Hong Kong Wildlife

Here I have put /will keep putting some of my encounters with our local wild animals.


My encounters with

Hong Kong Mammals

Pangolin
穿山甲
Porcupine
箭豬
Squirrel
松鼠
Leopard Cat
豹貓
Small Indian Civet
小靈貓
Wild Boar
野豬
Macaque
獼猴

My encounters with

Hong Kong Birds

Eagle-owl
雕鴞
Blue Magpie
藍喜鵲
Coucal
褐翅鴉鵑
Cockatoo
小葵花鳳頭鸚鵡
Red-whiskered Bulbul
紅耳鵯
Sooty-headed Bulbul
白喉紅臀鵯

My encounters with

Hong Kong Snakes

Bamboo Snake
青竹蛇
Burmese Python
蟒蛇

Banded Krait
金腳帶
Oriental Ratsnake
水律
Many-banded Krait
銀腳帶

My encounters with

Hong Kong Lizards

Water Monitor
水巨蜥
Changeable Lizard
變色樹蜥
Chinese Gecko
中國壁虎
Long-tailed Skink
長尾南蜥
Asian Water Dragon
長鬣蜥

My encounters with

Hong Kong Turtles

Golden Coin Turtle
金錢龜
Chinese Box Turtle
黃緣閉殼龜
Amboina Box Turtle
馬來閉殼龜
Green Sea Turtle
綠海龜

Big-headed Turtle
大頭龜

My encounters with

Hong Kong Amphibians

Hong Kong Newt
香港蠑螈
Spotted Narrow-mouthed Frog
花细狹口蛙
Banded Bullfrog
花狹口蛙
Black-spined Toad
黑眶蟾蜍
Brown Tree Frog
斑腿泛樹蛙
Painted Chorus Frog
粗皮姬蛙
Short-legged Horned Toad
短腳角蟾

My encounters with

Hong Kong Bugs

Golden Orb-weaver
人面蜘蛛
White Moth Bug
白蛾蠟蟲
Lychee Stink Bug
荔枝椿象
Jumping Spider
跳蛛
Litter Cockroach
東方水蠊
Pinkwinged Grasshopper
短額負蝗
Harvestman
盲蛛
Scarab Beetle
金龜子

Hikers “saving” baby owls from naturally predated by a snake was publicly praised by pet welfare groups… and “animal lovers”.

The virus has brought tons of people to hiking trails all of a sudden. Good for them. But for the environment, the negative impact is escalating. I believe most hikers have a good heart. But they may have to learn more about wildlife. Here’s my 2¢.

Hong Kong is small in land size but surprisingly rich in biodiversity. Most locals do not realize our tiny concrete jungle has the world’s largest owl, the most trafficked mammal, the second-largest lizard, endemic species found nowhere else, and all that, which are so significant and fragile at the same time.