21 June 2010

Sichuan, China EMEI SHAN (May 2010)

Next stop on our tour of China's well-named "heavenly kingdom" (i.e. Sichuan) was one of the holiest sites in all of China: EMEI SHAN. While Buddhist pilgrims headed to "Crouching Tiger Temple" we checked out Chinese Hwamei, flashy Fork-tailed Sunbirds, fiery Flame-breasted Flowerpeckers, gigantic Great Barbets, and this super Slaty-backed Forktail (photo).

1 comment:

julezbirding said...

wonderful work! slaty-baked forktail is a beauty! thanks for the notes, cant wait to hear those bird songs and waterfalls, and of course visit all the breathtaking birds and landscapes.