Omei Shan Liocichla EEP

Breeding programme

This species have many names in English including more frequently used Omei Babbler and Emei Shan Liocichla. We usually prefer to refer to “Omei Shan Liocichla” linking the scientific name (Liocichla omeiensis) with its famous origen of the sacred Mount Omei in China as well as the term Omei also used in other European languages.

[List of English synonyms used for this species: Emei Shan Liocichla, Emeishan Liocichla, Gray-cheeked Liocichla, Gray-faced Liocichla, Grey-cheeked Liocichla, Grey-faced Liocichla, Mount Omei Liocichla, Mount Omei Shan Liocichla, Mt. Omei Babbler, Mt. Omei Loicichla, Omei Liocichla, Omei Shan Liocichla, Szechwan Liocichla. Source Avibase]

┬ęGary Ward, Newquay zoo


April 2022: Liocichla omeiensis and Climate Change – Publication with Chester Zoo

February 2018: The Elusive Mountain Spirit of the Omei Mountains