French: Robin de Johnstone German: Taiwanblauschwanz Spanish: Ruiseñor de Formosa
Mount Morrison, 8000 feet [c. 2440 m], Taiwan
Mountains of Taiwan.
c. 12 cm. Male is greyish-black above and to throat, with white supercilium from lores back to rear of ear-coverts, metallic rusty-chestnut breastband extending around... read more
Song, by male, a series of short jolly whistled phrases, e.g. “wíwí s-wí... read more
Mixed evergreen broadleaf forest. Recorded in summer 2600–3900 m, mainly 2000–2800 m;... read more
Food and feeding
Ants, moths, small beetles and other insects, also spiders and worms. Of food brought to nestlings in one study, 98% was animal and 2%... read more
Late Mar to mid-Aug. Nest a cup made of moss, grass roots, dead leaves and bits of man-made fibre (such as nylon rope), placed low in thick... read more
Sedentary; some slight vertical movement in winter.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Taiwan EBA. Fairly common to abundant within small range. No evidence of decline in numbers.
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