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O’ Formosa

Collared Bush Robin

2019-06

Collared Bush Robin

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Consultant|Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute

These birds are endemic to the subalpine forest zone in Taiwan. They are active and frequently spotted near forest edges and along the mountain roadsides and parks. The adult male is brightly colored, while the female is a duller olive brown. Their breeding season begins in April and lasts until July.

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Collared Bush Robin
Binomial name:Tarsiger johnstoniae
Family: Muscicapidae

Broad-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly

2019-05

Broad-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly

Text|Cynthia Lai・Photo|李興漢《臺灣蝴蝶拉丁學名考釋》
Consultant|Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute

Discovered and named by Japanese entomologists in the 1930s, the broad-tailed swallowtail butterfly is mostly found fluttering elegantly in the mid-altitude forests of central and northern Taiwan. The specific epithet 'maraho' means 'chieftain' in Taiwanese indigenous Atayal tribe language indicating its unique position among the butterflies of Taiwan.

Broad-tailed Swallowtail Butterfly
Binomial name:Papilio maraho
Family: Papilionidae