Video clips from Taiwan…

“Further to an earlier post LINK, here are a few more short clips taken during a trip to Taiwan earlier this year in March :

1. One of the first birds of our Taiwan trip, we saw a flock of Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus), an introduced species, foraging in a marshy area near Taoyuan airport, but never to be seen again the rest of our visit (above and below).

2. The most common bulbul species encountered throughout our trip (the Black Bulbul (Hypsipetes leucocephalus) coming in a close second), here’s a recording of a Chinese Bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis) calling while stretching (above). The ubiquitous endemic Black Bulbul sub-species in mid-song is shown below-left.

3. The Plumbeous Redstart (Rhyacornis fuliginosa) is fairly common at small streams in Taiwan’s Central Highlands (above right). Here it is characteristically fanning and bobbing it’s tail, and calling to it’s mate nearby…

Lena Chow
22nd July 2013

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