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Taiwan endemic P. owstoni
Photo © by Mark Bruce
Hehuanshan, Taiwan, September 2006
Pyrrhula owstoni

Identification

Male lacks orange tones on underparts, being soft lavender-grey from lower throat to belly and vent, occasionally tinted light pink or buffish-brown on breast; flanks to undertail-coverts white; also shows black patch on outer median coverts. Flight feathers and tail very glossy bluish-black, and outer web of inner tertial bright red; has very faint band surrounding black face. Female is more gingery-brown on underparts and deeper grey on crown and nape, with outer web of inner tertial bright yellow.

Distribution

Mountains of Taiwan.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Subspecies

Two subspecies are recognized[1].

Habitat

Behaviour

Vocalisation

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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