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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

Chengdu Birding Habitats and Lists

 

1 – Chengdu rivers and wet lands

   Greater Painted Snipe   Rostratula benghalensis 

水雉   Pheasant-tailed jacana   Hydrophasianus chirurgus   

红胸田鸡   Ruddy-breasted crake   Zapornia fusca  

白胸苦恶鸟   White-breasted waterhen   Amaurornis phoenicurus  

   Watercock     Gallicrex cinerea  

 

苇鳽   Cinnamon bittern   Ixobrychus cinnamomeus

    Black-crowned night heron    Nycticorax nycticorax

    Chinese pond heron    Ardeola bacchus

牛背   Cattle egret   Bubulcus ibis

苍鹭   Grey heron   Ardea cinerea

大白   Great egret   Ardea alba

    Little egret   Egretta garzetta

 

䴙䴘   Little grebe   Tachybaptus ruficollis

颈䴙䴘   Black-necked grebe   Podiceps nigricollis

 

普通鸬鹚   Great cormorant   Phalacrocorax carbo

 

黑翅长脚鹬   Black-winged stilt    Himantopus himantopus

长嘴剑鸻   Long-billed plover   Charadrius placidus

眶鸻    Little ringed plover   Charadrius dubius

凤头麦鸡   Northern lapwing   Vanellus vanellus

青脚滨鹬    Temminck's stint   Calidris temmincki

大沙   Swinhoe's snipe    Gallinago megala

扇尾沙   Common snipe   Gallinago gallinago

矶鹬    Common sandpiper   Actitis hypoleucos

白腰草     Green sandpiper     Tringa ochropus

青脚鹬    Common greenshank     Tringa nebularia

    Wood sandpiper     Tringa glareola

 

   Bar-headed goose   Anser indicus  

普通秋沙   Goosander   Mergus merganser  

赤麻   Ruddy shelduck   Tadorna ferruginea  

白眼潜   Ferruginous duck   Aythya nyroca  

罗纹鸭   Falcated Duck   Mareca falcata  

赤膀   Gadwall   Mareca strepera  

颈鸭   Eurasian wigeon   Mareca penelope      

斑嘴   Chinese Spot-billed duck    Anas zonorhyncha  

绿头鸭   Mallard   Anas platyrhynchos  

针尾鸭   Northern pintail   Anas acuta  

绿翅鸭   Common teal   Anas crecca  

鸳鸯   Mandarin duck   Aix galericulata   

   Asian Pygmy Cotton Goose    Nettapus coromandelianus      

 

普通翠   Common kingfisher   Alcedo atthis

    Crested kingfisher     Megaceryle lugubris

 

游隼   Peregrine falcon   Falco peregrinus

 

东方大苇莺    Oriental reed warbler    Acrocephalus orientalis

 

红尾水鸲    Plumbeous water redstart    Rhyacornis fuliginosa

顶溪鸲   White-capped water redstart    Chaimarrornis leucocephalus 

 

崖沙燕   Sand martin   Riparia riparia    

 

家麻雀   House sparrow    Passer domesticus

 

红胸鹨    Rosy pipit   Anthus roseatus

   Water pipit   Anthus spinoletta

鹡鸰   Grey wagtail   Motacilla cinerea

鹡鸰    White wagtail   Motacilla alba

 

棕扇尾   Zitting cisticola   Cisticola juncidis

纯色山鹪莺   Plain prinia   Prinia inornata

 

Plus short term visiting migrants that can occur during spring and autumn months – recorded migrants have included –

头麦鸡    Grey-headed lapwing   Vanellus cinereus

黑尾塍   Black-tailed godwit   Limosa limosa

苏鹬   Ruff   Calidris pugnax

泽鹬   Marsh sandpiper   Tringa stagnatilis

黄头鹡鸰    Citrine wagtail   Motacilla citreola

 

2 -Chengdu parkland 

颈斑鸠   Spotted Dove   Streptopelia chinensis

山斑    Oriental turtle dove    Streptopelia orientalis

   Common hoopoe   Upupa epops

棕腹啄木   Rufous-bellied woodpecker    Dendrocopos hyperythrus

小白腰雨燕   House swift   Apus nipalensis

 

纹伯劳   Tiger shrike   Lanius tigrinus

棕背伯   Long-tailed shrike   Lanius schach

暗灰鹃鵙   Black-winged cuckoo-shrike   Lalage melaschistos

 

红胸啄花鸟   Fire-breasted flowerpecker    Dicaeum ignipectus

 

黄腹山雀   Yellow-bellied tit   Pardaliparus venustulus

绿背山   Green-backed tit    Parus monticolus

大山雀   Great Tit    Parus major

 

红头长尾山   Black-throated tit   Aegithalos concinnus

 

绿绣眼鸟   Japanese white-eye   Zosterops japonicus

 

金腰燕   Red-rumped swallow   Cecropis daurica

家燕   Barn swallow   Hirundo rustica

 

头鸦   Vinous-throated parrotbill   Sinosuthora webbiana

颈钩嘴鹛   Streak-breasted scimitar babbler   Pomatorhinus ruficollis

红嘴相思鸟   Red-billed leiothrix    Leiothrix lutea

颊噪鹛   White-browed laughing-thrush   Garrulax sannio

 

小太平   Japanese waxwing   Bombycilla japonica

 

高山旋木雀   Bar-tailed treecreeper   Certhia himalayana

 

丝光椋鸟   Red-billed starling   Spodiopsar sericeus

灰椋   White-cheeked starling    Spodiopsar cineraceus

八哥   Crested myna     Acridotheres cristatellus      

 

鹡鸰   Forest wagtail   Dendronanthus indicus

树鹨   Olive-backed pipit   Anthus hodgsoni

 

蓝鹀   Slaty bunting   Latoucheornis siemsseni

   Little bunting     Schoeniclus pusillus

 

燕雀   Brambling   Fringilla montifringilla

黑尾蜡嘴雀   Chinese Grosbeak   Eophona migratoria

金翅雀   Oriental Greenfinch   Chloris sinica

 

黑短脚    Black bulbul   Hypsipetes leucocephalus

领雀嘴鹎    Collared finchbill     Spizixos semitorques

头鹎   Chinese bulbul   Pycnonotus sinensus Pycnonotus sinensus

 

鹊鸲   Oriental Magpie Robin   Copsychus saularis

白眉姬   Yellow-rumped flycatcher    Ficedula zanthopygia

 

红胁蓝尾鸲    Himalayan Bluetail   Tarsiger cyanurus

 

蓝额红尾鸲   Blue-fronted redstart   Phoenicuropsis frontalis

红尾鸲   Daurian redstart    Phoenicurus auroreus Phoenicurus auroreus 

 

黄腰柳莺   Pallas's leaf warbler   Abrornis proregulus

 

啸鸫   Blue whistling thrush   Myophonus caeruleus

虎斑地   White's thrush    Zoothera dauma

乌鸫   Chinese Blackbird   Turdus mandarinus

灰翅    Grey-winged blackbird    Turdus boulboul

红尾鸫   Naumann's thrush   Turdus naumanni

 

麻雀   Eurasian tree sparrow   Passer montanus

白腰文   White-rumped munia   Lonchura striata

斑文    Scaly-breasted munia    Lonchura punctulata

 

 

Plus short term visiting migrants that can occur during spring and autumn months – recorded migrants have included –

   Eurasian woodcock   Scolopax rusticola

四川柳   Sichuan Leaf Warbler   Abrornis forresti

橙斑翅柳   Buff-barred warbler   Abrornis pulchra

棕眉柳   Yellow-streaked warbler   Phylloscopus armandii

绿柳莺   Greenish Leaf Warbler   Phylloscopus trochiloides

乌嘴柳莺   Large-billed leaf warbler   Phylloscopus magnirostris

纹柳莺   Claudia's Leaf Warbler   Phylloscopus claudiae

褐胸   Brown-breasted flycatcher   Muscicapa muttui

蓝喉仙鹟   Chinese blue flycatcher   Cyornis rubeculoides

棕腹大仙   Fujian niltava   Niltava davidi

栗背短翅   Gould's shortwing   Heteroxenicus stellatus

栗腹歌   Indian blue robin   Larvivora brunnea

金胸歌   Firethroat   Luscinia pectardens

黑喉歌   Blackthroat   Luscinia obscura

白尾蓝鸲   White-tailed robin   Myiomela leucura

红喉姬鹟   Taiga Flycatcher   Ficedula albicilla

棕胸蓝姬鹟   Snowy-browed flycatcher   Ficedula hyperythra

橙胸姬   Rufous-gorgetted flycatcher   Ficedula strophiata

 

 

 

4 - City/town waste areas - areas of former  armland that during urban expansion were allocated for redevelopment - often these areas lay waste for years and native secondary growth reestablished with a resultant resurgence in biodiversity.

These area can also be good for passage species - passage species found on waste ground close to Chengdu Airport have included –

鹌鹑   Japanese quail   Coturnix japonica

普通燕   Oriental pratincole   Glareola maldivarum

白腹   Eastern marsh harrier   Circus spilonotus Circus spilonotus

蓝歌鸲    Siberian blue robin   Larvivora cyane

蓝喉歌鸲   Bluethroat   Luscinia svecica

红喉歌鸲   Siberian rubythroat   Luscinia calliope

黑喉石   Siberian Stonechat   Saxicola maurus

短趾百   Asian short-toed lark   Alaudala cheleensis

小云雀   Oriental Sky Lark   Alauda gulgula

栗耳   Chestnut-eared bunting   Emberiza fucata

 

 

5 - Farmland close to Chengdu

   Common pheasant   Phasianus colchicus

 

   Greater Painted Snipe   Rostratula benghalensis 

红胸田鸡   Ruddy-breasted crake   Zapornia fusca  

白胸苦恶鸟   White-breasted waterhen   Amaurornis phoenicurus  

   Watercock     Gallicrex cinerea  

 

    Black-crowned night heron    Nycticorax nycticorax

    Chinese pond heron    Ardeola bacchus

牛背   Cattle egret   Bubulcus ibis

    Little egret   Egretta garzetta

 

普通   Eurasian buzzard   Buteo buteo

   Eurasian sparrowhawk   Accipiter nisus

 

红尾鸲   Daurian redstart    Phoenicurus auroreus Phoenicurus auroreus 

黑尾蜡嘴雀   Chinese Grosbeak   Eophona migratoria

金腰燕   Red-rumped swallow   Cecropis daurica

家燕   Barn swallow   Hirundo rustica

棕背伯   Long-tailed shrike   Lanius schach

白腰文   White-rumped munia   Lonchura striata

头鹀   Black-faced bunting   Schoeniclus spodocephala


 

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