French: Pirolle de Taiwan German: Dickschnabelkitta Spanish: Urraca de Formosa
63–68 cm; 254–260 g. Distinctive black-hooded, pale-eyed blue magpie with very long, strongly graduated tail, central pair of rectrices projecting beyond next by... read more
Usual call a loud chattering "kyak-kyak-kyak-...", not unlike call of Pica pica... read more
Broadleaf forest at 400–1000 m, but reported down to 300 m and as high as 1200 m.
Food and feeding
Omnivorous; as well as wide variety of invertebrates, takes various berries and figs (Ficus). Recorded capturing a frog. Usually... read more
Season May and Jun; eggs recorded mid-May to late May. Social and co-operative breeder; helpers assumed to be young of previous year, which... read more
Mainly sedentary; some movement to lower elevations in winter.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Taiwan EBA. Status not well known; generally considered uncommon and elusive. Prefers to keep to shadowy gloom... read more
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