European robin, very rare in China

6 Dec

This story is too fascinating not to reblog.

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is about a robin singing in England.

Not that long ago, in 2008, a European robin was seen for the first time ever in the Gambia, Africa.

Now about China.

From Birding Frontiers blog:

An Exotic Robin in China

By Terry

When most birders think of exotic robins in China, it’s images of Blackthroat, Rufous-headed Robin or Siberian Rubythroat that come to mind. However, at a 15th century World Heritage Site in the heart of Beijing, it’s a different species that has captured the imagination of local birders and photographers on an unprecedented scale.

On 10 November 2014 a local bird photographer posted onto a Chinese photography forum some photos he had taken in the Temple of Heaven Park.  It was a bird he had not seen before.  Sharp-eyed local birders Huang Hanchen and Li Xiaomai quickly spotted the images, posting them onto the Birding Beijing WeChat group…

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