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BIRDS of TAIWAN

Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby hansioux » 18 May 2015, 17:49

I love how those Malayan night herons (黑冠麻鷺) strut while twisting their neck from side to side. Have no idea why they do it, but it looks hilarious.
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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby hannes » 18 May 2015, 17:55

Not sure if this bird photographer has mentioned before here, he has amazing birdie pics:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnfish/
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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby Nuit » 18 May 2015, 20:23

The bittern continued to feed in our garden all through dusk. Pulling long worms from the ground and chomping them down (at least 4).
All hail ye, yellow bittern, cute water bird.
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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby Nuit » 18 Dec 2015, 13:38

Any takers to identify this one?
Seen on Green Island.

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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby Tempo Gain » 18 Dec 2015, 14:07

Wow!
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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby hansioux » 18 Dec 2015, 14:45

Upupa epops, a.k.a. Hoopoe (戴勝). It's a migratory bird, very common in Kimmen. Didn't know they have those in Green Island. It's a mascot of Kimmen, and national bird of Israel.
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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby Nuit » 19 Dec 2015, 00:02

Many thanks for the Id, not seen one before. Guess it was transiting through or wintering in Green Island then.
We hung out for about 5 mins together on the east coast part of the main road. It hopped around & wasn't at all shy.
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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby thesublimenakedfairy » 20 Dec 2015, 19:56

I fixed up an old coffee shop in the mountains in Bei-Pu. It is right on the river and a bird watching paradise. It has big glass windows all around. Today I was startled by two loud bangs on the glass. Closer inspection yielded two dead Taiwan Barbets. These are really pretty birds, and I was sad to bury them. But then I noticed a 3rd one, dazed and confused, and I guess it hit the glass as well. After a while it took off. I am interested as to their behavior, do they live in groups / families, and what can I do to keep this from happening? Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby lostinasia » 20 Dec 2015, 21:43

thesublimenakedfairy wrote:Closer inspection yielded two dead Taiwan Barbets. These are really pretty birds, and I was sad to bury them. But then I noticed a 3rd one, dazed and confused, and I guess it hit the glass as well. After a while it took off. I am interested as to their behavior, do they live in groups / families, and what can I do to keep this from happening?

The one time I've had a good long look at them, it was a decent-sized group (a dozen or so?) that were sticking together, so I guess living in groups is typical for them.

But sorry, I don't know how you can keep the impacts from happening. They're certainly lovely birds.
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Re: BIRDS of TAIWAN

Postby hansioux » 21 Dec 2015, 10:12

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
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