Black-throated Tit of Taiwan

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“I had hoped to see some tits and was not disappointed, the Black-throated Tit (Aegithalos concinnus concinnus) being the highlight.

“A delightful bird, often in small flocks with markings that make it look very ‘Chinese’. Instead of being called ‘black-throated’ I think ‘white-whiskered’ is more appropriate (with a ‘Fu Manchu’ styled moustache, our nick name for the bird).

“These images were taken through mist and that impaired colours a little but the beauty of the bird still comes through.

“After watching birds in Taiwan I understand better the classical style of Chinese painting (see top).

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
18-20th December 2014

Location: Dasyueshan National Forest Recreation Area, Heping District, Taiwan
Habitat: 2,000 meters ASL, forested region

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