Sunday, January 13, 2008

birds of the land that time forgot

Mongolia is THE place on earth for Crane diversity.

Saker Falcons are widespread and relatively common on the steppes, this bird is a pale morph juvenile.

Pallas's Reed Buntings nest in clumps of tall tussock grass alongside Richard's Pipits.

Mongolia Lark - a steppe monster !

Richard's Pipit in rarely seen juvenile plumage.

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