Friday, July 31, 2009

Taiwan Bamboo Partridge

Taiwan Bamboo Partridge (Bambusicola thoracicus sonorivox) is a common Huben-Hushan resident.

The Taiwan Bamboo Partridge Bambusicola thoracicus sonorivoxis a common resident of the Huben-Hushan area. The Taiwan Bamboo Partridge is the endemic Taiwan subspecies of the Chinese Bamboo Partridge Bambusicola thoracicus. Many researchers believe that race sonorivox is likely a full species.

Huben Bird List

Monday, July 20, 2009

Himalayan Black Bulbul

The Himalayan Black Bulbul Hypsipetes leucocephalus is a fairly common resident of the Huben-Hushan area. Race nigerrimus is endemic to Taiwan. This bird with bright red feet and bill can be seen along the trails and in village gardens.

Huben Bird List

Sunday, July 19, 2009

New Butterfly Photos added to our Butterfly Gallery

Himalayan Jester Symbrenthia hypselis scatinia

Photos of several new butterflies have been added to the Huben-Hushan Butterfly Gallery.

Tomb Raptor

Sunday July 12th saw the premiere of the film Tomb Raptor on National Geographic Channel Taiwan. Tomb Raptor is a documentary about the migratory Grey-faced Buzzard. It is the fourth program in National Geographic Channel's four program series Taiwan to the World 3. Taiwan to the World aims to bring the wonders and diversity of Taiwan to the world. It is in its 3rd season and will be shown on National Geographic Channel internationally in 164 countries.

Much of Tomb Raptor was filmed in the Bagua Mountain area which is a critically important area for migrant raptors on the East Asian Oceanic Flyway. The southern end of Bagua Mountain lies directly across the the Chingshui River valley from the Huben-Hushan area and is another reason why the greater Bagua Mountain-Huben/Hushan area is so critically important to birds and needs to be protected.