Grey Treepie of Hengchun Peninsula, Taiwan

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TreepieGr-Taiwan [AmarSingh]

“There some birds I enjoyed in Taiwan that I have not had a chance to post as I have many images (processing takes longer). The endemic subspecies is Grey Treepie (Dendrocitta formosae formosae)

“Glorious bird (above, below); common and vocal.

TreepieGr-Taiwan [AmarSingh]

“We often met them in small flocks of 5-9, occasional as mixed feeding groups with other birds.

TreepieGr-Taiwan [AmarSingh]

“Sociable and communal, often feeding on fruit (above).

TreepieGr-Taiwan [AmarSingh]

“Wonderful to watch in flight and have a large repertoire of calls (above, below).

TreepieGr-Taiwan [AmarSingh]

“The have a classic metallic “kerLINK” (Brazil 2009, for a recording below),
with waveform-sonogran below.

TreepieGr-Taiwan [AmarSingh]

…as well as many harsh and loud scolding and chatting calls below,

…waveform-sonogram below.

TreepieGr-Taiwan [AmarSingh]

“The key differences of this subspecies is “In the Taiwan subspecies the basal third of the centre of the tail is grey (black in mainland subspecies), the rest of the tail is black, and the rump is whitish-grey (white on mainland) (below)” – source.

TreepieGr-Taiwan [AmarSingh]

Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS
Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
14-17th December 2014

Habitat: Semi-urban location

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