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Daniel Hocuk
Wednesday 24th October 2012, 10:59
Hello !

I plan to go to Yunnan to watch and taking photos of some species.
I need help, which areas of North Yunnan and which date can I find these birds?

Thanks for help!
Mostly I like to find these birds:

Haematospiza sipahi- Scarlet Finch
Pyrrhula erythaca- Beavan’s Bullfinch
Pyrrhula erythrocephala-Red- Headed Bullfinch
Pyrrhula nipalensis- Brown Rosefinch
Mycerobas affinis-Collared Grosbeak
Mycerobas melanozanthos-Spot- Winged Grosbeak
Pyrrhoplectes epauletta- Gold – napped Finch
Carpodacus vinaceus- Vinaceus Rosefinch
Carpodacus trifasciatus- Three- Banded Rosefinch
Carpodacus thura-White – Browed Rosefinch
Carpodacus nipalensis - Nepal Rosefinch
Pinicola subhimachala- Red –Headed Rosefinch

johnjemi
Sunday 11th November 2012, 11:47
Hi Daniel, some ideas below... AND you could check out Oriental Bird Images and the Internet Bird Collection for photograph locations for these species

H. sipahi - Scarlet Finch - Baihualing (Gaoligongshan) and Dulongjiang

P. erythaca - Grey-headed Bullfinch - around Zhongdian in April/May - perhaps easier in Sichuan (Wanglang) or Gansu (Linhuashan)

P. ethythrocephala - west himalayas - south Tibet, but not Yunnan

P. nipalensis - Brown Bullfinch - In China, I've only seen at Baihualing (March)

M. affinis - seen at Zixishan (Purple stream mountain, near Chuxiong) (March)

M. melanozanthos - Spot-winged Grosbeak - Moli Waterfalls, near Ruili (winter)

P. epauletta - Gold-naped Finch - seen in May at Cangshan, above Dali (not by me) and on the road to Pianma, west Yunnan by me in April

C. vinaceus - Vinaceous Rosefinch - seen at Jizushan (near Dali)

C. trifasciatus - Three-banded Rosefinch - more like likely in Sichuan or Gansu

C. thura - White-browed Rosefinch - another high elevation species, see above

C . nipalensis - Western Hills, Kunming, and Meilixueshan near Deqin (and maybe in between, I don't know)

P. subhimachala - Crimson-browed Finch - seen feeding in cotoneaster at the summit of Jizushan (near Dali) (October, as I recall) and at Shibaoshan (March)

John Holmes

Daniel Hocuk
Tuesday 29th January 2013, 13:25
Hello!

Really many thanks for your help!
May I have few more question?
These birds are moving in flocks or in pairs, lonely?
Which high of mountains did you see them?
These birds breeding season start in April?

Thanks before!
Daniel


Hi Daniel, some ideas below... AND you could check out Oriental Bird Images and the Internet Bird Collection for photograph locations for these species

H. sipahi - Scarlet Finch - Baihualing (Gaoligongshan) and Dulongjiang

P. erythaca - Grey-headed Bullfinch - around Zhongdian in April/May - perhaps easier in Sichuan (Wanglang) or Gansu (Linhuashan)

P. ethythrocephala - west himalayas - south Tibet, but not Yunnan

P. nipalensis - Brown Bullfinch - In China, I've only seen at Baihualing (March)

M. affinis - seen at Zixishan (Purple stream mountain, near Chuxiong) (March)

M. melanozanthos - Spot-winged Grosbeak - Moli Waterfalls, near Ruili (winter)

P. epauletta - Gold-naped Finch - seen in May at Cangshan, above Dali (not by me) and on the road to Pianma, west Yunnan by me in April

C. vinaceus - Vinaceous Rosefinch - seen at Jizushan (near Dali)

C. trifasciatus - Three-banded Rosefinch - more like likely in Sichuan or Gansu

C. thura - White-browed Rosefinch - another high elevation species, see above

C . nipalensis - Western Hills, Kunming, and Meilixueshan near Deqin (and maybe in between, I don't know)

P. subhimachala - Crimson-browed Finch - seen feeding in cotoneaster at the summit of Jizushan (near Dali) (October, as I recall) and at Shibaoshan (March)

John Holmes

johnjemi
Sunday 3rd February 2013, 00:47
As I said in my PM:

"Hi Daniel,
I don't think my personal memory of these can supply the detail you want... there is a fine book called "Finches and Sparrows - An Identification Guide" published by Helm which should have all the details you need.

Best
John"