Birds making their home on ECNU campus


The campus of East China Normal University (ECNU) is rich in wildlife diversity. It is home to a wide variety of plants, animals, and birds in particular.

Statistics show that more than95species of birds now live on the university’s Zhongbei and Minhang campuses. They add biological diversity to the campuses and make it more enjoyable to walk around there amidst the twittering of birds.

It is a lot of fun to saunter around the campus and identify the birds there. Here are some of the feathered birds you can find on ECNU campus.

Let's start birdwatching!

Egretta garzetta

Phoenicurus auroreus

Paradoxornis web-bianus

Streptopelia chinensis

Nycticorax nycticorax

Fringilla mon-tifringilla

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Turdus mer-ula

Hirundo rustica

Copsychus saularis


Parus major

Upupa epops

Gallinula chloropus

Alcedo atthis

Phoenicurus auroreus

Acridotheres cris-tatellus

Motacilla alba

Pycnonotus sinensis

Lonchura striata

Happy birdwatching!


Source: ECNU School of Life Sciences

Author: Xu Xincheng

Photo: Jin Yu, Yu Liyang

Video: Xu Xincheng

Copy editor: Joshua Mayfield

Editor: Siyuan Zhang



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