Non-Passerines List – revised March 2021

 

SPECIES

 

LOCATION

Galliformes – Pheasants, Partridges, Quails and Allies

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 – feeding sites

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 – South Sichuan

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

Anseriformes – Ducks, Geese and Swans

23.      

Tundra Swan

Cygnus columbianus

Uncommon winter visitor Tibetan plateau – recorded in basin

24.      

Whooper Swan

Cygnus cygnus

Uncommon winter visitor Tibetan Plateau

25.      

Mute Swan

Cygnus olor

Recorded plateau

26.      

Greylag Goose

Anser anser

Breeds Ruoergai – Tibetan Plateau

27.      

Swan Goose

Answer caerulescens

Historic records – in passage range – Ebird records from captive birds

28.      

Bean Goose

Anser fabalis

Rare passage

29.      

Greater White-fronted Goose

Anser albifrons

Rare passage

30.      

Lesser White-fronted Goose

Anser erythropus

Rare passage/vagrant

31.      

Bar-headed Goose

Anser indicus

Ruoergai, and Grassland around Litang – passage Sichuan basin

32.      

Ruddy Shelduck

Tadorna ferruginea

Tibetan Plateau – winter/passage Sichuan Basin

33.      

Common Shelduck

Tadorna tadorna

Uncommon winter/passage

34.      

Pygmy Cotton Teal

Nettapus coromandelianus

Recorded Chengdu and Ruoergai – probable breeding

35.      

Mandarin Duck

Aix galericulata

Fairly widespread winter – can still be present early May

36.      

Eastern Spot-billed Duck

Anas Zonorhyncha

Common winter - stragglers late spring

37.      

Common Teal

Anas crecca

Ruoergai

38.      

Falcated duck

Anas falcate

Widespread winter - recorded May at Ruoergai

39.      

Garganey

Anas querquedula

Ruoergai

40.      

Gadwall

Anas strepera

Ruoergai

41.      

Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

Widespread

42.      

Pintail

Anas acuta

Winter and passage

43.      

Shoveller

Anas clypeata

Winter and passage

44.      

Common Widgeon

Anas penelope

Winter and passage

45.      

Ferruginous Duck

Aythya nyroca

Ruoergai summer – Sichuan Basin winter

46.      

Baer’s Pochard

Aythya baeri

Rare winter visitor – recorded Chengdu

47.      

Red-crested Pochard

Netta rufina

Ruoergai breeding – uncommon wintering/passage Sichuan

48.      

Tufted Duck

Aythya fuligula

Winter and passage

49.      

Greater Scaup

Aythya marila

Uncommon winter

50.      

Common Pochard

Aythya ferina

Winter and passage

51.      

Common Goldeneye

Bucephala clangula

Winter

52.      

Long-tailed Duck

Clangula hyemalsis

Rare winter

53.      

Common Merganser

Mergus merganser

Tibetan Plateau and upland rivers – Sichuan Bain winter

54.      

Red-breasted Merganser

Mergus serrator

Uncommon winter

55.      

Smew

Mergellus albellus

Winter

56.      

Scaly-sided Merganser

Mergus squamatus

Uncommon winter visitor – several locations

Gaviformes - Divers

57.      

Black-necked Diver

Gavia arctica

Vagrant – one sited in Qinglong Lake

Phoenicopteriformes – Flamingos

58.      

Greater Flamingo

Phoenicopterus roseus

Two recent records – recoded as vagrant China

Podicipediformes – Grebes

59.      

Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Widespread - resident

60.      

Black-necked Grebe

Podiceps nigricollis

Winter

61.      

Great Crested Grebe

Podiceps cristatus

Ruoergai – uncommon winter visitor to rivers in the basin

62.      

Red-necked Grebe

Podiceps grisegena

Recoded as vagrant

63.      

Horned Grebe

Podiceps auritus

Very rare winter visitor

Columbiformes – Pigeons and Doves

64.      

Speckled Wood Pigeon

Columba hodgsonii

Wawu, Wolong/Balang, Erlang

65.      

Snow Pigeon

Columba leuconota

Balang, and other high mountain passes

66.      

Hill Pigeon

Columba rupestris

Rilong, plateau west of Kangding, winter flocks Ruoergai - fairly Widespread Plateau – arid areas with cliffs

67.      

Spotted Dove

Streptopelia chinensis

Sichuan basin– park bird - common

68.      

Oriental Turtle Dove

Streptopelia orientalis

Farmland - widespread

69.      

Collared Dove

Streptopelia decaocto

Resident Ruoergai area – has been observed Chengdu

70.      

Red Collared Dove

Streptopelia tranquebaric

Balang, Ruoergai. Grassland west of Kangding -most commen during passage

71.      

Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon

Treron sphenura

Emei, Wawu (middle), Bifeng, Qinchengshan

72.      

White-bellied Green Pigeon

Treron sieboldii

South Sichuan – status uncertain

Pterocliformes – Sandgrouse

73.      

Pallas’s Sandgrouse

Syrrhaptes paradoxus

Two records for Chengdu from the 90’s – an eruption species so must occasionally reach locations in Western Sichuan that are closer to Qinghai breeding grounds – however must be a decreasing species

Cuculiformes – Cuckoos

74.      

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo

Clamator coromandus

Uncommon passage and breeding

75.      

Large Hawk Cuckoo

Cuculus sparverioide

Widespread – call from this bird a common sound

76.      

Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo

Cuculus nisicolor

Wawu, Longcangou areas – must also be Emei

77.      

Eurasian Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus

Widespread – very common Ruoergai

78.      

Indian Cuckoo

Cuculus micropterus

Qingchengshan, Tangjiahe area – lower valleys with trees

79.      

Himalayan Cuckoo

Cuculus saturatus

Wawu, Wolong, Emei, JZ – fairly widespread

80.      

Lesser Cuckoo

Cuculus poliocephalus

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

81.      

Asian Keol

Eudynamys scolopacea

Widespread lower areas with large trees

82.      

Lesser Coucal

Centropus bengalensis

Rare and local

83.      

Greater Coucal

Centropus sinensis

Rare and local

84.      

Asian Emerald Cuckoo

Chrysococcyx maculatus

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

85.      

Asian Drongo-Cuckoo

Surniculus lugubris

Wawu, Emei,, Qingchengshan – have heard Pingwu area

86.      

Plaintive Cuckoo

Clamator coromandus

South Sichuan

Caprimulgiformes – Nightjars

87.      

Grey Nightjar

Caprimulgus jotaka

Widespread

Caprimulgiformes – Swifts

88.      

Himalayan Swiftlet

Aerodramusbrevirostris

Wawu, Wolong – forested mountains

89.      

Pacific Swift

Apus pacificus

Summer passage – difficult to ID from Salim Ali’s

90.      

Salim Ali’s Swift

Apus salimalii

Tibetal Plateau species - passage

91.      

White-throated Needletail

Hirundapus caudacutus

Most commonly seen Wawu, Wolong, Moxi – fairly widespread

92.      

House Swift

Apus nipalensis

Around towns

Gruiformes - Rails, Gallinules, and Coots

93.      

White-breasted Waterhen

Amaurornis phoenicurus

Widespread – ponds, paddies small wetlands

94.      

Ruddy-breasted Crake

Porzana fusca

Wetlands – difficult to find

95.      

Eastern Water Rail

Rallus indicus

Rouergai and recorded Chengdu area - local

96.      

Slaty-breasted Rail

Gallirallus striatus

Skulking – recorded Chengdu area

97.      

Common Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus

JZ area – also seen passage

98.      

Watercock

Gallicrex cinerea

Paddy fields and wetlands – difficult to find

99.      

Common Coot

Fulica atra

JZ area -  winter widespread

100.   

Purple Swamphen

Porphyrio porphyrio

Xichang Lake – ssp grey-headed

Gruiformes – Cranes

101.   

Black-necked Crane

Grus nigricollis

Ruoergai

102.   

Common Crane

Grus grus

Uncommon passage – sometimes single birds with Black-necked

103.   

Demoiselle Crane

Anthropoides virgo

Reported Ruoergai - vagrant

Charadriiformes – Stilts and Avocets

104.   

Black-winged Stilt

Himantopus himantopus

Wetlands - passage

105.   

Pied Avocet

Recurvirostra avosetta

Uncommon passage

Charadriiformes – Ibisbill

106.   

Ibisbill

Ibidorhyncha struthersii

Around Maerkang, Litang, Yading, Ganzi – regular wintering Dujiangyan

Charadriiformes – Plovers and Lapwings

107.   

Northern Lapwing

Vanellus venellus

Regular winter migrant and passage – local and seeming to get more uncommon

108.   

Grey-headed Lapwing

Vanellus cinereus

Passage

109.   

Pacific Golden Plover

Pluvialis fulva

Uncommon Passage

110.   

Grey Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

Uncommon Passage

111.   

Lesser Sand Plover

Charadrius mongolus

Flower lake Ruoergai breeding – breeds on Tibetan Plateau otherwise rare passage

112.   

Greater Sand Plover

Charadrius leschenaultii

Rare passage

113.   

Kentish Plover

Charadrius alexandrinus

Uncommon Passage

114.   

Long-billed Plover

Charadrius placidus

Widespread Sichuan basin rivers

115.   

Little Ringed Plover

Charadrius dubius

Chengdu

Charadriiformes – Painted-snipes

116.   

Greater Painted Snipe

Rostratula benghalensis

Shallow wetlands, sometimes paddies

Charadriiformes – Jacanas

117.   

Pheasant-tailed Jacana

Hydrophasianus chirurgus

Breeding site East of Chengdu

Charadriiformes – Sandpipers and Allies

118.   

Wood Snipe

Gallinago nemoricola

Bred Balang but rarely seen since 2016 – seems to be dcreasing species. Reports of birds in Erlang area – most areas of suitable habitat difficult to reach

119.   

Solitary Snipe

Gallinago solitaria

Seen Moxi – must be at other high wetlands and passage

120.   

Common Snipe

Gallinago gallinago

wetland – rivers – winter passage

121.   

“Swintail” Snipe

Gallinago megala/stenura

Paddies and wetlands on passage – very difficult to separate Swinhoe’s and Pintail

122.   

Temminck’s Stint

Calidris temminckii

Winter/passage – riverine wetlands

123.   

Red-necked Stint

Calidris ruficollis

Passage – uncommon in basin

124.   

Long-toed Stint

Calidris subminuta

Rare passage

125.   

Curlew Sandpiper

Calidris ferruginea

Passage

126.   

Sanderling

Calidris alba

Uncommon passage

127.   

Dunlin

Calidris alpina

Uncommon passage/winter

128.   

White-rumped Sandpiper

Calidris fuscicollis

Vagrant – one sighting Ruoergai

129.   

Ruddy Turnstone

Arenaria interpres

Rare passage

130.   

Spotted Redshank

Tringa erythropus

Uncommon passage

131.   

Common Redshank

Tringa totanus

Breeds on plateau wetlands

132.   

Greenshank

Tringa nebularia

Winter/passage - widespread

133.   

Green Sandpiper

Tringa ochropus

Winter/passage - widespread

134.   

Common Sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucos

Winter/passage - widespread

135.   

Wood Sandpiper

Tringa glareola

Passage - widespread

136.   

Marsh Sandpiper

Tringa stangnitilis

Passage  rather uncommon

137.   

Ruff

Philomachus pugnax

Passage - uncommon

138.   

Black-tailed Godwit

Limosa limosa

Passage - uncommon

139.   

Bar-tailed Godwit

Limosa lapponica

Passage - uncommon

140.   

Eurasian Curlew

Numenius arquata

Passage - uncommon

141.   

Whimbrel

Numenius phaeopus

Passage - uncommon

142.   

Red-necked Phalarope

Phalaropus lobatus

Passage - uncommon

143.   

Grey Phalarope

Phalaropus fulicarius

Photographic record of one bird – passage/vagrant?

Charadriiformes – Buttonquail

144.   

Yellow – legged Buttonquail

Turnix tanki

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

Charadriiformes – Pratincoles

145.   

Oriental Pratincole

Glareola maldivarum

River at Hongya – passage

Charadriiformes – Gulls and Terns

146.   

Arctic Skua

Stercorarius parasiticus

Vagrant – single record from Yatzihe

147.   

Pallas's Gull

Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus

Breeds Tibetan Plateau, winters in the basin

148.   

Black-legged Kittiwake

Rissa tridactyla

Winter - rare

149.   

Little Gull

Hydrocoloeus minutus

Rare non-breeding visitor

150.   

Brown-headed Gull

Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus

Breeds Tibetan Plateau

151.   

Black-headed Gull

Chroicocephalus ridibundus

Winter – passage - uncommon

152.   

Common Gull

Larus canus

Winter - uncommon

153.   

Slender-billed Gull

Chroicocephalus genei

Regular winter Mianyang area

154.   

Black-tailed Gull

Larus crassirostris

Winter - rare

155.   

Vega Gull

Larus vegae

Winter -rare

156.   

Common Tern

Sterna hirundo

Breeds Tibetan Plateau – basin passage

157.   

Little Tern

Sternula albifrons

Rare passage

158.   

White-winged Tern

Chlidonias leucopterus

Uncommon passage

159.   

Whiskered Tern

Chlidonias hybrida

Breeds Tibetan Plateau – basin passage

Ciconiiformes – Storks

160.   

Black Stork

Ciconia nigra

Regular passage – often seen Ruoergai

161.   

Asian Open-billed Stork

Anastomus oscitans

Range expansion - now seen in Xichang area during breeding season

Suliformes – Cormorants

162.   

Great Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo

Rivers and reservoirs

Pelecaniformes - Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns

163.   

Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

Widespread

164.   

Intermediate Egret

Mesophoyx intermedia

Uncommon Passage – sometimes with other Egrets

165.   

Great  Egret

Casmerodius albus

Uncommon – but fairly widespread

166.   

Eastern Cattle Egret

Bubulcus coromandus

Widespread

167.   

Grey Heron

Ardea cinerea

Widespread

168.   

Purple Heron

Ardea purpurea

Uncommon

169.   

Chinese Pond Heron

Ardeola bacchus

Paddies, wetlands – widespread

170.   

Striated Heron

Butorides striata

Uncommon Passage

171.   

Black-crowned Night Heron

Nycticorax nycticorax

Widespread

172.   

Cinnamon Bittern

Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

Wetlands in the basin

173.   

Yellow Bittern

Ixobrychus sinensis

Uncommon passage – recorded over breeding period Chengdu area

174.   

Black Bittern

Dupetor flavicollis

Sngle record Chengdu area – rare visitor

175.   

Eurasian Bittern

Botaurus stellaris

Uncommon winter/passage – very local

  Pelecaniformes - Ibises and Spoonbills

176.   

Glossy Ibis

Plegadis falcinellus

Rare passage

177.   

Eurasian Spoonbill

Platalea leucorodia

Rare passage/winter

Accipitriformes – Osprey

178.   

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Uncommon but regular passage

Accipitriformes - Hawks, Eagles, and Kites

179.   

Black-eared Kite

Milvus lineatus

Ruoergai, Baxi – regular passage in the basin

180.   

Oriental Honey Buzzard

Pernis ptilorhynchus

Emei, Wawu – widespread during passage

181.   

Cinereous Vulture

Aegypius monachus

Balang, Ruoergai

182.   

Lammergeier

Gypaetus barbatus

Balang, Ruoergai, JZ area

183.   

Himalayan Griffon

Gyps himalayensis

Wolong, Balang, Mengbi, Ruoergai, Baxi – widespread Plareau

184.   

Upland Buzzard

Buteo hemilasius

Widespread on Tibetan Plateau

185.   

Himalayan Buzzard

Buteo burmanicus

Balang Mengbi, Baxi, JZ area – resident breeding

186.   

Eastern Buzzard

Buteo japonicus

Winter/passage – widespread plateau

187.   

Black Baza

Aviceda leuphotes

Emei, Qingchengshan, Wawu - passage

188.   

Jerdon’s Baza

Aviceda jerdoni

Rare passage

189.   

Black Eagle

Ictinaetus malaiensis

Rare passage

190.   

Greater-spotted Eagle

Clanga clanga

Rare passage

191.   

Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos

Balang, Ruoergai, Baxi, JZ

192.   

Eastern Imperial Eagle

Aquila heliaca

Rare – status passage or winter?

193.   

White-tailed Sea Eagle

Haliaeetus albicilla

Winter Ruoergai – rare passage over basin

194.   

Pallas’s Fish Eagle

Haliaeetus leucoryphus

Rare winter/passage plateau

195.   

Steppe Eagle

Aquila nipalensis

Winter Ruoergai  -  non-breeders can be seen during summer –rare passage basin

196.   

Bonelli’s Eagle

Aquila fasciata

Uncommon winter visitor NE – rare passage

197.   

Booted Eagle

Hieraaetus pennatus

Uncommon passage

198.   

Short-toed Snake Eagle

Circaetus gallicus

Uncommon passage

199.   

Mountain Hawk Eagle

Spizaetus nipalensis

Emei, Wawu, Wolong, Qingcheng, Tangjiahe – fairly widespread suitable habitat

200.   

Crested Serpent Eagle

Spilornis cheela

Uncommon  

201.   

Besra

Accipiter virgatus

Emei, Wawu, Wolong - uncommon

202.   

Chinese Sparrowhawk

Accipiter soloensis

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

203.   

Japanese Sparrowhawk

Accipiter gularis

Rare passage – possibly under recorded

204.   

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus

Winter/passage - widespread

205.   

Northern Goshawk

Accipiter gentilis

Balang, Mengbi, JZ

206.   

Crested Goshawk

Aquila chrysaetos

Emei, Qingchengshan,Wawu, Wolong, JZ -  widespread

207.   

Grey-faced Buzzard

Butastur indicus

Breeds NE Sichuan possibly extending range through Sichuan - passage

Strigiformes – Barn Owls

208.   

Eastern Gras Owl

Tyto longimembris

Has bred 2014 Dujiangyan area – otherwise uncommon passage

Strigiformes – Owls

209.   

Collared Scops Owl

Otus lettia

Widespread

210.   

Oriental Scops Owl

Otus sunia

Widespread

211.   

Asian Barred Owlet

Glaucidium cuculoides

Widespread – lower sites, farmland

212.   

Collared Owlet

Glaucidium brodiei

Widespread – plantations and native forest

213.   

Little Owl

Athene noctua

Rouergai, Litang – grassland bird

214.   

Himalayan Owl

Strix nivicolum

Wawu, Wanglang, Wolong, Qingchengshan - widespread

215.   

Pere David’s Owl

Strix davidi

Baxi, JZ, Wanglang – photographed at Emei

216.   

Eurasian Eagle Owl

Bubo bubo

Hongyuan, Ruoergai, Baxi, Songpan areas

217.   

Northern Boobok

Ninox japonica

Emei, Qingchengshan

218.   

Tawny Fish Owl

Ketupa flavipes

Tangjiahe, JZ, Labahe

Trogoniformes – Trogons

219.   

Red-headed Trogon

Harpactes erythrocephalus

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

Psittaciformes - Parrots

220.   

Derbyan Parakeet

Psittacula derbiana

Rare - apparent recent population decline, collected for cage bird trade – Danba area (almost extinct), Yajiang, SW Sichuan - Yunnan border area

Bucerotiformes – Hoopoes

221.   

Common Hoopoe

Upupa epops

Fairly common – especially passage, many sites

Coraciiformes – Kingfishers

222.   

Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis

Chengdu rivers and parks - widespread

223.   

Crested Kingfisher

Megaceryle lugubris

River in the N – Tangjiahe area

224.   

Black-capped Kingfisher

Halcyon pileata

Wolong (uncommon since earthquake),  Moxi, JZ

225.   

Common Kingfisher

Alcedo atthis

Chengdu rivers and parks - widespread

Coraciiformes – Rollers

226.   

Dollar Bird

Eurystomus orientalis

Breeds N Sichuan – Guangyuan

227.   

Indochinese Roller

Coracias affinis

Local migrant breeder in Southern Sichuan

Coraciiformes – Bee-eaters

228.   

Blue- tailed Bee-eater

Merops philippinus

Summer breeding migrant Southern Sichuan - local

Piciformes – Asian Barbets

229.   

Great Barbet

Megalaima virens

Qingchengshan, Emei, Wolong, Erlang

Piciformes – Woodpeckers

230.   

Speckled Piculet

Picumnus innominatus

Widespread – good secondary growth

231.   

Eurasian Wryneck

Jynx torquil

Hongyuan/ Ruoergai – passage quite widespread

232.   

Grey-capped woodpecker

Dendrocopos canicapillus

Widespread - uses plantations

233.   

Three Toed Woodpecker

Picoides tridactylus

top of W awu, Baxi, Juizhaigou area

234.   

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major

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

235.   

Crimson-breasted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos cathpharius

Wawu (middle), Wolong, Emei, Erlang,,Tangjiahe, - winter comes lower

236.   

White-backed Woodpecker

Dendrocopos leucotos

Uncommon – fairly widespread

237.   

Rufous-bellied Woodpecker

Dendrocopos hyperythrus

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

238.   

Darjeeling Woodpecker

Dendrocopos darjellensis

Wawu (top), Wuyipeng, Emei, Erlang

239.   

Grey-headed Woodpecker

Picus canus

Widespread – open country with larger trees

240.   

Bay Woodpecker

Blythipicus pyrrhotis

Wawu, Wolong, Emei, Erlang

241.   

Black Woodpecker

Dryocopus martius

Balang, Baxi, JZ, Erlang, Songpang area

242.   

White-bellied Woodpecker

Dryocopus javensis

Recorded south of Xichang – Miyi area

Falconiformes – Falcons

243.   

Peregrine Falcon

Falco peregrines

Local resident -  winter often seen passage – urban Peregrines in Chengdu

244.   

Northern  Hobby

Falco subbuteo

Uncommon breeding and passage

245.   

Saker Falcon

Falco cherrug

Fairly common all Plateau grasslands with Pika

246.   

Lesser Kestrel

Falco naumanni

Has been recorded – very rare and status uncertain – but according to range possible passage species

247.   

Eurasian Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Ruoergai, Balang – winter/passage in basin

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Amur Falcon

Falco amurebsis

Uncommon Passage

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