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April 3rd 
Liuku 六库 to Pianma 片马 via the pass

We left Liuku 六库 at 07:00 and had breakfast noodles at the “Ke Jia Shi Su” 客家食宿 place we had stayed on the 29th and 30th March.  We managed to photograph Gold-naped Finches at km 46 by the roadside, and then, in hazy sunshine, had a good mixed flock that included Golden-breasted Fulvettas and four species of Yuhina: - Whiskered, White-collared, Rufous-vented and Stripe-throated.

Over the top of the pass and we found good habitat from km 65 through to km78, a highlight being a fast-moving party of Black-throated Parrotbills. Also seen were Pygmy-blue Flycatchers and Brown-throated Treecreeper, which have very limited ranges in China.  After the road passed through a metal archway signifying the edge of the Gaoligongshan Nature Reserve 高藜贡山自然保护区 the hills became very bare and the woodyards (working Burmese timber these days) uphill from Pianma came into view.  There are several family-run guesthouses to choose from, but we stayed at only one with a licence to accommodate foreigners. We were the only guests.
 
 
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April 3
Gold-naped Finch Pianma  woodyard Brown-throated Treecreeper The pass at 58.5 km Rhododendron west of the pass
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