Yunnan - Dehong rainforests 404 images Created 21 Mar 2018
Dehong prefecture is the “Biodiversity Hotspot” of China, where the Himalayan, Central Chinese, and Indo-Malayan species all meet. The area near the Myanmar border holds some of the more intact rainforests in the region, a biosphere reserve known in Chinese as Tongbiguan. It is home to myriad species of wildlife, including gibbons, other rare monkeys, and giant squirrels. It is also part of the area that birders refer to as the "Golden triangle of birding," and several endemic species of birds can be found here. The flagship species are without doubt the three hornbill-species (Great, Wreathed and Oriental Pied Hornbill) and the difficult to find pheasant species (Kalij pheasant, Grey Peacock pheasant, and Jungle fowl).