2015年5月7日 星期四

Famous Birds 有名的鳥

Just one more thing, and then I'll get off the subject of birds.  還有一件事.  以後我不會寫關於鳥的文章.

There are hundreds of bird species in Taiwan, and many of them can only be found here.  If you enjoy bird watching, you don't get much better than Taiwan. 台灣的鳥類有幾百種, 也有許多是台灣特有種.  喜歡賞鳥的人在台灣有福了.

While looking over one of my wall maps of Taiwan the other day, I noticed that most of the cities and counties of Taiwan have an official bird.  These birds are listed below.  我上次看我的台灣地圖時就注意到,  很多縣市有自己的縣鳥.  以下這些鳥就是.


Jilong/Keelung City 基隆市: black kite 黑鳶

喜以動物屍體為食.  This bird eats carrion.


Taipei City, Taoyuan County, and Yunlin County 台北市, 桃園縣, 雲林縣: 台灣藍鵲 Formosan magpie / Taiwan blue magpie

常出現於山區道路, 公園之樹林或電線上.  This bird can be seen along mountain roads, in forested parks, and on power lines.


Hsinchu County 新竹縣: 五色鳥 "five color bird" / Taiwan barbet

The Taiwan barbet is endemic to Taiwan.  牠是台灣特有種鳥.


Hsinchu City and Miaoli County 新竹市跟苗栗縣: 喜鵲 common magpie / Eurasian magpie

在台灣別名是 "客鳥".  In Taiwan this bird is also known as the "guest bird."


Taichung City 台中市: 白耳畫眉 white-eared sibia 

除了水果, 漿果, 昆蟲外, 山櫻盛開季節常見其成群吸食花蜜.  Aside from fruit, berries, and bugs, the white-eared sibia also drinks nectar from groves of cherry trees in the mountains during the cherry blossom season.


Changhua County 彰化縣: 灰面鵟鷹 grey-faced buzzard

每年10月國慶日前後, 大量過境恆春半島.  Around Taiwan's Independence Day, a great flock of these birds pass through Heng Chun in south Taiwan.


Jiayi County 嘉義縣: 蘭腰鷴 Swinhoe's pheasant

The Swinhoe's pheasant is named after Robert Swinhoe, former British consul in Taiwan.   這隻鳥的英文名字是從在台灣的英國副領事來的.


Tainan City 台南市: 水雉 pheasant-tailed jacana

公鳥照顧孵化的幼鳥.  The male of the species incubates the eggs.


Pingtung County 屏東縣: 紅尾伯勞 brown shrike

This bird is found throughout Asia.  這種鳥亞洲到處都有.


Yilan County: 彩鷸 greater painted-snipe

This bird is found throughout Asia.  這種鳥到處可見.


Hualien County 花蓮縣: 朱鸝 maroon oriole

This bird is found throughout Asia.  在亞洲這種鳥到處可見.



Penghu County 澎湖縣: 小雲雀 oriental skylark

台灣有二亞種.  Taiwan has two types of this bird.


Lian Jiang (Ma Dzu) County 連江縣:  黑嘴端鳳頭燕鷗 Chinese crested tern

This bird was thought extinct until 2000, when a few were spotted in Lian Jiang County.  直到西元2000年之前在連江縣發現了黑嘴端鳳頭燕鷗, 人們以為這種鳥已經絕種了.

Related Entries 相關的文章:

Pheasants of Taiwan 台灣的野雞
Robert Swinhoe
布農族的百步蛇朋友 The Bunun Tribe's Friend: the Hundred Pacer
Coral

References 參考文獻:

台灣野鳥圖鑑 (陸鳥篇) 廖本興 2012 晨星出版
台灣鳥類列表 (維基百科) "List of Taiwan Birds" (Wikipedia)
還有康軒的台灣地圖

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