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BIRDS of TAIWAN

Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby thesublimenakedfairy » 21 Dec 2015, 11:16

hansioux wrote:Maybe you can hang shiny objects inside and outside the window, just so that the birds know something's there. If CDs are too tacky, maybe crystal wind chimes? Also, is the place private or are you starting a business? If the latter, how do I get there


The Chinese wild bird federation中華鳥會 suggested raptor stickers, but I'll try a combination of things. Thanks for the suggestions.

It is private, for now... But we welcome visitors and new friends. It is just a few hundred meters from the Beipu cold spring. If you want to visit, send me a pm and I'll give the exact location.
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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby hansioux » 28 Mar 2016, 14:26

http://www.newsmarket.com.tw/blog/83443/

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The African sacred ibis is the new invasive species in Taiwan. It's more and more common and displacing native egrets. The sacred ibis is ranked in EU's top 100 invasive species.
Don't confuse me with your reasonableness.
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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby urodacus » 28 Mar 2016, 16:08

Should start a rumour that they taste excellent, better then goose meat. They'd be gone overnight.
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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby Icon » 28 Mar 2016, 16:19

Weren't they like brought to Taiwan by a zoo and ran away during a typhoon? Or so was the yarn I was told...
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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby Nuit » 28 Mar 2016, 20:10

never seen one. Where are they spreading from?
It's raining again here.

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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby lostinasia » 28 Mar 2016, 20:34

hansioux wrote:The African sacred ibis is the new invasive species in Taiwan. It's more and more common and displacing native egrets. The sacred ibis is ranked in EU's top 100 invasive species.

Are these the ones that are all over the place in the Guandu area and mangrove area? It looks that way to me, but I'm appalling at identifying birds. If it's them, I see them all the time on the Danshui River. Until reading this, they were my second favorite bird to see (after the eagles that sometimes hang around over the river).

I had no idea they were invasive.
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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby hansioux » 29 Mar 2016, 14:12

Icon wrote:Weren't they like brought to Taiwan by a zoo and ran away during a typhoon? Or so was the yarn I was told...


Yeah, something about a typhoon damaged the cage and allowed them to escape. You would think that information is plenty to go on for the government to fine the careless zoo, but no, they say they can't identify who let the birds out, and the deed goes unpunished.
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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby Icon » 29 Mar 2016, 14:41

hansioux wrote:
Icon wrote:Weren't they like brought to Taiwan by a zoo and ran away during a typhoon? Or so was the yarn I was told...


Yeah, something about a typhoon damaged the cage and allowed them to escape. You would think that information is plenty to go on for the government to fine the careless zoo, but no, they say they can't identify who let the birds out, and the deed goes unpunished.


Aren't imported birds supposed to have some kind of tag for ID? Our neighbor lost his parrot and put a lot of ads around the hood, along with the birdie's ID number. Unfortunately, I do believe the tag must now be in the belly of one of the market cats...

Honestly, I dunno what is the matter with the law enforcement here. I mean, we already had a hippo dropped like dead meat in the middle of the road. Now, the ones repsonsible for letting the birds escape by not ensuring a proper shelter during a typhoon, me thinks, should also be responsible for bringing them in and fining for ecological damage. Logic dictates so. But with Taiwan's dinosaur judges, that is difficult, read impossible.

What if next time the animal that escapes is a tiger, a bear, an elephant? The ones affected will need protection from reasonable legislation.
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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby shastriarvind88 » 26 Apr 2016, 14:09

I like this bird of Taiwan
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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby hansioux » 26 Apr 2016, 14:11

shastriarvind88 wrote:I like this bird of Taiwan
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I love the country with that bird on its coins.
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