Qinghai Province is located in western China and contains the eastern section of the Tibetan Plateau. It is the second largest province in China after the Xinjiang Autonomous Region. Qinghai is also home to Qinghai Lake, the largest salt water lake in China, and the second largest globally. China’s largest rivers, the Yellow River and the Yangtze River both have their sources in Qinghai Province. Qinghai is also home to a broad diversity of birds including endemic birds such as Tibetan Bunting, Tibetan Rosefinch, Tibetan Babax and the White-eared Pheasant. The Russian explorer, Nikolay Przevalski, travelled widely throughout Qinghai in the mid-19th Century and had a number of Chinese endemic birds named after him, including Przevalski’s Partridge, Przevalski’s Finch and Przevalski’s Redstart. The images taken from this gallery were from two trips to the region, one in July 2019 and one in June 2021.
青海省位于中国西部，包括青藏高原东段，是中国仅次于新疆自治区的第二大省。中国最大的咸水湖青海湖也坐落于此，与此同时，青海湖也是世界第二大咸水湖。中国最大的河流，黄河和长江都发源于青海省。青海省鸟类资源丰富多样，拥有很多特色品种，如藏鹀、藏雀、棕草鹛及白马鸡。19世纪中叶，俄罗斯探险家尼科莱·普尔热瓦尔斯基 (Nikolay Przevalski) 曾遍游青海各地，很多当地特有鸟类品种的英文名都是以他的名字所命名，如大石鸡、朱鹀和贺兰山红尾鸲等。本图集所摄照片源于两次青海之旅，一次是2019年7月，另一次是2021年6月。