New photos of the PRZEVALSKI’S REDSTART at Lingshan

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. What a stunner!

PRZEVALSKI'S REDSTART, Lingshan, 19 February 2014.  Must be a candidate for the most beautiful Phoenicurus species?

PRZEVALSKI’S REDSTART, Lingshan, 19 February 2014. Must be a candidate for the most beautiful Phoenicurus species?

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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.

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.

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.

Early on Sunday Lingshan was enveloped in freezing fog, resulting in some beautifully frosted backdrops to this special bird.

 

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About Terry Townshend

I am a British birder living and birding in Beijing from August 2010 until 2015. Through this blog I hope I can convey a sense of what it is like to live in this thriving, confident and contrasting city and the birdlife that can be found in its environs. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it! Terry Townshend, Beijing September 2010
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9 Responses to New photos of the PRZEVALSKI’S REDSTART at Lingshan

  1. Ken Tucker says:

    Wow! That first photo – just awesome (as young people would say). What a beautiful bird.

  2. Absolutely stunning shots of this wonderful redstart!

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  4. Eddie Urbanski says:

    I presume the name is already set in stone; but it should be Przewalski’s Redstart (i.e.with a W not a V). Either way what a wonderful creature!

  5. Linda says:

    Beautiful series of photos!

  6. Theo Squires says:

    This is fantastic!

  7. John Holmes says:

    It’s a cracker ! Great find.

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