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Ming Ma

Ming Ma


Ma Ming (the family name : Ma) is from the west of China. He's a professor of zoology in Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and is also the vice-director and council member of Scientific Committee of the China Ornithological Society. In the past ten years he has mainly studied on ecology of saker, upland buzzard, long-legged buzzard and golden eagle in Tibet and Xinjiang (maming@ms.xjb.ac.cn). 1996 - present, he is the Vice-director, Council Member of Scientific Committee of the China Ornithological Society, Beijing, China. And 1997 - present, he is the Vice-director, Council Member of the Xinjiang Zoological Society, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography
Chinese Academy of Sciences  No 818 Beijing South Road
Urumqi,  Xinjiang  830011  China
Phone: +86 991 7885 363 Fax: +86 991 7885 320
Email: maming3211@yahoo.com

   Research Interests

Food, e.g. pellets, remains
Population size
Important Bird Areas ( IBAs )
Globally Threatened Birds
Status and distribution

Species of Interest: 
  • White-tailed Eagle
  • Hen Harrier
  • Upland Buzzard
  • Long-legged Buzzard
  • Golden Eagle
  • Saker Falcon
  • Lesser Kestrel
  • Common Kestrel
  • Peregrine Falcon


Yu, M., M. Ma, A. Dixon, and B.-W. Hu. 2008. [Investigation on raptor of electrocution along power lines in the western China. Chinese Journal of Zoology 43:114-117. (In Chinese with English summary)

Wu, Y.-Q., M. Ma, F. Xu, D. Ragyov, J. Shergalin, N.-F. Liu, and A. Dixon. 2008. Breeding biology and diet of the Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus) in the eastern Junggar Basin of northwestern China. Journal of Raptor Research 42:273-280.       pdf

Ma, M., and C. Ying. 2007. Saker Falcon trade and smuggling in China. Falco 30:11-14.

Wu, Y.-Q., Ma, M., X.F. Liu, and M. Tian-Lei. 2007. Status of the Saker Falcons on the eastern fringe of the Junggar Basin, China. Raptors Conservation 8:42-47.

Ma, Ming et al. 2006. [Protection of the Saker Falcon in western China]. World Wildlife Fund China. 44 pp. (In Chinese with English summary)

Ma, M., T. Lei, Y.-Q. Wu, C. Ying, and K. Feng. 2006. The Saker Falcon in the desert of north Xinjiang, China. Raptors Conservation 6:58-64.

Ma, M. 2004. Recent data on saker smuggling in China. Falco 23:17-18.

Potapov, E., and M. Ma. 2004. The highlander: the highest breeding saker in the world. Falco 23:10-12.

Ma, M., E. Potapov, and Y. Xiaodi. 2003. Breeding biology of Barbary Falcon Falco pelegrinoides in Xingjang. Sichuan Journal of Zoology 22:16-17.

Ma, M. 1999. Saker smugglers target western China. Oriental Bird Club Bulletin 29:17.

M, Ma. 1993. [The feeding habits of the White-tailed Sea Eagle]. Chinese Wildlife 1993:35.

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