Have been walking in the area surrounding the campus a bit during this winter vacation, and was surprised to see a pair of eagles (or perhaps buzzards, but they're big, I think about the same size as a Scottish Golden Eagle) hanging around. There's a low wooded (mostly bamboo) escarpment (maybe 10 metres or so) separating the campus plateau from the surrounding flood plain, which they perch in, and I've seen them swooping along trails among the trees, and also apparently using the hill lift off the escarpment to soar.
Bit of Googling suggests possibly Mountain Hawk Eagle, but I don't really know. Square-ended wings.
I'm surprised because I wouldn't have thought this immediate area (Southern Taiwan coastal plain, near Tainan) was a very suitable habitat, being mostly rice and sugar fields, with very little woodland.
Perhaps they're just winter migrants passing through? I've seen them over about the past week, but I dunno how long they've been there since I havn't been walking much due to a knee bearing running rough. I think I saw them (or a similar pair) for a while a couple of years ago but can't remember the time of year.
We reach for the sky. Neither does civilisation.
(Incidentally, if the search button is your friend, you must have some bloody useless, dysfunctional friends)