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List of Birds Seen in Sichuan, China

May-July 2000

Jon Hornbuckle

Trip Report

  OS Jz Wlg Ch Frequency at sites where present
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos   X  
Chinese Pond-Heron Ardeola bacchus   X   X few on journey to/from Jz & near Chengdu airport
Lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus   X X   1 Swan lake, 2 below Wolong pass
Himalayan Griffon Gyps himalayensis   X   6 below pass
Besra Accipiter virgatus X   1 on 2 dates
Common Buzzard Buteo buteo   X   3 singles
Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius   X   1 below pass
Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo X   1 pair below Golden Summit
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug   X   1 on journey to Jz
Tibetan Snowcock Tetraogallus tibetanus   X   1 below pass
Verreaux's Partridge Tetraophasis obscurus   X   1 above monument
Blood Pheasant Ithaginis cruentus   X   a pair Swan Lake
Temminck's Tragopan Tragopan temminckii   X   1 male Wuyipeng
Koklass Pheasant Pucrasia macrolopha   X   1 above monument
White Eared-Pheasant Crossoptilon crossoptilon   X   2 above monument
Blue Eared-Pheasant Crossoptilon auritum   h   Long Lake
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus   X h  
Golden Pheasant Chrysolophus pictus   X   1 seen, 6 heard Sawan
Lady Amherst's Pheasant Chrysolophus amherstiae h   2 very close, unseen, others heard
Severtzov's Grouse Bonasa sewerzowi   X   1 Wuyipeng
Wood Snipe Gallinago nemoricola   X   2 in display flt above monument
Snow Pigeon Columba leuconota   X X   15/20 on journey to/from Jz, 3-5 near Wolong pass
Speckled Wood-Pigeon Columba hodgsonii X   X   locally common OS, only 1 Jz
Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis   X  
Wedge-tailed Pigeon Treron sphenura X   only 1-2 on 2 dates
Large Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus sparverioides h h h X common
Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus fugax X   1 near Xixiang
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus h h h X juv fed by Vinous-throatd Parrotbills
Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus saturatus X h   common on OS
Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus X h h   common
Asian Koel Eudynamys scolopacea h  
Collared Scops-Owl Otus lettia h   h  
Pere David's Owl Strix davidi   X   1 Mirror Lake
Collared Owlet Glaucidium brodiei h h  
Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides X   nesting at Wannian
Jungle Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus   h  
Himalayan Swiftlet Aerodramus brevirostris X   common
White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus   X   1 on journey to Jz
Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus X X X X  
House Swift Apus nipalensis   X  
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis   X  
Coppersmith Barbet Megalaima haemacephala   X  
Crimson-breasted Woodpecker Dendrocopos cathpharius X   X   1-2 on 3-4 dates
Darjeeling Woodpecker Dendrocopos darjellensis X X X   few throughout
White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos   X   1 at Wuyipeng
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus   h  
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus X   2 singles
Blue-naped Pitta Pitta nipalensis h   1 heard above Wannian
Hair-crested Drongo Dicrurus hottentottus X   few Bao Guo
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius X   only 1, above Wannian
Sichuan Jay Perisoreus internigrans   X   2 Primaeval forest
Blue Magpie Urocissa erythrorhyncha X   X  
Black-billed Magpie Pica pica   X   1 on journey from Jz
Eurasian Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes   X   1-4 daily
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax   X   1 on journey from Jz
Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus   X   4 at pass
Carrion Crow Corvus corone   X   X only 2 singles
Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos X X h   fairly common
Asian Glossy Starling. Aplonis panayensis   X few near airport (introduced/ escape)
Brown-rumped Minivet Pericrocotus cantonensis X   2 Bao Guo
Long-tailed Minivet Pericrocotus ethologus X X X   few throughout
Tiger Shrike Lanius tigrinus X   X   1 Bao Guo & Dujiangyan
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach X X X X few in lowlands
Grey-backed Shrike Lanius tephronotus   X X   fairly common
White-throated Dipper Cinclus cinclus   X   only 1
Brown Dipper Cinclus pallasii   [X]   1, might have been dark C. cinclus
Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius X X   3+ on journey from Jz
Blue Whistling-Thrush Myiophonus caeruleus X   X  
Plain-backed Thrush Zoothera mollissima   [X]   locally fairly common
Long-tailed Thrush Zoothera dixoni X X   1-2 OS, a few Jz
Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula   X  
Chestnut Thrush Turdus rubrocanus X X X   only 2 OS, several elsewhere
White-backed Thrush Turdus kessleri   X   common below the pass
Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica X   1-3 most days
Brown-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa muttui [X]     1 or 2 near Xianfeng thought to be this sp.
Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea   X   1 daily at Sawan
Yellow-rumped Flycatcher Ficedula zanthopygia   X   1 above Sawan
Slaty-backed Flycatcher Ficedula hodgsonii   X X   1-4 most days
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher Ficedula strophiata X   X   1-2 on 2 days, both sites
Slaty-blue Flycatcher Ficedula tricolor X   X   2 near Xianfeng, 4 AT Wuyipeng
Verditer Flycatcher Eumyias thalassina X   1-2 on 3 dates
Rufous-bellied Niltava Niltava sundara X   X   1 near Xianfeng, 2 Wuyipeng
Vivid Niltava Niltava vivida X   1 Xianfeng
Blue-throated Flycatcher Cyornis rubeculoides X   2 Wannian
Rufous-headed Robin Luscinia ruficeps   X   2 singles seen well
Firethroat Luscinia pectardens   X   2 Wuyipeng
Indian Blue Robin Luscinia brunnea   X h   common at Jz
Orange-flanked Bush-Robin Tarsiger cyanurus   X   only 2 singles seen
Golden Bush-Robin Tarsiger chrysaeus X   1 below Golden Summit
White-browed Bush-Robin Tarsiger indicus X   X   1-2 above Jinying & at Wuyipeng
Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis X X X X  
Hodgson's Redstart Phoenicurus hodgsoni   X   1 Jz town
White-throated Redstart Phoenicurus schisticeps   X   2 singles
Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus   X   1-2 most days
Blue-fronted Redstart Phoenicurus frontalis   X  
White-capped Redstart Chaimarrornis leucocephalus   X X   fairly common at Jz
Plumbeous Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosus X X X   fairly common at Jz and Wolong
White-bellied Redstart Hodgsonius phaenicuroides X   X   singles Golden Summit & Xixiang
White-tailed Robin Cinclidium leucurum h  
Grandala Grandala coelicolor   X   5 below pass
White-crowned Forktail Enicurus leschenaulti   X   only 1
Purple Cochoa Cochoa purpurea X   1-2 singing unseen Xixiang and in flight nr Xianfeng
Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferrea   X   only 1, above Sawan
Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea X X X   a few singles
Snowy-browed Nuthatch Sitta villosa   X   1 in flight nr rd junction
Eurasian Treecreeper Certhia familiaris   X X  
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes   X  
Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus X   X large flock at Bao Guo and fairly common Chengdu
Black-browed Tit Aegithalos iouschistos   X X   fairly common
Sooty Tit Aegithalos fuliginosus   X   scarce, i.d.gave difficulties
Eurasian Crag-Martin Hirundo rupestris   X   few on journey to/from Jz
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica X X X X common on journey to/from Jz
Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica X   X X few in lowlands
Asian Martin Delichon dasypus X X X   common OS, huge flock at Wolong
Goldcrest Regulus regulus X X   few
Light-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus sinensis X   X X common in lowlands
Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus X   few
Chestnut-flanked White-eye Zosterops erythropleurus X X X   few in mountains
Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus   X X few in lowlands
Brownish-flanked Bush-Warbler Cettia fortipes X   h   fairly common at lower elevations
Chestnut-crowned Bush-Warbler Cettia major X   2 above Jinying
Aberrant Bush-Warbler Cettia flavolivacea X   fairly common at higher elevations
Yellowish-bellied Bush-Warbler Cettia acanthizoides X h h   skulker, 1 seen below Jinying
Spotted Bush-Warbler Bradypterus thoracicus X   h   2 near Jinying
Brown Bush-Warbler Bradypterus luteoventris   X   1 singing above Sawan
Tickell's Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus affinis   X   few
Buff-throated Warbler Phylloscopus subaffinis X h X   fairly common
Yellow-streaked Warbler Phylloscopus armandii   X X   few
Buff-barred Warbler Phylloscopus pulcher X X   fairly common at higher elevations
Pale-rumped Warbler Phylloscopus chloronotus X   X   common
Chinese Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus sichuanensis   X X   common at Jz
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides   X X   few
Large-billed Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus magnirostris X X X   fairly common OS & Jz
Blyth's Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides X   X   fairly common
White-tailed Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus davisoni X   few below Golden Summit
Sulphur-breasted Warbler Phylloscopus ricketti X   1 only, near Wannian
Golden-spectacled Warbler Seicercus burkii X X X   common: 7 caught were all Grey-crowned S. tephrocephalus suspect Bianchi's S. valentini also present
Chestnut-crowned Warbler Seicercus castaniceps X   1 only, near Wannian
Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis X   few Bao Guo
Sukatschev's Laughingthrush Garrulax sukatschewi   [X]   2 possibles Swan Lake
Barred Laughingthrush Garrulax lunulatus   X   1-5 most days
Giant Laughingthrush Garrulax maximus   X   1-4 most days
Spotted Laughingthrush Garrulax ocellatus   X   2 near entrance gate
Hwamei Garrulax canorus   h  
White-browed Laughingthrush Garrulax sannio   X fairly common
Elliot's Laughingthrush Garrulax elliotii X X X   fairly common throughout
Red-winged Laughingthrush Garrulax formosus X   1+ Xianfeng
Grey-faced Liocichla Liocichla omeiensis X   1-2 Xianfeng - Golden Summit
Spot-breasted Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis   X   2+ above Jz town
Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis h   X   1 Wuyipeng
Scaly-breasted Wren-Babbler Pnoepyga albiventer X   1 near Jinyang
Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyris ruficeps X   X few Bao Guo and Chengdu
Rufous-tailed Babbler Chrysomma poecilotis   X   1 above Sawan
Chinese Babax Babax lanceolatus   X   1 below Wuyipeng, 4 above Sawan
Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea X   fairly common around Wannian
Green Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius xanthochlorus X   1 above Wannian
Golden-breasted Fulvetta Alcippe chrysotis X   X   6+ Wuyipeng, only 1 near Xixiang
Chinese Fulvetta Alcippe striaticollis   X   3 below monument
Spectacled Fulvetta Alcippe ruficapilla   X   6+ above town
Streak-throated Fulvetta Alcippe cinereiceps X   X   fairly common
Dusky Fulvetta Alcippe brunnea X   few Bao Guo
Grey-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe morrisonia X   few Bao Guo
White-collared Yuhina Yuhina diademata X X X   fairly common
Black-chinned Yuhina Yuhina nigrimenta X   2 on 2 dates
Great Parrotbill Conostoma oemodium   X   1-6 Wuyipeng
Three-toed Parrotbill Paradoxornis paradoxus   X   4 Wuyipeng
Brown Parrotbill Paradoxornis unicolor X   1 above top resr.
Spectacled Parrotbill Paradoxornis conspicillatus   X   1 below monument
Vinous-throated Parrotbill Paradoxornis webbianus   X common
Ashy-throated Parrotbill Paradoxornis alphonsianus X   2 Bao Guo
Fulvous Parrotbill Paradoxornis fulvifrons   X   1-2 Wuyipeng
Pere David's Tit Poecile davidi   X X   only 2 Jz & Wuyipeng on 2 dates
Rufous-vented Tit Periparus rubidiventris X X   fairly common in mountains
Coal Tit Periparus ater X X   few
Yellow-bellied Tit Pardaliparus venustulus X X   fairly common at lower elevations
Grey-crested Tit Lophophanes dichrous X X X   few throughout
Great Tit Parus major X X   few
Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus X X X X fairly common
Yellow-browed Tit Baeolophus modestus X   X   1-2 on 4 dates
Fire-capped Tit Cephalopyrus flammiceps   X   2 Wuyipeng
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus   X   X 2 on journey from Jz, fairly common Chengdu
White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata   X  
Nutmeg Mannikin Lonchura punctulata   X  
White Wagtail Motacilla alba   X X X  
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea X   X  
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni X   X   only singles
Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus X   X   few
Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris   X   3 near pass
Rufous-breasted Accentor Prunella strophiata X   X   common at higher elevations on OS, only 2 at Wolong
Maroon-backed Accentor Prunella immaculata   X   2 Swan Lake
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectus X   X   2 Bao Guo, I outside Wolong
Gould's Sunbird Aethopyga gouldiae X   X   few
Fork-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga christinae X   2 Bao Guo
Tibetan Serin Serinus thibetanus   h   common in flt but elusive
Oriental Greenfinch Carduelis sinica   X   on journey to/from Jz
Plain Mountain-Finch Leucosticte nemoricola   X   several
Black-headed Mountain-Finch Leucosticte brandti   X   15 at pass
Beautiful Rosefinch Carpodacus pulcherrimus   X   1-2 below pass
Pink-rumped Rosefinch Carpodacus eos X   few
Vinaceous Rosefinch Carpodacus vinaceus X X   few
Dark-rumped Rosefinch Carpodacus edwardsii X   few Golden Summit
Three-banded Rosefinch Carpodacus trifasciatus   X   1-3 daily Primaeval forest
Spot-winged Rosefinch Carpodacus rhodopeplus X   1 fem at top resr.
White-browed Rosefinch Carpodacus thura   X X   2-4 on 3 dates
Red-fronted Rosefinch Carpodacus puniceus   X   1 fem. near pass
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra   X   1 flock of 6-8
Brown Bullfinch Pyrrhula nipalensis X   1 singing at Xianfeng
Grey-headed Bullfinch Pyrrhula erythaca   X h   fairly common at Jz
White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes X X   2 Bao Guo, 4 Primaeval Forest
Slaty Bunting Latoucheornis siemsseni   X   up to 3 daily Sawan
Godlewski's Bunting Emberiza godlewskii   X   1 singing from roof, Tibetan village

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