrocercus

Widespread - breeding farmland - passage

209.    

Ashy Drongo

Dicrurus leucophaeus

Local

210.    

Hair-crested Drongo

Dicrurus hottentottus

Common suitable forest habitat - Emei, Qinchengshan

 

 

 

 

211.    

White –throated Fantail

Rhipidura albicollis

South Sichuan

212.    

Yellow-bellied Fantail

Chelidorhynx hypoxantha

Local South Sichuan – have seen Qingcheng

 

 

 

 

213.    

Amur Paradise Flycatcher

Terpsiphone incei

 Local - lowland farm and parkland

 

 

 

 

214.    

Sichuan Jay

Garrulus glandarius

Alpine Forest - Mengbi, Baxi, JZ  - uncommon

215.    

Eurasian Jay

Perisoreus internigrans

Widespread

216.    

Red-billed Blue Magpie

Urocissa erythrorhyncha

Widespread in Sichuan Basin and lower mountains

217.    

Azure-winged Magpie

Cyanopica cyana

Local Tibetan Plateau - Ruoergai area

218.    

Common Magpie

Pica pica

Tibetan Plateau – local in the basin

219.    

White-winged Magpie

Urocissa whiteheadi

South Sichuan - Dailangshan region - rare

220.    

Grey Treepie

Dendrocitta formosae

Emei, Bifeng

221.    

Spotted Nutcracker

Nucifraga caryocatactes

Widespread Alpine forest -  Wolong/Balang, Erlang, Pingwu, Wawu, JZ area

222.    

Red-billed Chough

Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

Widespread Tibetan Plateau and alpine areas

223.    

Yellow-billed Chough

Pyrrhocorax graculus

Highest Mountain Passes – Balang, Huanglong

224.    

Daurian Jackdaw

Corvus dauurica

Tibetan Plateau - Ruoergai area

225.    

Carrion Crow

Corvus corone

Alpine habitats

226.    

Large-billed Crow

Corvus macrorhynchos

Local – generally lower than carrion

227.    

Collared Crow

Corvus pectoralis

Very local - Pingwu, Tangjiahe areas

228.    

Northern Raven

Corvus corax

Common on Tibetan Plateau

 

 

 

 

229.    

Japanese Waxwing

Bombycilla japonica

Winter visitor - eruptions

 

 

 

 

230.    

Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher

Culicicapa ceylonensis

Widespread summer/passage

 

 

 

 

231.    

Fire-capped Tit

Cephalopyrus flammiceps

Local - Wawu/Longcanggou, Erlang

232.    

Sichuan Tit

Poecile weigoldicus

Widespread – alpine/plateau species

233.    

Willow Tit

Poecile montanus

Songar - Possible N Sichuan

234.    

Black-bibbed Tit

Poecile hypermelaenus

Rare – reported Chengdu, Erlang

235.    

Pere David’s Tit

Poecile davidi

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

236.    

White-browed Tit

Poecile superciliosus

Ruoergai

237.    

Rufous-vented Tit

Periparus rubidiventris

Widespread alpine species – Balang, Mengbi, Baxi

238.    

Coal Tit

Periparus ater

Widespread

239.    

Yellow-bellied Tit

Pardaliparus venustulus

Widespread – lower woodland, parkland

240.    

Grey-crested Tit

Lophophanes dichrous

Widespread alpine species – Balang, Mengbi, Baxi

241.    

Japanese Great Tit

Parus minor

Widespread

242.    

Green-backed Tit

Parus monticolus

Widespread

243.    

Yellow-cheeked Tit

Parus spilonotus

Southern Sichuan – Loajunshan

244.    

Yellow-browed Tit

Sylviparus modestus

Widespread - Emei, Wawu, Erlang, Moxi

245.    

Hume's Ground Tit

Pseudopodoces humilis

Tibetan Plateau – common Ruoergai area

 

 

 

 

246.    

Asian Short-toed Lark

Calandrella cheleensis

Uncommon passage

247.    

Oriental Skylark

Alauda gulgula

Widespread Tibetan Grasslands – winter/passage Sichuan Basin

248.    

Elwe’s Horned Lark

Eremophila elwesi

Widespread Tibetan Grasslands

249.    

Tibetan Lark

Melanocorypha maxima

Local – wet areas Tibetan grasslands -  Ruoergai, Litang

 

 

 

 

250.    

Collared Finchbill

Spizixos semitorques

Widespread – farmland/scrub

251.    

Crested Finchbill

Spizixos canifrons

South Sichuan

252.    

Brown-breasted Bulbul

Pycnonotus xanthorrhous

Widespread – farmland/scrub

253.    

Chinese Bulbul

Pycnonotus sinensis

Widespread/common – basin towns and farmland - Chengdu

254.    

Himalayan Black Bulbul

Hypsipetes leucocephalus

Fairly widespread - Emei, Wawu area, Qingcheng

255.    

Mountain Bulbul

Ixos mcclellandii

Fairly widespread –forested areas in basin/lower mountains – Emei area, Bifeng, Wawu, Pingwu

256.    

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Pycnonotus jocosus

Uncommon - Emei, Qinchengshan

257.    

Sooty-headed Bulbul

Pycnonotus aurigaster

South Sichuan - common

 

 

 

 

258.    

Sand Martin

Riparia riparia

Rivers in the basin – large wintering flocks

259.    

Grey-throated Martin

Riparia chinensis

South Sichuan - breeds

260.    

Pale Martin

Riparia diluta

Tibetan Plateau – wetlands

261.    

Eurasian Crag-Martin

Pytonoprogne rupestris

Locally common - Balang, Mengbi, JZ - also wintering/passage

262.    

Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

Widespread/common – summer/passage

263.    

Red-rumped Swallow

Cecropis daurica

Widespread/common – summer/passage

264.    

Asian House-Martin

Delichon dasypus

Widespread/locally common - Balang, Mengbi, Baxi, Moxi, JZ – house and cliff nester

 

 

 

 

265.    

Pygmy Wren Babbler

Pnoepyga albiventer

Widespread - moist, dark habitats - Common – mostly heard

266.    

Chinese Wren Babbler

Pnoepyga mutica

Widespread – Emei, Wawu, Wolong/Balang, Pingwu area –  winter comes lower

 

 

 

 

267.    

Rufous-faced Warbler

Abroscopus albogularis

Widespread - lowland farmland/secondary growth/bamboo – distinctive call

 

 

 

 

268.    

Mountain Tailor

Phyllergates cuculatus

South Sichuan

 

 

 

 

269.    

Brownish-flanked Bush-Warbler

Horornis fortipes

Widespread/common -Sichuan Basin - wintering

270.    

Aberrant Bush-Warbler

Horornis flavolivaceus

Widespread – Alpine forest with bamboo

271.    

Yellowish-bellied Bush Warbler

Horornis acanthizoides

Widespread – alpine bamboo

272.    

Grey-sided Bush-Warbler

Cettia brunnifrons

Scarce – Emei, Balang, Erlang area

273.    

Chestnut-crowned Bush-Warbler

Cettia major

Local – Balang, Wawu/Loncanggou, Duyaun

274.    

Chestnut-headed Tesia

Cettia castaneocoronata

Widespread – alpine bamboo – Emei, Wawu/Longcanggou, JZ, Wolong/Balang

 

 

 

 

275.    

Grey-bellied Tesia

Tesia cyaniventer

Emei, South Sichuan – rarely recorded

 

 

 

 

276.    

Silver-throated Bushtit

Aegithalos glaucogularis

Uncommon - North Sichuan - Moxi

277.    

Black Throated Bushtit

Aegithalos concinnus

Widespread – common parkland, woodlands and towns

278.    

Black-browed Bushtit

Aegithalos bonvalotis

Alpine forest – local – Balang (Rilong)

279.    

Sooty Bushtit

Aegithalos fuliginosus

Fairly common N Sichuan - Wanglang, Wolong, JZ, Pingwu, Tangjiahe

 

 

 

 

280.    

White-browed Tit Warbler

Leptopoecile sophiae

Alpine scrub – widespread

281.    

Crested Tit Warbler

Leptopoecile elegans

Alpine conifer - Balang, Mengbi, Baxi, West of Kangding, JZ

 

 

 

 

282.    

Dusky Warbler

Phylloscopus fuscatus

Dense scrub Ruoergai, JZ area – summer/passage

283.    

Alpine Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus occisinensis

Widespread - alpine areas above treeline – summer/passage

284.    

Buff-throated Warbler

Phylloscopus subaffinis

Bellow tree-line - Balang, Wolong, Erlang, Moxi – summer/passage

285.    

Buff-barred Warbler

Phylloscopus pulcher

Widespread – high alpine scrub/forest – rhododendron – summer/passage

286.    

Pallas’s Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus proregulus

Widespread – winter and passage

287.    

Sichuan Leaf-Warbler

Phylloscopus forresti

Widespread, common – alpine scrub/forest – Summer/passage

288.    

Chinese Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus yunnanensis

Wolong area, Baxi, Wanglang, JZ, Pingwu Park – summer/passage

289.    

Hume's Warbler

Phylloscopus humei

Alpine Forest - Mengbi, Baxi, JZ area

290.    

Yellow-browed Warbler

Phylloscopus inornatus

Widespread during winter and passage

291.    

Ashy-throated Warbler

Phylloscopus maculipennis

Wawu area, Emei, Erlang, Southern Sichuan – summer/passage

292.    

Greenish Warbler

Phylloscopus trochiloides

Alpine areas - Emei, Wawu,area, Balang, Mengbi, Baxi area, JZ area – summer/passage

293.    

Large-billed Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus magnirostris

Widespread – summer/passage

294.    

Emei Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus emeiensis

Emei, Wawu area, Erlang Tangjiahe – difficult if not singing – summer/passge

295.    

Eastern-crowned Warbler

Phylloscopus coronatus

Local - N Sichuan – summer/passage

296.    

Kloss's Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus ogilivie-grantii

Widespread - Emei, Wawu area,Wolong, Erlang, JZ, Pingwu – summer/passage

297.    

Sulpher-breasted Warbler

Phylloscopus ricketti

Local - Emei, Qingcheng, Yaan area, Wawu area, Pingwu – summer/passage

298.    

Claudia's Leaf-Warbler

Phylloscopus claudia

Widespread  - summer/passge

299.    

Yellow-streaked Warbler

Phylloscopus armandii

Scrub – Balang, Baxi, Moxi, Mengbi, JZ area, Ruoergai – summer/passage

 

 

 

 

300.    

White-spectacled Warbler

Seicercus affinis

Emei, Southern Sichuan

301.    

Plain-tailed Warbler

Seicercus soror

Emei, Wawu area, Erlang, Tangjiahe,

302.    

Marten’s Warbler

Seicercus omeiensis

Widespread - Emei, Wawu area, Wolong, Erlang, Moxi, JZ

303.    

Grey-crowned Warbler

Seicercus tephrocephalus

Widespread – scrub/secondary growth - Erlang, JZ, Pingwu area, Wawu

304.    

Bianch's Warbler

Seicercus valentine

Localy common- Emei, Wawu, Wolong – higher sites

305.    

Chestnut-crowned Warbler

Seicercus castaniceps

Local – Longcanggou, Emei, Qingcheng

 

 

 

 

306.    

Spotted Bush Warbler

Locustella thoracicus

Local - Wawu area, Balang, JZ area, Dujyuan

307.    

David’s Bush Warbler

Locustella davidi

Local - Balang, JZ, Tangjiahe

308.    

Brown Bush Warbler

Locustella luteoventris

Local - Wawu /Longcanggou, Wolong

309.    

Russet Bush Warbler

Locustella seebohmi

Local - Wawu/Longcanggou, Emei

310.    

Sichuan Bush Warbler

Locustella  chengi

Local - Longcanggou, Emei

 

 

 

 

311.    

Zitting Cisticolla

Cisticola juncidis

Common areas of longer grasses – Sichuan Basin

 

 

 

 

312.    

Plain Prinia

Prinia inornata

Widespread - long grass – lower basin farmland, riverine habitat

313.    

Striated Prinia

Prinia criniger

Widespread - dry grassy slopes

314.    

Hill  Prinia

Prinia superciliaris

South Sichuan

315.    

Grey-breasted Prinia

Prinia hodgsonii

South Sichuan

 

 

 

 

316.    

Black-streaked scimitar Babbler

Pomatorhinus gravivox

Widespread - scrubby habitats – common skulker

317.    

Streak-throated Scimitar Babbler

Pomatorhinus ruficollis

Widespread - Lower woodland and scrub – common skulker

 

 

 

 

318.    

Bar-winged Wren Babbler

Spelaeornis troglodytoide

Very local - Emei

 

 

 

 

319.    

Rufous-capped Babbler

Stachyris ruficeps

Widespread/common - Sichuan basin

 

 

 

 

320.    

Gold-fronted Fulvetta

Alcippe variegaticeps

Uncommon – Wawu/Longcanggou, Erlang, Laojunshan

321.    

David’s Fulvetta

Alcippe davidi

Sichuan Basin, plantation, scrub – widespread/common

322.    

Rusty-capped Fulvetta

Alcippe dubia

South Sichuan – also seen Moxi area (Luding)

323.    

Dusky Fulvetta

Alcippe brunnea

Widespread – overgrown plantation, secondary growth – Sichuan Basin

 

 

 

 

324.    

Chinese Babax

Babax lanceolatus

Widespread - Wolong, Erlang, Pingwu areas

 

 

 

 

325.    

Sukatchev's Laughingthrush

Garrulax sukatschewi

Local N Sichuan - Baxi area, JZ, Wanglang

326.    

Moustached Laughingthrush

Garrulax cineraceus

Local but widespread - Emei, Wawu area, Bifeng, JZ, Pingwu park

327.    

Grey Laughingthrush

Garrulax maesi

Reported Bifeng – maybe released birds

328.    

Barred Laughingthrush

Garrulax lunulatus

Local -  Wolong/Balang,, Moxi, Erlang, Tangjiahe, JZ

329.    

Biet's Laughingthrush

Garrulax bieti

Near extinct - SW Sichuan

330.    

Spotted Laughingthrush

Garrulax ocellatus

Local - Wawu area, Wolong/Balang, Moxi, Erlang, Emei

331.    

Plain Laughingthrush

Garrulax davidi

Local -  Ruoergai, Baxi

332.    

Giant Laughingthrush

Garrulax maximus

Widespread/common in alpine habitat - Balang, Mengbi, Baxi, JZ

333.    

Buffy Laughingthrush

Garrulax berthemyi

Local – Wawu/Longcanggou, Qingcheng, Laojunshan

334.    

White-throated Laughingthrush

Garrulax albogularis

Local - Laojunshan, Longcanggou, Tangjiahe

335.    

Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush

Garrulax pectoralis

Local - Emei, NE Sichuan

336.    

Red-winged Laughingthrush

Garrulax formosus

Local - Wawu /Longcanggou, Emei, Erlang

337.    

White-browed Laughingthrush

Garrulax sannio

Widespread/common - Chengdu parks

338.    

Black-faced Laughingthrush

Garrulax affinis

Local – high alpine – Longcanggou, Dujyuan, Erlang, Moxi

339.    

Hwamei

Garrulax canorus

Localy common - Emei, Wawu area, Bifeng, Tangjiahe area, Pingwu Park

340.    

Elliot's Laughingthrush

Garrulax elliotii

Widespread and common – alpine areas

 

 

 

 

341.    

Blue-winged Minla

Minla ignotincta

Commoner south - Emei,Wawu area, South Sichuan

342.    

Red-tailed Minla

Minla cyanouroptera

Local - Emei, Wawu area

343.    

Chestnut-tailed Minla

Minla strigula

South Sichuan

 

 

 

 

344.    

Emei Shan Liocichla

Liocichla omeiensis

Local – Emei, Wawu area Erlang (Labahe), Laojunshan

 

 

 

 

345.    

Streaked Barwing

Actinodura souliei

Uncommon - Moxi, Erlang, Laojunshan, Longcanggou

 

 

 

 

346.    

Red-billed Leothrix

Leiothrix lutea

Widespread - Emei,Wawu area, Wolong, Qingchengs, Pingwu, Tangjiahe

 

 

 

 

347.    

Black-capped Sibia

Heterophasia desgodinsi

Commoner south - Emei, Qingcheng, Bifeng, South Sichuan

 

 

 

 

348.    

Golden-breasted Fulvetta

Lioparus chrysotis

Local - Emei, Wawu area, Wuyipeng, Moxi, Erlang, Tangjiahe, Qingchengss

 

 

 

 

349.    

Rufous-tailed Moupinia

Moupinia poecilotis

local - Erlang, Moxi, Pamolin Monastery, South Sichuan

 

 

 

 

350.    

Spectacled Fulvetta

Fulvetta  ruficapilla

Local - JZ area, Pingwu, South Sichuan

351.    

Chinese Fulvetta

Fulvetta striaticollis

Local - Balang, Mengbi, Baxi, Moxi, Kangding area

352.    

Grey-hooded Fulvetta

Fulvetta cinereiceps

Widespread Alpine habitat – Wawu area, Emei area, Balang

353.    

White-browed Fulvetta

Fulvetta brunnea

Local - Moxi, Erlang, Balang

 

 

 

 

354.    

Great Parrotbill

Conostoma aemodium

Fairly Widespread alpine forest -Wawu area, Balang, Moxi

355.    

Brown Parrotbill

Paradoxornis unicolor

Local - Wawu area, Wuyipeng, Moxi, Erlang (Labahe)

356.    

Three-toed Parrotbill

Paradoxornis paradoxus

Local - Wawu area, Moxi, Wuyipeng, Erlang (Labahe)

357.    

Spot-breasted Parrotbill

Paradoxornis guttaticollis

Widespread - Moxi, Erlang, JZ, Qingcheng, South Sichuan

358.    

Grey-headed Parrotbill

Paradoxornis gularis

Local - Emei, Wawu area, Bifeng, Qingcheng

359.    

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Sinosuthora webbianus

Widespread – Sichuan basin –  scrubby, grassy areas

360.    

Ashy-throated Parrotbill

Sinosuthora alphonsianus

Widespread south of Chengdu – Ya’an, Emei, Wawu, areas

361.    

Brown-winged Parrotbill

Sinosuthora brunneus

South Sichuan – around Xichang

362.    

Grey-hooded Parrotbill

Sinosuthora zappeyi

Local - Wawu area, Emei, Erlang

363.    

Spectacled Parrotbill

Sinosuthora conspicillat

Local – Baxi, JZ area

364.    

Rusty-throated Parrotbill

Sinosuthora przewalskii

Tangjiahe – last know location

365.    

Fulvous Parrotbill

Suthora fulvifrons

Local - Wawu area, Moxi, Erlang (Labahe)

366.    

Golden Parrotbill

Suthora verreauxi

Local - Emei, Wawu area, Erlang, Qingcheng

 

 

 

 

367.    

Black-chinned Yuhina

Yuhina nigrimenta

Fairly widespread - Emei, Wawu area, Bifeng, Qingcheng

368.    

Stripe-throated Yuhina

Yuhina gularis

Local - Emei, Wawu area, Erlang, Moxi, South Sichuan

369.    

White-collared Yuhina

Yuhina diademata

Widespread - Scrub, Plantation secondary forest

370.    

Indochinese Yuhina

Yuhina torqueola

Local – our records Emei, NE Sichuan

371.    

Rufous-vented Yuhina

Yuhina occipitalis

Southern Sichuan - Moxi

 

 

 

 

372.    

Chestnut-flanked White-eye

Zosterops erythropleurus

Local – Pingwu Park and JZ are good sites

373.    

Japanese White-eye

Zosterops japonicus

Widespread and common

374.    

Oriental White-eye

Zosterops palpebrosus

South Sichuan

 

 

 

 

375.    

Goldcrest

Regulus regulus

Alpine conifer - widespread

 

 

 

 

376.    

Eurasian Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes

Fairly widespread – high altitude species

 

 

 

 

377.    

Eurasian Nuthatch

Sitta europaea

Northern sichuan

378.    

Chestnut-vented Nuthatch

Sitta nagaensis

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

379.    

Chinese Nuthatch

Sitta villosa

Jiuzhaigou and North Sichuan

380.    

Przewalski's Nuthatch

Sitta przewalskii

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

381.    

Yunnan Nuthatch

Sitta yunnanensis

Southern Sichuan – around Xichang,

 

 

 

 

382.    

Wallcreeper

Tichodroma muraria

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

 

 

 

 

383.    

Hodgson's Treecreeper

Certhia hodgsoni

Widespread in alpine forest

384.    

Sichuan Treecreeper

Certhia tianquanensis

Local - Emei, Wawu,area, Moxi

385.    

Bar-tailed Treecreeper

Certhia himalayana

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

 

 

 

 

386.    

Daurian Starling

Sturnus sturninus

Ruoergai area – uncommon urban breeding bird/passage

387.    

White-cheeked Starling

Sturnus sericeus

Fairly common - Sichuan Basin – winter/passage -  Ruoergai area passage

388.    

Silky Starling

Sturnus cineraceus

Breeds Sichuan Basin – local

389.    

Black-collared Starling

Gracupica nigricollis

Breeds close to Chengdu - Mianzhu area

390.    

Crested Myna

Acridotheres cristatellus

Widespread – Sichuan Basin

 

 

 

 

391.    

Alpine Forest Thrush

Zoothera mollissima

Local - Balang

392.    

Sichuan Forest Thrush

Zoothera griseiceps

Local – Balang, Wawu, Emei,

393.    

Long-tailed Thrush

Zoothera dixoni

Widespread high alpine forest – Balang, Mengbi, JZ area, Moxi

394.    

Scaly Thrush

Zoothera dauma

Winter/passage visitor - uncommon

 

 

 

 

395.    

Grandala

Grandala coelicolor

Very local - Balang, Zhedoushan (Kangding) – winter flocks (Moxi)

 

 

 

 

396.    

Chinese Blackbird

Turdus merula mandarinus

Sichuan Basin– widespread/common – parks, farmland – winter/passage flocks

397.    

Grey-winged Blackbird

Turdus boulboul

Widespread -Emei, Wawu, Erlang, Qingcheng, Pingwu area

398.    

Chestnut Thrush

Turdus rubrocanus

Widespread and common alpine forest – winter/passage lower

399.    

Chinese Song Thrush

Turdus mupinensis

Easiest to see in JZ area – more widespread winter/passage

400.    

Japanese Thrush

Turdus cardis

Rare passage

401.    

Red-throated Thrush

Turdus ruficollis

Winter and passage

402.    

Black-throated Thrush

Turdus atrogularis

Birds sometimes in Red-throated flocks

403.    

Black-breasted Thrush

Turdus dissimilis

Breeds Southern Sichuan

404.    

Kessler's Thrush

Turdus kessleri

Widespread plateau and high alpine areas

405.    

Dusky Thrush

Turdus euonmus

Winter and passage

406.    

Naumann’s Thrush

Turdus naumanni

Winter and passage

 

 

 

 

407.    

Purple Cochoa

Cochoa purpurea

Rare - Emei, reported Wuyipeng

 

 

 

 

408.    

White-browed Shortwing

Brachypteryx montana

Widespread - Wawu/Longcanggou, Emei

409.    

Gould’s Shortwing

Brachypteryx stellata

Scarce - Moxi area – has been seen Sichuan University,Chengdu on passage

410.    

Lesser Shortwing

Brachypteryx leucophris

Scarce – we’ve recorded Pingwu area

 

 

 

 

411.    

Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher

Rhinomyias brunneatus

Scarce - Emei

 

 

 

 

412.    

Asian Brown Flycatcher

Muscicapa dauurica

Passage

413.    

Dark-sided Flycatcher

Muscicapa sibirica

Widespread Alpine forest - Wawu/Longcanggou, Emei

414.    

Brown-breasted Flycatcher

Muscicapa muttui

Fairly widespread - Wolong, Pingwu, Dujiangyan

415.    

Ferruginous Flycatcher

Muscicapa ferruginea

Fairly widespread – Emei, Wawu/Longcanggou

 

 

 

 

416.    

Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher

Ficedula strophiata

High Alpine forest – fairly common - Longcanggou/JZ, Wolong/Balang

417.    

Taiga Flycatcher

Ficedula albicilla

Frequent passage

418.    

Yellow-rumped Flycatcher

Ficedula zanthopygia

Basin areas with mature trees

419.    

Snowy-browed Flycatcher

Ficedula hyperythra

Lower Wawu/Loncanggou areas – passage

420.    

Ultramarine Flycatcher

Ficedula superciliaris

Uncommon – our records Longcanggou, Tangjiahe, JZ, Mengbi

421.    

Slaty-Blue Flycatcher

Ficedula tricolor

Local – our records Wawu/Longcanggou area, Wolong, JZ area

 

 

 

 

422.    

Verditer Flycatcher

Eumyias thalassina

Fairly widespread – Wawu/Longcanggou area, Erlang area

 

 

 

 

423.    

Fujian Niltava

Niltava davidi

Widespread - Emei, Wawu/Longcanggou, Wolong Erlang, Pingwu Area

424.    

Rufous-bellied Niltava

Niltava sundara

Jiuzhaigou

425.    

Large Vivid Niltava

Niltava oatesi

Uncommon – passage

 

 

 

 

426.    

Chinese Blue Flycatcher

Cyornis glaucicomans

Widespread –Wawu/Longcanggou area, Emei area, Qingcheng, Pingwu

427.    

Hill Blue Flycatcher

Cyornis banyumas

South Sichuan

 

 

 

 

428.    

Zappey’s Flycatcher

Cyanoptila cumatilis

Local – our records Tangjiahe, Pingwu Park

 

 

 

 

429.    

Himalayan Bluetail

Tarsiger rufilatus

Widespread Alpine forest – Sichuan Basin winter

430.    

White-browed Bush Robin

Tarsiger indicus

Fairly widespread – our records Emei, Longcanggou, Erlang, Balang

431.    

Golden Bush Robin

Tarsiger chrysaeus

Fairly widespread - Balang Wawu,/Longcaggou

 

 

 

 

432.    

Indian Blue Robin

Larvivora brunnea

Widespread – Wolong, JZ area

433.    

Rufous-headed Robin

Larvivora ruficeps

JZ – also reported Baihe and Wanglang

434.    

Siberian Blue Robin

Larvivora cyane

Passage

 

 

 

 

435.    

Firethroat

Luscinia pectardens

Locally fairly common - Wuyipeng, Balang, Erlang

436.    

Blackthroat

Luscinia obscura

Rare but regular passage – has summered in Wolong area – historic records for JZ area

437.    

Chinese Rubythroat

Luscinia tschebaiewi

Local high passes - Balang, Moxi, Zhedoushan (kangding)

438.    

Siberian Rubythroat

Luscinia calliope

Locally common – Moxi, JZ area  - passage

439.    

Bluethroat

Luscinia svecica

Passage

 

 

 

 

440.    

White-tailed Robin

Myiomela leucurum

Fairly widespread - Wawu/Loncanggou, Erlang

 

 

 

 

441.    

Little Forktail

Enicurus scouleri

Widespread - Emei,,Bifeng, Wawu area, Tangjiahe, Qingcheng

442.    

Slaty-backed Forktail

Enicurus schistaceus

Emei, Bifeng, Qingcheng

443.    

White-crowned Forktail

Enicurus leschenaulti

Widespread - streams in lower areas

444.    

Spotted Forktail

Enicurus maculatus

Longcanggou, Bifeng, Qingcheng, Tiantai

 

 

 

 

445.    

Blue Whistling Thrush

Myophonus caeruleus

Widespread – moist valleys – both black and yellow-billed

 

 

 

 

446.    

Blue-fronted Robin

Cinclidium frontale

South Sichuan - Moxi

 

 

 

 

447.    

Black Redstart

Phoenicurus ochruros

Common Tibetan Plateau - Ruoergai grasslands. Litang

448.    

White-throated Redstart

Phoenicurus auroreus

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

449.    

Hodgson's Redstart

Phoenicurus hodgsoni

Widespread alpine areas W Sichuan – winter Sichuan basin

450.    

Daurian Redstart

Phoenicurus auroreus

Widespread Sichuan Basin – farmland, close to buildings

451.    

Blue-fronted Redstart

Phoenicurus frontalis

Widespread Alpine areas above tree line – winter Sichuan basin

452.    

White-winged Redstart

Phoenicurus erythrogaster

Winter visitor Ruoergai and Tagong area – occasionally seen summer Balang

453.    

White-capped Water-Redstart

Chaimarrornis leucocephal

Widespread – winter influx Sichuan Basin

454.    

Plumbeous Water-Redstart

Rhyacornis fuliginosus

Widespread/common on rivers and streams

 

 

 

 

455.    

White-bellied Redstart

Hodgsonius phoenicuroides

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

 

 

 

 

456.    

Blue Rock-Thrush

Monticola solitarius

Widespread – arid areas

457.    

Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush

Monticola rufiventris

Local – more widespread winter

458.