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These are the birds I've seen in Yunnan so far this year:

Lesser Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna javanica
Ruddy Shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea
Common Shelduck - Tadorna tadorna
Gadwall - Anas strepera
Falcated Duck - Anas falcata
Eurasian Wigeon - Anas penelope
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Indian Spot-billed Duck - Anas poecilorhyncha
Eastern Spot-billed Duck - Anas zonorhyncha
Northern Shoveler - Anas clypeata
Ferruginous Duck - Aythya nyroca
Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula
Common Goldeneye - Bucephala clangula
Common Merganser - Mergus merganser
Gray Peacock-Pheasant - Polyplectron bicalcaratum
Lady Amherst's Pheasant - Chrysolophus amherstiae
Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested Grebe - Podiceps cristatus
Asian Openbill - Anastomus oscitans
Little Cormorant - Microcarbo niger
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo
Gray Heron - Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Intermediate Egret - Mesophoyx intermedia
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta
Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis
Chinese Pond-Heron - Ardeola bacchus
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-shouldered Kite - Elanus caeruleus
Oriental Honey-buzzard - Pernis ptilorhynchus
Crested Goshawk - Accipiter trivirgatus
Besra - Accipiter virgatus
Black Kite - Milvus migrans
Eastern Buzzard - Buteo japonicus
White-breasted Waterhen - Amaurornis phoenicurus
Gray-headed Swamphen - Porphyrio poliocephalus
Eurasian Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus
Eurasian Coot - Fulica atra
Ibisbill - Ibidorhyncha struthersii
River Lapwing - Vanellus duvaucelii
Gray-headed Lapwing - Vanellus cinereus
Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius
Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos
Green Sandpiper - Tringa ochropus
Wood Sandpiper - Tringa glareola
Common Redshank - Tringa totanus
Small Pratincole - Glareola lactea
Black-headed Gull - Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Brown-headed Gull - Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus
Pallas's Gull - Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus
Black-tailed Gull - Larus crassirostris
Herring Gull - Larus argentatus
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Larus fuscus
River Tern - Sterna aurantia
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Oriental Turtle-Dove - Streptopelia orientalis
Spotted Dove - Streptopelia chinensis
Asian Emerald Dove - Chalcophaps indica
Pin-tailed Pigeon - Treron apicauda
Mountain Imperial-Pigeon - Ducula badia
Greater Coucal - Centropus sinensis
Green-billed Malkoha - Phaenicophaeus tristis
Banded Bay Cuckoo - Cacomantis sonneratii
Plaintive Cuckoo - Cacomantis merulinus
Fork-tailed Drongo-Cuckoo - Surniculus dicruroides
Collared Owlet - Glaucidium brodiei
Brown Wood-Owl - Strix leptogrammica
Himalayan Owl - Strix nivicolum
Silver-backed Needletail - Hirundapus cochinchinensis
Himalayan Swiftlet - Aerodramus brevirostris
House Swift - Apus nipalensis
Asian Palm-Swift - Cypsiurus balasiensis
Red-headed Trogon - Harpactes erythrocephalus
Eurasian Hoopoe - Upupa epops
Wreathed Hornbill - Rhyticeros undulatus
Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis
White-throated Kingfisher - Halcyon smyrnensis
Black-capped Kingfisher - Halcyon pileata
Pied Kingfisher - Ceryle rudis
Blue-tailed Bee-eater - Merops philippinus
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater - Merops leschenaulti
Dollarbird - Eurystomus orientalis
Coppersmith Barbet - Psilopogon haemacephalus
Blue-eared Barbet - Psilopogon duvaucelii
Great Barbet - Psilopogon virens
Golden-throated Barbet - Psilopogon franklinii
Blue-throated Barbet - Psilopogon asiaticus
Speckled Piculet - Picumnus innominatus
White-browed Piculet - Sasia ochracea
Gray-capped Woodpecker - Dendrocopos canicapillus
Great Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos major
Greater Yellownape - Picus flavinucha
Rufous Woodpecker - Micropternus brachyurus
Collared Falconet - Microhierax caerulescens
Pied Falconet - Microhierax melanoleucos
Eurasian Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus
Blossom-headed Parakeet - Psittacula roseata
Red-breasted Parakeet - Psittacula alexandri
Large Woodshrike - Tephrodornis virgatus
Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike - Hemipus picatus
Ashy Woodswallow - Artamus fuscus
Common Iora - Aegithina tiphia
Great Iora - Aegithina lafresnayei
Gray-chinned Minivet - Pericrocotus solaris
Short-billed Minivet - Pericrocotus brevirostris
Long-tailed Minivet - Pericrocotus ethologus
Scarlet Minivet - Pericrocotus speciosus
Ashy Minivet - Pericrocotus divaricatus
Rosy Minivet - Pericrocotus roseus
Black-winged Cuckooshrike - Lalage melaschistos
Brown Shrike - Lanius cristatus
Burmese Shrike - Lanius collurioides
Long-tailed Shrike - Lanius schach
Gray-backed Shrike - Lanius tephronotus
Blyth's Shrike-Babbler - Pteruthius aeralatus
Green Shrike-Babbler - Pteruthius xanthochlorus
Black-eared Shrike-Babbler - Pteruthius melanotis
White-bellied Erpornis - Erpornis zantholeuca
Black-naped Oriole - Oriolus chinensis
Black-hooded Oriole - Oriolus xanthornus
Maroon Oriole - Oriolus traillii
Black Drongo - Dicrurus macrocercus
Ashy Drongo - Dicrurus leucophaeus
Crow-billed Drongo - Dicrurus annectans
Bronzed Drongo - Dicrurus aeneus
Lesser Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus remifer
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus paradiseus
White-throated Fantail - Rhipidura albicollis
Black-naped Monarch - Hypothymis azurea
Blyth's Paradise-Flycatcher - Terpsiphone affinis
Azure-winged Magpie - Cyanopica cyanus
Red-billed Blue-Magpie - Urocissa erythroryncha
Common Green-Magpie - Cissa chinensis
Gray Treepie - Dendrocitta formosae
Eurasian Magpie - Pica pica
House Crow - Corvus splendens
Gray-throated Martin - Riparia chinensis
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Striated Swallow - Cecropis striolata
Common House-Martin - Delichon urbicum
Asian House-Martin - Delichon dasypus
Yellow-bellied Fairy-Fantail - Chelidorhynx hypoxantha
Gray-headed Canary-Flycatcher - Culicicapa ceylonensis
Yellow-browed Tit - Sylviparus modestus
Sultan Tit - Melanochlora sultanea
Black-bibbed Tit - Poecile hypermelaenus
Green-backed Tit - Parus monticolus
Japanese Tit - Parus minor
Yellow-cheeked Tit - Machlolophus spilonotus
Chinese Penduline-Tit - Remiz consobrinus
Black-throated Tit - Aegithalos concinnus
Black-browed Tit - Aegithalos iouschistos
Chestnut-vented Nuthatch - Sitta nagaensis
Velvet-fronted Nuthatch - Sitta frontalis
Bar-tailed Treecreeper - Certhia himalayana
Crested Finchbill - Spizixos canifrons
Striated Bulbul - Pycnonotus striatus
Black-crested Bulbul - Pycnonotus flaviventris
Red-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus cafer
Red-whiskered Bulbul - Pycnonotus jocosus
Brown-breasted Bulbul - Pycnonotus xanthorrhous
Light-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus sinensis
Sooty-headed Bulbul - Pycnonotus aurigaster
Flavescent Bulbul - Pycnonotus flavescens
White-throated Bulbul - Alophoixus flaveolus
Black Bulbul - Hypsipetes leucocephalus
Ashy Bulbul - Hemixos flavala
Mountain Bulbul - Ixos mcclellandii
Yellow-bellied Warbler - Abroscopus superciliaris
Rufous-faced Warbler - Abroscopus albogularis
Black-faced Warbler - Abroscopus schisticeps
Mountain Tailorbird - Phyllergates cucullatus
Dusky Warbler - Phylloscopus fuscatus
Tickell's Leaf Warbler - Phylloscopus affinis
Ashy-throated Warbler - Phylloscopus maculipennis
Pallas's Leaf Warbler - Phylloscopus proregulus
Yellow-browed Warbler - Phylloscopus inornatus
Hume's Warbler - Phylloscopus humei
Greenish Warbler - Phylloscopus trochiloides
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler - Phylloscopus tenellipes
Blyth's Leaf Warbler - Phylloscopus reguloides
Davison's Leaf Warbler - Phylloscopus davisoni
Golden-spectacled Warbler - Seicercus burkii
Gray-crowned Warbler - Seicercus tephrocephalus
Chestnut-crowned Warbler - Seicercus castaniceps
Oriental Reed-Warbler - Acrocephalus orientalis
Clamorous Reed-Warbler - Acrocephalus stentoreus
Striated Grassbird - Megalurus palustris
Pallas's Grasshopper-Warbler - Locustella certhiola
Common Tailorbird - Orthotomus sutorius
Dark-necked Tailorbird - Orthotomus atrogularis
Brown Prinia - Prinia polychroa
Black-throated Prinia - Prinia atrogularis
Hill Prinia - Prinia superciliaris
Rufescent Prinia - Prinia rufescens
Yellow-bellied Prinia - Prinia flaviventris
Plain Prinia - Prinia inornata
Spectacled Fulvetta - Fulvetta ruficapilla
Gray-hooded Fulvetta - Fulvetta cinereiceps
Gray-headed Parrotbill - Psittiparus gularis
Brown-winged Parrotbill - Sinosuthora brunnea
Ashy-throated Parrotbill - Sinosuthora alphonsiana
Striated Yuhina - Yuhina castaniceps
Whiskered Yuhina - Yuhina flavicollis
White-collared Yuhina - Yuhina diademata
Oriental White-eye - Zosterops palpebrosus
Japanese White-eye - Zosterops japonicus
Chestnut-capped Babbler - Timalia pileata
Pin-striped Tit-Babbler - Mixornis gularis
Golden Babbler - Cyanoderma chrysaeum
Red-billed Scimitar-Babbler - Pomatorhinus ochraceiceps
Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler - Pomatorhinus ruficollis
Black-streaked Scimitar-Babbler - Megapomatorhinus gravivox
Gray-throated Babbler - Stachyris nigriceps
Rufous-winged Fulvetta - Schoeniparus castaneceps
Dusky Fulvetta - Schoeniparus brunneus
Rusty-capped Fulvetta - Schoeniparus dubius
Puff-throated Babbler - Pellorneum ruficeps
Streaked Wren-Babbler - Turdinus brevicaudatus
Brown-cheeked Fulvetta - Alcippe poioicephala
Yunnan Fulvetta - Alcippe fratercula
Nepal Fulvetta - Alcippe nipalensis
White-crested Laughingthrush - Garrulax leucolophus
Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush - Garrulax monileger
Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush - Ianthocincla pectoralis
Black-throated Laughingthrush - Ianthocincla chinensis
White-browed Laughingthrush - Ianthocincla sannio
Gray Sibia - Heterophasia gracilis
Black-headed Sibia - Heterophasia desgodinsi
Long-tailed Sibia - Heterophasia picaoides
Silver-eared Mesia - Leiothrix argentauris
Red-billed Leiothrix - Leiothrix lutea
Red-tailed Minla - Minla ignotincta
Streaked Barwing - Actinodura souliei
Blue-winged Minla - Actinodura cyanouroptera
Chestnut-tailed Minla - Actinodura strigula
Dark-sided Flycatcher - Muscicapa sibirica
Ferruginous Flycatcher - Muscicapa ferruginea
Asian Brown Flycatcher - Muscicapa dauurica
Brown-breasted Flycatcher - Muscicapa muttui
Oriental Magpie-Robin - Copsychus saularis
White-rumped Shama - Copsychus malabaricus
Blue-throated Flycatcher - Cyornis rubeculoides
Hill Blue-Flycatcher - Cyornis banyumas
Large Niltava - Niltava grandis
Verditer Flycatcher - Eumyias thalassinus
Siberian Blue Robin - Larvivora cyane
Bluethroat - Luscinia svecica
Blue Whistling-Thrush - Myophonus caeruleus
White-crowned Forktail - Enicurus leschenaulti
Spotted Forktail - Enicurus maculatus
Slaty-backed Forktail - Enicurus schistaceus
Siberian Rubythroat - Calliope calliope
White-tailed Robin - Cinclidium leucurum
Red-flanked Bluetail - Tarsiger cyanurus
Rufous-breasted Bush-Robin - Tarsiger hyperythrus
Slaty-backed Flycatcher - Ficedula sordida
Snowy-browed Flycatcher - Ficedula hyperythra
Pygmy Blue-Flycatcher - Ficedula hodgsoni
Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher - Ficedula strophiata
Little Pied Flycatcher - Ficedula westermanni
Taiga Flycatcher - Ficedula albicilla
Blue-fronted Redstart - Phoenicurus frontalis
Plumbeous Redstart - Phoenicurus fuliginosus
White-capped Redstart - Phoenicurus leucocephalus
Daurian Redstart - Phoenicurus auroreus
Chestnut-bellied Rock-Thrush - Monticola rufiventris
Blue Rock-Thrush - Monticola solitarius
Siberian Stonechat - Saxicola maurus
Pied Bushchat - Saxicola caprata
Gray Bushchat - Saxicola ferreus
Orange-headed Thrush - Geokichla citrina
Black-breasted Thrush - Turdus dissimilis
Gray-winged Blackbird - Turdus boulboul
Chinese Blackbird - Turdus mandarinus
Chinese Thrush - Turdus mupinensis
Common Hill Myna - Gracula religiosa
Daurian Starling - Agropsar sturninus
Black-collared Starling - Gracupica nigricollis
Asian Pied Starling - Gracupica contra
Chestnut-tailed Starling - Sturnia malabarica
Red-billed Starling - Spodiopsar sericeus
White-cheeked Starling - Spodiopsar cineraceus
Common Myna - Acridotheres tristis
Collared Myna - Acridotheres albocinctus
Crested Myna - Acridotheres cristatellus
Blue-winged Leafbird - Chloropsis cochinchinensis
Golden-fronted Leafbird - Chloropsis aurifrons
Orange-bellied Leafbird - Chloropsis hardwickii
Yellow-vented Flowerpecker - Dicaeum chrysorrheum
Plain Flowerpecker - Dicaeum minullum
Fire-breasted Flowerpecker - Dicaeum ignipectus
Scarlet-backed Flowerpecker - Dicaeum cruentatum
Ruby-cheeked Sunbird - Chalcoparia singalensis
Plain-throated Sunbird - Anthreptes malacensis
Black-throated Sunbird - Aethopyga saturata
Gould's Sunbird - Aethopyga gouldiae
Crimson Sunbird - Aethopyga siparaja
Little Spiderhunter - Arachnothera longirostra
Streaked Spiderhunter - Arachnothera magna
Rufous-breasted Accentor - Prunella strophiata
Eastern Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla tschutschensis
Citrine Wagtail - Motacilla citreola
Gray Wagtail - Motacilla cinerea
White Wagtail - Motacilla alba
Olive-backed Pipit - Anthus hodgsoni
Water Pipit - Anthus spinoletta
Godlewski's Bunting - Emberiza godlewskii
Little Bunting - Emberiza pusilla
Yellow-throated Bunting - Emberiza elegans
Yellow-breasted Bunting - Emberiza aureola
Brambling - Fringilla montifringilla
Chinese White-browed Rosefinch - Carpodacus dubius
Black-headed Greenfinch - Chloris ambigua
Yellow-billed Grosbeak - Eophona migratoria
Russet Sparrow - Passer rutilans
Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus
White-rumped Munia - Lonchura striata
Scaly-breasted Munia - Lonchura punctulata

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Bird watching in Kunming/ Yunnan

at mike4g_air: I am also a birder and might be interested in joining one of your excursions if you are still going to places where raptors can be found. Ospreys are especially interesting to watch (particularly when fishing). Would you mind telling me where you guys saw them?

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Birding in Yunnan (赏鸟

Hey,

I was just wondering if anyone out there is interested in birding/bird watching. I am kind of a novice birder but would like to get out of the city and check out the local flora and fauna, especially the avian life. Let me know.

-Alex ([email protected])

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You won't find an Eastern Yellow Robin anywhere near 百花岭 (or China at all for that matter) unless you are encountering a very serious vagrant or, much more likely but also nearly impossible, an escapee. Might I suggest using an image of a Scarlet Finch as one of the Himalayan endemics that can be regularly encountered at this site?

I also wanted to add that the use of "playback" to draw in birds, especially at frequently visited sites such as BHL, can be very harmful to local populations. The unscrupulous methods employed and/or encouraged by many bird photographers should be scrutinized.

Also, BHL is possibly the number one birding hotspot in all of China (343 species recorded on eBird alone). Very beautiful location with access to the trail that goes all the way over the the Gaoligong Mountains to Tengchong.

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