21 MAY 2007, Khovd - A. Braunlich
One of the most beautiful sights in spring are the black-and-pink Rose-coloured Starlings resting among the fresh green of the poplars - a stunning contrast to the surrounding semi-desert. Last year I counted a maximum of 120 adults in June, while today c.360 rested behind in the wooded area around the stadium in Khovd. Other species seen included 1 Oriental Turtle Dove and 3 male Taiga Flycatcher.
Rose-coloured Starlings resting in fruiting poplars.
Photo © A. Braunlich