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The popstars of Shanghai

2 days ago   |   By 10,000 Birds

In Shanghai, May is the month with a chance to see the regional popstars of the birding world - male Japanese and Amur Paradise Flycatchers. Why anyone would want to undertake major migratory trips with a tail much longer than the body clearly escapes me, but then I do not understand people taking caravans on vacation either.
While rarer globally, the Japanese Paradise Flycatcher is somewhat easier to see in Shanghai. It is on its way to breeding grounds mainly in Japan and thus only briefly stays here.
The female is less impressive but still a nice bird to see.
In contrast, the Amur...
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