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Mountain Hawk-Eagle

Posted by ikfong on February 14, 2022 at 4:46 pm
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Not the largest but likely the strongest raptor in Taiwan, Mountain Hawk-Eagle can hunt and carry the small deer Formosan Reeves’ Muntjac or the Formosan Macaque. Its tail feathers are highly treasured by certain aboriginal tribes. In the past only their chieftains and the braves were allowed to wear these feathers. This photo was taken on the way to the Dasyueshan National Forest Recreation Area in central Taiwan.