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Shi Jin
Saturday 6th March 2010, 00:14
Here's a summary of the birds I photographed during my recent trip to western Yunnan.

13th February, report and photos at:


Franklin's Barbet (nom. ssp franklinii), sev
Rusty-fronted Barwing (ssp ripponi), c40
Grey-cheeked Fulvetta (ssp yunnanensis), c100
Black Bulbul (ssp ??), c150
Stripe-throated Yuhina (ssp gularis), 2
Nepal Sunbird (ssp koelzi), 2
Black-faced Laughingthrush (ssp oustaleti), few
Spotted Forktail (ssp guttatus), 1
White-throated Laughingthrush (ssp eous), c60
Oriental White-eye (mon. ssp palpebrosus), c20
Rufous-vented Yuhina (ssp obscurior), c50
Buff-barred Warbler (nom. ssp pulcher), sev
Mrs Gould's Sunbird (ssp dabryii), 2
Maroon-backed Accentor (monotypic), 3

14th February, report and photos at:


Yellow-cheeked Tit (nom. ssp spilonotus), few
Speckled Wood Pigeon (monotypic), 18
Beautiful Sibia (monotypic), c60
Walden's Barwing (ssp saturatior), 1
Naga Nuthatch (nom. ssp nagaensis), 1
Yellow-bellied Fantail (monotypic), few
Rufous-throated Partridge (ssp intermedia), sev
Black-headed Sibia (monotypic), 1
Brown-throated Treecreeper (ssp shanensis), 1
Rusty-capped Fulvetta (ssp ?), 8

And also a Black Giant Squirrel!

15th February, report and photos at:


Crimson-breasted Woodpecker (ssp tenebrosus), 1
Red-tailed laughingthrush (ssp sharpei), few
Black Eagle (nom. ssp malayensis), 1
Yellow-throated Fulvetta (monotypic), sev
Plain-backed Thrush (nom ssp mollissima), 1
Fire-tailed Sunbird (nom ssp ignicauda), 2
Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler (nom. ssp albiventor), 1
Brown-breasted Bulbul (nom. ssp xanthorrhous), sev

16th February, report and photos at:


Mountain Bamboo Partridge (ssp ?), sev
Sooty-headed Bulbul (ssp ?), c50
Siberian Stonechat (ssp ?), few
Eastern Cattle Egret (monotypic), c50
Great Cormorant (ssp sinensis), c30
Small Pratincole (monotypic), c50
River Tern (monotypic), c10
Grey-throated Sand Martin (Riparia chinensis), c20
River Lapwing (monotypic), 2
Blue Rock Thrush (ssp ?), 1
Eugene's Whistling Thrush (Myophonus eugenei), 1
Crested Treeswift (monotypic), c40
Chestnut-tailed Starling (monotypic), sev

17th February, report and photos at:


Wreathed Hornbill (monotypic)

Atherton's Bee-eater (nom ssp. Athertoni)
Pin-tailed Green Pigeon (nom ssp apicauda)
Black-winged Cuckooshrike (ssp ?)
Ashy Bulbul (nom. ssp flavala)
Hair-crested Drongo (ssp brevirostris)
White-hooded Babbler (nom. ssp rufulus)
Hardwick's Leafbird nom ssp hardwickii)
Brown Dipper (ssp dorjei)

18th February, report and photos at:


Mountain Imperial Pigeon (ssp griseicapilla), 1
Long-tailed Sibia (nom. ssp picaoides), 5
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo (ssp grandis), 2
White-throated Bulbul (ssp burmanicus), few
Long-tailed Thrush (monotypic)
"Himalayan" Bluetail (ssp ??)
Atherton's Bee-eater (nom. ssp athertoni), 1
Nepal Fulvetta (tentative ID) If this, then ssp commoda, sev
Crested Serpent Eagle, (ssp burmanicus), 1
Striated Bulbul (ssp?), c20
Grey Sibia (monotypic), c30
Short-billed Minivet, sev
Scarlet Minivet (ssp elegans), sev
Streaked Spiderhunter (nom. ssp magna)
Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher (ssp. calochrysea), 1
"Blue-throated" Barbet (? ssp ?? the prominent black malar stripe on this bird is not described in available literature)
Alexandrine Parakeet (ssp avensis...), 1, the third or fourth record for China as far as I know
Bronzed Drongo (nom. ssp aeneus), c20
Rufous-backed Sibia (nom. ssp annectens), 1

19th February, report and photos at:


Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo (ssp tectirostris)
Puff-throated Babbler (ssp ?)
Collared Owlet (nom. ssp brodiei)
Leschenault's Bee-eater (nom. ssp leschenaulti)
Greater Flameback (ssp guttacristatus)
Wreathed Hornbill
Maroon Oriole (nom. ssp traillii)
Grey-backed Shrike (nom. ssp tephronotus)
Large Woodshrike (ssp pelvicus)
Pied Bushchat (ssp burmanicus)
Scaly-breasted Munia (ssp yunnanensis)
Wire-tailed Swallow (ssp filifera)
Red-wattled Lapwing (ssp atronuchalis)
Little Green Bee-eater (ssp ferrugeiceps)

20th February, report and photos at:


Chestnut-bellied Rock Thrush (monotypic)
Mountain Bulbul (ssp similis)
Stripe-breasted Woodpecker (monotypic)
Whiskered Yuhina (ssp rouxi)
Red-faced Liocichla (ssp bakeri)
Rufous-backed Sibia (nom ssp annectens)
Flavescent Bulbul (ssp vividus)
Common Tailorbird (ssp inexpectatus)
Rusty-capped Fulvetta
Blue-throated Barbet
Ashy-throated Warbler (nom. Ssp maculipennis)
Chestnut-tailed Starling
Blue-winged Minla (ssp wingatei)
Silver-eared Mesia (ssp vernayi)
Coral-billed Scimitar Babbler (ssp stanfordi?)

china guy
Saturday 6th March 2010, 12:19
Crikey Shi Jin - leave a few birds for the rest of us to spot!!!!!!!
Those Hornbills must have been an excellent experience.