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In the environment depicted in the description of the spoonbilled sandpiper there were thousands of birds which would fly in enormous flocks of hundreds of specimens between shallow water reservoirs. The same was with great knots, Eurasian curlews and the three species of plovers. Sometimes there were so many of them that it was hard to choose what to photograph. The birds, sitting peacefully on dams, often cut the distance to us significantly. Apart from plovers we were approached by stilts, great knots and sandpipers… It’s a pity that in such an intriguing place we did not have a whole day for photographing. Especially that the people working with the service of reservoirs for obtaining salt made the task easier for us. The birds, accustomed to humans’ presence, were not so skittish and if we had stayed there for a few days we would have had many interesting encounters combined with taking not less interesting pictures.
Last minute news 06/2016Mongolia
What fate’s irony to photograph a snowy plover near a puddle in the Gobi Desert. Well, I hadn’t expected such an encounter and it was another surprise for me during this Mongolian expedition. Although the snowy plover already has is gallery on my website after my visit to Thailand, in Thailand, however, the birds were in their rest plumage and I had difficulties to identify the birds, especially that there were thousands of them. Here, on the Gobi Desert there was just one bird and what’s more, it was in its breeding plumage. I have rebuilt the gallery.
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Thailandintroductory text  Spoonbilled Sandpiper
Birdsnew galleries ( T text in the information in the gallery, V voice recording, species names are links to the gallery )
1. Spoonbilled Sandpiper (T). 2.Flavescent Bulbul. 3.Chinese PondHeron. (T) 4. Rustynaped Pitta.(T) 5.Whitebrowed ScimitarBabbler. 6.Orangeflanked BushRobin.(T) 7.Rustycheeked ScimitarBabbler. 8.Siberian Rubythroat.(T) 9.Chestnutcrowned Laughingthrush.(G) 10.Whiterumped Shama. 11.Hume's Pheasant .(T) 12.Sootyheaded Bulbul. 13.Rednecked Stint. 14.Redwattled Lapwing.(T) 15.Blackbreasted Thrush. 16.Darksided Thrush. 17.Whitebellied Redstart. 18.Hill BlueFlycatcher. 19.Siberian Stonechat. 20.Grey Bushchat. 21.Asian Openbill.(T) 22.Little Cormorant. 23.Velvetfronted Nuthatch.(T) 24.Streaked WrenBabbler. 25.Whitethroated Kingfisher. 26.Ultramarine Flycatcher. 27.Slatyblue Flycatcher. 28.Large Niltava. 29.Silvereared Mesia. 30.Whitecapped WaterRedstart. 31.Plumbeous WaterRedstart. 32.Whitetailed Robin. 33.Blackthroated Prinia. 34.Brown Prinia. 35.Rufousthroated Partridge.(T) 36.Lesser SandPlover.(T) 37.Kentish Plover.(T) 38.Greater Sand Plover.(T) 39.Whitebrowed Laughingthrush. 40.Mountain Bulbul. 41.Oriental Whiteeye. 42.Spotted Dove. 43.Paddyfield pipit. 44.Olivebacked Pipit. 45.Yellow Bittern. 46.Blackcapped Bulbul. 47.Great Knot. 48. Japanese Tit. 49.Marsh Sandpiper. 50.Longtailed Shrike. 51.Pheasanttailed Jacana.(T) 52. Blue WhistlingThrush.(V) 53.Banded Bay Cuckoo. 54.Gould's Sunbird.(T) 55. Emerald Dove. 56.Rufousgorgeted Flycatcher. 57.Chestnutbellied RockThrush. 58.Spotbreasted Parrotbill. 59.Bluewinged Minla. 60.Browncheeked Fulvetta. 61.Asian Pied Starling. 62.Yellowbrowed Warbler. 63.Little Green Beeeater.(T) 64.Streakeared Bulbul. 65.Longtoed Stint. 66.Purple Heron.(T) 67.Greysided Thrush. 68.Bronzewinged Jacana.(T) 69.Zebra Dove. 70.Ashy WoodPigeon. 71.Giant Nuthatch.(T) 72.Indian Roller. 73.Goldenbellied Gerygone. 74.Whitevented Myna. 75.Snowybrowed Flycatcher 76.Spectacled Barwing. 77.Chestnuttailed Minla. 78.Greybreasted Prinia. 79.Flame Minivet. 80.Rosy Minivet. 81.Greychinned Minivet. 82.Pacific GoldenPlover. 83.Siberian Blue Robin. 84.Whitecrested Laughingthrush. 85.Oriental MagpieRobin. 86.Japanese Whiteeye. 87.Red CollaredDove. 88.Buffbrowed Warbler.(T) 89.Palelegged LeafWarbler.(T) 90.Blackbrowed Reed Warbler. 91.Blyth's Leafwarbler.(T) 92.Pallas's leafWarbler.(T) 93.Malaysian Pied Fantail. 94.Eyebrowed Thrush. 95.Brown Shrike. 96.Greybacked Shrike. 97.Pied Shrikebabbler. 98.Chestnutfronted ShrikeBabbler. 99.Black Drongo. 100.Ashy Drongo. 101.Bronzed Drongo. 102.Blackwinged Cuckooshrike. 103.Brahminy Kite. 104.Blackwinged Kite.(T) 105.Pied Bushchat. 106. Greyheaded flycatcher. 107.Common Tailorbird. 108.Asian Emerald Cuckoo. 109.Plaintive Cuckoo. 110.Blackcapped Kingfisher. 111.Whitegorgeted Flycatcher. 112. Rufousbellied Niltava. 113.Little Spiderhunter. 114.Rackettailed Treepie. 115.Blackcollared Starling. 116.Arctic Warbler. 117.Goldenfronted Leafbird. 118.Orangebellied Leafbird. 119.Stripebreasted Woodpecker. 120.Greycapped Woodpecker. 121.Lesser WhistlingDuck. 122.Chestnutvented Nuthatch. 123.Mountain Tailorbird. 124.Greater Spotted Eagle.(T) 125.Ashy Woodswallow. 126.Bluethroated Barbet.(T) 127.Lineated Barbet.(T) 128.Coppersmith Barbet.(T) 129.Darkbacked Sibia. 130.Pallas's GrasshopperWarbler.(T) 131.Pinknecked GreenPigeon. 132.Oriental ReedWarbler. 133.Whitecrowned Forktail. 134.Baya Weaver. 135.Maroon Oriole. 136.Blackhooded Oriole. 137.Jungle Crow. 138.Bluetailed Beeeater.(T)
Changes in birds galleries: 1. Curlew Sandpiper. 2.Redwhiskered Bulbul. 3.Spotted Redshank. 4.Intermediate Egret. 5.Little Egret. 6.Redrumped Swallow. 7.Black Kite. 8.Eurasian Curlew.(T) 9.Common Myna. 10.Scalybreasted munia 11.Blue rock thrush. 12.Steppe Eagle.(T) 13.Blacktailed Godwit.14.Blackwinged Stilt.
Reptilesnew gallery : Water Monitor.(T)
Mammalsnew galleries : 1.Dusky Leaf Monkey. 2.Rhesus Macaque. 3.Siberian Chipmunk.
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Mongolia  introductory text  Pallas's sandgrouse
Birdsnew galleries:
1. Pallas's Sandgrouse (T,V),2.Himalayan Vulture (T)3.Pallas's SeaEagle.(T)4.Demoiselle Crane(T).5.Upland Buzzard (T). 6.Whitewinged Scoter (T).7.Rufoustailed RockThrush (T).8.Saker falcon.9.Golden Eagle.10.Azure Tit (T,V).11.Horned Lark (T,V).12.Redbilled Chough (T,V).13.Mongolian Lark (T).14.Mongolian Herring Gull (T,G).15.Barheaded Goose (T, V).16.Amur Falcon (T,V).17.Rock Sparrow (T,V).18.Pine Bunting (T,V).19.Desert Wheatear (T,V).20. Merlin (T).21.Isabelline Shrike (T).22.Whitecrowned PendulineTit (T,V). 23.Oriental plover (T). 24.Citrine wagtail (T). 25.Greater Sand Plover (T).26.Redcrested pochard (T).27.Daurian redstart (T).28.Eastern marsh harrier (T).29.Swan Goose (T).30.Dusky Warbler.31.Taiga Flycatcher.32.Pacific Swift.33.Thickbilled warbler. 34.Asian brown flycatcher.35.Daurian jackdaw.36. Richard's Pipit.
Mamalsnew galleries:
1. Przewalski's Horse (T). 2.Longtailed ground squirrel (T,V). 3.Mongolian gazelle (T).4. Corsac fox (T).5.Bactrian camel (T).6.Yak (T).7.Bobak Marmot (T).8.Mongolian Pika.
Reptilenew galleries:
1. Variegated toadhead agama. 2. Steppes Ratsnakes (T).
Changes in birds galleries:
1.Cinereous Vulture (T) 2.Black Kite (T,V).3.Buffbrowed Warbler(T,G).4.Olivebacked Pipit (T,V).5.Litle Stint (T).6.Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler (T).7.Eurasian Hobby(T).8.Siberian Rubythroat (T,V).9.Carrion Crow (T,V).10.Pallas's Leaf Warbler (T).11.Blackwinged Stilt. 12.Ruddy Shelduck (T).13.Kentish Plover (T).14.Grey Heron (T).15.Eurasian Hoopoe(T).16.Griffon vulture (T).17.Arctic Warbler.18.Common swift.19.Common Shelduck.20.Whooper swan.21.Bearded vulture(T).22.Lesser Shorttoed Lark.23.Steppe eagle.24. Horned grebe.25.Whitewinged Tern.26.Pied avocet.27.Isabelline wheatear. 28.Ruddy turnstone.29.Cormorant.30.Northern Wheatear.31.Common goldeneye.32.Common redshank.33.Garganey
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