Taiwan Hwamei – Natural Bird Sound

Taiwan Hwamei – Natural Bird Sound

The Taiwan hwamei is a passerine bird in the family Leiothrichidae. The species was first described by Robert Swinhoe in 1859.

It is endemic to the island of Taiwan. Inhabits low-altitude mountain forests. It was formerly regarded as a subspecies of the Chinese hwamei but has recently been split as a separate species.

Body length 28 cm. The iris is grey-blue. Mouth and feet yellow. The body is roughly tan, with dark coarse vertical lines from the head to the back of the neck, and finer dark vertical lines from the throat to the abdomen.

Video Source: 台灣畫眉/Taiwan Hwamei from Chuenguey Hwang on Youtube CC BY

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