2015年5月7日 星期四

Pheasants of Taiwan 台灣的野雞

Last entry's discussion of Swinhoe's pheasant got me thinking about pheasants and their relation to birds in general.  Here is some of what I learned recently. 上個禮拜討論藍腹鷳讓我想更了解這種鳥與其他鳥類的關係.  以下是我最近學到的知識.

There are three kinds of pheasant in Taiwan.  The pheasant is a type of bird closely related to partridges, chickens, and quail.  Male pheasants are larger than the females, and have longer tails.  Pheasants eat seeds and insects, and if you are looking for one it is better to look in the early morning or on foggy days.  They tend to avoid the hottest part of the day.  在台灣有三種野雞.  這種鳥很接近鷓鴣, 雞, 跟鵪鶉.  公野雞比母野雞大.  而且牠們的尾巴比較長.  野雞吃的是昆蟲跟種子.  如果你想看到牠們的話, 最好的時間是在很早的早晨和有霧的日子.  牠們會避免出現在很熱的時候.


This is the male Swinhoe's pheasant.  這是公的藍腹鷳.


And this is the female.  這是母的藍腹鷳.


This is the male mikado pheasant.  這是公的黑長尾雉.


And this is the female.  A pair of these birds adorn Taiwan's 1000 NT bill.  這是母的黑長尾雉.  牠們出現在中華民國的1000元的鈔票上.


This is the ring-necked pheasant, also referred to as the common pheasant.  As its name suggests, it can be found in many places outside Taiwan, and it is a well known game bird.  There are some regional variations, but all common pheasants are very similar.  最後有環頸雉.  這種鳥在很多國家都可見到, 也是很多地方打獵的獵物.  這種鳥因為地域性的關係而各有小小的特色, 但是基本上環頸雉都很像.

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Fishing Ports of Taiwan

References 參考文獻:

台灣野鳥圖鑑 (陸鳥篇) "A Field Guide to Wild Birds (Land Birds)" 廖本興 2012 晨星出版 31-34頁
臺東縣野生動物 Wildlife of Taitung 行政院農業委員會特有生物研究保育中心 2009
Swinhoe's pheasant (Wikipedia)

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