Band-bellied Crake, 8 June 2016, Boli, Heilongjiang, China. Photo by Craig Brelsford.

Boli, Heilongjiang, May-June 2016: Part 3

“Boli, Heilongjiang, May-June 2016” is a three-part report. This is Part 3.

Part 1: Introduction and Discussion
Part 2: Daily Reports
Part 3: Comprehensive Bird List

This report is part of a series on birding in Northeast China. Other reports:

Inner Mongolia and Heilongjiang, 2015
Northeast China, April-May 2013

INTRODUCTION TO PART 3

Part 3 contains our comprehensive bird list as well as a list of place names and a selected bibliography.

SYSTEMATIC LIST OF BIRDS NOTED IN BOLI COUNTY, HEILONGJIANG, MAY-JUNE 2016

Anseriformes: Anatidae

Mandarin Duck
鸳鸯 (yuānyāng)
Aix galericulata

20 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
11 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
2 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-10

Mallard
绿头鸭 (lǜtóu yā)
Anas platyrhynchos

2 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-05-27
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
1 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-05-30
1 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-07
2 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-10

Eastern Spot-billed Duck
斑嘴鸭 (bānzuǐyā)
Anas zonorhyncha

5 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-05-27
2 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-05-28
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
5 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-05-30
8 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-10

Galliformes: Phasianidae

Common Pheasant
雉鸡 (zhìjī)
Phasianus colchicus

4 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
3 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
2 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
4 along X012 on 2016-06-07
3 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
4 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
6 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Podicipediformes: Podicipedidae

Little Grebe
小䴙䴘 (xiǎo pìtī)
Tachybaptus ruficollis

2 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-05-27
1 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-10

Great Crested Grebe
凤头䴙䴘 (fèngtóu pìtī)
Podiceps cristatus

1 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-10

Accipitriformes: Accipitridae

Crested Honey Buzzard
凤头蜂鹰 (fèngtóu fēngyīng)
Pernis ptilorhynchus orientalis

2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28

Northern Goshawk
苍鹰 (cāngyīng)
Accipiter gentilis

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
1 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04

Eastern Buzzard
普通鵟 (pǔtōng kuáng)
Buteo japonicus

3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
1 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
1 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-07
3 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
2 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10
3 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Gruiformes: Rallidae

Band-bellied Crake
斑胁田鸡 (bānxié tiánjī)
Porzana paykullii

1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09

Charadriiformes: Charadriidae

Little Ringed Plover
金眶鸻 (jīnkuàng héng)
Charadrius dubius

4 at Dawucun on 2016-05-31
2 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-10

Charadriiformes: Scolopacidae

Common Sandpiper
矶鹬 (jī yù)
Actitis hypoleucos

4 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
3 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-07
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10

Columbiformes: Columbidae

Hill Pigeon
岩鸽 (yángē)
Columba rupestris

3 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-05-27
2 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-03
2 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-07
2 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-10

Oriental Turtle Dove
山斑鸠 (shān bānjiū)
Streptopelia orientalis

3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
6 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
6 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
9 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
2 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
2 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
5 along X012 on 2016-06-07
2 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
5 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
13 at Jiulong Reservoir on 201606-10
6 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Cuculiformes: Cuculidae

Rufous Hawk-Cuckoo
北鹰鹃 (běi yīngjuān)
Hierococcyx hyperythrus

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-07
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10

Indian Cuckoo
四声杜鹃 (sìshēng dùjuān)
Cuculus micropterus

2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
1 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
1 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
3 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-07
2 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09

Oriental Cuckoo
北方中杜鹃 (běifāng zhōngdùjuān)
Cuculus optatus

4 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
9 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
7 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
10 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
6 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
2 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
2 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-07
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10
1 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Common Cuckoo
大杜鹃 (dà dùjuān)
Cuculus canorus

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
2 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
1 along X012 on 2016-06-07
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
2 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10
1 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Strigiformes: Strigidae

Eurasian Eagle-Owl
雕鸮 (diāoxiāo)
Bubo bubo

3 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-05-27
3 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-05-28
3 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-02
1 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-03
1 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-07
2 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-10
2 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-11

Caprimulgiformes: Caprimulgidae

Grey Nightjar
普通夜鹰 (pǔtōng yèyīng)
Caprimulgus jotaka

4 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
8 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
1 at Dawucun on 2016-06-08

Apodiformes: Apodidae

White-throated Needletail
白喉针尾雨燕 (báihóu zhēnwěiyǔyàn)
Hirundapus caudacutus

3 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-10

Coraciiformes: Coraciidae

Oriental Dollarbird
三宝鸟 (sānbǎo niǎo)
Eurystomus orientalis

1 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04

Coraciiformes: Alcedinidae

Common Kingfisher
普通翠鸟 (pǔtōng cuìniǎo)
Alcedo atthis

2 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-05-29
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30

Piciformes: Picidae

Eurasian Wryneck
蚁䴕 (yǐ liè)
Jynx torquilla

1 near Qingshan on 2016-06-07

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
小斑啄木鸟 (xiǎo bānzhuómùniǎo)
Dryobates minor

1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09

White-backed Woodpecker
白背啄木鸟 (báibèi zhuómùniǎo)
Dendrocopos leucotos leucotos

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03

Black Woodpecker
黑啄木鸟 (hēizhuómùniǎo)
Dryocopus martius

2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
2 near Qingshan on 2016-06-07

Falconiformes: Falconidae

Common Kestrel
红隼 (hóng sǔn)
Falco tinnunculus

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
1 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05

Eurasian Hobby
燕隼 (yàn sǔn)
Falco subbuteo

1 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-05-28
2 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-10

Passeriformes: Campephagidae

Ashy Minivet
灰山椒鸟 (huī shānjiāoniǎo)
Pericrocotus divaricatus

4 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27

Passeriformes: Laniidae

Brown Shrike
红尾伯劳 (hóngwěi bóláo)
Lanius cristatus

5 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
8 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
5 along X012 on 2016-06-07
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
4 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-10
8 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Chinese Grey Shrike
楔尾伯劳 (xiēwěi bóláo)
Lanius sphenocercus sphenocercus

1 near Qingshan on 2016-06-07

Passeriformes: Corvidae

Eurasian Jay
松鸦 (sōngyā)
Garrulus glandarius brandtii

7 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
1 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
5 along X012 & Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-07
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
3 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09

Azure-winged Magpie
灰喜鹊 (huī xǐquè)
Cyanopica cyanus

3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
8 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
7 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10

Eurasian Magpie
喜鹊 (xǐquè)
Pica pica

1 at Dawucun on 2016-05-28
1 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-05-29
2 along X012 on 2016-06-07

Spotted Nutcracker
星鸦 (xīng yā)
Nucifraga caryocatactes

4 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01

Carrion Crow
小嘴乌鸦 (xiǎozuǐ wūyā)
Corvus corone

2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
3 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09

Large-billed Crow
大嘴乌鸦 (dàzuǐ wūyā)
Corvus macrorhynchos

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
8 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
1 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
3 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
5 along X012 on 2016-06-07
3 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
7 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10
5 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Passeriformes: Paridae

Coal Tit
煤山雀 (méi shānquè)
Periparus ater ater

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
1 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
1 at Qingsong Ling on 2016-06-07
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
1 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Willow Tit
褐头山雀 (hètóu shānquè)
Poecile montanus baicalensis

2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
3 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
6 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
7 at Qingsong Ling on 2016-06-07
2 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
6 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10
2 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Willow Tit or Marsh Tit

2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30

Japanese Tit
远东山雀 (yuǎndōng shānquè)
Parus minor

3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
6 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
1 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
1 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
4 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10

Passeriformes: Hirundinidae

Barn Swallow
家燕 (jiā yàn)
Hirundo rustica

8 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
8 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
20 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
1 tytleri at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
6 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
5 along X012 on 2016-06-07
20 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-10

Asian House Martin
烟腹毛脚燕 (yānfù máojiǎoyàn)
Delichon dasypus

10 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29

Red-rumped Swallow
金腰燕 (jīnyāo yàn)
Cecropis daurica

5 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
36 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
30 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
19 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
30 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
3 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
1 along X012 on 2016-06-07
ca. 100 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Passeriformes: Aegithalidae

Long-tailed Tit
北长尾山雀 (běi chángwěishānquè)
Aegithalos caudatus caudatus

5 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
3 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
7 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
5 at Qingsong Ling on 2016-06-07
5 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
11 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Passeriformes: Phylloscopidae

Dusky Warbler
褐柳莺 (hè liǔyīng)
Phylloscopus fuscatus

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
1 along X012 on 2016-06-07
2 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
3 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10
1 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Radde’s Warbler
巨嘴柳莺 (jùzuǐ liǔyīng)
Phylloscopus schwarzi

24 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
17 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
11 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
23 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
12 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
22 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
13 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
6 along X012 on 2016-06-07
2 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
4 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
9 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10
1 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Pallas’s Leaf Warbler
黄腰柳莺 (huángyāoliǔyīng)
Phylloscopus proregulus

2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
4 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
2 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10
1 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Arctic Warbler
极北柳莺 (jíběi liǔyīng)
Phylloscopus borealis

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27

Pale-legged Leaf Warbler
灰脚柳莺 (huījiǎo liǔyīng)
Phylloscopus tenellipes

10 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
10 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
6 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10
2 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Eastern Crowned Warbler
冕柳莺 (miǎn liǔyīng)
Phylloscopus coronatus

20 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
29 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
18 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
19 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
15 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
17 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
17 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
11 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
15 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
3 at Qingsong Ling on 2016-06-07
8 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
3 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
10 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10
5 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Passeriformes: Acrocephalidae

Oriental Reed Warbler
东方大苇莺 (dōngfāng dàwěiyīng)
Acrocephalus orientalis

2 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-05-28
3 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-02
1 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-10
2 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Black-browed Reed Warbler
黑眉苇莺 (hēiméi wěiyīng)
Acrocephalus bistrigiceps

2 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-05-28
1 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-10
28 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Thick-billed Warbler
厚嘴苇莺 (hòuzuǐ wěiyīng)
Iduna aedon

3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
2 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-06-07
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10

Passeriformes: Locustellidae

Lanceolated Warbler
矛斑蝗莺 (máobān huángyīng)
Locustella lanceolata

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10

Gray’s Grasshopper Warbler
苍眉蝗莺 (cāngméi huángyīng)
Locustella fasciolata

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
6 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
6 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10

Passeriformes: Zosteropidae

Chestnut-flanked White-eye
红胁绣眼鸟 (hóngxié xiùyǎnniǎo)
Zosterops erythropleurus

9 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
15 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
2 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
4 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
1 at Qingsong Ling on 2016-06-07
1 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Passeriformes: Sittidae

Eurasian Nuthatch
普通䴓 pǔtōng shī
Sitta europaea amurensis

3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
4 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
2 at Qingsong Ling on 2016-06-07

Passeriformes: Turdidae

Siberian Thrush
白眉地鸫 (báiméi dìdōng)
Geokichla sibirica

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03

White’s Thrush
怀氏虎鸫 (huáishì hǔdōng)
Zoothera aurea

8 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
13 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
11 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10

Grey-backed Thrush
灰背鸫 (huībèi dōng)
Turdus hortulorum

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
6 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
2 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
2 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
4 at Qingsong Ling on 2016-06-07
2 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10

Pale Thrush
白腹鸫 (báifù dōng)
Turdus pallidus

2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
6 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
8 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
9 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
10 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
1 at Qingsong Ling on 2016-06-07
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10

Passeriformes: Muscicapidae

Asian Brown Flycatcher
北灰鹟 (běihuī wēng)
Muscicapa latirostris

2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
1 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04

Blue-and-white Flycatcher
白腹姬鹟 (báifù jīwēng)
Cyanoptila cyanomelana intermedia

5 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
6 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
7 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10
1 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Siberian Blue Robin
蓝歌鸲 (lán gēqú)
Larvivora cyane

3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
8 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
7 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
9 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
6 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
21 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
8 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
1 at Qingsong Ling on 2016-06-07
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
5 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10
2 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Rufous-tailed Robin
红尾歌鸲 (hóngwěi gēqú)
Larvivora sibilans

2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-07

Siberian Rubythroat
红喉歌鸲 (hónghóu gēqú)
Calliope calliope

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
3 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09

Yellow-rumped Flycatcher
白眉姬鹟 (báiméi jīwēng)
Ficedula zanthopygia

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
4 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
7 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
2 at Qingsong Ling on 2016-06-07
2 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
3 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
1 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Daurian Redstart
北红尾鸲 (běi hóngwěiqú)
Phoenicurus auroreus

4 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
6 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
1 along X012 on 2016-06-07
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10
1 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

White-throated Rock Thrush
白喉矶鸫 (báihóu jīdōng)
Monticola gularis

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
2 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-07
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09

Stejneger’s Stonechat
东亚石䳭 (dōngyà shíjí)
Saxicola stejnegeri

2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
4 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Passeriformes: Passeridae

Eurasian Tree Sparrow
树麻雀 (shù máquè)
Passer montanus

10 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
5 along X012 on 2016-06-07
15 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Passeriformes: Prunellidae

Siberian Accentor
棕眉山岩鹨 (zōngméi yánliù)
Prunella montanella

1 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04

Passeriformes: Motacillidae

Grey Wagtail
灰鹡鸰 huī jílíng
Motacilla cinerea

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
9 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
3 at Qingsong Ling on 2016-06-07
2 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
4 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
7 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10
3 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

White Wagtail
白鹡鸰 (bái jílíng)
Motacilla alba leucopsis

6 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
7 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
2 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
1 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
3 along X012 on 2016-06-07
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10
2 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Olive-backed Pipit
树鹨 (shù liù)
Anthus hodgsoni

1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
1 along Z003 on 2016-06-11

Passeriformes: Fringillidae

Hawfinch
锡嘴雀 (xīzuǐ què)
Coccothraustes coccothraustes

2 at Qingsong Ling on 2016-06-07

Long-tailed Rosefinch
长尾朱雀 (chángwěi zhūquè)
Carpodacus sibiricus ussuriensis

1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
7 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
1 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
1 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Grey-capped Greenfinch
金翅雀 (jīnchìquè)
Chloris sinica ussuriensis

8 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
4 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
2 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
3 at Dawucun on 2016-06-07
7 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Passeriformes: Emberizidae

Meadow Bunting
三道眉草鹀 (sāndàoméi cǎowū)
Emberiza cioides weigoldi

2 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-05-27
1 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-05-28
1 at Jiulong Reservoir on 2016-05-30
2 at Dawucun on 2016-05-31
2 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04

Tristram’s Bunting
白眉鹀 (báiméi wū)
Emberiza tristrami

13 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
7 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
8 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
5 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
3 at Qingsong Ling on 2016-06-07
4 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09

Chestnut-eared Bunting
栗耳鹀 (lì’ěr wū)
Emberiza fucata

2 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08

Yellow-throated Bunting
黄喉鹀 (huánghóu wū)
Emberiza elegans

2 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
6 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
1 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
2 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
7 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
2 at Qingsong Ling on 2016-06-07
2 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
4 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
1 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

Black-faced Bunting
灰头鹀 (huītóu wū)
Emberiza spodocephala spodocephala

14 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-27
12 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-28
9 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-29
15 at Xidaquan on 2016-05-30
9 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-01
12 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-02
13 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-03
1 at Dawucun on 2016-06-04
1 at Dawucun on 2016-06-05
11 along X012 on 2016-06-07
8 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-08
18 at Hongwei Linchang on 2016-06-09
3 at Xidaquan on 2016-06-10
24 along Z002 on 2016-06-11

LIST OF PLACE NAMES

Boli: name that may refer to either Boli County or Boli Town.

Boli County (Bólì Xiàn [勃利县]): jurisdiction in Qitaihe Prefecture, SE Heilongjiang. Area: 3,962 sq. km. Pop.: 370,000.

Boli Town (Bólì Zhèn [勃利镇]): urbanized area in & administrative center of Boli County. 45.752960, 130.579479.

Changbai Mountains (Chángbái Shān [长白山]): range running from SE Heilongjiang S to North Korea. Laoye Mountains near Boli are part of Changbai Mountains.

Dawucun (Dàwǔcūn [大五村]): village in Boli County, Qitaihe Prefecture, Heilongjiang, 3 km from Boli Town. Birthplace of Elaine Du. 45.732679, 130.589612.

Heilongjiang (Hēilóngjiāng [黑龙江]): province NE China. Area: 454,800 sq. km. Area (comparative): slightly larger than Sweden & California. Pop.: 38.3 million.

Hongwei Linchang (Hóngwěi Línchǎng [宏伟林场]): area in Boli County S of Boli Town. Important birding spot at 45.638703, 130.547478.

Jiamusi (Jiāmùsī Shì [佳木斯市]): prefecture-level city E Heilongjiang.

Jiulong Reservoir (Jiǔlóng Shuǐkù [九龙水库]): reservoir in Boli County S of Boli Town. 45.706874, 130.517068.

Laoye Mountains (Lǎoye Lǐng [老爷岭]): offshoot of Changbai Mountains. Xidaquan National Forest is in the Laoye Mountains.

Qitaihe (Qītáihé Shì [七台河市]): prefecture E Heilongjiang of which Boli County is a part. Area: 6,221 sq. km. Pop.: 920,000.

Xidaquan National Forest (Xīdàquān Guójiā Sēnlín Gōngyuán [西大圈国家森林公园])

Main gate to Xidaquan National Forest, 2 June 2016.
Main gate to Xidaquan National Forest, 2 June 2016. (Craig Brelsford)

Forest reserve Boli County, Heilongjiang, in Laoye Mountains. 45.727751, 130.317316.

Selected Bibliography

Brazil, Mark. Birds of East Asia. Princeton University Press. Co-first reference (along with Collins Bird Guide) in Northeast China.

Brelsford, Craig. A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of China. (Work in progress; notes and drafts in Craig’s laptop.)

del Hoyo, Josep, et al., eds. The Handbook of the Birds of the World. Lynx Edicions.

Kennerley, Peter & David Pearson. Reed and Bush Warblers. Christopher Helm.

Lynx Edicions. The Internet Bird Collection. ibc.lynxeds.com

MacKinnon, John & Karen Phillipps. A Field Guide to the Birds of China. Oxford University Press.

Oriental Bird Club. Oriental Bird Images. orientalbirdimages.org.

Smith, Andrew T. & Yan Xie, eds. Mammals of China. Princeton University Press.

Mullarney, Killian, Lars Svensson, Dan Zetterström, Peter Grant. Collins Bird Guide: The Most Complete Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe. HarperCollins. Co-first reference (along with Birds of East Asia) in Northeast China.

Xeno-Canto Foundation. Xeno-Canto: Bird Sounds from Around the World. xeno-canto.org. Craig has downloaded hundreds of calls from this Web site.

Equipment

Cameras: Nikon D3S; for landscapes, Apple iPad, Apple iPhone 4S, and Apple iPhone 6
Lens: Nikon VR 600mm F/4G
Sound recorder: Olympus DM-650
Binoculars: Swarovski EL 8 x 32 (Craig), Zeiss Conquest HD 8 x 42 (Elaine)
Spotting scope: Swarovski ATX-95

Featured image: Band-bellied Crake Porzana paykullii, 8 June 2016, Boli, Heilongjiang, China. (Craig Brelsford)

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