Saturday, 12 May 2012

West by southeast

Asian Glossy Starling (D. Fettes)
I've been back in the UK for four days since coming back from Taiwan. I hit the ground running with wall to wall writing deadlines, talk designing and meetings. I managed to spend some quality time at The Scrubs, but more about that tomorrow, especially seeing that I am leading a London Natural History Society walk there tomorrow morning.

Anyway, I have had a few requests for a species list of the birds I saw whilst in Taiwan. For those of a less listy disposition please look away now:

[denotes an escaped species]
((denotes heard))

[Sacred Ibis]
Black-faced Spoonbill
Yellow Bittern
Cinnamon Bittern
Malayan Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Chinese Pond Heron
Eastern Cattle Egret
Great White Egret
Intermediate Egret
Little Egret
Pacific Reef Heron
Grey Heron
 ((Taiwan Hill Partridge))
 ((Chinese Bamboo Partridge))
Swinhoe’s Pheasant
Ring-necked Pheasant
Eastern Spot-billed Duck
Oriental Honey Buzzard
Black-shouldered Kite
Black-eared Kite
Crested Serpent Eagle
Crested Goshawk
Poss. Chinese Sparrowhawk
Poss. Eastern Buzzard
White-breasted Waterhen
Common Moorhen
Black-winged Stilt
Pacific Golden Plover
Kentish Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Lesser Sand Plover
Pheasant-tailed Jacana
Marsh Sandpiper
Terek Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Grey-tailed Tattler
Great Knot
Red-necked Stint
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Oriental Pratincole
Black-tailed Gull
Little Tern
Whiskered Term
White-winged Black Tern
Feral Pigeon
Oriental Turtle Dove
Red Turtle Dove
Spotted Dove
Emerald Dove
Oriental Cuckoo
Lesser Coucal
 ((Savanna Nightjar))
Silver-backed Needletail
House Swift
Common Kingfisher
Taiwan Barbet
Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker
Fairy Pitta
Grey-chinned Minivet
Brown Shrike
Long-tailed Shrike
Black Drongo
Bronzed Drongo
 ((Black-naped Monarch))
Taiwan Blue Magpie
Grey Treepie
Black-billed Magpie
Large-billed Crow
Yellow Tit
Grey-throated Martin
Sand Martin
Barn Swallow
Pacific Swallow
Asian House Martin
Striated Swallow
Oriental Skylark
Zitting Cisticola
Yellow-bellied Prinia
Plain Prinia
Collared Finchbill
Chinese Bulbul
Himalayan Black Bulbul
Rufous-faced Warbler
Black-necklaced Scimitar Babbler
Taiwan Scimitar Babbler
Rufous-capped Babbler
White-whiskered Laughing Thrush
Steere’s Liocichla
Dusky Fulvetta
Grey-cheeked Fulvetta
Taiwan Sibia
Taiwan Yuhina
Japanese White-eye
Asian Glossy Starling
 [Great Myna]
Crested Myna
 [Jungle Myna]
 [Common Myna]
 [Black-collared Starling]
 [Asian Pied Starling]
Taiwan Whistling Thrush
Johnstone’s Robin
 [Oriental Magpie Robin]
[White-rumped Shama]
Plumbeous Redstart
White-tailed Robin
Blue Rock Thrush
Brown Dipper
Tree Sparrow
White-rumped Munia
Scaly-breasted Munia
Eastern Yellow Wagtail
White Wagtail
Vinaceous Rosefinch

117 species (excluding exotics)

61 lifers                                                                     

1 comment:

euthymic said...

Impressive list. I wish I had your skill in birding. I find myself looking at birds and noticing little differences now and then. Maybe in due time, I will know their names. But I love hearing them sing and it's always nice to note little differences, one from the other.