Photograph Exhibition of Birds between both Sides of the Taiwan Strait
Turdus polilcephalus (Hellmayr)Author: Xu Jinrong Place: Taiwan Knowledge from Wikipedia: The Island Thrush, (Turdus poliocephalus) is a common forest bird in the thrush family. Almost 50 subspecies have been described from Taiwan, through South East Asia and Melanesia, to Samoa, exhibiting great differences in plumage. Several subspecies are threatened and three have already become extinct.
Anous stolidusAuthor: Xu Jinrong Place: Taiwan Knowledge from Wikipedia: The Brown Noddy or Common Noddy (Anous stolidus) is a seabird from the tern family. The largest of the noddies, it can be told from the closely related Black Noddy by its larger size and plumage, which is dark brown rather than black. The Brown Noddy is a tropical seabird with a worldwide distribution, ranging from Hawaii to the Tuamotu Archipelago and Australia in the Pacific Ocean, from the Red Sea to the Seychelles and Australia in the Indian Ocean and in the Caribbean to Tristan da Cunha in the Atlantic Ocean. The Brown Noddy is colonial, usually nesting on the in elevated situations on cliffs or in short trees or shrubs. It only occasionally nests on the ground. A single egg is laid by the female of a pair each breeding season.
Himantopus himantopusAuthor: Xu Jinrong Place: Taiwan Knowledge from Wikipedia: The Black-winged Stilt or Common Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is a widely distributed very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family (Recurvirostridae). Opinions differ as to whether the birds treated under the scientific name H. himantopus ought to be treated as a single species and if not, how many species to recognize. Most sources today accept 2—4 species.
Phalacrocorax carboAuthor: Xu Jinrong Place: Taiwan Knowledge from Wikipedia: The Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), known as the Great Black Cormorant across the Northern Hemisphere, the Black Cormorant in Australia and the Black Shag further south in New Zealand, is a widespread member of the cormorant family of seabirds.
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