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Adorable and Energetic Formosan Yuhina (Ecology)
2009-10-15 17:06:00
2009-10-15 17:36:00
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Leanne Chien
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Leanne Chien
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By TTNews Reporter Fan Kang-Wu TTNews Nantou County, Taiwan - “to~meet~you~to~meet~you~”When hikers enter into the mountain areas about 700 ~ 3,300 metres above sea level, they would often hear such a crisp birdcall. This unique sound is produced by Yuhina brunneiceps, also known as Formosan Yuhina. Yuhina brunneiceps, also formally known as Formosan Yuhina, is a small songbird endemic to Taiwan. Formosan Yuhina is 12~13 centimetres in length and the length of its wings are about 6 centimetres. The feather color of both male and female Formosan Yuhina is the same. The bird’s back, wings and tail are olive grey, its lower chest is yellowish white and its legs are yellowish brown. The most significant features are a black English moustache descending from its beak and a dark brown-coloured crest, which are extremely stylish and adorable! The nature of Formosan Yuhina is extremely lively and energetic with a loud and clear birdcall. This species are usually found in groups in temperate forests and joins with other bird species, especially tits and other smaller thrush species in mixed flock. Their diet chiefly consists of small insects, berries, nectar, and flower pollen. During the flower blooming season, Formosan Yuhina sometimes may be seen hanging upside down on the tree branches sipping nectar. It is also worth mentioning that Formosan Yuhina has a distinctive habit of sharing one nest with three or four pairs at a time, hatching and rearing young birds by taking turns. In the wintertime, they would keep to lower altitude. Their diet chiefly consists of small insects, berries, nectar, and flower pollen. During the flower blooming season, Formosan Yuhina sometimes may be seen hanging upside down on the tree branches sipping nectar. TTNews website: http://en.travel-web.com.tw/ 活潑好動的酷酷鳥 冠羽畫眉 范綱武/南投縣   「to~meet~you~to~meet~you~」走進700~3300公尺之間中低海拔的山區,常會聽見這樣清脆的鳥鳴,這就是台灣特有種冠羽畫眉的叫聲。   冠羽畫眉身長12~13公分,翼長約6公分,雌雄羽色相同,背部為橄灰色,腹面為黃白色,臉部灰白略帶黃色,嘴為黑色,腳為黃褐色。最大特點是頭頂上有高聳的暗褐色冠羽,相當有造型,外加兩撇小八字鬍,模樣相當可愛。   冠羽畫眉生態習性極為活潑、嘈雜,鳴聲婉轉宏亮悅耳,經常成群活動於樹冠,啄食昆蟲及果實,尤其是狀元紅果實成熟時,經常成群在樹梢覓食,不懼人,非常容易親近;此外,牠也會和山雀、其他小型畫眉混群,群聚性強。   值得一提的是,冠羽畫眉有三、四對集體使用一個鳥巢產卵的特殊習性,孵蛋及撫育幼鳥由各親鳥間相互輪流擔任,一到冬季,會降遷至低海拔山區避寒。   冠羽畫眉相當容易觀察,九月~十一月中旬正值狀元紅果實成熟階段,建議遊客可以到杉林溪、溪頭一帶,都容易欣賞到這群可愛的畫眉鳥。(攝影/范綱武) 溪頭杉林溪之旅:http://558.travel-web.com.tw/ 大南投旅遊網:http://nantou.travel-web.com.tw/
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