Fauna of the USRC
A large white patch covering the nape and the sides of its black head make the Chinese bulbul instantly recognisable. Continued ...
Native to Asia, this frugivore or fruit eater is about 20 centimetres (7.9 in) in length. It has brown upper parts, continued ...
The Black collared starling has black and white plumage with a distinctive black collar. It feeds on insects, continued ...
Masked Laughing Thrush
The Masked Laughing Thrush has a conspicuous black mask on its face. It is easily identified by the sounds it makes with continued ...
The spotted dove is common to Hong Kong and has a mottled light brown body and wing with pink-brown head and underparts. Continued ...
The tree sparrow's crown and nape are rich chestnut with a kidney-shaped black ear patch on each pure white cheek; the chin, throat, continued ...
The Asian Koel is a large and long-tailed cuckoo measuring 39-46 cm (15-18 in). The male is glossy bluish-black, with a pale greenish grey bill and the iris is crimson. Continued ...
The Crested Myna is named after the tuft of feathers that form a crest-like structure on its forehead also covering the bird's nostrils. Continued ...
The Chinese or White Shouldered Starling measures around 19 cm (7 ½ in). It has a grey bill, blue eyes, a white patch on the shoulder and whitish continued ...
The adult male of the common blackbird is all black except for a yellow eye-ring and bill and has a rich, melodious song; the adult female and juvenile have continued ...
The Japanese white-eye or mountain white-eye, is a small passerine (perching bird or songbird) in the white- eye family. As one of the native continued ...
This species is 19 centimetres (7.5 in) long, including the long tail, which is usually held cocked upright when hopping on the ground. Continued ...
Asiatic Common Toad
Asian common toads breed in streams and ponds. The species grows to about 20 cm (8 in) long. The top of the head has several bony ridges. Continued ...
Brown Forest Skink
The Brown Forest Skink has a bronze coloured back that is speckled with dark and light spots on two sides It has a black stripe running down its continued ...
A small carnivorous lizard with a greyish-coloured body and dark transverse bars or mottling. It has a relatively large and flattened head and its tail continued ...
The Oriental leaf-toed gecko or Bowring's gecko is a very common gecko, found throughout Hong Kong. Often seen close to lights on continued ...
The Changeable or Tree Lizard, can measure over 10 cm (3.9 in) in length snout-to-vent with a total length of up to 37 cm (14.5 in) including the tail. Continued ...
Common Rat Snake
The Common Rat Snake is a non-venomous snake that is most often sighted in urban areas. It is brown skinned on the upper side with distinct black continued ...
Dog-faced Fruit Bat
The Greater Short-nosed or Dog-faced Fruit Bat has a relatively long snout and a snub nose. Their upper parts are brown to grey-brown with paler under parts continued ...
A common bat in Hong Kong the Japanese house bat or Japanese pipistrelle is a species of vesper bat. An adult has a body length of continued ...
Pallas's squirrel is a medium-sized tree squirrel, with a head-body length of 16 to 28 cm (6.3 to 11.0 in), and a tail 11 to 26 cm (4.3 to 10.2 in) continued ...
The Red-base Jezabel butterfly has wings that are coloured black, white, yellow and red. It has a slow flight and thus can be seen easily. Continued ...