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Come to find 267 species of birds in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden
Author: Ai Chongrui
Update time: 2017-11-09
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Birding is the act of observing birds in their natural habitats. Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) is an ideal location to venture for excellent birding, for it is home to 267 species of birds.

With an aim to raise environmental awareness and spark interest about nature and conservation, XTBG is to hold its 6th biding festival on November 10-12.

The birding festival features guided birding, nature excursions, seminars, displays, exhibits, and vendors.

Birders and bird lovers will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscape, living collections, and primary tropical rainforest with many different birds around.

Participants will have lots of opportunities to share birding stories during field trips, workshops, etc.

A book entitled “Birds of Xihsuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden” will be released at the festival.

With guide of the book, come and try to find as many as possible bird species in XTBG!

Here are some birds in the beautiful tropical botanical garden and its neighboring green stone forest.

Crimson Sunbird  (Aethopyga siparaja)

 Brown-throated Sunbird (Anthreptes malacensis)


The Asian openbill or Asian openbill stork (Anastomus oscitans)

Sri Lanka green pigeon (Treron pompadora)

Brown Wood-owl (Strix leptogrammica)

The black-headed bulbul (Pycnonotus atriceps)

The oriental bay owl (Phodilus badius)

The scarlet minivet (Pericrocotus speciosus)

Nectarinia hypogrammica

Dicaeum agile


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