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Shanghai Birds

This page lists the bird species I've sighted in Shanghai since moving here in May 2002 - although I've only seriously birded the area since October 2004. In September 2006 I moved to Singapore and as a result the image gaps will be added as appropriate however the list itself will only be increased based on occassional visits.

Note that whilst the majority of these images were taken in Shanghai, some were taken in other provinces of China or countries in Asia.

Thumbnail Common Name Scientific Name
  Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
  Japanese Quail Coturnix japonica
  Yellow-legged Buttonquail Turnix tanki
Lesser Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna javanica
  Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata
Gadwall Anas strepera
Falcated Duck Anas falcata
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
  Northern Shoveller Anas clypeata
  Garganey Anas querquedula
  Eastern Spot-billed Duck Anas zonorhyncha
Common Teal Anas crecca
Common Pochard Aythya ferina
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Common Hoopoe Upupa epops
Dollarbird Eurystomus orientalis
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
Common Koel Eudyamys scolopacea
Lesser Coucal Centropus bengalensis
  Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus
Indian Cuckoo Cuculus micropterus
  Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus
  House Swift Apus affinis
  Strix aluco Tawny Owl
Ninox scutulata Brown Hawk Owl
Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus indicus
  Rock Dove Columba livia
  Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
Spotted Turtle Dove Spilopelia chinensis
  Red Collared Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica
Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
White-bellied Green Pigeon Treron sieboldii
  Swinhoe's Crake Coturnicops exquisitus
  Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
  Siberian Crane Grus leucogeranus
  Common Crane Grus grus
  Hooded Crane Grus monacha
Oriental Practincole Glareola maldivarum
  Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
  Solitary Snipe Gallinago solitaria
Swinhoe's Snipe

Pin-tailed Snipe

Gallinago megala

Gallinago stenura

Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus
  Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Little-ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolicus
  Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
  Black-tailed Gull Larus crassisostris
  Mew Gull Larus canus
Heuglin's Gull Larus heuglini
Mongolian Gull Larus cachinnans mongolicus
Vega Gull Larus vegae
Little Tern Sterna albifrons
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus
  Eastern Buzzard Buteo japonicus
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
Chinese Sparrowhawk Accipiter soloensis
Japanese Sparrowhawk Accipiter gularis
Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
  Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Little Grebe Tachybaptus rufficollis
Yellow Bittern Ixobrychus sinensis
Von Schrenck's Bittern Ixobrychus eurhythmus
Black Bittern Ixobrychus flavicollis
Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
Cattle Egret Egretta ibis
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea
Great Egret Ardea alba
Intermediate Egret Ardea intermedia
Chinese Pond Heron Ardeola bacchus
Little Heron Butorides striatus
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
  Bull-headed Shrike Lanius bucephalus
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius shach
  Red-billed Blue Magpie Urocissa erythrorhyncha
Azure-winged Magpie Cyanopica cyana
Black-billed Magpie Pica pica
Black-naped Oriole Oriolus chinensis
Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus
Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher Rhinomyias brunneata
  White-throated Rock Thrush Monticola gularis
Siberian Thrush Geokichla sibirica
White's Thrush Zoothera aurea
Grey-backed Thrush Turdus hortulorum
Japanese Thrush Turdus cardis
Chinese Blackbird Turdus mandarinus
Eye-browed Thrush Turdus obscurus
Pale Thrush Turdus pallidus
  Brown-headed Thrush Turdus chrysolaus
Dusky Thrush Turdus naumanni
Grey-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa griseisticta
Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica
Asian Brown Flycatcher Muscicapa dauurica
  Red-throated (breasted) Flycatcher Ficedula parva
  Narcissus Flycatcher Ficedula narcissina
Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki
Yellow-rumped Flycatcher Ficedula zanthopygia
Blue-and-white Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana
Siberian Rubythroat Luscinia calliope
Siberian Blue Robin Luscinia cyane
Orange-flanked Bush Robin Tarsiger cyanurus
Daurian Redstart Phoenicurus auroreus
  Plumbeous Water Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosus
Oriental Magpie Robin Copsychus saularis
Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maura
Red-billed Starling Sturnus sericeus
White-cheeked Starling Sturnus cineraceus
Black-collared Starling Sturnus nigricollis
Crested Myna Acridotheres cristatellus
  European Nuthatch Sitta europaea
Yellow-bellied Tit Parus venustulus
Great Tit Parus major
Silver-throated Tit Aegithalos glaucogularis
  Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica
Light-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus sinensis
Goldcrest Regulus regulus
Plain Prinia Prinia inornata
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis
  Manchurian Bush Warbler Cettia canturians
  Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler Cettia fortipes
  Japanese Swamp Warbler Locustella pryeri
Oriental Reed Warbler Acrocephalus orientalis
Black-browed Reed Warbler Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
Pallas's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis
  Two-barred Warbler Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus
  Pale-legged Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus tenellipes
  Eastern Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus coronatus
  Blyth's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus reguloides
Masked Laughingthrush Garrulax persipicillatus
Buffy Laughingthrush Garrulax berthemyi
Hwamei Garrulax canorus
Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea
  Reed Parrotbill Paradoxornis heudei
Vinous-throated Parrotbill Sinosuthora webbiana
Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula
  Chestnut-flanked White-eye Zosterops erythropleurus
Japanese White-eye Zosterops japonicus
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Black-backed Wagtail Motacilla alba lugens
Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
  Forest Wagtail Dendonanthus indicus
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
  Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Grey-capped Greenfinch Chloris sinica
Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus
Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Yellow-billed Grosbeak Eophona migratoria
Japanese Grosbeak Eophona personata
  Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica
  Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla
Pallas's Bunting Emberiza pallasi
  Chestnut-eared Bunting Emberiza facata
Yellow-throated Bunting Emberiza elegans
  Yellow-browed Bunting Emberiza chrysophrys
  Chestnut Bunting Emberiza rutila
Tristram's Bunting Emberiza tristrami
  Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
Black-faced Bunting Emberiza spodocephala