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

Bronzed Drongo

Collared Finchbill


Oriental Skylark

Streak-breasted Scimitar-Babbler

Vinaceous Rosefinch


More Birds in Taiwan

Black-faced Spoonbill

Black-naped Oriole

Chinese Crested Tern

Crested Serpent-Eagle

Fairy Pitta

Japanese White-eye

Malayan Night-heron


Collared Finchbill

Spizixos semitorques cinereicapillus


Endemic subspecies


          The Collared Finchbill is a medium-sized (about 20 cm), stocky bulbul, with greenish body, dark slate head with white streaks on the cheeks, stout ivory bill, and diagnostic whitish half-collar separating the breast and throat.

          Its habitat preferences include scrub and second growth, at elevations from 2002500 m.  It is usually discovered low among large shrubs and small trees, but occasionally may be seen perched in the open, on a fencepost or electric pole.

          Collared Finchbill may be found in appropriate habitat in the vicinity of Wufeng, Taichung County; Huisun Forest Station and Auwanda National Forest Recreation Area, Nantou County and other areas of Taiwan, within the relatively narrow elevation belt.  It can sometimes be seen in Taipei also, north of the Keelung River on Yuan Shan hill behind the Grand Hotel.