Tibet Autonomous Region, China中国西藏自治区
Rufous-necked Snowfinch (棕颈雪雀)<back
Description 描述: Rufous-necked Snowfinch (棕颈雪雀), Canon EOS 1DX Mark II, Canon EF 600mm Lens, Focal Length 840mm, 1/6400 Second, f/5.6, ISO 2500, July 2018 (2018年七月).
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The Tibet Autonomous Region is the second largest of China’s 34 provincial areas. It is situated in South West China covering most of the Tibetan Plateau that extends across central Asia. Tibet is the highest region on earth, with an average elevation of 4,900m above sea level, and from which it draws its name as ‘the roof of the world’. The highest of these Tibetan peaks is Mount Everest standing at 8,848m tall. The geography of Tibet consists of high mountains, lakes and rivers. Tibet is a fabulous place for birdwatching and is home to a number of endemic birds including Tibetan Eared Pheasant, Giant Babax and Tibetan Partridge. My 10-day birding trip started in Tibet’s capital city, Lhasa, before moving north to Damxung on the Tibetan Plateau and then to the mountain lake of Namtso whose beauty for centuries has been a destination for Tibetan pilgrims. Heading back to Lhasa was a stop at the historic Reting Monastery, founded in 1047, whose Juniper forests standing at 4,400m above sea-level are home to numerous birds sheltering from the treeless desertlike environment of much of the mountainous areas of Tibet.

西藏自治区的面积在中国 34 个省份中排名第二,位于中国西南部的青藏高原,青藏高 原一直延伸到中亚。西藏的海拔高度位居世界第一,平均海拔在 4900 米以上,被誉为 “世界屋脊”。喜马拉雅山脉是青藏高原上最高的山峰,海拔 8848 米。西藏的地形由高 山、湖、河组成,非常适合观鸟,有许多当地特有的鸟类,比如藏马鸡,大草鹛和高 原山鹑。我为期 10 天的观鸟之旅始于西藏自治区的首府拉萨,之后朝北途经青藏高原 上的当雄县,然后抵达位于纳木错的高山湖,这里在几个世纪以来一直是享誉盛名的 西藏朝圣者的目的地。返回拉萨的途中途经历史悠久的热振寺,建于 1047 年,寺庙的 柏树林位于海拔 4400 米,为许多鸟类在西藏众多山脉寸草不生的沙漠环境中提供了栖 息庇护所。