• Birding Shanghai in February 2023

    16 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    February 2023 was a slow month for birding in Shanghai, at least for me - so slow that I almost put the Spotted Dove , possibly my least favorite bird here, on the cover. But then, sanity prevailed.
    Not a cover species
    The Black Kite is not actually black, but of course, misleading bird names are not exactly rare. The best eBird can offer in terms of plumage color is “dark”, and even that seems a bit of an exaggeration.
    By the way, if you google “Black Kite”, the very first result you get even before the Wikipedia entry on the bird is a company named Black Kite. By their own declaration...
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