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Slaty Bunting Latoucheornis siemsseni   - Female
Slaty Bunting
Photographer : © Michelle and Peter Wong
Location :Damingshan Nature Reserve, Guangxi, S China
Date : 4 Feb 2003
English synonyms:Blue Bunting, Chinese Blue Bunting, Chinese Bunting, Fokien Blue Bunting, Fokien Bunting, Fukien Bunting, Fukien Slaty Bunting
Bird Family :Emberizini - Buntings & Allies
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Altitudinal Range 300 - 1700m; Weather Misty & Cold; Temp 2ºC -4ºC.

We recently visited the Damingshan Nature Reserve in Guangxi, which is a major forest area in southern China. We have taken a few photos of the Slaty Bunting and thought that might be of an interest to your society. It was our first bird-watching trip to China and we were told that we were very lucky to have seen them. It was a cold and foggy afternoon when we found them foraging alongside the trail. We spent 2-3 hours in the freezing cold weather trying to get close to them. At first they were frightened & flew up the hillside, but eventually they got used to us and allowed us to take a few shots. - M & P Wong