Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Bird Series 18 - Taiwan Tit - 黃山雀

Taiwan Tit - 黃山雀

it's science name Parus holsti but think the chinese name is much better as this is endemic for Taiwan. found from mountains ~1000-1500m from sea level (mid way up to DaSyueShan, Taichung |台中縣 大雪山)


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Body length—about 13cm, wing length—about 6.5cm. Bill and feet are gray. Male: head to nape are black, has crown, behind crown and nape are white centered; back is dark grayish-green; flight feathers are black with blueish-gray edges; tail is dark gray with whitish-blue outer edges; face and belly are yellow; around anus is black; undertail coverts are yellowish-white. Female: plumage is similar to males, except that underwing coverts are paler and around anus isn’t black.

Formosan Yellow Tit is an endemic species in Taiwan. It is usually active in solitary or in pairs, blending with other birds from Subfamily Timalinae and Family Paridae. Its voice is quick and resonant, melodious and varied, sounding like: “shishei—shishei—”, “zijide, zijide”, and “jijiang—jijiang—”. It feeds on insects primarily. At breeding season between April and July, it builds its bow-shaped nest using dried leaves and fur in a natural treehole, each nest contains about 3 to 4 eggs.

from http://www.birdingintaiwan.org/bluegate/birds.htm
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this is a easy shoot bird as it will come close but again it will still moving non stop near by ....

another shot of this bird
Taiwan Tit - 黃山雀

more from this Taiwan Trip @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/liewwk/sets/72157624164515962/

3 comments:

ajithrindia said...

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建霖 said...

You're gorgeous~.................................................................

家谷 said...

成功多屬於那些很快做出決定,卻又不輕易變更的人。而失敗也經常屬於那些很難做出決定,卻又經常變更的人..................................................

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