Sunday, August 14, 2011

Shangri La from China and look at those birds

Shangri-La County is a primarily Tibetan county in northwestern Yunnan province, Southwest China. Not to be confused with the fictional paradise Shangri La from the book " Lost Horizon" (1933, James Hilton).

(left) The Xinjiang Ground-jay is restricted to sandy desert, scrub and desert poplar in the Talikmakan Desert in Xinjiang, China

(middle) The Cabot's Tragopan, is a pheasant found in south-east China.

(right) The Formosan Blue Magpie, also called the "long-tailed mountain lady", is a member of the Crow family. It is an endemic species living in the mountains of Taiwan at elevations of 300 to 1200m.

THX! Yisan


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