Tuesday, 24 April 2012

The Last Endemic!

We finally managed to get our last endemic of the tour this afternoon when a covey of Taiwan Hill-partridges came into view and onto our lists at Alishan.

Taiwan Hill-partridge

They were in the darkest part of the forest so the photo isn't that sharp but it is an impressive bird.

In the evening we had nice views of a Collared Scops-owl for the second night running and within a few minutes a Mountain Scops-owl was spotlighted as well! Absolutely amazing.

Mountain Scops-owl

After many years of failing valiantly to get to grips with this wee beastie it jumped to pole position for my 'bird of the trip' and justifiably celebrated late into the evening! Wow!!

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