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Latest Covid News

Still here - waiting for a break in Covid - as of September 2021, following the initial Wuhan outbreak, the level of infection in China is still very low  - however, entry is denied to non-Chinese nationals unless they have work or family visit visas. Depending on how effective vaccination proves on a global plan, the soonest we can presently hope for an opening in general tourism would be somewhere in late 2022.

 

scanning with shadow 2Sichuan, Yunnan and Qinghai specialist, the wildlife hotspots of China - with Sid Francis

 

SPECIES

 

1.         

Snow Partridge

Lerwa lerwa

2.         

Tibetan Partridge

Perdix hodgsoniae

3.         

Tibetan Snowcock

Tetraogallus tibetanus

4.         

Chestnut Throated partridge

Tetraophasis obscures

5.         

Koklass Pheasant

Pucrasia macrolopha

6.         

White-eared Pheasant

Crossoptilon crossoptilon

7.         

Blood pheasant

Ithaginis cruentus

8.         

Temminck's Tragopan

Tragopan temminckii

9.         

Chinese Monal Pheasant

Lophophorus lhuysii

10.      

GoldenPheasant

Chrysolophus pictus

 

 

 

11.      

Grey-capped woodpecker

Dendrocopos canicapillus

12.      

Crimson-breasted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos cathpharius

13.      

White-backed Woodpecker

Dendrocopos leucotos

14.      

Rufous-bellied Woodpecker

Dendrocopos hyperythrus

15.      

Darjeeling Woodpecker

Dendrocopos darjellensis

16.      

Grey-headed Woodpecker

Picus canus

17.      

Bay Woodpecker

Blythipicus pyrrhotis

18.      

Black Woodpecker

Dryocopus martius

 

 

 

19.      

Common Hoopoe

Upupa epops

 

 

 

20.      

Black-capped Kingfisher

Halcyon pileata

 

 

 

21.      

Large Hawk Cuckoo

Cuculus sparverioide

22.      

Eurasian Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus

23.      

Himalayan Cuckoo

Cuculus saturatus

24.      

Lesser Cuckoo

Cuculus poliocephalus

25.      

Asian Keol

Eudynamys scolopacea

26.      

Asian Emerald Cuckoo

Chrysococcyx maculatus

 

 

 

27.      

Salim Ali’s Swift

Apus salimalii

28.      

White-throated Needletail

Hirundapus caudacutus

 

 

 

29.      

Himalayan Owl

Strix nivicolum

30.      

Collared Owlet

Glaucidium brodiei

 

 

 

31.      

Grey Nightjar

Caprimulgus jotaka

 

 

 

32.      

Speckled Wood Pigeon

Columba hodgsonii

33.      

Snow Pigeon

Columba leuconota

34.      

Hill Pigeon

Columba rupestris

35.      

Oriental Turtle Dove

Streptopelia orientalis

36.      

Red Collared Dove

Streptopelia tranquebaric

 

 

 

37.      

White-breasted Waterhen

Amaurornis phoenicurus

 

 

 

38.      

Yellow – legged Buttonquail

Turnix tanki

 

 

 

39.      

Oriental Honey Buzzard

Pernis ptilorhynchus

40.      

Cinereous Vulture

Aegypius monachus

41.      

Lammergeier

Gypaetus barbatus

42.      

Himalayan Griffon

Gyps himalayensis

43.      

Upland Buzzard

Buteo hemilasius

44.      

Himalayan Buzzard

Buteo burmanicus

45.      

Eastern Buzzard

Buteo japonicus

46.      

Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos

47.      

Mountain Hawk Eagle

Spizaetus nipalensis

48.      

Besra

Accipiter virgatus

49.      

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Accipiter nisus

50.      

Northern Goshawk

Accipiter gentilis

51.      

Crested Goshawk

Aquila chrysaetos

52.      

Eurasian Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

 

 

 

53.      

Chinese Pond Heron

Ardeola bacchus

 

 

 

54.      

Tiger shrike

Lanius tigrinus

55.      

Long-tailed Shrike

Lanius schach

 

 

 

56.      

Eurasian Jay

Perisoreus internigrans

57.      

Red-billed Blue Magpie

Urocissa erythrorhyncha

58.      

Spotted Nutcracker

Nucifraga caryocatactes

59.      

Red-billed Chough

Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

60.      

Yellow-billed Chough

Pyrrhocorax graculus

61.      

Carrion Crow

Corvus corone

62.      

Large-billed Crow

Corvus macrorhynchos

 

 

 

63.      

Long-tailed Minivet

Pericrocotus ethologus

 

 

 

64.      

Black Drongo

Dicrurus macrocercus

65.      

Hair-crested Drongo

Dicrurus hottentottus

 

 

 

66.      

Brown Dipper

Cinclus pallasii

67.      

White-throated Dipper

Cinclus cinclus

 

 

 

68.      

Blue Whistling Thrush

Myophonus caeruleus

69.      

Blue Rock-Thrush

Monticola solitarius

70.      

Long-tailed Thrush

Zoothera dixoni

71.      

Plain Backed Thrush

Zoothera mollissima

72.      

Chestnut Thrush

Turdus rubrocanus

73.      

Chinese Thrush

Turdus mupinensis

74.      

Kessler's Thrush

Turdus kessleri

75.      

Dusky Thrush

Turdus euonmus

76.      

Naumann’s Thrush

Turdus naumanni

 

 

 

77.      

Dark-sided Flycatcher

Muscicapa sibirica

78.      

Brown-breasted Flycatcher

Muscicapa muttui

79.      

Ferruginous Flycatcher

Muscicapa ferruginea

80.      

Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher

Ficedula strophiata

81.      

Slaty-Blue Flycatcher

Ficedula tricolor

82.      

Slaty-backed Flycatcher

Ficedula hodgsonii

 

 

 

83.      

Himalayan Bluetail

Tarsiger rufilatus

84.      

White-browed Bush Robin

Tarsiger indicus

85.      

Golden Bush Robin

Tarsiger chrysaeus

86.      

Indian Blue Robin

Luscinia brunnea

87.      

Firethroat

Luscinia pectardens

88.      

Himalayan Rubythroat

Luscinia pectoralis

 

 

 

89.      

White-bellied Redstart

Hodgsonius phoenicuroides

 

 

 

90.      

White-throated Redstart

Phoenicurus auroreus

91.      

Hodgson's Redstart

Phoenicurus hodgsoni

92.      

Daurian Redstart

Phoenicurus auroreus

93.      

Blue-fronted Redstart

Phoenicurus frontalis

94.      

White-winged Redstart

Phoenicurus erythrogaster

95.      

White-capped Water-Redstart

Chaimarrornis leucocephal

96.      

Plumbeous Water-Redstart

Rhyacornis fuliginosus

 

 

 

97.      

Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher

Culicicapa ceylonensis

 

 

 

98.      

Grandala

Grandala coelicolor

 

 

 

99.      

Little Forktail

Enicurus scouleri

100.   

White-crowned Forktail

Enicurus leschenaulti

 

 

 

101.   

Grey Bushchat

Saxicola ferrea

 

 

 

102.   

Chestnut-vented Nuthatch

Sitta nagaensis

103.   

Przewalski's Nuthatch

Sitta przewalskii

 

 

 

104.   

Wallcreeper

Tichodroma muraria

 

 

 

105.   

Hodgson's Treecreeper

Certhia hodgsoni

106.   

Sichuan Treecreeper

Certhia tianquanensis

107.   

Bar-tailed Treecreeper

Certhia himalayana

 

 

 

108.   

Eurasian Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes

 

 

 

109.   

Sichuan Tit

Poecile weigoldicus

110.   

Pere David’s Tit

Poecile davidi

111.   

Rufous-vented Tit

Periparus rubidiventris

112.   

Coal Tit

Periparus ater

113.   

Yellow-bellied Tit

Periparus venustulus

114.   

Grey-crested Tit

Lophophanes dichrous

115.   

Japanese Great Tit

Parus minor

116.   

Green-backed Tit

Parus monticolus

117.   

Yellow-browed Tit

Sylviparus modestus

118.   

Black Throated Tit

Aegithalos concinnus

119.   

Black-browed Tit

Aegithalos bonvalotis

120.   

Sooty Tit

Aegithalos fuliginosus

 

 

 

121.   

Fire-capped Tit

Cephalopyrus flammiceps

 

 

 

122.   

Eurasian Crag-Martin

Pytonoprogne rupestris

123.   

Barn Swallow

Hirundo rustica

124.   

Red-rumped Swallow

Cecropis daurica

125.   

Asian House-Martin

Delichon dasypus

 

 

 

126.   

Collared Finchbill

Spizixos semitorques

127.   

Brown-breasted Bulbul

Pycnonotus xanthorrhous

128.   

Chinese Bulbul

Pycnonotus sinensis

 

 

 

129.   

Brown-flanked Bush Warbler

Cettia fortipes

130.   

Aberrant Bush Warbler

Cettia flavolivaceus

131.   

Yellowish-bellied Bush Warbler

Cettia acanthizoides

132.   

Grey-sided Bush Warbler

Cettia brunnifrons

133.   

Spotted Bush Warbler

Locustella thoracicus

134.   

David’s Bush Warbler

Locustella davidi

135.   

Brown Bush Warbler

Locustella luteoventris

136.   

Russet Bush Warbler

Locustella seebohmi

137.   

Sichuan Bush Warbler

Locustella  chengi

 

 

 

138.   

Chesnut-headed Tesia

Tesia castaneocoronata

 

 

 

139.   

Dusky Warbler

Phylloscopus fuscatus

140.   

Alpine Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus occisinensis

141.   

Buff-throated Warbler

Phylloscopus subaffinis

142.   

Buff-barred Warbler

Phylloscopus pulcher

143.   

Sichuan Leaf-Warbler

Phylloscopus forresti

144.   

Chinese Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus yunnanensis

145.   

Hume's Warbler

Phylloscopus humei

146.   

Greenish Warbler

Phylloscopus trochiloides

147.   

Large-billed Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus magnirostris

148.   

Kloss's Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus ogilivie-grantii

149.   

Claudia's Leaf-Warbler

Phylloscopus claudia

150.   

Yellow-streaked Warbler

Phylloscopus armandii

 

 

 

151.   

Marten’s Warbler

Seicercus omeiensis

152.   

Grey-crowned Warbler

Seicercus tephrocephalus

153.   

Bianch's Warbler

Seicercus valentine

 

 

 

154.   

Goldcrest

Regulus regulus

 

 

 

155.   

White-browed Tit Warbler

Leptopoecile sophiae

156.   

Crested Tit Warbler

Leptopoecile elegans

 

 

 

157.   

Chestnut-flanked White-eye

Zosterops erythropleurus

158.   

Japanese White-eye

Zosterops japonicus

 

 

 

159.   

Barred Laughingthrush

Garrulax lunulatus

160.   

Spotted Laughingthrush

Garrulax ocellatus

161.   

Giant Laughingthrush

Garrulax maximus

162.   

Elliot's Laughingthrush

Garrulax elliotii

 

 

 

163.   

Black-streaked scimitar Babbler

Pomatorhinus gravivox

164.   

Streak-throated Scimitar Babbler

Pomatorhinus ruficollis

165.   

Pygmy Wren Babbler

Pnoepyga albiventer

166.   

Chinese Wren Babbler

Pnoepyga mutica

167.   

Chinese Babax

Babax lanceolatus

168.   

Red-billed Leothrix

Leiothrix lutea

169.   

Green Shrike Babbler

Pteruthius xanthochlorus

170.   

Chestnut-tailed Minla

Minla strigula

 

 

 

171.   

Golden-breasted Fulvetta

Alcippe chrysotis

172.   

Chinese Fulvetta

Alcippe striaticollis

173.   

David’s Fulvetta

Alcippe davidi

174.   

Grey-hooded Fulvetta

Alcippe cinereiceps

175.   

White-browed Fulvetta

Alcippe brunnea

 

 

 

176.   

Stripe-throated Yuhina

Yuhina gularis

177.   

White-collared Yuhina

Yuhina diademata

 

 

 

178.   

Great Parrotbill

Conostoma aemodium

179.   

Brown Parrotbill

Paradoxornis unicolor

180.   

Three-toed Parrotbill

Paradoxornis paradoxus

181.   

Spot-breasted Parrotbill

Paradoxornis guttaticollis

 

 

 

182.   

Mrs Gould's Sunbird

Aethopyga gouldiae

 

 

 

183.   

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Passer montanus

 

 

 

184.   

White Wagtail

Motacilla alba

185.   

Grey Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea

 

 

 

186.   

Olive-backed Pipit

Anthus hodgsoni

187.   

Rosy Pipit

Anthus roseatus

 

 

 

188.   

Alpine Accentor

Prunella collaris

189.   

Rufous-breasted Accentor

Prunella strophiata

190.   

Maroon-backed Accentor

Prunella immaculata

 

 

 

191.   

Tibetan Siskin

Carduelis thibetana

192.   

Plain Mountain Finch

Leucosticte nemoricola

193.   

Brandt's Mountain Finch

Leucosticte brandti

194.   

Grey-headed Bullfinch

Pyrrhula erythaca

195.   

Crimson-browed Finch

Propyrrhula subhimachala

196.   

Collared Grosbeak

Mycerobas affinis

197.   

White-winged Grosbeak

Mycerobas carnipes

198.   

Common Crossbill

Loxia curvirostra

 

 

 

199.   

Common Rosefinch

Carpodacus erythrinus

200.   

Dark-breasted Rosefinch

Carpodacus nipalensis

201.   

Dark-rumped Rosefinch

Carpodacus edwardsii

202.   

Sharpe's Rosefinch

Carpodacus verreauxii

203.   

Three-banded Rosefinch

Carpodacus trifasciatus

204.   

Pink-rumped Rosefich

Carpodacus eos

205.   

Vinaceous Rosefinch

Carpodacus vinaceus

206.   

Red-fronted Rosefinch

Carpodacus puniceus

207.   

Chinese White-browed Rosefinch

Carpodacus dubius

208.   

Streaked Rosefinch

Carpodacus rubicilloides

 

 

 

209.   

Slaty Bunting

Latoucheornis siemsseni

 

 

 

210.   

Godlewski's Bunting

Emberiza godlewskii

211.   

Elegant Bunting

Emberiza elegans

212.   

Little Bunting

Emberiza pusilla

 

 

 

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