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18 November 2012

Birds for sale at Bac Ha market, Lao Cai

This is sad, but I think I should still post the photos of captured wild birds in Bac Ha market (a famous tourist place in Lao Cai province).  Some of the smaller birds are sold for VND10,000 ($0.5) each and I saw people buying them for their children to play for fun.

Ha Hoang
BirdLife Vietnam

Lots of Hwamei are also sold, but they were said to be imported from breeders in China.

Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla

Chestnut Bunting Emberiza rutila (first winter male)

Blue-winged Minla (Khướu lùn cánh xanh) Minla cyanouroptera

Spectacled Barwing (Khướu đuôi vằn Vân Nam) Actinodura ramsayi

Four to the right: Whiskered Yuhina (Khướu mào cổ hung) Yuhina flavicollis constantiae

Black-throated Laughingthrush (Khướu bạc má) Garrulax chinensis

Streak-breasted Scimitar Babbler (Mi đất ngực luốc) Pomatorhinus ruficollis

Right: Red-billed leiothrix (Kim oanh mỏ đỏ) Leiothrix lutea

Mountain Bamboo Partridge Bambusicola fytchii
Silver-eared Mesia (Kim oanh tai bạc) Leiothrix agentauris

Common Kestrel (Cắt lưng hung) Falco tinnunculus
Grey-faced Buzzard (Diều Ấn độ) Butastur indicus

Merlin (Cắt lưng xám) Falco columbarius

1 comment:

  1. I've been looking at these raptor photos with a friend. Any chance that the last bird is a juvenile Shikra, and the one above it is a Common Buzzard of some plumage? Cheers.