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Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby sewersquid » 02 Jul 2015, 17:01

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Taiwan blue magpie (Urocissa caerulea), surprisingly often seen in an empty stadium near Taipei Arena during local football matches, and adopted as a mascot for the national team.
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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby urodacus » 02 Jul 2015, 17:31

a magnificent bird, and a magnificent photo too.
The prizes are a bottle of f*!@#$% SCOTCH and a box of cheap f!@#$#$ CIGARS!

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50% of the world's wild animals have disappeared in the last 50 years. Did you eat them, or eat their house?
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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby headhonchoII » 02 Jul 2015, 21:35

Saw a bunch of them hopping around trees at Wulai a while back. Awesome to see. :thumbsup:
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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby jesus80 » 02 Jul 2015, 21:56

onionsack wrote:
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.

I saw a "giant red flying squirrel", with white face too. It couldn't imagine then that it was a squirrel. It look more like a tiny monkey...
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Re: Rarely seen animals in Taiwan

Postby headhonchoII » 02 Jul 2015, 23:14

I went on a night hike 'eco tour' a few years ago in Jiayi. Saw some of these little fellas climbing around in the trees. They usually live in holes in those tall native deciduous rainforest like trees you sometimes see growing on mountain and hillsides ...deforestation doesn't do them any good.
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