Checklist S31337887

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Owner Craig Brelsford

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  • 4
  • 15 km
Checklist Comments

Account of day, by Craig Brelsford: Fri. 1 July 2016 saw us note Przevalski’s Redstart and Pine Bunting. We drove 82.7 km west from Chaka to the turnoff at KM 2335.5 on the G109. We negotiated the dirt road carefully in our high-clearance Pajero. We parked at the entrance to the valley. Nothing had changed since my last visit in 2013. Chinese Juniper Juniperus chinensis stud the slopes, some of the trees centuries old.

Przevalski’s Partridge did not appear, so I climbed to the ridge, elev. 3990 m. Michael, Mark, and Elaine stood ready below, around the spotting scope. I saw a nesting pair of White-throated Redstart at 3960 m. I reached the ridge and walked into the next valley. I heard a single Przevalski’s Partridge calling, but Michael and Mark weren’t going to climb 400 m from the valley floor to get to this valley. I returned to the ridge and walked back down. En route I noted Blue-fronted Redstart and Alpine Leaf Warbler. White-lipped Deer were in the scrub.

Michael walked up the valley to meet me. At 36.462925, 98.50332 he found Przevalski’s Redstart. He radioed me with the news, and I scrambled down the valley toward him. A male and female were together. Michael, Mark, and Elaine had a life bird.

Przevalski’s Site: birding area Dulan Mountains, Dulan County, Haixi Prefecture. So called because Przevalski’s Partridge & Przevalski’s Redstart have been found there. Turnoff to birding area is at KM 2335.5 on G109. Birding area at 36.457249, 98.502578.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 1

    Details: heard by Craig

  2. Number observed: 4
  3. Number observed: 4
  4. Number observed: 2
  5. Number observed: 105
  6. Number observed: 4
  7. Number observed: 50
  8. Number observed: 20
  9. Number observed: 3
  10. Number observed: 1
  11. Number observed: 2

    Details: pair

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
    Media:
  12. Number observed: 2

    Details: nesting pair 3960 m

    Breeding Code: NB Nest Building (Confirmed)
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  13. Number observed: 10
  14. Number observed: 2
  15. Number observed: 3
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 1 2
  16. Number observed: 4
  17. Number observed: 20
  18. Number observed: 1
  19. Number observed: 1
  20. Number observed: 1
  21. Number observed: 30
  22. Number observed: 11
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