April 19, 2007

19 MAR 2007, Ulaanbaatar city beauty - A. Braunlich
I am for a few days in the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar, attending an Important Bird Area workshop (info will follow). Today, on the way to the venue I heard the song of a Long-tailed Rosefinch penetrating the traffic noise in a very busy street. During the last years I have seen now several times this species in downtown Ulaanbaatar, even singing in backyards which were almost devoid of bushes or trees. But more easily they can be found at the edge of Ulaanbaatar along the willow-fringed Tuul river, or in the Nairamdal Park in town.

Long-tailed Rosefinch. Photo © A. Braunlich

BTW, I am taking the photos posted on Birding Mongolia with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ30, an 8 Mega pixel camera with a fixed 12x optical zoom Leica lens and a 1.7x tele conversion lens.

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