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Taiwan Scimitar-Babbler

Posted by ikfong on April 4, 2022 at 9:09 am
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An endemic species to Taiwan, the Taiwan Scimitar-Babblers are pretty easy to spot among bushes at low to middle elevations around the island. They have an unfortunate folk name which translates to “Treacherous Court Official Bird.” It may come from the similarity of their black eye mask plumage to the Chinese Opera’s typical facial makeup for such roles.