The fourth instalment in the series looking at Jersey's natural links with China features some of the species of birds recorded in both locations, each representing two ends of the same eco-zone, the Palearctic.
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Western Europe and most of China present two ends of the same eco-zone, the Palearctic. Despite the huge distance between China and the tiny island of Jersey which is situated between mainland Great Britain and France, many species of birds are common to both regions.