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The Chinese Exotic car in Zurich for excitement

they were not to be overlooked, the hobby birdwatchers, who looked in the last few days in China meadow at the Zürihorn with your binoculars in the trees and bushes. The object of desire: a small greenish bird, the around climbs in the branches nimble and looking for food. The ten-centimeter-large animal is visible to the naked eye, therefore, the "Birder" first of all, to his call: a short "dsu-wit", similar to a Wagtail pay attention to.

the Tian-Shan Warbler by Jan Bisschop was Discovered, for more than 30 years, an avid Amateur ornithologist. The native Dutchman was on Sunday, the 17th. November, at the Zürihorn on the lookout for a special seagulls. On the way home, he was on a group of small birds to the attention of the it was always the most eye-catching reputation of the Tien Shan-deciduous singer over to him. After looking through his field glass of the case was clear. The guest from China was, of all things, the China garden, is pure however, pure coincidence.

That the guest from China staying at the China garden, is pure coincidence. Image: high

Tien-Shan Warbler are actually, short-distance migratory birds, which fly in Winter from the Tian-Shan mountains and other areas in Central Asia in the South. It happens again and again that individual birds to take the wrong path and then in the late autumn and Winter in Europe land. The phenomenon is also called Umkehrzug. The birds pull in a direction opposite to that of the genetically certain direction mirror image. Most of the Umkehrzug is found in the case of small birds, the switch for the first Time in the quarters.

In Switzerland, it has been observed in the Tien Shan-Warbler a few years ago for the first time in Ticino. At the time, but only for a short time and only by a few observers. In addition to the Tian-Shan Warbler, other species from Asia or Siberia will be shown regularly in Europe, such as, for example, the yellow-brow Warbler.

Of around a hundred Birdern seen

In contrast to the "stray" in Ticino that has been spotted at the China garden in Zurich in the last few days of over a hundred hobby ornitholgen and heard. Shortly after Bisschop had made the observation on the ornithological App Swiss Bird Alert public, were against 50 Birder on Zürihorn in search of the exotic.

The last Time he was heard, was on last Saturday. Since then it has become quiet around the Tien Shan-Warbler – probably, he's moved on.

Created: 26.11.2019, 15:27 PM

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