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Old Friday 12th August 2005, 12:30   #1
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Blue-throated Bee-eater

I had a happy time last week,because I can see Blue-throated Bee-eaters everyday. They lived near my hotel in Jianou Wangmulin nature reserve,Fujian China.There are the paddy field between a road and a hill planted fruit trees,a stream flows through .They alighted on a utility pole above the paddy field,sometimes flew to the fruit trees,sometimes drunk in rive. What beautiful birds !I always sat down to see them for a long time.In this trip,I also saw:
1 白胸翡翠 White-throated Kingfisher 3

2 普通翠鸟 Common Kingfisher 1

3 蓝喉蜂虎 Blue-throated Bee-eater 6

4 珠颈斑鸠 Spotted Dove 5

5 白胸苦恶鸟 White-breasted Waterhen 1

6 池鹭 Chinese Pond-Heron >50

7 白鹭 Little Egret 10

8 棕背伯劳 Long-tailed Shrike formosae 3

9 红嘴蓝鹊 Red-billed Blue Magpie 4

10 灰树鹊 Grey Treepie 6

11 紫啸鸫 Blue Whistling-Thrush 1

12 八哥 Crested Myna 3

13 白头鹎 Light-vented Bulbul 5

14 领雀嘴鹎 Collared Finchbill 6

15 黄腹鹪莺 Yellow-bellied Prinia 3

16 树鹨 Orienfnl Tree Pipit 1

17 大山雀 Great Tit 3

18 画眉 Hwamei 4

19 金腰燕 Red-rumped Swallow >10

20 家燕 Barn Swallow 大于20

The local bird-watching man told me there are so many birds,especially raptor.But I only saw two in sky,when I were in the thick forest.I can't see them clearly.

There are my friends ever saw in this place:
0027# 灰胸竹鸡1 Chinese Bamboo-Partridge Bambusicola thoracica
0040# 白鹇2 Silver Pheasant Lophura nycthemera
0122# 星头啄木鸟1 Grey-capped Woodpecker Dendrocopos canicapillus
0134# 栗啄木鸟1 Rufous Woodpecker Celeus brachyurus
0150# 大拟啄木鸟7 Greater Barbet Megalaima virens
0176# 白胸翡翠3 White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
0276# 珠颈斑鸠5 Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis
0313# 白胸苦恶鸟1 White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
0545# 池鹭1 Chinese Pond-Heron Ardeola bacchus
0609# 橙腹叶鹎4 Orange-bellied Leafbird Chloropsis hardwickii
0616# 棕背伯劳10 Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
0632# 灰树鹊7 Grey Treepie Dendrocitta formosae
0672# 黑卷尾1 Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
0694# 紫啸鸫1 Blue Whistling-Thrush Myophonus caeruleus
0745# 白腹[姬]鹟1 Blue-and-white Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana
0791# 红尾水鸲1 Plumbeous Water-Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosus
0807# 灰林鵖1 Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferrea
0829# 八哥15 Crested Myna Acridotheres cristatellus
0862# 大山雀2 Great Tit Parus major
0865# 黄颊山雀3 Yellow-cheeked Tit Parus spilonotus
0871# 冕雀2 Sultan Tit Melanochlora sultanea
0873# 红头[长尾]山雀20 Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus
0892# 领雀嘴鹎2 Collared Finchbill Spizixos semitorques
0921# 黄腹鹪莺1 Yellow-bellied Prinia Prinia flaviventris
1017# 黑领噪鹛9 Greater Necklaced Laughingthru Garrulax pectoralis
1118# 灰眶雀鹛5 Grey-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe morrisonia
1135# 白腹凤鹛15 White-bellied Yuhina Yuhina zantholeuca
1207# 白鹡鸰3 White Wagtail Motacilla alba

I hope I can go there again and watch more.

Mandarin Duck,Black Eagle,Common Buzzard,Orange-bellied Leafbird ever have been saw there.
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Ni hao Hoperoad,
Another great list!It seems you had a very good week.

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