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Amur Paradise Flycatcher in Jixi, Anhui, China

2 years ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

A few weeks ago, I spent a few days at Jixi, Anhui, a relatively rural place about 2.5 hours away from Shanghai by high-speed train. There, breeding Amur Paradise Flycatchers have become an attraction for Chinese bird photographers, and the source of some tourism income for the locals.
Amur Paradise Flycatcher
Conveniently, one pair is breeding just about 100 meters away from a place renting out rooms and also providing meals. Most Chinese bird photographers are retirees - with enough money to buy premium lenses and cameras, but also quite happy to stay in relatively basic rooms costing...
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Birds of Malaysia - Covering Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysian Borneo and Singapore

Birds of Malaysia - Covering Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysian Borneo and Singapore

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