Mar 3, 2011

Our 2010 Sichuan list

Lesser White-fronted Goose - only the second Sichuan record - and the first live record (there's a 50's a record of a dead bird on sale in a Chengdu market). Amazingly we spotted the bird from a hotel bedroom that overlooked a river - it hung around for 2 days before flying off.

Now were into 2011 I've totted up our Sichuan 2010 year list - although we included three cheat ticks (Grey Nightjar only heard,Yellow Bittern from a dead example on the Litang Grasslands and still a little uncertainty over getting a definite Hodgson's from Eurasian Treecreeper) it comes to well over the 400.

For those who like lists - here it goes (more photos after the list) -

  1. Snow Partridge
  2. Tibetan Partridge
  3. Chinese Bamboo-Partridge
  4. Japanese Quail
  5. Tibetan Snowcock
  6. Buff-throated Partridge
  7. Chestnut–throated Partridge
  8. Blood Pheasant
  9. Temminck's Tragopan
  10. Koklass Pheasant
  11. Chinese Monal Pheasant
  12. Common Pheasant
  13. Golden Pheasant
  14. Chinese Grouse
  15. Lady Amherst's Pheasant
  16. Blue Eared Pheasant
  17. White Eared-Pheasant
  18. Greylag Goose
  19. Lesser White-fronted Goose – 2nd Sichuan record
  20. Bar-headed Goose
  21. Ruddy Shelduck
  22. Mandarin Duck
  23. Gadwall
  24. Mallard
  25. Shoveller
  26. Pintail
  27. Eurasian Widgeon
  28. Spot-billed Duck
  29. Common Teal
  30. Baikal Teal
  31. Garganey
  32. Falcated Duck
  33. Red-crested Pochard
  34. Common Pochard
  35. White-eyed Pochard
  36. Tufted Duck
  37. Smew
  38. Common Merganser
  39. Eurasian Wryneck
  40. Speckled Piculet
  41. Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
  42. Crimson-breasted Woodpecker
  43. Darjeeling Woodpecker
  44. White-backed Woodpecker
  45. Great Spotted Woodpecker
  46. Three-toed Woodpecker
  47. Grey-headed Woodpecker
  48. Bay Woodpecker
  49. Black Woodpecker
  50. Great Barbet
  51. Eurasian Hoopoe
  52. Common Kingfisher
  53. Crested Kingfisher
  54. Black-capped Kingfisher
  55. Large Hawk-Cuckoo
  56. Hodgson's Hawk Cuckoo
  57. Eurasian Cuckoo
  58. Indian Cuckoo
  59. Himalayan Cuckoo
  60. Lesser Cuckoo
  61. Asian Koel
  62. Chestnut-winged Cuckoo
  63. Lesser Coucal
  64. Himalayan Swiftlet
  65. Pacific Swift
  66. White-throated Needletail
  67. HouseSwift
  68. Eurasian Eagle Owl
  69. Collared Scops Owl
  70. Pere David’s Owl
  71. Chinese Tawny Owl
  72. Northern Boobook
  73. Little Owl
  74. Collared Owlet
  75. Asian Barred Owlet
  76. Grey Nightjar - heard
  77. Hill Pigeon
  78. Snow Pigeon
  79. Speckled Wood Pigeon
  80. Spotted Dove
  81. Oriental Turtle Dove
  82. Red Collared Dove
  83. Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon
  84. Black-necked Crane
  85. White-breasted Waterhen
  86. Common Coot
  87. Common Moorhen
  88. Greater Painted Snipe
  89. Eurasian Woodcock
  90. Common Snipe
  91. Swinhoes Snipe
  92. Solitary Snipe
  93. Northern Lapwing
  94. Grey-headed Lapwing
  95. Pacific Golden Plover
  96. Grey Plover
  97. Lesser Sand Plover
  98. Little Ringed Plover
  99. Long-billed Plover
  100. Black-winged Stilt
  101. Curlew Sandpiper
  102. Temminck's Stint
  103. Green Sandpiper
  104. Wood Sandpiper
  105. Common Sandpiper
  106. Common Redshank
  107. Black-tailed Godwit
  108. Ibisbill
  109. Pallas's Gull
  110. Brown-headed Gull
  111. Black-headed Gull
  112. Common Gull
  113. Common Tern
  114. Whiskered Tern
  115. Black Baza
  116. Black-eared Kite
  117. Oriental Honey-buzzard
  118. Crested Serpent Eagle
  119. White-tailed Sea Eagle
  120. Cinereous Vulture
  121. Himalayan Griffon
  122. Bearded Vulture
  123. Hen Harrier
  124. Pied Harrier
  125. Crested Goshawk
  126. Chinese Sparrowhawk
  127. Besra
  128. Eurasian Sparrowhawk
  129. Northern Goshawk
  130. Grey-faced Buzzard
  131. Eastern Buzzard
  132. Upland Buzzard
  133. Golden Eagle
  134. Steppe Eagle
  135. Bonelli’s Eagle
  136. Mountain Hawk-Eagle
  137. Common Kestrel
  138. Eurasian Hobby
  139. Peregrine Falcon
  140. Saker Falcon
  141. Amur Falcon
  142. Great Cormorant
  143. Little Grebe
  144. Great Crested
  145. Little Egret
  146. Intermediate Egret
  147. Great Egret
  148. Eastern Cattle Egret
  149. Grey Heron
  150. Chinese Pond-Heron
  151. Black-crowned Night-Heron
  152. Cinnamon Bittern
  153. Yellow Bittern – one dead example at Litang
  154. Black Stork
  155. Tiger Shrike
  156. Brown Shrike
  157. Long-tailed Shrike
  158. Grey-backed Shrike
  159. Chinese Grey Shrike
  160. Eurasian Jay
  161. Sichuan Jay
  162. Red-billed Blue Magpie
  163. Azure-winged Magpie
  164. Black-billed Magpie
  165. Spotted Nutcracker
  166. Grey Treepie
  167. Red-billed Chough
  168. Yellow-billed Chough
  169. Daurian Jackdaw
  170. Carrion Crow
  171. Large-billed Crow
  172. Collared Crow
  173. Common Raven
  174. Hume’s Groundpecker
  175. Black-naped Oriole
  176. Black-winged Cuckooshrike
  177. Swinhoe's Minivet
  178. Long-tailed Minivet
  179. Short-billed Minivet
  180. Ashy Drongo
  181. Black Drongo
  182. Spangled Drongo
  183. Brown Dipper
  184. White-throated Dipper
  185. Blue Whistling-Thrush
  186. Chestnut-bellied RockThrush
  187. Blue Rock-Thrush
  188. Long-tailed Thrush
  189. Scaly Thrush
  190. Chinese Blackbird
  191. Grey-winged Blackbird
  192. Japanese Thrush
  193. Kessler's Thrush
  194. Chestnut Thrush
  195. Eyebrowed Thrush
  196. Naumann's Thrush
  197. Dusky Thrush
  198. Chinese Thrush
  199. Dark-sided Flycatcher
  200. Asian Brown Flycatcher
  201. Brown-breasted Flycatcher
  202. Ferruginous Flycatcher
  203. Yellow-rumped Flycatcher
  204. Slaty-backed Flycatcher
  205. Taiga Flycatcher
  206. Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher
  207. Slaty-blue Flycatcher
  208. Verditer Flycatcher
  209. Fujian Niltava
  210. Vivid Niltava
  211. Blue-throated Flycatcher
  212. Indian Blue Robin
  213. Orange-flanked Bush-Robin
  214. Golden Bush-Robin
  215. White-browed Bush-Robin
  216. Rufous-headed Robin
  217. Himalayan Rubythroat
  218. Firethroat
  219. Grey-headed Canary-Flycatcher
  220. Oriental Magpie-Robin
  221. Hodgson's Redstart
  222. Black Redstart
  223. Daurian Redstart
  224. White-throated Redstart
  225. Blue-fronted Redstart
  226. White-capped Water-Redstart
  227. White-winged Redstart
  228. Plumbeous Water-Redstart
  229. White-bellied Redstart (Chinese Shortwing)
  230. White-tailed Robin
  231. Grandala
  232. Little Forktail
  233. Slaty-backed Forktail
  234. White-crowned Forktail
  235. Spotted Forktail
  236. Siberian Stonechat
  237. Grey Bushchat
  238. White-cheeked Starling
  239. Silky Starling
  240. Crested Myna
  241. Eurasian Nuthatch
  242. Chestnut-vented Nuthatch
  243. Przewalski's Nuthatch
  244. Yunnan Nuthatch
  245. Chinese Nuthatch
  246. Wallcreeper
  247. Bar-tailed Tree-Creeper
  248. Sichuan Treecreeper
  249. Hodgson’s/ Eurasian Treecreeper – still a little uncertain on separating these
  250. Fire-capped Tit
  251. Songar Tit
  252. Pere David’s Tit
  253. White-browed Tit
  254. Rufous-vented Tit
  255. Coal Tit
  256. Yellow-bellied Tit
  257. Grey-crested Tit
  258. Eastern Great Tit
  259. Green-backed Tit
  260. Yellow-browed Tit
  261. Black-throated Tit
  262. Black-browed Tit
  263. Sooty Tit
  264. Sand Martin
  265. Eurasian Crag-Martin
  266. Barn Swallow
  267. Red-rumped Swallow
  268. Asian House-Martin
  269. Collared Finchbill
  270. Brown-breasted Bulbul
  271. Light-vented Bulbul
  272. Black Bulbul
  273. Mountain Bulbul
  274. Plain Prinia
  275. Striated Prinia
  276. Chestnut-flanked White-eye
  277. Japanese White-eye
  278. Brownish-flanked Bush-War
  279. Aberrant Bush-Warbler
  280. Yellowish-bellied Bush Warbler
  281. Spotted Bush-Warbler
  282. Brown Bush-Warbler
  283. Russet Bush-Warbler
  284. Chestnut-headed Tesia
  285. Dusky Warbler
  286. Alpine Leaf Warbler
  287. Buff-throated Warbler
  288. Yellow-streaked Warbler
  289. Buff-barred Warbler
  290. Ashy-throated Warbler
  291. Pallas’s Leaf Warbler
  292. Lemon-rumped Warbler
  293. Chinese Leaf-Warbler
  294. Sichuan Leaf Warbler
  295. Yellow-browed Warbler
  296. Hume's Warbler
  297. Claudia’s Leaf Warbler
  298. Greenish Warbler
  299. Large-billed Leaf Warbler
  300. Eastern Crowned Warbler
  301. Emei Leaf Warbler
  302. Kloss’s Leaf-Warbler
  303. Sulphur-breasted Warbler
  304. Bianchi’s Warbler
  305. Plain-tailed Warbler
  306. Chestnut-crowned Warbler
  307. Rufous-faced Warbler
  308. Goldcrest
  309. Crested Tit Warbler
  310. White-browed Tit-Warbler
  311. Moustached Laughingthrush
  312. Snowy-cheeked Laughingthrush
  313. Greater-necklaced Laughingthrush
  314. Barred Laughingthrush
  315. Giant Laughingthrush
  316. Spotted Laughingthrush
  317. Plain Laughingthrush
  318. Buffy Laughingthrush
  319. Hwamei
  320. White-browed Laughingthrush
  321. Elliot's Laughingthrush
  322. Black-faced Laughingthrush
  323. Red-winged Laughingthrush
  324. Emei Shan Liocichla
  325. Black-streaked Scimitar Babbler
  326. Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler
  327. Winter Wren
  328. Scaly-breasted Wren-Babbler
  329. Pygmy Wren-Babbler
  330. Rufous-capped Babbler
  331. Rufous-tailed Babbler
  332. Chinese Babax
  333. Red-billed Leiothrix
  334. White-browed Shrike-Babbler
  335. Green Shrike-Babbler
  336. Streaked Barwing
  337. Blue-winged Minla
  338. Red-tailed Minla
  339. Golden-breasted Fulvetta
  340. Gold-fronted Fulvetta - pair of birds on Old Erlang Road
  341. Spectacled Fulvetta
  342. Chinese Fulvetta
  343. White-browed Fulvetta
  344. Grey-hooded Fulvetta
  345. Dusky Fulvetta
  346. Grey-cheeked Fulvetta
  347. Black-capped Sibia
  348. Stripe-throated Yuhina
  349. White-collared Yuhina
  350. Black-chinned Yuhina
  351. Great Parrotbill
  352. Three-toed Parrotbill
  353. Brown Parrotbill
  354. Grey-headed Parrotbill
  355. Spectacled Parrotbill
  356. Vinous-throated Parrotbill
  357. Ashy-throated Parrotbill
  358. Grey-hooded Parrotbill
  359. Fulvous Parrotbill
  360. Golden Parrotbill
  361. Tibetan Lark
  362. Greater Short-toed Lark
  363. Oriental Skylark
  364. Horned Lark
  365. Fire-breasted Flowerpecker
  366. Fork-tailed Sunbird
  367. Mrs Gould's Sunbird
  368. House Sparrow
  369. Eurasian Tree Sparrow
  370. Russet Sparrow
  371. Rock Sparrow
  372. Tibetan Snowfinch
  373. White-rumped Snowfinch
  374. Rufous-necked Snowfinch
  375. Forest Wagtail
  376. White Wagtail
  377. Yellow Wagtail
  378. Citrine Wagtail
  379. Grey Wagtail
  380. Oriental Tree Pipit
  381. Water Pipit
  382. Rosy Pipit
  383. Red-throated Pipit
  384. Richard’s Pipit
  385. Alpine Accentor
  386. Rufous-breasted Accentor
  387. Maroon-backed Accentor
  388. Robin Accentor
  389. Brown Accentor
  390. White-rumped Munia
  391. Brambling
  392. Grey-capped Greenfinch
  393. Black-headed Greenfinch
  394. Tibetan Siskin
  395. Twite
  396. Plain Mountain-Finch
  397. Brandt's Mountain Finch
  398. Dark-breasted Rosefinch
  399. Common Rosefinch
  400. Beautiful Rosefinch
  401. Pink-rumped Rosefinch
  402. Spot-winged Rosefinch
  403. Three-banded Rosefinch
  404. Vinaceous Rosefinch
  405. White-browed Rosefinch
  406. Streaked Rosefinch
  407. Red-faced Rosefinch
  408. Pink-tailed Bunting – one seen Ruoergai
  409. Crimson-browed Finch
  410. Grey-headed Bullfinch
  411. Chinese Grosbeak
  412. Collared Grosbeak
  413. White-winged Grosbeak
  414. Slaty Bunting
  415. Godlewski's Bunting
  416. Little Bunting
  417. Black-faced Bunting
  418. Yellow-throated Bunting
  419. Pine Bunting
Here are pictures of birds that are sometimes absent from the usual Sichuan lists -


Baikal teal - always difficult to find in Sichuan - we got this lone female in the NE. Interesting to see the plumage differences with the female Common Teal

Japanese Quail - at least were assuming it's this species and not Common. A surprising find in the Alpine forest that's at the base of Balang Pass.


White-backed Woodpecker - got this bird during early 2010. This bird was at the Beisehe Reserve - we saw others at Wolong


Cinereous Vulture - not so difficult to find in the Balang area


Bonelli's Eagle - several birds were recorded in NE Sichuan


Steppe Eagle - a young bird soaring over the Ruoergai Grasslands

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo - also a young bird. We saw Buffy Laughingthrush - a host species - hanging about in the same area.


Yunnan Nuthatch - in SW Sichuan - very close to the Yunnan border.


Japanese Thrush - a spring passage bird


Spectacled Fulvetta - a lot of birders miss this species. You can find it in the Jiuzhaigou area.


Brown Bullfinch - we got a flock of these this winter


Pine bunting - another winter bird. On the Ruoergai Grasslands.


Rufous-necked Snowfinch - on the Ruoergai Grasslands. Sometimes you have to look at an awful lot of White-rumped Snowfinch before you find this bird.


And a 2011 bird - which set the year off with a bang!!!!! Sichuan's first Red-breasted Goose

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Like the kukoo