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Huanggang Shan (Wuyishan) & Poyang Hu, Jiangxi Province, China.


Charles Davies & Stijn De Win

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Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis


Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus


Grey Heron Ardea cinerea


Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia


Little Egret Egretta garzetta


Chinese Pond-Heron Ardeola bacchus


Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis


Striated Heron Butorides striata


Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax


Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis


Cinnamon Bittern Ixobrychus cinnamomeus


Besra Accipiter virgatus


Mountain Hawk-Eagle Spizaetus nipalensis


Chinese Bamboo-Partridge Bambusicola thoracica Near-endemic


Cabot's Tragopan Tragopan caboti Vulnerable (VU)Country endemic

At least 6 different birds seen, incl. 3 males. Sightings on approx. 10 occasions


Koklass Pheasant Pucrasia macrolopha

male near summit, female before entrance gate


Silver Pheasant Lophura nycthemera

male near summit


Elliot's Pheasant Syrmaticus ellioti Vulnerable (VU)Country endemic

1 male seen in forest below entrance gate


Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus

5-10 Poyang Hu


White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus


Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio


Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus


Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus


Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum


Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus

few en-route Wuyishan, common Poyang Hu


Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius


Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos


Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus


Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia


Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida


Oriental Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis


Red Collared-Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica


Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis


Barred Cuckoo-Dove Macropygia unchall


Hodgson's Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus nisicolor

possibly this species seen briefly


Greater Coucal Centropus sinensis


Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis


Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus


House Swift Apus nipalensis


Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis


White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis


Crested Kingfisher Megaceryle lugubris


Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis


Blue-throated Bee-eater Merops viridis


Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis


Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops

3 seen Poyang Hu


Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major

or White-backed seen in flight


Lesser Yellownape Picus chlorolophus


Pale Sand Martin Riparia diluta


Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica


Asian Martin Delichon dasypus


Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica


Rosy Pipit Anthus roseatus


White Wagtail Motacilla alba


Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea


Black-winged Cuckoo-shrike Coracina melaschistos


Gray-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris


Collared Finchbill Spizixos semitorques Near-endemic


Light-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus sinensis


Mountain Bulbul Ixos mcclellandii


Chestnut Bulbul Hemixos castanonotus Near-endemic


Brown Dipper Cinclus pallasii


Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush Monticola rufiventris


Blue Whistling-Thrush Myophonus caeruleus


Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula


Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis


Plain Prinia Prinia inornata


Brownish-flanked Bush-Warbler Cettia fortipes


Yellowish-bellied Bush-Warbler Cettia acanthizoides

possibly this species seen, but altitude low with 1000m asl


Russet Bush-Warbler Bradypterus seebohmi

heard only


Buff-throated Warbler Phylloscopus subaffinis


White-tailed Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus davisoni ogilviegranti


Bianchi's Warbler Seicercus valentini

Seen at higher altitude (+1800m)


White-spectacled Warbler Seicercus affinis

All seicercus warblers below the 'lunch' house (1800m) most probably this species.


Chestnut-crowned Warbler Seicercus castaniceps


Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis

A few near the accommodation


Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea

1 seen


Small Niltava Niltava macgrigoriae

several seen, male and female


Oriental Magpie-Robin Copsychus saularis

Guanzhou airport only


Plumbeous Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosa


Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus


Grey Bushchat Saxicola ferreus


Masked Laughingthrush Garrulax perspicillatus Near-endemic

1 seen en-route, more heard


Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush Garrulax pectoralis


White-browed Laughingthrush Garrulax sannio

A pair seen Poyang Hu


Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus ruficollis

1 seen and 1 more heard


Pygmy Wren-Babbler Pnoepyga pusilla

heard only


Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea

very common


White-browed Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius flaviscapis


Green Shrike-Babbler Pteruthius xanthochlorus

Only 1 seen


Striated Yuhina Yuhina castaniceps


Black-chinned Yuhina Yuhina nigrimenta


White-bellied Yuhina Yuhina zantholeuca


Vinous-throated Parrotbill Paradoxornis webbianus

2 groups + 1 single bird seen


Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus


Coal Tit Periparus ater


Great Tit Parus major


Yellow-browed Tit Sylviparus modestus


Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea


Fork-tailed Sunbird Aethopyga christinae

only 1 seen


Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectum


Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus


Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus

1 only Poyang Hu


Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach


Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus


Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythrorhyncha

Seen twice en-route near Wuyishan


Crested Myna Acridotheres cristatellus


Black-collared Starling Gracupica nigricollis


Red-billed Starling Sturnus sericeus

Few en-route but common near Nanchang and at Poyang Hu


Nutmeg Mannikin Lonchura punctulata


Brown Bullfinch Pyrrhula nipalensis

Several seen


Total number of birds: 111                                                                                                                   list top / Wuyishan trip report / B2A home




Stijn De Win / has published this information page on 22 August 2009.

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