Birding in Taiwan

 

 

Birds in Taiwan

Endemic Species

Collared Bush-Robin

Flamecrest

Formosan Magpie

Formosan Whistling-Thrush

Mikado Pheasant

Steere's Liocichla

Styan's Bulbul

Swinhoe's Pheasant

Taiwan Barwing

Taiwan Bush-Warbler

Taiwan Partridge

Taiwan Yuhina

White-eared Sibia

White-whiskered Laughingthrush

Yellow Tit

 

Possible Future Full Species

 

Endemic Sub-Species

Alpine Accentor

Barred Buttonquail

Besra

Black Bulbul

Black Drongo

Black-browed Barbet

Black Kite

Black-naped Monarch

Bronzed Drongo

Brown Bullfinch

Brownish-flanked Bush-Warbler

Brown-eared Bulbul

Chinese Bamboo-Partridge

Collared Finchbill

Collared Scops-Owl

Collared Owlet

Coal Tit

Crested Goshawk

Crested Myna

Crested Serpent-Eagle

Dusky Fulvetta

Eurasian Jay

Eurasian Nutcracker

Gray Treepie

Gray-cheeked Fulvetta

 Gray-headed Bullfinch

Green-backed Tit

House Swift

Hwamei

Island Thrush

Kentish (Snowy) Plover

Lanyu’ Scops-Owl

Little Ringed Plover

Maroon Oriole

Mountain Scops-Owl

Oriental Skylark

Oriental Turtle-Dove

Pheasant-tailed Jacana

Plain Prinia

Plumbeous Redstart

Pygmy Wren-Babbler

Ring-necked Pheasant

Rufous-capped Babbler

 Rusty Laughingthrush

Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler

Streak-throated Fulvetta

Striated Prinia

Varied Tit

Vinaceous Rosefinch

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Whistling Green-Pigeon

White-bellied Green-Pigeon

White-browed Bush-Robin

White-browed Shortwing

White-tailed Robin

White-throated Laughingthrush

Winter Wren

Yellowish-bellied Bush-Warbler

 

More Birds in Taiwan

Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-faced Spoonbill

Black-naped Oriole

Black-throated Tit

Black-winged Stilt

Brown-headed Thrush

Cattle Egret

Chinese Crested Tern

Chinese Goshawk

Cinnamon Bittern

Common Kingfisher

Common Kestrel

Common Moorhen

Common Snipe

Daurian Redstart

Eastern Marsh Harrier

Eurasian Wigeon

Eurasian Teal

Fairy Pitta

Fork-tailed or Pacific Swift

Garganey

Gray-chinned Minivet

Gray-faced Buzzard

Gray Heron

Great Cormorant

Great Egret

Greater Painted-Snipe

Ijima’s Leaf-Warbler

Intermediate Egret

Japanese White-eye

Lesser Coucal

Little Egret

Little Forktail

Little Grebe

Malayan Night-heron

Northern Pintail

Northern Shoveler

Osprey

Pacific Golden-Plover

Pale Thrush

Peregrine Falcon

Red Collared-Dove

Russet Sparrow

Spot-billed Duck

Spotted Dove

Tufted Duck

White-breasted Waterhen

Yellow Bittern

SPOTLIGHT ON TAIWAN “Endemic Subspecies of Taiwan birds—first impressions”, by N. J. Collar, from BirdingASIA No. 2, December 2004.  Presented with permission.  BirdingASIA is the bulletin of the Oriental Bird Club.  Please see our Links page for benefits of membership in the OBC.

 

ENDEMIC SUBSPECIES of TAIWAN (including Lanyu Island)

 

Birds of the World, A Checklist, James F. Clements, 5th edition, 2000,

with updates to  December 2005

 

SUBSPECIES

  

  1.  

Alpine Accentor

Prunella collaris fennelli

   2. Australasian Grass-Owl Tyto longimembris pithecops
  1.  

Besra

Accipiter vergatus fuscipectus

  1.  

Black Bulbul

Hypsipetes leucocephalus nigerrimus

  1.  

Black Drongo

Dicrurus macrocercus harterti

  1.  

Black-browed Barbet

Megalaima oorti nuchalis

  1.  

Black-naped Monarch

Hypothymis azurea oberholseri

  1.  

Bronzed Drongo

Dicrurus aeneus braunianus

  1.  

Brown Bullfinch

Pyrrhula nipalensis uchidae

  1.  

Brown-eared Bulbul

Ixos amaurotis nagamichii 

  1.  

Brownish-flanked Bush-Warbler

Cettia fortipes robustipes

  1.  

Chinese Bamboo-Partridge

Bambusicola thoracica sonorivox

  1.  

Coal Tit

Periparus ater ptilosus

  1.  

Collared Finchbill

Spizixos semitorques cinereicapillus

  1.  

Collared Owlet

Glaucidium brodiei pardalotum

  1.  

Crested Goshawk

Accipiter trivirgatus formosae

  1.  

Crested Myna

Acridotheres cristatellus formosanus

  1.  

Crested Serpent-Eagle

Spilornis cheela hoya

  1.  

Dusky Fulvetta

Alcippe brunnea brunnea

  1.  

Eurasian Jay

Garrulus glandarius taivanus

  1.  

Eurasian Nutcracker

Nucifraga caryocatactes owstoni

  1.  

Fire-breasted Flowerpecker

Dicaeum ignipectus formosum

  1.  

Golden-headed Cisticola

Cisticola exilis volitans

  1.  

Golden Parrotbill

Paradoxoenis verreauxi morrisonianus

  1.  

Gray Treepie

Dendrocitta formosae formosae

  1.  

Gray-cheeked Fulvetta

Alcippe morrisonia morrisonia

  1.  

 Gray-headed Bullfinch

Pyrrhula erythaca owstoni

  1.  

Green-backed Tit

Parus monticolis insperatus

  1.  

Hwamei

Garrulax canorus taewanus

  1.  

Island Thrush

Turdus poliocephalus niveiceps 

  1.  

Light-vented Bulbul

Pycnonotus sinensis formosae

  1.  

Little Forktail

Enicurus scouleri fortis

  1.  

Maroon Oriole

Oriolus traillii ardens

  1.  

Mountain Scops-Owl

Otus spilocephalus hambroecki

  1.  

Oriental Turtle-Dove

Streptopelia orientalis orii

  1.  

Plain Flowerpecker

Dicaeum concolor uchidai

  1.  

Plain Prinia

Prinia inornata flavirostris

  1.  

Plumbeous Redstart

Rhyacornis fuliginosus affinis

  1.  

Pygmy Wren-Babbler

Pnoepyga pusilla formosana

  1.  

Ring-necked Pheasant

Phasianus colchicus formosanus

  1.  

Rufous-capped Babbler

Stachyris ruficeps praecognita

  1.  

 Rusty Laughingthrush

Garrulax poecilorhynchus poecilorhynchus

  1.  

Ryukyu Scops-Owl

Otus elegans botelensis  (Lanyu Island)

  1.  

Silver-backed Needletail

Hirundapus cochinchinensis formosanus

  1.  

 Slaty-legged Crake

Rallina eurizonoides formosana

  1.  

Snowy-browed Flycatcher

Ficedula hyperythra innexa

  1.  

Spot-breasted Scimitar-Babbler

Pomatorhinus erythrocnemis erythrocnemis

  1.  

Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler

Pomatorhinus rufficolis musicus

  1.  

Streak-throated Fulvetta

Alcippe cinereiceps formosana

  1.  

Striated Prinia

Prinia criniger striata

  1.  

House Swift

Apus nipalensis kuntzi

  1.  

Varied Tit

Sittiparus varius castaneoventris

  1.  

Vinaceous Rosefinch

Carpodacus vinaceus formosanus

  1.  

Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Paradoxornis webbianus bulomachus

  1.  

Vivid Niltava

Niltava vivida vivida

  1.  

Whistling Green-Pigeon

Treron formosae formosae 

  1.  

White-backed Woodpecker

Dendrocopos leucotos insularis

  1.  

White-browed Bush-Robin

Tarsiger indicus formosanus

  1.  

White-browed Shortwing

Brachypteryx montana goodfellowi

  1.  

White-tailed Robin

Cinclidium leucurum montium

  1.  

White-throated Laughingthrush

Garrulax albogularis ruficeps

  1.  

Winter Wren

Troglodytes troglodytes taivanus

  1.  

Yellowish-bellied Bush-Warbler

Cettia acanthizoides concolor