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    Siberian Cranes at Poyang Hu by Jon Hornbuckle.

    EASTERN CHINA

    Best Wildlife in Eastern China

    Mammals
    An outside chance of Yangtze Finless Porpoise and Chinese Water Deer.

    Birds
    The lists below are for the northern winter months of November and December.

    Specialities
    Oriental Stork, Hooded, Siberian and White-naped Cranes, and Japanese Swamp Warbler. Also a chance of Lesser White-fronted Goose, Baikal Teal and Falcated Duck, and an outside chance of Swinhoe’s Rail.

    Others
    Bewick’s Swan, (Taiga and Tundra) Bean, Greylag, Greater White-fronted and Swan Geese, ducks including Chinese Spot-billed Duck, Japanese Quail, Great Bittern, Eurasian Spoonbill, Black-shouldered Kite, Eastern Marsh Harrier, Brown Crake, Common Crane, Pied Avocet, Spotted Redshank, Pied and White-throated Kingfishers, Oriental Skylark, Chinese Penduline Tit, Sooty-headed Bulbul, Plain Prinia, Black-collared and Red-billed Starlings, Crested Myna, buntings including Pallas’s Reed and Yellow-browed Buntings, Yellow-billed Grosbeak and Scaly-breasted Munia. Also a chance of Smew, Black Stork and (Eastern) Imperial Eagle.

    Best Sites for Wildlife in Eastern China