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Styan's Bulbul -Kenting



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Brown Bullfinch © Stijn De Win

Brown Bullfinch -Anmashan


Black Bulbul © Stijn De Win

Black Bulbul -Huisun Forest Reserve


Emerald Dove © Stijn De Win

Emerald Dove -Kenting


Marsh Sandpiper © Stijn De Win

Marsh Sandpiper -Tsengwen Estuary


Grey-headed Bullfinch © Stijn De Win

Beavan's  Bullfinch -Yushan NP


Light-vented Bulbul © Stijn De Win

Light-vented Bulbul


Striated Swallow © Stijn De Win

Striated Swallow


Oriental Turtle Dove © Stijn De Win

Oriental Turtle Dove -Wushe


Taiwan Yuhina © Stijn De Win

Taiwan Yuhina -Wushe


Vivid Niltava © Stijn De Win

Vivid Niltava -Anmashan


Varied Tit © Stijn De Win

Varied Tit -Huisun Forest Reserve


White-tailed Robin © Stijn De Win

White-tailed Robin -Wushe Blue Gate track




All photographs © Stijn De Win




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B2A – Trip birdlist


Endemics and Black-faced Spoonbills

05 – 12 April 2009


Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis                                 


Grey Heron Ardea cinerea                                


Great Egret Ardea alba                                     


Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia         


Little Egret Egretta garzetta                                             


Chinese Pond-Heron Ardeola bacchus         


Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis                                               


Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax


Malayan Night-Heron Gorsachius melanolophus      

3 birds seen at Huisun forest reserve


Sacred Ibis          

Introduced- seen in flight from the car on HW 1


Black-faced Spoonbill Platalea minor   Endangered

At least 62 birds seen at Tsengwen estuary


Mallard  Anas platyrhynchos


Eastern Spot-billed Duck Anas poecilorhyncha         

Few Longluan Lake


Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata


Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula                                              


Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus             


Crested Serpent-Eagle Spilornis cheela hoya                           

Common and regularly encountered


Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus formosae                       

Seen twice –Anmashan and Wushe


Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus                                               

One bird seen at Huisun Forest Reserve


Taiwan Partridge Arborophila crudigularis   Country endemic   Near-threatened

Bedongyushan, Huisun and Yushan NP


Taiwan Bamboo-Partridge  Bambusicola thoracica sonorivox   Near-endemic

Couple seen at Anmashan and 1 seen very well on roadside near Wushe.


Swinhoe's Pheasant Lophura swinhoii   Country endemic   Near-threatened

3 males and a female seen at Anmashan on our first day birding.  Later on a pair seen at Bedongyushan.


White-breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus


Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus        


Eurasian Coot Fulica atra                                 


Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus                                              


Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum

Approx. 5 birds near Tsengwen estuary.                                       


Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva                                             


Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius       


Snowy Plover (Kentish) Charadrius alexandrinus     


Lesser Sandplover Charadrius       mongolus            


Greater Sandplover Charadrius leschenaultii            


Little Curlew Numenius minutes

1 seen Tsengwen estuary                                


Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus

Few at Tsengwen


Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos        


Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus                                


Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia


Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis


Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola


Common Redshank Tringa tetanus


Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris      

1 bird seen Tsengwen                      


Sanderling Calidris alba


Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis                                               


Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii                                          


Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos

2 birds near Longluan Lake -Kenting                                            


Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea          


Dunlin Calidris alpina                        


Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus

Few at Tsengwen                                               


Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus               

1 seen Kenting                   


Little Tern Sternula albifrons                                           


Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia


Ashy Wood-Pigeon Columba pulchricollis

3 birds seen Anmashan   


Oriental Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis orii         


Red Collared-Dove Streptopelia tranquebarica           


Spotted Dove Streptopelia chinensis formosona


Emerald Dove Chalcophaps indica                                               


White-bellied Pigeon Treron sieboldii soronius         

Few seen Anmashan and Wushe


Large Hawk-Cuckoo Cuculus sparverioides                                              

Heard at Bedongyushan


Oriental Cuckoo  Cuculus optatus

Heard Anmashan


Lesser Cuckoo Cuculus poliocephalus                                       

Heard at Anmashan


Lesser Coucal     Centropus bengalensis                                    

Heard at Longluan Lake


Collared Owlet    Glaucidium brodiei pardalotum     

One seen Bedongyushan


Silver-backed Needletail Hirundapus cochinchinensis formosanus    

Small number at Huisun and Wushe


Fork-tailed Swift Apus pacificus     


House Swift Apus nipalensis stictomus


Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis                                 


Taiwan Barbet  Megalaima nuchalis  Country endemic



Grey-capped Woodpecker Dendrocopos canicapillus kaleensis

Seen at Huisun


White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos insularis               

1 seen at Anmashan


Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus tancolo                          

1 seen at Yushan NP


Grey-throated Martin  Riparia chinensis  chinensis                             

Few at Tsengwen


Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica                        


Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica namiyei    


Asian Martin Delichon dasypus nigrimentalis


Striated Swallow Cecropis striolata stanfordi                            


Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni                                             


American Pipit Anthus rubescens                                 

1 bird seen near Longluan Lake –Kenting


White Wagtail Motacilla alba leucopsis [Amur Wagtail] + lugens [Black-backed Wagtail]

Few leucopsis throughout and lugens seen near Longluan Lake.


Yellow Wagtail [Green-headed Wagtail] Motacilla flava taivana                              

1 bird seen near Longluan Lake –Kenting


Eastern Yellow Wagtail [Alaska Wagtail] Motacilla tschutschensis tschutschensis         

15+ birds near Longluan Lake –Kenting


Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea                                       


Grey-chinned Minivet Pericrocotus solaris                  


Collared Finchbill Spizixos semitorques cinereicapillus   Near-endemic             

Anmashan, Wushe…


Taiwan Bulbul Pycnonotus taivanus   Country endemic Vulnerable

Very common at Kenting.


Light-vented Bulbul (Chinese Bulbul) Pycnonotus sinensis formosae


Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus nigerrimus


Flamecrest Regulus goodfellowi   Country endemic 

Seen at Wushe and Yushan NP, heard Anmashan


Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes taivanus                           



Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris fennelli    

3 birds HehuanPass


Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius                         

1 near Huisun


Formosan Whistling-Thrush Myophonus insularis   Country endemic  

Anmashan, Wushe, Yushan


Scaly Thrush Zoothera dauma hancii           

1 seen Yushan NP


Brown-headed Thrush Turdus chrysolaus



Dusky Thrush Turdus naumanni   

1 bird at HehuanPass


Taiwan Shortwing  Brachypteryx goodfellowi   Country endemic           

Seen at Wushe and Yushan NP, heard Anmashan


Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis                  


Striated Prinia Prinia crinigera striata                          

Chung Yang Farm


Plain Prinia Prinia inornata flavirostris                         


Japanese Bush-Warbler Cettia diphone     

1 bird at Anmashan


Brownish-flanked Bush-Warbler Cettia fortipes robustipes   

Seen very well Anmashan km 12


Yellowish-bellied Bush-Warbler Cettia acanthizoides concolor                            

Common at higher elevations and seen very well at Anmashan and Yushan NP               


Taiwan Bush-Warbler (Alishan Bush-Warbler) Bradypterus alishanensis   Country endemic       

Fantastic looks at HehuanPass, heard Yushan NP


Rufous-faced Warbler Abroscopus albogularis                                         

Fairly common.


Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea                                           

1 bird seen Yushan NP


Vivid Niltava Niltava vivida vivida                    



White-browed Bush-Robin [Taiwan Bush-Robin] Tarsiger indicus formosanus

2 birds seen, HehuanPass and Anmashan


Collared Bush-Robin Tarsiger johnstoniae   Country endemic

Fairly common at higher elevations.


White-tailed Robin Cinclidium leucurum montium                    

Rather common at forested roadsides throughout


Little Forktail Enicurus scouleri fortis                           

1 bird seen on the Blue Gate track, Wushe


Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea oberholseri                           

Huisun Forest Reserve and heard Kenting.


White-throated Laughingthrush [Rufous-capped LT] Garrulax albogularis ruficeps

Many seen at Bedongyushan throughout the morning of our visit.


Rusty Laughingthrush Garrulax poecilorhynchus poecilorhynchus  Near-endemic

3 encounters, Anmashan, Wushe –Blue Gate and near km 4


Taiwan Hwamei  Garrulax taewanus  Country endemic         

Several birds seen at Longluan Lake –Kenting


White-whiskered Laughingthrush Garrulax morrisonianus   Country endemic

Few at Anmashan and Hehuan Pass, common at Yushan NP


Steere's Liocichla Liocichla steerii   Country endemic



Black-necklaced Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus  erythrocnemis  Country endemic           


Taiwan Scimitar-Babbler Pomatorhinus musicus   Country endemic          


Taiwan Wren-Babbler  Pnoepyga formosana   Country endemic               

Fantastic close looks at Wushe –Blue Gate track.


Rufous-capped Babbler Stachyris ruficeps praecognita          



Taiwan Barwing Actinodura morrisoniana   Country endemic

Few seen at Blue Gate Wushe and Anmashan


Taiwan Fulvetta  Alcippe formosana   Country endemic

Only seen at Yushan NP


Dusky Fulvetta  Alcippe brunnea brunnea                   

Only seen at Anmashan km 12


Grey-cheeked Fulvetta Alcippe morrisonia morrisonia                            


White-eared Sibia Heterophasia auricularis   Country endemic             



Taiwan Yuhina Yuhina brunneiceps   Country endemic            



White-bellied Yuhina Yuhina zantholeuca                                    

Only encountered at Huisun Forest Reserve.


Golden Parrotbill [Taiwan Parrotbill] Paradoxornis verreauxi morrisonianus       

Group of approx. 15 birds at Yushan NP and a single bird at Anmashan km 50


Black-throated Tit Aegithalos concinnus     

Fairly common


Coal Tit Periparus ater ptisolus                      

Anmashan km 50 and Yushan NP


Green-backed Tit Parus monticolus insperatus                        



Yellow Tit Macholophus holsti   Country endemic  Near-threatened

Seen at Anmashan km 24 and on Blue Gate track Wushe


Varied Tit Sittiparus varius castaneoventris               

Only seen at Huisun Forest Reserve


Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea                 


Fire-breasted Flowerpecker Dicaeum ignipectum formosum

Wushe and Yushan NP


Japanese White-eye Zosterops  japonicus simplex                 


Maroon Oriole [Red Oriole] Oriolus traillii ardens                  

2 birds seen at Huisun Forest Reserve


Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus                       


Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach formosae             

Few at Tsengwen area


Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus harterti                             


Bronzed Drongo Dicrurus aeneus brounianus           


Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius taivanus


Formosan Magpie Urocissa caerulea   Country endemic

A single bird and 3 different small groups seen at Huisun, 19 birds total.


Grey Treepie Dendrocitta formosae formosae           


Eurasian Magpie Pica pica              

2 birds at Twengwen


Large-billed Crow Corvus macrorhynchos  


Crested Myna Acridotheres cristatellus formosanus                


Russet Sparrow Passer rutilans

Small group at Wushe km 2


Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer  montanus                                


Scaly-breasted Munia Lonchura punctulata                                        


Vinaceous Rosefinch Carpodacus vinaceus formosanus                      

Several sightings at Yushan NP and a single bird at Anmashan


Brown Bullfinch Pyrrhula nipalensis uchidae             

Group of approx. 10 birds at Anmashan km 24 seen very well.


Beavan's Bullfinch  Pyrrhula erythaca owstoni                    

2 sightings of a pair at Yushan NP


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