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Dongguan Eco-Forest Trail
BIRD WATCHING
Bird watching, or birding, is an increasingly popular hobby in many parts of the world. Birdwatchers carry a pair of binoculars, often in the company of a field guide to help them observe and identify the birds. Compared to wetlands and the open country, woodlands have a greater structural complex. Woodland birds mainly feed on flowers, fruits, and insects, so they usually have small, pointed bills. Their colors generally fall into two extremes; those hidden in woodlands have camouflage colors like green, brown or grey, while the others have plumage of bright colors in great contrast to their surroundings. The following bird species can be seen in the woodlands on the Eco-Forest Trail.
  • Fork-tailed Sunbird (Aethopyga christinae)
  • Grey-throated Minivet (Pericrocotus solaris)
  • Velvet-fronted Nuthatch (Sitta frontalis)
  • Japanese White-eye (Zosterops japonica)
  • Hwamei (Garrulax canorus)
  • Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica)
  • Collared Scops Owl (Otus bakkamoena)
Grey-throated Minivet (Pericrocotus solaris)
Fork-tailed Sunbird (Aethopyga christinae)
Birds Chipring
Acute listening is one of the best ways to identify birds especially those hidden by dense foliage or the darkness of night, and those that are far away or look identical to each other. In fact, when biologists count birds in the field, the majority of species they recorded are heard rather than seen.
  • Yellow-bellied Prinia (Prinia flaviventris)
    voice: A cat like maw
  • Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)
    Voice: A repeated "chink chink chink"
  • Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus)
    Voice: Plaintive, high-pitched "tsee-weest"
  • Indian Cuckoo (Cuculus micropterus)
    Voice: Far carrying "ko-ko-ta-ko" (last note lower) repeated and becoming higher pitch "one more bottle"
  • Common Koel (Eudynamis scolopacea)
    Voice: Onomatopoeic "ko-el" repeated five to ten times, with each repeated call getting slightly higher until the bird has to stop
Yellow-bellied Prinia (Prinia flaviventris)
Common Tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)
SPECIAL FEATURES
Butterflies Species
Vegetation Species
Butterflies Species
SPECIAL FEATURES
Butterflies Species
Vegetation Species
Butterflies Species