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  TIBET JUNE 2011

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W Transect Lhasa-Shigatse  June 7-8

 

 

 

Places visited

                                           elevation
7-Jun Water burial site, Zangpo Jiang 29°19'37.51"N  90°41'8.92"E 11814
  Kampa La (above Yomdrok Tso lake)  29°11'38.84"N  90°37'1.02"E 15778
  Nagarze lunch stop  28°58'0.67"N  90°23'47.43"E 14676
  Karo Pass    28°53'54.74"N  90° 9'50.25"E 16356
  Tashilunpo Monastery  29°16'9.33"N  88°52'6.83"E 12772
  Hotel in Shigatse  29°15'36.73"N  88°53'24.25"E 12602
           
8-Jun Pala Manor  28°54'11.25"N  89°34'25.67"E 13199
  ruined castle  28°56'47.78"N  89°32'20.66"E 13220
  Gyantse Dzong (fortress)  28°54'55.85"N  89°36'1.44"E 13190
  Karo Pass   see above    
  Yomdrok Tso lake shore with Geese  28°59'42.43"N  90°23'40.16"E 14586
  below Kampa La (flowers) see above    
  Lhasa at night  29°39'14.98"N  91° 6'57.83"E 11983

 

 

                                                                                Water burial site at Yarlung River

 

                                                                View of Yomdrok Tso (lake) from Kampa LA  (pass)

 

 

Androsace tapete, Primulaceae

垫状点地梅

 

 

Oreosolen wattii, Scrophulariaceae 

藏玄参属

 

 

Hume's Groundpecker  or now Ground Tit        褐背地山雀

Small bird - long taxonomic story: this tiny, agile denizen of the alpine tundra was for  along time considered to be a diminutive ground jay, until molecular data now suggests that it is actual closer to tits and chickadees.  I would prefer to see it as a less-than sparrow-sized, pygmy raven but who is going to argue with the genetic code?

 

 

 

Hill Pigeon 岩鸽

 

Hong is going native

 

Yomdrok Tso (lake)

 

 

 

Blue Sheep/Bharal (Pseudois nayaur) near KaroLa (pass)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karola Pass

 

Karola glacier

 

 

 

高山岭雀 Brandt’s Mountain Finch                                 鸲岩鹨 Robin Accentor

 

 

褐翅雪雀 Tibetan Snowfinch

 

 

 

 

The fearsome Tibetan mastiff

 

 

Tashilunpo Monastery in Shigatse

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       The four harmonious brothers                           Hybrid (Fusion) animals: Fish-otter, Makara (water monster)-Snail,

                                                                                                        and Garuda (bird) -Lion

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                    戴胜    Common Hoopoe                                                                    山斑鸠 Oriental Turtle Dove                    

 

 

 

Ancient castle castle at Sala (NW of Gyantse)

 

 

Gyantse Dzong (fortress)

 

 

 

 

 

Pala Manor

 

 

 

 

The ubiquitous European Tree Sparrow (photo Xao Min)

麻雀 at Pala Manor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nagarze

 

                                                                            Yomdrok Tso near Nargaze

 

                   

                                                            斑头雁 Bar-headed Goose

 

 

                   

                             蒙古沙鸻 Lesser Sand Plover (Mongolian Plover)          凤头䴙䴘 Great Crested Grebe

 

 

 

The holy Yomdrok Tso

 

 

赤麻鸭 Ruddy Shelduck

 

 

                                                                Francis Younghusband

                                                   in Tibet, 1903 (The British Library)

                                                                                                               

   Incarvillea younghusbandii Sprague

       Bignoniaceae    near Kampa La

 

 

  藏波罗花

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Lhasa at night

 

 

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