Top 10 Birds In China

China is a large country with diverse geographic features which creates good conditions for a large variety of birds.

As of 2019-01-02:
Number of species: 1374
Number of endemics: 54
Number of breeding endemics: 14
Number of globally threatened species: 102
Number of introduced species: 2

The Top Ten

1 Mandarin Duck Mandarin Duck

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Its appearance is so striking that when I first saw a picture of this duck, I thought it wasn't real. I thought it was something heavily photoshopped. But it IS real. The colors, the crest, the ruff, etc. - Metal_Treasure

That duck looks so unique - LightningStrike

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2 Golden Pheasant Golden Pheasant

The golden pheasant is aka Chinese pheasant for a reason (it's native to China). It's a colorful and beautiful bird. And its black & orange "cape" is retractable - it can be spread in display, when the "cape" looks like a fan that covers all of the face except the eyes. - Metal_Treasure

3 Mallard Duck Mallard Duck

Mallard Duck is found in many other regions but it's valued everywhere. Awesome bird. - Metal_Treasure

4 Lady Amherst's Pheasant Lady Amherst's Pheasant

It is native to southwestern China and far northern Myanmar but has been introduced elsewhere. - Metal_Treasure

5 Mute Swan Mute Swan

A definition of purity and gracefulness. - Metal_Treasure

6 Red-crowned Crane Red-crowned Crane

I have a soft spot for cranes. There's something very elegant in their appearance and moves (I like African cranes more though). - Metal_Treasure

7 Himalayan White Browed Rosefinch Himalayan White Browed Rosefinch

How did it get that perfect pink color? - Metal_Treasure

8 Silver Pheasant Silver Pheasant

In the image you see the male, females are pretty dull in comparison (females are brown) - Metal_Treasure

9 Great Crested Grebe Great Crested Grebe

It's noted for its elaborate mating display. Young grebes can swim and dive almost at hatching. - Metal_Treasure

10 Chestnut-winged Cuckoo Chestnut-winged Cuckoo

Like the common cuckoo, it lays its eggs in the nests of other birds. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Black Drongo Black Drongo
12 Rose-Ringed Parakeet Rose-Ringed Parakeet

It's one of the two introduced species - Metal_Treasure

13 Hoopoe Hoopoe

I mean Eurasian hoopoe (because there's African hoopoe) - Metal_Treasure

14 Azure-winged Magpie

It occurs in most of China - Metal_Treasure

15 Eastern Jungle Crow
16 Crested Myna

Crested Myna is a species of starling native to southeastern China and Indochina. - Metal_Treasure

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