Birding in Taiwan



Birds in Taiwan

Endemic Species

Collared Bush-Robin


Formosan Magpie

Formosan Whistling-Thrush

Mikado Pheasant

Steere's Liocichla

Styan's Bulbul

Swinhoe's Pheasant

Taiwan Barwing

Taiwan Bush-Warbler

Taiwan Partridge

Taiwan Yuhina

White-eared Sibia

White-whiskered Laughingthrush

Yellow Tit


Endemic Sub-Species

Black-browed Barbet

Black-naped Monarch

Black Bulbul

Black Drongo

Bronzed Drongo

Collared Finchbill

Crested Serpent-Eagle


Oriental Skylark

Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler

Vinaceous Rosefinch


More Birds in Taiwan

Black-faced Spoonbill

Black-naped Oriole

Black-throated Tit

Chinese Crested Tern

Fairy Pitta

Japanese White-eye

Malayan Night-heron


Bronzed Drongo

Dicrurus aeneus braunianus


Endemic subspecies

          Bronzed Drongo is a rather plain and inconspicuous bird of low- and mid-elevation broadleaf forests up to 2000m elevation.  In poor light, it appears black, as the Black Drongo of open lowland habitats.  However, Bronzed Drongo is slightly smaller, shorter-tailed and smaller-billed than its lowland relative.  Its tail is only slightly upturned at the tip.  Seen in good light, the Bronzed Drongo’s black body has a glossy metallic sheen which may appear deep blue or green.

          It may be seen hawking for insects through the upper and middle canopy or perched in the open on branches or electric wires, alone or in a small flock.  It sometimes mixes with Gray-chinned Minivets.  Its variable call seems gentle and pleasing.

          Bronzed Drongo may be seen in suitable habitat and elevation along the road leading up to Tswengwen Dam, southeast of Chiayi; in the vicinity of Wufeng, Taichung County; Huisun Forest Station and Auwanda National Forest Recreation Area, Nantou County and similar areas of Taiwan.