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Collared Bush Robin(Johnstone’s Bush Robin)
Collared Bush Robin
By Syu, Wei Bin
Erithacus johnstoniae
Length: 15 cm

Also known as Formosan Johstone’s Bush Robin, it is found in middle to high mountain areas at elevations from 2,000 to 3,700m. It has been seen in high mountain areas in forest limits in the summer. Usually moves to lower mountain areas at an elevation of over 1,000m to winter. The male has a reddish-orange collar and distinctive white supercilium. Juvenile birds have white colored throat and less prominent supercilium. Their back resembles that of the female bird. Its sound and behavior are quite similar with Siberian Blue-tail. The bird likes to stop on low perches, stalks or bare rocks. They are often seen alone or in pairs when they jump around in the forest, seeking insects, leaves, buds and berries for food. The birds build their nests with moss in tree holes and rock cavities.


References:
http://taiwanbird.fhk.gov.tw/english/org/03dbase/date_a66/date_a66_word.htm http://www.birdingintaiwan.com/birdsintwn.htm
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