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March 2010. Poyang Hu, Jiangxi Province, China.

Stijn De Win

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Little Grebe  Tachybaptus ruficollis


Great Crested Grebe  Podiceps cristatus


Great Cormorant  Phalacrocorax carbo

Around 15 birds seen at Merganser sites.


Grey Heron  Ardea cinerea


Great Egret  Ardea alba


Little Egret  Egretta garzetta


Cattle Egret  Bubulcus ibis


Great Bittern  Botaurus stellaris

1 bird photographed Poyang Hu


Oriental Stork  Ciconia boyciana  Endangered (EN)

Good numbers of this endangered species seen at 2 sites at Poyang Hu, possibly around 100-150 birds total.


Eurasian Spoonbill  Platalea leucorodia

A few big flocks, approx. a 1000 birds seen Poyang Hu.


Tundra Swan  Cygnus columbianus

Good numbers Poyang Hu, few 1000 perhaps.


Swan Goose  Anser cygnoides  Endangered (EN)

Plenty seen Poyang Hu.


Taiga Bean-Goose  Anser fabalis

100s Poyang Hu


Lesser White-fronted Goose  Anser erythropus  Vulnerable (VU)

1 bird seen Poyang Hu


Greylag Goose  Anser anser

10s Poyang Hu


Eurasian Wigeon  Anas penelope


Falcated Duck  Anas falcata

A few nice males picked up from distant duck flock (Wigeons)


Eurasian Teal  Anas crecca

Large flock seen on 1 pool Poyang Hu.


Spot-billed Duck  Anas poecilorhyncha

Small numbers seen.


Northern Shoveler  Anas clypeata

A few in distant flock.


Common Merganser  Mergus merganser

5 birds seen Poyang Hu


Scaly-sided Merganser  Mergus squamatus  Endangered (EN)

16 birds observed, scattered in pairs along different sections of the river. An additional sighting of another 4 birds might have been same birds as counted previously with the 16.


Northern Harrier  Circus cyaneus

2 birds seen Poyang Hu


Eurasian Buzzard  Buteo buteo

few seen


Booted Eagle  Aquila pennata

A distant raptor, together with a Eurasian Buzzard hunting above the planes at the Siberian Cranes site at Poyang Hu, most likely this species.


Eurasian Kestrel  Falco tinnunculus

few seen


Peregrine Falcon  Falco peregrinus

1 at Poyang Hu


Japanese Quail  Coturnix japonica

3 - 4 sightings Poyang Hu


Chinese Bamboo-Partridge  Bambusicola thoracica  Near-endemic

heard near Merganser site


Ring-necked Pheasant  Phasianus colchicus



Siberian Crane  Grus leucogeranus  Critically endangered (CR)

Poyang Hu, 6 birds distant, followed by 2 in flight - distant, then 1 bird close with White-naped Cranes.


White-naped Crane  Grus vipio  Vulnerable (VU)

300 - 500 birds Poyang Hu, stunning!


Common Crane  Grus grus

1 distant group Poyang Hu, possibly around 300 birds.


Hooded Crane  Grus monacha  Vulnerable (VU)

Seen at 2 sites Poyang Hu, around 10 birds at first site, then another 2 at Siberian Crane site.


Brown Crake  Amaurornis akool

A few seen on all 3 days.


Common Moorhen  Gallinula chloropus


Eurasian Coot  Fulica atra


Black-winged Stilt  Himantopus himantopus


Northern Lapwing  Vanellus vanellus



Grey-headed Lapwing  Vanellus cinereus

Around 10 birds observed Poyang Hu.


Long-billed Plover  Charadrius placidus

1 bird in river at Merganser sites


Little Ringed Plover  Charadrius dubius


Snowy Plover  Charadrius alexandrinus


Black-tailed Godwit  Limosa limosa

1 flock, approx. 300 birds Poyang Hu


Common Sandpiper  Actitis hypoleucos


Spotted Redshank  Tringa erythropus


Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia


Marsh Sandpiper  Tringa stagnatilis


Wood Sandpiper  Tringa glareola


Red-necked Stint  Calidris ruficollis

few Poyang Hu


Dunlin  Calidris alpina

500+ birds on 1 pond Poyang Hu


Black-headed Gull  Larus ridibundus

small numbers


Oriental Turtle-Dove  Streptopelia orientalis



Spotted Dove  Streptopelia chinensis


Common Kingfisher  Alcedo atthis


White-throated Kingfisher  Halcyon smyrnensis



Pied Kingfisher  Ceryle rudis

4 birds seen Poyang Hu


Eurasian Hoopoe  Upupa epops

2 birds Poyang Hu


Oriental Skylark  Alauda gulgula

common Poyang Hu


Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica

Good numbers arrived.


Red-throated Pipit  Anthus cervinus



American Pipit  Anthus rubescens

Buff-bellied Pipit, few seen


White Wagtail  Motacilla alba


Collared Finchbill  Spizixos semitorques  Near-endemic

Several sightings near Merganser sites.


Light-vented Bulbul  Pycnonotus sinensis



Eurasian Blackbird  Turdus merula

Small numbers at Merganser sites.


Dusky Thrush  Turdus naumanni

Regularly seen in smal numbers at Poyang Hu. Naumann's Thrush.


Zitting Cisticola  Cisticola juncidis


Rufescent Prinia  Prinia rufescens


Plain Prinia  Prinia inornata


Lemon-rumped Warbler  Phylloscopus proregulus

Few near Merganser site, singing.


Marsh Grassbird  Megalurus pryeri  Vulnerable (VU)  Near-endemic

HO - A weak response heard on tape playback a couple times at Poyang Hu probably this species. Never showed.


Daurian Redstart  Phoenicurus auroreus

2 males and a female seen


Siberian Stonechat  Saxicola maurus

2 birds seen


Masked Laughingthrush  Garrulax perspicillatus  Near-endemic

2 times a pair seen


White-browed Laughingthrush  Garrulax sannio

Heard Poyang Hu


Spot-breasted Scimitar-Babbler  Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis

heard near Merganser site


Rufous-capped Babbler  Stachyris ruficeps

Few near Merganser site.


Grey-cheeked Fulvetta  Alcippe morrisonia

Few near Merganser site.


Vinous-throated Parrotbill  Paradoxornis webbianus

2 groups seen near Merganser sites, 1 group had 50+ birds


Yellow-bellied Tit  Pardaliparus venustulus  Endemic

Around 10 birds together of this nice endemic, seen near Merganser site.


Great Tit  Parus major

Cinereous Tit, common


Bull-headed Shrike  Lanius bucephalus

1 bird seen and photographed near Merganser sites


Long-tailed Shrike  Lanius schach

Common, also 1 "Dusky Shrike" seen near Merganser sites, this is the odd looking dark morph of Long-tailed.


Eurasian Jay  Garrulus glandarius

4 birds seen


Blue Magpie  Urocissa erythrorhyncha

5 birds seen near Merganser sites


Eurasian Magpie  Pica pica

1 bird Poyang Hu


Large-billed Crow  Corvus macrorhynchos

Large flock Poyang Hu and individuals scattered.


Crested Myna  Acridotheres cristatellus

few around


Black-collared Starling  Gracupica nigricollis

Small numbers seen


Red-billed Starling  Sturnus sericeus

Common in both small and larger flocks.


White-cheeked Starling  Sturnus cineraceus

Several sightings of small flocks.


Eurasian Tree Sparrow  Passer montanus


White-rumped Munia  Lonchura striata


Nutmeg Mannikin  Lonchura punctulata


Oriental Greenfinch  Carduelis sinica

Heard at Merganser site, a couple seen Poyang Hu


Yellow-billed Grosbeak  Eophona migratoria

Fairly common in small flocks.


Chestnut-eared Bunting  Emberiza fucata

several sightings of a few birds


Little Bunting  Emberiza pusilla

only 1 sighting


Black-faced Bunting  Emberiza spodocephala



Pallas' Bunting  Emberiza pallasi

2 times seen


Total number of birds: 101


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Stijn De Win / has published this information page on 21 March 2010.


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