7 June 2013
9 June 2013
A better name would be "GIANT" Parrotbill, so much does it dwarf the other species in this group.
15 June 2013
Common and conspicuous on the slopes of Beishan, which overlooks the city of Xining.
14 June 2013
This male was feeding a begging chick at the time, in a yard that also boasted a family of Pale Rosefinches and Pere David's Laughingthrush too!
2 June 2013
Another male was also seen hopping along the electronic ticket barrier when entering the park. This species seems to live alongside humans no problems, and is often seen perched on buildings especially.
24 May 2013
Also known as YELLOW-BILLED GROSBEAK.
Sichuan's capital Chengdu is typically a great place to find this bird, either around Du Fu's Thatched Cottage (actually easier in the surrounding parkland), at the Chengdu University Grounds, or in the vicinity of the Giant Panda Breeding Centre in the city.