Greetings From a Chinese EcoPark, Part III

Greetings From a Chinese EcoPark, Part III

Phil McKenna
Published: 03/17/2009

There is a saying about the people of southern China that they eat anything with four limbs except tables, anything that flies except airplanes, and anything that swims except ships.
Perhaps, but birding in southern China's Chongzuo EcoPark is nonetheless amazing!


red-whiskered bulbul
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ourtesy of Peking University Chongzuo Biodiversity Research Institute           
   
Noisy flocks of red-whiskered bulbuls are found in spades in the reserve’s trees and tall grass. The birds remind me of the Steller's jays that steal French fries off the plates of unwary diners at Nepenthe in Big Sur, California.
The following are of some of the other birds I’ve seen here this past week.


common tailorbird
Courtesy of Peking University Chongzuo Biodiversity Research Institute
     

great tit
Courtesy of Peking University Chongzuo Biodiversity Research Institute
    


cattle egret
Courtesy of Peking University Chongzuo Biodiversity Research Institute

   

white-breasted waterhen
Courtesy of Peking University Chongzuo Biodiversity Research Institute
    


white wagtail
Courtesy of Peking University Chongzuo Biodiversity Research Institute