Saturday, March 26, 2011

Taiwan Barbet at NCKU, Tainan.

Taiwan Barbet (Megalaima nuchalis) is a beautiful bird with the most colorful and decorative face in Taiwan. Taiwan Barbet is known as Wuseniao (五色鳥), literally means "5-color bird" in Chinese, it is an endemic species and also the only barbet species exists in Taiwan.

The birds are currently very active at NCKU (National Cheng Kung University) in Tainan, it can easily be seen in most of the fruiting trees in the campus. The bird call is usually loud, easily be heard and distinguished

Let's appreciate the beauty of this bird, as well as to preserve and protect their habitats in NCKU campuses.

(click on the picture to enlarge)

Boon Eu


  1. Ya, but there is no Taiwan Blue Magpie here, the best and easy place to see Taiwan Blue Magpie is still Wulai or Yangminshan.

  2. That is so beautiful! call me next time when you see these beautiful birds

  3. Shane, definitely sure I will let you see this beautiful bird through my scope.