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Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby Belgian Pie » 22 Apr 2015, 20:59

The pink-feathered Uruh-Uruh ... never seen it in the wild.

No,seriously now ...

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Any idea what it is?
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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby Abacus » 22 Apr 2015, 22:16

Probably the Formosan ferret that has been linked to rabies.
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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby onionsack » 22 Apr 2015, 22:17

Belgian Pie wrote:The pink-feathered Uruh-Uruh ... never seen it in the wild.

No,seriously now ...

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That's a ferret badger (鼬獾)...any idea how it died?
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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby onionsack » 22 Apr 2015, 23:56

Here's a Flying Squirrel (Petaurista alborufus) I came across back in March...

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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby Belgian Pie » 23 Apr 2015, 08:33

onionsack wrote:
Belgian Pie wrote:The pink-feathered Uruh-Uruh ... never seen it in the wild.

No,seriously now ...

Image

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Any idea what it is?


That's a ferret badger (鼬獾)...any idea how it died?


No, one day it was just dead next to the road where I walk every morning, next day it was gone. Only touched it with a branch to turn it over and make the pic.
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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby Abacus » 23 Apr 2015, 08:47

I would be slightly wary of wild animals acting strangely/erratically in your area. It's suspicious that it's dead w/o any signs of why. Probably nothing but rabies is an awful disease.
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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby hansioux » 23 Apr 2015, 09:45

onionsack wrote:Here's a Flying Squirrel (Petaurista alborufus) I came across back in March...


where on this island can you just find a flying squirrel on the side of the road?
Don't confuse me with your reasonableness.
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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby Il Ðoge » 23 Apr 2015, 13:53

I saw a laowai the other day though it was on the TV in 7-11.
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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby Tempo Gain » 23 Apr 2015, 13:58

Too common.
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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby onionsack » 23 Apr 2015, 14:08

hansioux wrote:
onionsack wrote:Here's a Flying Squirrel (Petaurista alborufus) I came across back in March...


where on this island can you just find a flying squirrel on the side of the road?


This episode took place on the 北橫 (#7 Northern Cross-Island Road) between Baling and Fuxing. The white-faced flying squirrels are much less common than the Indian Giant Flying Squirrel (Petaurista philippensis) and this was only my second encounter at a relatively close distance. Here was the other:



Gotta be extremely lucky to catch even a fleeting glimpse of one, and their numbers are getting smaller every year due to poaching and habitat loss.
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