The PRZEVALSKI’S REDSTART (贺兰山红尾鸲) is still at Lingshan and has been successfully ‘twitched’ by a few Chinese birders this week. I have just received the photos below from ZHANG Yong, reproduced here with his kind permission. Wow!
PRZEVALSKI’S REDSTART, Lingshan, 19 February 2014. What a stunner!
PRZEVALSKI’S REDSTART, Lingshan, 19 February 2014. Must be a candidate for the most beautiful Phoenicurus species?
PRZEVALSKI’S REDSTART, Lingshan. The sea buckthorn berries are a big attraction for this bird.
ZHANG Yong also saw more than 300 ASIAN ROSY FINCHES (粉红腹岭雀) at close quarters…
Some of the 300+ ASIAN ROSY FINCHES currently at Lingshan.
UPDATE: here is a short video of the redstart taken on Sunday 23 February.
And a couple more pictures taken at the weekend. On several occasions it sang!
PRZEVALSKI’S REDSTART at Lingshan, Sunday 23 February 2014.
Early on Sunday Lingshan was enveloped in freezing fog, resulting in some beautifully frosted backdrops to this special bird.