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China Solar Eclipse: 7/12/2009 - 7/26/2009 (Center on Map)

China Solar Eclipse

Rhesus Monkey (Macaca mulatta) - Baby Feeding

Golden Whip Stream Golden Whip Stream Trail Unidentified Dragonfly Wulingyuan Scenery Wulingyuan Rocky Outcrop Cool Spider
Baofeng Hu Baofeng Hu Baofeng Hu Singer Fenghuang Fruit Cart Fenghuang - Hong Qiao Bridge Fenghuang - Street Scene
Fenghuang - Hong Qiao Bridge Fenghuang - Hong Qiao Bridge Fenghuang - River Scene Southern Great Wall - From the Road Southern Great Wall Praying Mantis
Tea Plantantion Amid Bamboo Unidentified Frog (Rana ssp.) Unidentified Butterfly Solar Eclipse Viewing Site Partial Phase of Solar Eclipse Over Sinopec Station Total Solar Eclipse Over Gas Station
Solar Eclipse After 3rd Contact Dragon Boat Westlake Squirrel - Uneaten! Leifeng Pagoda
Rhesus Monkey (Macaca mulatta) - Baby Feeding Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) - Bewicks Blue-spotted Crow Butterfly (Euploea midamus) Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata) Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius) Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush (Ianthocincla pectoralis)
Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) - Bewicks Vinous-throated Parrotbill (Sinosuthora webbiana) Brown Dipper (Cinclus pallasii) Red-billed Blue-Magpie (Urocissa erythroryncha) Blue-spotted Mudskipper (boleophthalmus pectinirostris) Oriental Garden Lizard (Calotes  versicolor)
Light-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis) Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis) Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus) Giant Golden Orb-weaving Spider (Nephila pilipes) Chinese Blackbird (Turdus mandarinus) Indochinese Yuhina (Yuhina torqueola)
Fiddler Crab (Uca arcuata) - Female Grey-faced Woodpecker (Picus canus) Striated Heron (Butorides striatus) Black Bulbul (Hypsipetes leucocephalus) Black Bulbul (Hypsipetes leucocephalus) - Juvenile Swinehoes White-eye (Zosterops simplex)

This trip started with a 13 hour flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong. We explored Hong Kong and the New Territories for a few days before taking the train to China's Hunan province in order to visit Zhangjiajie (Wulingyuan Scenic Area) and Fenghuang then to the Shanghai area to view a total solar eclipse on July 22, 2009.

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Species Recorded (81)

Birds ( 68 )

Old World Tree Warblers ( Phylloscopidae )
Golden-spectacled Warbler - Phylloscopus burkii
Dusky Warbler - Phylloscopus fuscatus

Old World Flycatchers and Chats ( Muscicapidae )
White-crowned Forktail - Enicurus leschenaulti
Slaty-backed Forktail - Enicurus schistaceus

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Gray Heron - Ardea cinerea
Chinese Pond-Heron - Ardeola bacchus
Eastern Cattle Egret - Bubulcus coromandus
Striated Heron - Butorides striata
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Tundra Swan - Cygnus columbianus
Falcated Duck - Mareca falcata
Eurasian Wigeon - Mareca penelope

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

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
White-breasted Waterhen - Amaurornis phoenicurus

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Black-naped Tern - Sterna sumatrana

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

Swifts ( Apodidae )
Pacific Swift - Apus pacificus

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis
White-throated Kingfisher - Halcyon smyrnensis

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Great Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos major
Gray-faced Woodpecker - Picus canus
Gray-capped Woodpecker - Yungipicus canicapillus

Drongos ( Dicruridae )
Hair-crested Drongo - Dicrurus hottentottus
Black Drongo - Dicrurus macrocercus

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Red-rumped Swallow - Cecropis daurica
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Bank Swallow - Riparia riparia

Bulbuls ( Pycnonotidae )
Black Bulbul - Hypsipetes leucocephalus
Sooty-headed Bulbul - Pycnonotus aurigaster
Red-whiskered Bulbul - Pycnonotus jocosus
Light-vented Bulbul - Pycnonotus sinensis
Collared Finchbill - Spizixos semitorques

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
Green-backed Tit - Parus monticolus

Bushtits ( Aegithalidae )
Black-throated Tit - Aegithalos concinnus

Dippers ( Cinclidae )
Brown Dipper - Cinclus pallasii

Old World Warblers and Gnatcatchers ( Sylviidae )
Silver-eared Mesia - Leiothrix argentauris
Common Tailorbird - Orthotomus sutorius
Vinous-throated Parrotbill - Sinosuthora webbiana
Indochinese Yuhina - Staphida torqueola

Laughingthrushes ( Timaliidae )
David's Fulvetta - Alcippe davidi
Chinese Hwamei - Garrulax canorus
Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler - Pomatorhinus ruficollis
Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush - Pterorhinus pectoralis
Masked Laughingthrush - Pterorhinus perspicillatus
White-browed Laughingthrush - Pterorhinus sannio

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Oriental Magpie-Robin - Copsychus saularis
Blue Whistling-Thrush - Myophonus caeruleus
Plumbeous Redstart - Phoenicurus fuliginosus
Chinese Blackbird - Turdus mandarinus

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
White Wagtail - Motacilla alba

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Long-tailed Shrike - Lanius schach

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Crested Myna - Acridotheres cristatellus
Black-collared Starling - Gracupica nigricollis

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Meadow Bunting - Emberiza cioides

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
Oriental Greenfinch - Chloris sinica

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
Scaly-breasted Munia - Lonchura punctulata
White-rumped Munia - Lonchura striata
Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus


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