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Victoria Peak, Hong Kong and New Territories (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Victoria Peak, Hong Kong and New Territories

Map of Victoria Peak, Hong Kong and New Territories

Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius) Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush (Ianthocincla pectoralis) Light-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis) Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis) Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) Giant Golden Orb-weaving Spider (Nephila pilipes)
Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta) Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis) Blue Whistling-Thrush (Myiophonus caeruleus)

This area is reachable by a funicular from the main downtown area of Hong Kong.


China Solar Eclipse

7/13/2009: The first morning after arriving in Hong Kong, we walked up toward the top, skipping the funicular. It was a bit of a disappointment finding a shopping mall and houses near the peak, so instead we walked on the Hong Kong trail past a reservoir until we reached a main road. From there, we caught a bus back into the city. The weather was brutally hot and humid, and we were wishing that the eclipse fell during the winter.

Next Visit (Sai Kung Peninsula: 7/14/2009)

Species Recorded (19)

Birds ( 16 )

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Black Kite - Milvus migrans

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Spotted Dove - Spilopelia chinensis

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Red-whiskered Bulbul - Pycnonotus jocosus
Light-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus sinensis

White-eyes ( Zosteropidae )
Swinehoe's White-eye - Zosterops simplex

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Red-billed Blue-Magpie - Urocissa erythroryncha

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Japanese Tit - Parus minor

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Silver-eared Mesia - Leiothrix argentauris
Common Tailorbird - Orthotomus sutorius

Laughingthrushes ( Timaliidae )
Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler - Pomatorhinus ruficollis
Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush - Pterorhinus pectoralis

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Oriental Magpie-Robin - Copsychus saularis
Blue Whistling-Thrush - Myophonus caeruleus

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus




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