Oct 25 2015
adult, winter plummage
This Taiwan Barbet is an endemic species of Taiwan. Since there were 5 colors but the body is mainly green, local people calls this bird as 5 colors bird. In breeding season, its very loud calls as the monotonous guttural sound "kuo-kuo-kuo-....", sort of like a monk knocking on a wooden percussion instrument while chanting buddhist sutras. This bird is similar to a woodpecker (but not a real woodpecker) to drill a hole on a tree trunk to lay eggs. The male and female takes turn for incubation with the one outside to supply food to the other and young chicks.
Nov 4 2015

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