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Black Bittern
2008-02-05 13:54:01

The Black Bittern (Ixobrychus flavicollis), is a bird of Old World origins. It breeds in tropical Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to China, Indonesia and Australia. It is mainly resident, but some northern birds may migrate short distances. The Black Bittern is a fairly large species at nearly 23 inches in length, with a longish neck and long yellow bill. The adult is uniformly black...

Northern Plains Gray Langur
2007-12-18 15:03:44

The Northern Plains Gray Langur (Semnopithecus entellus), is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae. It is found in Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and possibly Bhutan. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Bronzed Drongo
2007-10-26 13:20:28

The Bronzed Drongo (Dicrurus aeneus), is a small Asian bird. They are restricted to the Old World tropics. It is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India east to southern China and Indonesia. It is usually found in moist broadleaved forest. These are aggressive and fearless birds, 9.44 inches in length, and will attack much larger species if their nest or young are...

Mongolian Wild Ass
2007-10-23 14:19:29

The Mongolian Wild Ass (Equus hemionus hemionus), is a subspecies of the Onager. It is found in Mongolia and northern China, and was previously found in Kazakhstan before it became extinct due to hunting. The numbers in China and Mongolia are also vulnerable due to poaching and competition grazing. Numbers have dropped severely in the 1990s and by 2003 the total Mongolian population was...

Zeren Mongolian Gazelle
2007-08-15 11:12:53

The Zeren or Mongolian Gazelle (Procapra gutturosa), is a medium-sized antelope native to the steppe and semi-arid regions of Mongolia and adjacent areas of China and southern Siberia. Zerens can be found in herds of up to 5,000 individuals. In the summer its coat is light brown with pinkish tones. The coat becomes longer and paler during the winter. They also have a distinctive...

Marco Polo Sheep
2007-08-14 04:03:55

The Marco Polo Sheep (Ovis ammon polii), is a subspecies of sheep, specifically the Argali. These sheep are found only in the Pamir Mountains in the border region of China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. Some of the protected areas where the species occurs include the Khunjerab National Park and Central Karakoram National Park in northern Pakistan and the Taxkongau Nature Reserve in...

Chinese Mountain Cat
2007-07-17 11:31:38

The Chinese Mountain Cat (Felis bieti), also known as the Chinese Desert Cat, is a small wild cat of western China. This cat is distributed throughout Tibet, Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan. It inhabits sparsely-wooded forests and shrub lands, and is occasionally found in true deserts. It can live in environments as much as 10,000 feet in elevation. Except for the color of its fur, this cat...

Thorolds Deer
2007-06-25 08:38:54

Thorold's Deer, Cervus albirostris, also known as the White-lipped Deer, is native to China. It lives in the high and cold grasslands of the Tibetan Plateau, in Eastern Tibet and the Qinghai Province. It is distantly related to the Central Asian Deer and the Wapiti. It is one of the largest deer species measuring up to 6 feet long and weighing up to 500 lb. Male deer have 5 pronged antlers...

Asian Palm Civet
2007-06-25 07:51:11

The Asian Palm Civet, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus, also known as the Common Palm Civet or the Toddy Cat, is a cat-sized mammal in the Viverridae family. It is native to south-east Asia and southern China. It inhabits forests, parks and suburban gardens with mature fruit trees, fig trees and undisturbed vegetation. Most of its natural habitat is diminishing fast. The Asian Palm Civet is a...

Marbled Polecat
2007-06-25 07:46:23

The Marbled Polecat, Vormela peregusna, is a small mammal to the subfamily Mustelinae. They are typically found in the dryer areas and grasslands of southeastern Europe to western China. The range includes Bulgaria, Romania, Asia Minor, Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Iran, Afghanistan, Mongolia, China, and other Asian countries. They are found in open desert, semi-desert, semi-arid rocky areas...

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