Birds of Qingdao – pdf 2.84 MB
Online Guide for Birds of Qingdao:
Common Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) – Resident
Field marks: large, pointed tail, brown, red and green head, white neck ring.
环颈雉 – huán-jǐng zhì- ‘ring-necked pheasant’
雉鸡 – zhì-jī – ‘pheasant fowl’ (M&P, Atlas, Alternative in Cheng)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major) – Resident
Field marks: large black and white, white cheek, red head spot.
大斑啄木鸟 – dà bān zhuó-mù-niǎo – ‘large striped/spotted wood-pecking bird’
斑啄木鸟 – bān zhuó-mù-niǎo – ‘striped wood-pecking bird’ (Viney)
Note: Also named Picoides major.
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) – Resident
Field marks: Green, wings and head, orange belly, blue back, long bill.
普通翠鸟 – pǔtōng cuì-niǎo – ‘common cui bird’
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia Chinensis) – Resident
Field marks: pinkish brown long tail, black spotted patch on side of neck, white on the tip of the tail.
珠颈斑鸠 – zhū-jǐng bān-jiū – ‘bead-necked striped dove’
Common Hoopoe (Upupa epops) – Summer
Field marks: Long bill, large frilled crest, browning black and white striped wings and tail.
戴胜 – dài-shèng – ‘wear headdress’
Forked-tailed Swift (Apus pacificus) – Resident/Summer
Field marks: Long slender wings, forked tail, white rump patch.
白腰雨燕 – bái-yāo yǔ-yàn – ‘white-rumped rain-swallow’
Eurasian hobby (Falco Subbuteo) – Summer
Field marks: falcon shaped, long tail, long pointed wings).
燕隼 – yàn-sǔn – ‘swallow falcon’
Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) – Resident
Field marks: Rare, huge, long ears, orange eyes
鵰鸮 – diāo-xiāo – ‘eagle owl’
Oriental Scops Owl (Otus sunia) – Summer
Field marks: small, mottled brown, short ears, yellow eyes.
红角鸮 – hóng jiǎo-xiāo – ‘red horned owl’
东方角鸮 – dōngfāng jiǎo-xiāo – ‘Oriental horned owl’ (M&P)
Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) – Resident
Field marks: medium sized, brown, no “ears”, mottled brown.
灰林鸮 – huī lín-xiāo – ‘grey forest owl’
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus) – Migrant
Field marks: white and gray, black head, red head.
红嘴鸥- hóng-zuǐ ōu – ‘red-billed gull’
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) – Summer
Field marks: white and grey, black head cap, long bill.
普通燕鸥 – pǔtōng yàn-ōu – ‘common swallow-gull’
Little Tern (Sterna albifrons) – Summer
Filed marks: small, white and gray, black cap with white near bill.
白额燕鸥 – bái-é yàn-ōu – ‘white forehead swallow-gull’
Black-eared Kite (Milvus lineatus) – Resident
Field marks: dark brown hawk with slightly forked tail, white patches near wing tips (in flight).
黑耳鸢 – hēi-ěr-yuān -‘black-eared kite’
麻鹰 – má-yīng – ‘flax eagle’
Note: Milvus lineatus is a subspecies of Milvus migrans.
Common Kestrel (Falco columbarius) – Resident
Field marks: long grey tail, black pointed wings, streaked belly.
红隼 – hóng sǔn – ‘red falcon’
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) – Migrant
Field marks: large, crested, long neck.
凤头䴙䴘 – fèng-tóu pìtī – ‘phoenix-headed grebe’
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) – Resident
Field marks: large, long bill and legs, grayish.
苍鹭 – cāng-lù – ‘dark blue heron’
Great Egret Egretta Alba – Resident
Field Marks: large, long bill and legs, all white.
大白鹭 – dà bái-lù – ‘large white heron’
Note: The Great Egret is also called Great White Heron. It also has two other Latin names Ardea alba and Casmerodius albus.
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) – Resident
Field marks: long legs, long bill, small all white.
白鹭 – bái-lù – ‘white heron’
Note: Can be seen at Liu Tin River out near the airport;
a dozen or more noticed more than once.
Barn Swallow (Hirunda Rustica) – Summer
Field marks: forked tail, blue above, white below, rusty throat.
家燕 – jiā-yàn – ‘house swallow’
Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) – Summer
Field marks: grayish above, light brown below, black eye “mask”.
红尾伯劳 – hóng-wěi bóláo – ‘red-tailed shrike’
褐伯劳 – hè bóláo – ‘brown shrike’ (Alternative in Cheng)
Tiger Shrike (Lanius tigrinis) – Summer
Field marks: black mask, white below, dark brown above, grey head cap.
虎纹伯劳 – hǔ wén bóláo – ‘tiger-pattern shrike’
Black-billed Magpie (Pica pica) – Resident
Field marks: common iridescent black and white long tail. Black part of bird appears to be a green to a blue in the right angle of light.
喜鹊 – xǐ-què – ‘magpie’
Azure winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanus) – Resident
Field marks: black head, blue wings, loud blue tail, and white below.
灰喜鹊 – huī xǐ-què – ‘grey magpie’
Blue Magpie (Urocissa erythrorhyncha) – Resident
Field marks: red bill, white capped black head, blue above.
红嘴蓝鹊 – hóng-zuǐ lán-què – ‘red-billed blue magpie’
Note: Also called Red-billed Blue Magpie.
Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax) – Resident
Field marks: All black except for red feet and curved bill.
红嘴山鸦 – hóng-zuǐ shān-yā – ‘red-billed mountain crow’
Large-billed Crow (Corvus macrecynchos) – Resident
Field marks: All black, heavy bill.
大嘴乌鸦 – dà zuǐ wū-yā – ‘large-billed crow’
Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis) – Summer
Field marks: all yellow except for wing tips and tail, black mask, long pinkish bill.
黑枕黄鹂 – hēi-zhěn huáng-lí – ‘black naped yellow oriole’
Ashy Drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus) – Summer
Field marks: all grey, deeply forked tail, red eye.
灰卷尾 – huī juǎn-wěi – ‘grey curl-tai
Light-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus Sinensis) – Summer
Field marks: Olive colored, white throat, cheek crest spot.
白头翁 bái-tóu wēng or ‘white-headed old man’
Note: Has been spotted in the winter and may possibly be resident.
Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisi) – Summer
Field marks: Extremely long tail, white or brown body, blue crested head.
寿带 – shòu-dài – ‘longevity ribbon’
寿带鸟 – shòu-dài-niǎo – ‘longevity ribbon bird’ (Alternative in Cheng, Viney, Atlas)
Siberian Blue Robin (Luscinia Cyane) – Migrant
Field marks: small, blue above, white below, black cheek.
蓝歌鸲 – lán gē-qú – ‘blue song robin’
Blue Whistling Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus) – Summer
Field marks: All bluish black.
紫啸鸫 – zǐ xiào-dōng – ‘purple whistling thrush’
Daurian Redstart (Phoenicurus Auroreus) – Summer
Field marks: white wing patch, rusty breast and belly, black wings and throat.
北红尾鸲 – běi hóng-wěi-qú – ‘northern red-tailed robin’
Note: Though seen in Chen yang as late as December, possible resident.
Plumbeous Water Redstart (Rhyacornis fuliginosus) – Resident
Field marks: small, tiny bill, grayish-blue with rusty tail, always near water.
红尾水鸲 – hóng-wěi shuǐ-qú – ‘red-tailed water robin’
Note: Can also be called Plumbeous Redstart.
Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea) – Resident
Field marks: tiny, black eye stripe, grey and light brown, descends trees head first.
普通䴓 – pǔtōng shī – ‘common nuthatch’
Great Tit (Parus Major) – Resident
Field marks: head and throat black, white cheek, black band through breast.
大山雀 – dà shān-què – ‘large mountain finch’
Dusky Warbler (Pylloscopus fuscatus) – Migrant
Field marks: small, drab brown, white throat, white stripe over eye.
褐柳莺 – hè liǔ-yīng – ‘brown willow warbler’
Vinous-throated Parrotbill (Paradoxornis webbianus) – Resident
Field marks: pinkish brown, small bill, light streaks on belly.
棕头鸦雀 – zōng-tóu yā-què – ‘reddish-brown headed crow finch’
棕翅缘鸦雀 – zōng-chì-yuán yā-què – ‘reddish-brown wing-edge crow finch’ (Cheng)
Oriental Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus sophiae) – Summer
Field marks: large song birds, brownish above, white below, whitish stripe over eye, throat streaks.
方大苇莺 – dōngfāng dà wěi-yīng – ‘Oriental large reed warbler’
大苇莺 – dà wěi-yīng – ‘large reed warbler’ (Viney)
Pallas’s Leaf Warbler (Pyllscopus proregulas) – Migrant
Field marks: small, green back, yellow rump, two wing bars, stripe over eye, white below.
黄腰柳莺 – huáng-yāo liǔ-yīng – ‘yellow-rumped willow warbler’
Yellow-browed Warbler (Pylloscopus inoratus) – Migrant
Field marks: small, green back, two wing bars, stripe over eye, white below.
黄眉柳莺 – huáng-méi liǔ-yīng – ‘yellow-browed willow warbler’
Arctic Warbler (Pylloscopus borealis) – Migrant
Field marks: larger than other warblers, long yellow stripe over eye, bill slightly upturned.
极北柳莺 – jí běi liǔ-yīng – ‘extreme north willow warbler’
Two-barred Warbler (Pylloscopus plumbeitarsus) – Migrant
Field marks: two sharp wing bars, prominent stripe over eye, uniformly green above.
双斑绿柳莺 – shuāng-bān lǜ liǔ-yīng – ‘double-barred green willow warbler’
暗绿柳莺 – àn-lǜ liǔ-yīng – ‘dark-green willow warbler’ (Viney – Clashes with P. trochiloides)
Notes: Also called Two-barred Greenish Warbler.
Radde’s Warbler (Pylloscopus schwarzi) – Migrant
Field marks: uniformly brownish olive, no marking except for light stripe above eye.
巨嘴柳莺 – jù-zuǐ liǔ-yīng – ‘giant-billed willow warbler’
White Wagtail (Motacilla Alba) – Summer
Field marks: wags tail, patchy white and black.
白鹡鸰 – bái jílíng – ‘white wagtail’ – Note: Also called Pied Wagtail (Chen)
Eurasian Skylark (Alanda arvensis) – Winter
Field marks: mottled grayish brown with streaks, has erectile crest.
云雀 – yún-què – ‘cloud sparrow/finch’
Note: Also called Northern Skylark.
Oriental Grey-capped Greenfinch (carduelis sinica) – Resident
Field marks: grey, thick pink bill, yellow patch on wing.
金翅雀 – jīn-chì-què -‘gold wing finch’
金翅 – jīn-chì – ‘gold-wing’ (Alternative name given in Cheng, M&P, Atlas)
Note: Also called Chinese Greenfinch.
Yellow-billed Grosbeak (Eophona migratoria) – Migrant
Field marks: large, very thick bill, black wings and head, yellowish green.
黑尾蜡嘴雀 – hēi-wěi là-zuǐ-què – ‘black-tailed wax-billed finch’
Note: Also called Black-tailed hawfinch (Cheng) and Chinese Grossbeak.
Japanese Grosbeak (Eophona personata) – Migrant
Field marks: large, very thick bill, black wings and head, yellowish green, like Yellow-billed Grosbeak but bill is all yellow and bigger.
黑头蜡嘴雀 – hēi-tóu là-zuǐ-què – ‘black-headed wax-billed finch
Note: Also called Masked Hawfinched.
Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla) – Migrant
Field marks: small, brown, striped head, eye ring.
小鹀 – xiǎo wú – ‘small bunting’
Yellow-throated Bunting (Emberiza Elegans) – Migrant
Field marks: black and yellow head pattern crest.
黄喉鹀 – huáng-hóu wú – ‘yellow-throated bunting’
Note: Also called Yellow-headed Bunting.
Chestnut-eared Bunting (Emberiza fucata) – Migrant
Field marks: fairly large, dark brown ear patch, grey head crown, white throat bordered by black streaks.
栗耳鹀 – lì-ěr wú – ‘chestnut-eared bunting’
赤胸鹀 – chì-xiōng wú – ‘red-breasted bunting’
Note: Also called Grey-headed Bunting or the Grey-hooded Bunting.
Yellow-breasted Bunting (Emberiza aureola) – Migrant
Field marks: brown above, yellow below, white bar on upper wing.
黄胸鹀 – huáng-xiōng wú – ‘yellow-breasted bunting’
Chestnut Bunting (Emberiza rutila) – Migrant
Field marks: head, back and throat brown, belly yellow.
栗鹀 – lì wú – ‘chestnut bunting’
Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer Montanus) – Resident
Field marks: common brown and white, black throat cheek spot, reddish brownish crown.
麻雀 – má-què – ‘sparrow’
树麻雀 – shù má-què – ‘tree sparrow’ (Alternative in Cheng, M&P, Atlas)