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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.         

Chestnut Throated partridge

Tetraophasis obscures

2.         

Blue Eared Pheasant

Crossoptilon auritum

3.         

Blood pheasant

Ithaginis cruentus

4.         

Chinese Monal Pheasant

Lophophorus lhuysii

5.         

Common Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus

6.         

GoldenPheasant

Chrysolophus pictus

7.         

Chinese Grouse

Tetrastes sewerzowi

 

 

 

8.         

Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

 

 

 

9.         

Three Toed Woodpecker

Picoides tridactylus

10.      

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos major

11.      

Crimson-breasted Woodpecker

Dendrocopos cathpharius

12.      

Grey-headed Woodpecker

Picus canus

13.      

Black Woodpecker

Dryocopus martius

 

 

 

14.      

Black-capped Kingfisher

Halcyon pileata

 

 

 

15.      

Large Hawk Cuckoo

Cuculus sparverioide

16.      

Eurasian Cuckoo

Cuculus canorus

17.      

Himalayan Cuckoo

Cuculus saturatus

18.      

Lesser Cuckoo

Cuculus poliocephalus

 

 

 

19.      

Salim Ali’s Swift

Apus salimalii

20.      

White-throated Needletail

Hirundapus caudacutus

 

 

 

21.      

Himalayan Owl

Strix nivicolum

22.      

Pere David’s Owl

Strix davidi

23.      

Eurasian Eagle Owl

Bubo bubo

24.      

Tawny Fish Owl

Ketupa flavipes

 

 

 

25.      

Grey Nightjar

Caprimulgus jotaka

 

 

 

26.      

Speckled Wood Pigeon

Columba hodgsonii

27.      

Oriental Turtle Dove

Streptopelia orientalis

 

 

 

28.      

Black-necked Crane

Grus nigricollis

29.      

Common Crane

Grus grus

30.      

Demoiselle Crane

Anthropoides virgo

 

 

 

31.      

Common Moorhen

Gallinula chloropus

32.      

Common Coot

Fulica atra

 

 

 

33.      

Common Sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucos

 

 

 

34.      

Common Tern

Sterna hirundo

 

 

 

35.      

Lammergeier

Gypaetus barbatus

36.      

Himalayan Griffon

Gyps himalayensis

37.      

Himalayan Buzzard

Buteo burmanicus

38.      

Golden Eagle

Aquila chrysaetos

39.      

Northern Goshawk

Accipiter gentilis

 

 

 

40.      

Little Grebe

Tachybaptus ruficollis

 

 

 

41.      

Little Egret

Egretta garzetta

42.      

Eastern Cattle Egret

Bubulcus coromandus

43.      

Chinese Pond Heron

Ardeola bacchus

 

 

 

44.      

Grey-backed Shrike

Lanius tephronotus

 

 

 

45.      

Sichuan Jay

Garrulus glandarius

46.      

Eurasian Jay

Perisoreus internigrans

47.      

Red-billed Blue Magpie

Urocissa erythrorhyncha

48.      

Spotted Nutcracker

Nucifraga caryocatactes

49.      

Red-billed Chough

Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

50.      

Carrion Crow

Corvus corone

51.      

Large-billed Crow

Corvus macrorhynchos

 

 

 

52.      

Long-tailed Minivet

Pericrocotus ethologus

 

 

 

53.      

Brown Dipper

Cinclus pallasii

54.      

White-throated Dipper

Cinclus cinclus

 

 

 

55.      

Blue Whistling Thrush

Myophonus caeruleus

56.      

Blue Rock-Thrush

Monticola solitarius

57.      

Chestnut Thrush

Turdus rubrocanus

58.      

Chinese Thrush

Turdus mupinensis

59.      

Red-throated Thrush

Turdus ruficollis

60.      

Kessler's Thrush

Turdus kessleri

61.      

Dusky Thrush

Turdus euonmus

62.      

Naumann’s Thrush

Turdus naumanni

 

 

 

63.      

Dark-sided Flycatcher

Muscicapa sibirica

64.      

Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher

Ficedula strophiata

65.      

Ultramarine Flycatcher

Ficedula superciliaris

66.      

Slaty-Blue Flycatcher

Ficedula tricolor

67.      

Slaty-backed Flycatcher

Ficedula hodgsonii

68.      

Rufous-bellied Niltava

Niltava sundara

 

 

 

69.      

Himalayan Bluetail

Tarsiger rufilatus

70.      

Indian Blue Robin

Luscinia brunnea

71.      

Rufous-headed Robin

Luscinia ruficeps

72.      

Siberian Rubythroat

Luscinia calliope

73.      

White-tailed Robin

Myiomela leucurum

 

 

 

74.      

White-bellied Redstart

Hodgsonius phoenicuroides

 

 

 

75.      

White-throated Redstart

Phoenicurus auroreus

76.      

Hodgson's Redstart

Phoenicurus hodgsoni

77.      

Daurian Redstart

Phoenicurus auroreus

78.      

Blue-fronted Redstart

Phoenicurus frontalis

79.      

White-capped Water-Redstart

Chaimarrornis leucocephal

80.      

Plumbeous Water-Redstart

Rhyacornis fuliginosus

 

 

 

81.      

Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher

Culicicapa ceylonensis

 

 

 

82.      

Grandala

Grandala coelicolor

 

 

 

83.      

White-crowned Forktail

Enicurus leschenaulti

 

 

 

 

 

 

84.      

Eurasian Nuthatch

Sitta europaea

85.      

Chinese Nuthatch

Sitta villosa

86.      

Przewalski's Nuthatch

Sitta przewalskii

 

 

 

87.      

Wallcreeper

Tichodroma muraria

 

 

 

88.      

Hodgson's Treecreeper

Certhia hodgsoni

89.      

Sichuan Treecreeper

Certhia tianquanensis

90.      

Bar-tailed Treecreeper

Certhia himalayana

 

 

 

91.      

Eurasian Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes

 

 

 

92.      

Sichuan Tit

Poecile weigoldicus

93.      

Pere David’s Tit

Poecile davidi

94.      

Rufous-vented Tit

Periparus rubidiventris

95.      

Coal Tit

Periparus ater

96.      

Yellow-bellied Tit

Periparus venustulus

97.      

Grey-crested Tit

Lophophanes dichrous

98.      

Japanese Great Tit

Parus minor

99.      

Green-backed Tit

Parus monticolus

100.   

Yellow-browed Tit

Sylviparus modestus

101.   

Black Throated Tit

Aegithalos concinnus

102.   

Sooty Tit

Aegithalos fuliginosus

 

 

 

103.   

Eurasian Crag-Martin

Pytonoprogne rupestris

104.   

Asian House-Martin

Delichon dasypus

 

 

 

105.   

Collared Finchbill

Spizixos semitorques

106.   

Brown-breasted Bulbul

Pycnonotus xanthorrhous

 

 

 

107.   

Striated Prinia

Prinia criniger

 

 

 

108.   

Brown-flanked Bush Warbler

Cettia fortipes

109.   

Aberrant Bush Warbler

Cettia flavolivaceus

110.   

Yellowish-bellied Bush Warbler

Cettia acanthizoides

111.   

Spotted Bush Warbler

Locustella thoracicus

112.   

David’s Bush Warbler

Locustella davidi

 

 

 

113.   

Dusky Warbler

Phylloscopus fuscatus

114.   

Alpine Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus occisinensis

115.   

Buff-barred Warbler

Phylloscopus pulcher

116.   

Sichuan Leaf-Warbler

Phylloscopus forresti

117.   

Chinese Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus yunnanensis

118.   

Hume's Warbler

Phylloscopus humei

119.   

Greenish Warbler

Phylloscopus trochiloides

120.   

Large-billed Leaf Warbler

Phylloscopus magnirostris

121.   

Claudia's Leaf-Warbler

Phylloscopus claudia

122.   

Yellow-streaked Warbler

Phylloscopus armandii

 

 

 

123.   

Marten’s Warbler

Seicercus omeiensis

124.   

Grey-crowned Warbler

Seicercus tephrocephalus

125.   

Bianch's Warbler

Seicercus valentine

 

 

 

126.   

Goldcrest

Regulus regulus

 

 

 

127.   

White-browed Tit Warbler

Leptopoecile sophiae

128.   

Crested Tit Warbler

Leptopoecile elegans

 

 

 

129.   

Chestnut-flanked White-eye

Zosterops erythropleurus

130.   

Japanese White-eye

Zosterops japonicus

 

 

 

131.   

Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush

Garrulax sukatschewi

132.   

Moustached Laughingthrush

Garrulax cineraceus

133.   

Barred Laughingthrush

Garrulax lunulatus

134.   

Giant Laughingthrush

Garrulax maximus

135.   

Elliot's Laughingthrush

Garrulax elliotii

 

 

 

136.   

Black-streaked scimitar Babbler

Pomatorhinus gravivox

 

 

 

137.   

Spectacled Fulvetta

Alcippe ruficapilla

138.   

Chinese Fulvetta

Alcippe striaticollis

139.   

David’s Fulvetta

Alcippe davidi

 

 

 

140.   

White-collared Yuhina

Yuhina diademata

 

 

 

141.   

Spot-breasted Parrotbill

Paradoxornis guttaticollis

142.   

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Sinosuthora webbianus

143.   

Spectacled Parrotbill

Sinosuthora conspicillat

144.   

Rusty-throated Parrotbill

Sinosuthora przewalskii

 

 

 

145.   

Mrs Gould's Sunbird

Aethopyga gouldiae

 

 

 

146.   

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Passer montanus

 

 

 

147.   

Rock Petronia

Petronia petronia

 

 

 

148.   

White Wagtail

Motacilla alba

149.   

Grey Wagtail

Motacilla cinerea

 

 

 

150.   

Olive-backed Pipit

Anthus hodgsoni

 

 

 

151.   

Rufous-breasted Accentor

Prunella strophiata

152.   

Maroon-backed Accentor

Prunella immaculata

 

 

 

153.   

Tibetan Siskin

Carduelis thibetana

154.   

Grey-headed Bullfinch

Pyrrhula erythaca

155.   

Collared Grosbeak

Mycerobas affinis

156.   

White-winged Grosbeak

Mycerobas carnipes

157.   

Common Crossbill

Loxia curvirostra

 

 

 

158.   

Long-tailed Rosefinch

Uragus sibiricus

159.   

Common Rosefinch

Carpodacus erythrinus

160.   

Three-banded Rosefinch

Carpodacus trifasciatus

161.   

Pink-rumped Rosefich

Carpodacus eos

162.   

Vinaceous Rosefinch

Carpodacus vinaceus

163.   

Chinese White-browed Rosefinch

Carpodacus dubius

164.   

Streaked  Rosefinch

Carpodacus rubicilloides

 

 

 

165.   

Slaty Bunting

Latoucheornis siemsseni

 

 

 

166.   

Godlewski's Bunting

Emberiza godlewskii

167.   

Black-faced Bunting

Emberiza spodocephala

168.   

Little Bunting

Emberiza pusilla

       

 

 

 

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