Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler, Baihualing, Yunnan, 12 Feb. 2014.

Birds of Western Yunnan, Part 1 (Non-Passerines)

Birds of Western Yunnan contains four parts. This is Part 1: Non-Passerines.

Part 1: Non-passerines
Part 2: Passerines (Vangidae through Phylloscopidae)
Part 3: Passerines (Locustellidae through Leiothrichidae)
Part 4: Passerines (Sylviidae through Emberizidae)

On these pages, I offer you an illustrated list of the interesting birds that I have recorded in Western Yunnan. — Craig Brelsford

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea
赤麻鸭 (chì máyā)

2 each day in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-23 & 2014-01-29

Indian Spot-billed Duck
印缅斑嘴鸭 (yìnmiǎn bānzuǐyā)
Anas poecilorhyncha

2 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (200 m) on 2014-01-21

Hill Partridge
环颈山鹧鸪 (huánjǐng shānzhègū)
Arborophila torqueola

1-3 each day at Dà Fēng Bāo, Baihualing (2400 m) on 2014-02-24, 2014-02-25, & 2014-03-01

Rufous-throated Partridge
红喉山鹧鸪 (hónghóu shānzhègū)
Arborophila rufogularis

2 at Blind 12, Baihualing (1840 m) on 2014-02-11
9 (2 coveys) between Dà Fēng Bāo & Huáng Zhú Hé, Baihualing (2420 m) on 2014-02-21

Mountain Bamboo Partridge
棕胸竹鸡 (zōngxiōng zhújī)
Bambusicola fytchii

2 near clearing at Jīnchǎng Hé, Baihualing (2300 m) on 2014-02-05

Temminck’s Tragopan
红腹角雉 (hóngfù jiǎozhì)
Tragopan temminckii

1 female on Tengchong side of Chá-Mǎ Gǔdào, Baihualing (2940 m) on 2014-02-28

Red Junglefowl
红原鸡 (hóng yuánjī)
Gallus gallus

1 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-23 & 2014-01-28

Pelecaniformes: Ardeidae

Striated Heron
绿鹭 (lǜ lù)
Butorides striata

1 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-29

Chinese Pond Heron
池鹭 (chílù)
Ardeola bacchus

1-2 each day in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-23, 2014-01-27, & 2014-01-28

Eastern Cattle Egret
牛背鹭 (niúbèi lù)
Bulbulcus coromandus

3 each day in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-22, 2014-01-23, 2014-01-28, & 2014-01-29

Intermediate Egret
中白鹭 (zhōng báilù)
Egretta intermedia

3 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-28

Little Egret
白鹭 (báilù)
Egretta garzetta

2-3 each day in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-23 & 2014-01-28

Suliformes: Phalacrocoracidae

Great Cormorant
普通鸬鹚 (pǔtōng lúcí)
Phalacrocorax carbo

6 at Yingjiang (820 m) on 2014-01-31

Accipitriformes: Accipitridae

Black-winged Kite
黑翅鸢 (hēichì yuān)
Elanus caeruleus

1 at Yingjiang (820 m) on 2014-01-31

Crested Serpent Eagle
蛇鵰 (shédiāo)
Spilornis cheela

1 at Rongshu Wang, Nabang (930 m) on 2014-01-24 & 2014-01-26

Black Eagle
林鵰 (líndiāo)
Ictinaetus malayensis

1 at Er Taipo, Baihualing (2230 m) on 2014-02-19
1 at Huáng Zhú Hé, Baihualing (2400 m) on 2014-02-21
1 near Dà Fēng Bāo, Baihualing (2350 m) on 2014-02-23

Eurasian Sparrowhawk
雀鹰 (quèyīng)
Accipiter nisus

1 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-22

Himalayan Buzzard
喜山鵟 (xǐshān kuáng)
Buteo burmanicus

1 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-22 & 2014-01-28

Gruiformes: Rallidae

White-breasted Waterhen
白胸苦恶鸟 (báixiōng kǔ’ě’niǎo)
Amaurornis phoenicurus

1 in Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-22
1-4 each day in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-22, 2014-01-23, 2014-01-28, & 2014-01-29

Common Moorhen
黑水鸡 (hēi shuǐjī)
Gallinula chloropus

1-2 each day in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-23, 2014-01-27, & 2014-01-28

Gruiformes: Gruidae

Common Crane
灰鹤 (huī hè)
Grus grus

3 flying over the pass at Nanzhai Gongfang, Baihualing (3180 m) on 2014-02-27

Charadriiformes: Ibidorhynchidae

Ibisbill
鹮嘴鹬 (huánzuǐ yù)
Ibidorhyncha struthersii

2 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (200 m) on 2014-01-21

Charadriiformes: Charadriidae

River Lapwing
距翅麦鸡 (jùchì màijī)
Vanellus duvaucelii

River Lapwing
River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii, Nabang, Yunnan, China, 21 Jan. 2014. Elev.: 200 m (670 ft.). (Craig Brelsford)

3 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (200 m) on 2014-01-21

Red-wattled Lapwing
肉垂麦鸡 (ròuchuí màijī)
Vanellus indicus

Red-wattled Lapwing
Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus, Nabang, Yunnan, China, 22 Jan. 2014. Elev.: 220 m (720 ft.). (Craig Brelsford)

1 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-22 & 2014-01-23 (same individual, identifiable by withered tarsus)

Little Ringed Plover
金眶鸻 (jīnkuàng héng)
Charadrius dubius

1 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (200 m) on 2014-01-21

Charadriiformes: Scolopacidae

Gallinago sp.

2 in Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-21; most likely pin-tailed/Swinhoe’s (supercilium broader than eye-stripe at bill base)
6 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-28

Common Sandpiper
矶鹬 (jī yù)
Actitis hypoleucos

2 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (200 m) on 2014-01-21

Columbiformes: Columbidae

Rock Dove (Feral Pigeon)
原鸽 (yuángē)
Columba livia

4 at Laifengshan, Tengchong (1660 m) on 2014-02-03

Speckled Wood Pigeon
点斑林鸽 (diǎnbān língē)
Columba hodgsonii

1 near Da Lu Chang, Baihualing (2150 m) on 2014-02-05

Oriental Turtle Dove
山斑鸠 (shān bānjiū)
Streptopelia orientalis

1 at Laifengshan, Tengchong (1660 m) on 2014-01-16 & 2014-02-03
1 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-22

Spotted Dove
珠颈斑鸠 (zhūjǐng bānjiū)
Spilopelia chinensis

1-2 each day in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-22 & 2014-01-28
1 at Laifengshan, Tengchong (1660 m) on 2014-02-03

Common Emerald Dove
绿翅金鸠 (lǜchì jīnjiū)
Chalcophaps indica

1 along road at Rongshu Wang, Nabang (770 m) on 2014-01-24
1 along road at Rongshu Wang, Nabang (740 m) on 2014-01-26
1 along road below Da Lu Chang, Baihualing (1800 m) on 2014-02-18 & 2014-02-21

Mountain Imperial Pigeon
山皇鸠 (shān huángjiū)
Ducula badia

1 heard at Rongshu Wang, Nabang (940 m) on 2014-01-24 & 2014-01-26
5 at Rongshu Wang, Nabang (720 m) on 2014-01-25

Cuculiformes: Cuculidae

Greater Coucal
褐翅鸦鹃 (hèchì yājuān)
Centropus sinensis

1 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-23, 2014-01-28, & 2014-01-29

Large Hawk-Cuckoo
鹰鹃 (yīngjuān)
Hierococcyx sparverioides

Large Hawk-Cuckoo
Large Hawk-Cuckoo, Tengchong, Yunnan, January. Elev.: 1790 m (5,810 ft.). (Craig Brelsford)

1 at Laifengshan, Tengchong (1790 m) on 2014-01-16
1 heard at Laifengshan, Tengchong (1750 m) on 2014-02-01

Strigiformes: Strigidae

Collared Owlet
领鸺鹠 (lǐng xiūliú)
Glaucidium brodiei

1 heard at Zhànkēng, Baihualing (2430 m) on 2014-02-19
1 heard at Er Taipo, Baihualing (2230 m) on 2014-02-21

owl sp.

1 briefly seen at twilight on utility wire in Nabang (230 m) on 2014-01-21

Trogoniformes: Trogonidae

Red-headed Trogon
红头咬鹃 (hóngtóu yǎojuān)
Harpactes erythrocephalus

1 on Nabang Creek, Nabang (400 m) on 2014-01-18

Coraciiformes: Alcedinidae

White-throated Kingfisher
白胸翡翠 (báixiōng fěicuì)
Halcyon smyrnensis

1 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-22 & 2014-01-23

Common Kingfisher
普通翠鸟 (pǔtōng cuìniǎo)
Alcedo atthis

1 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-23

Crested Kingfisher
冠鱼狗 (guān yúgǒu)
Megaceryle lugubris

1 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-28

Pied Kingfisher
斑鱼狗 (bān yúgǒu)
Ceryle rudis

1 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-21 & 2014-01-22

Coraciiformes: Meropidae

Blue-bearded Bee-eater
蓝须夜蜂虎 (lánxū yè fēnghǔ)
Nyctyornis athertoni

Blue-bearded Bee-eater
Blue-bearded Bee-eater Nyctyornis athertoni. (Craig Brelsford)

1 on Nabang-Xima Trail, Nabang (570 m) on 2014-01-19
3 on Nabang-Xima Trail, Nabang (670 m) on 2014-01-20
2 on S318 between Nabang and Yingjiang (540 m) on 2014-01-31

Green Bee-eater
绿喉蜂虎 (lǜhóu fēnghǔ)
Merops orientalis

2-6 each day in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-22, 2014-01-23, 2014-01-27, 2014-01-28, & 2014-01-29

Bucerotiformes: Upupidae

Eurasian Hoopoe
戴胜 (dàishèng)
Upupa epops

1 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (220 m) on 2014-01-23, 2014-01-28, & 2014-01-29
1 along road below Baihualing (1430 m) on 2014-02-21

Bucerotiformes: Bucerotidae

Wreathed Hornbill
花冠皱盔犀鸟 (huāguān zhòukuī xīniǎo)
Rhyticeros undulatus

wreathed hornbill
Wreathed Hornbill Rhyticeros undulatus, Nabang, Yunnan, China, 14 Jan. 2014. Elev.: 570 m (1,880 ft.). (Craig Brelsford)

2 on Nabang-Xima Trail, Nabang (570 m) on 2014-01-19

Piciformes: Megalaimidae

Great Barbet
大拟啄木鸟 (dà nǐzhuómùniǎo)
Megalaima virens

1 at Laifengshan, Tengchong (1750 m) on 2014-01-16
1 heard on Nabang-Xima Trail, Nabang (570 m) on 2014-01-19
1 heard at Rongshu Wang, Nabang (940 m) on 2014-01-25
1 heard at Laifengshan, Tengchong (1750 m) on 2014-02-01
1 heard above Er Taipo, Baihualing (2300 m) on 2014-02-24

Golden-throated Barbet
金喉拟啄木鸟 (jīnhóu nǐzhuómùniǎo)
Megalaima franklinii

1 at Jiujiezi, Baihualing (1990 m) on 2014-02-07
1 heard at Jiujiezi, Baihualing (1990 m) on 2014-03-01

Blue-throated Barbet
蓝喉拟啄木鸟 (lánhóu nǐzhuómùniǎo)
Megalaima asiatica

2 at Rongshu Wang, Nabang (800 m) on 2014-01-17
2 on Nabang-Xima Trail, Nabang (570 m) on 2014-01-20
1-2 each day at Rongshu Wang, Nabang (940 m) on 2014-01-24 & 2014-01-25
1 at Rongshu Wang, Nabang (740 m) on 2014-01-26
1 near Blind 4, Baihualing (1590 m) on 2014-02-14

Piciformes: Picidae

Eurasian Wryneck
蚁䴕 (yǐ liè)
Jynx torquilla

1 in Mengnai River Valley, Nabang (240 m) on 2014-01-29

Speckled Piculet
斑姬啄木鸟 (bānjī zhuómùniǎo)
Picumnus innominatus

1 at Rongshu Wang, Nabang (930 m) on 2014-01-25

Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
星头啄木鸟 (xīngtóuzhuómùniǎo)
Dendrocopos canicapillus

1 at Rongshu Wang, Nabang (940 m) on 2014-01-25
1 at Er Taipo, Baihualing (2230 m) on 2014-02-16

Stripe-breasted Woodpecker
纹胸啄木鸟 (wénxiōng zhuómùniǎo)
Dendrocopos atratus

1 at Rongshu Wang, Nabang (930 m) on 2014-01-24

Crimson-breasted Woodpecker
赤胸啄木鸟 (chìxiōng zhuómùniǎo)
Dendrocopos cathpharius

1 at Er Taipo, Baihualing (2230 m) on 2014-02-16 & 2014-02-18
1 near Dà Fēng Bāo, Baihualing (2350 m) on 2014-02-21 & 2014-02-23

Darjeeling Woodpecker
黄颈啄木鸟 (huángjǐng zhuómùniǎo)
Dendrocopos darjellensis

1 above Huáng Zhú Hé, Baihualing (2400 m) on 2014-03-01

Lesser Yellownape
黄冠啄木鸟 (huángguānzhuómùniǎo)
Picus chlorolophus

2 on Nabang-Xima Trail, Nabang (500 m) on 2014-01-19

Bay Woodpecker
黄嘴栗啄木鸟 (huángzuǐ lìzhuómùniǎo)
Blythipicus pyrrhotis

1 at Jiujiezi, Baihualing (1990 m) on 2014-02-15
1 heard at Er Taipo, Baihualing (2230 m) on 2014-02-19
Western Yunnan, January-March 2014: Part 1

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Featured image: Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler, Baihualing, Yunnan, 12 Feb. 2014. (Craig Brelsford)
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