Sunday, November 30, 2008

Malayan Night Heron

The Malayan Night Heron Gorsachius melanolophus is a Huben-Hushan Important Bird Area (IBA) resident species. Taiwan has both resident and migrant populations of Malayan Night Heron. The Huben-Hushan IBA is one of the most reliable sites to see this species. They are very common in summer when migrants increase the resident population. In winter one can generally sight the species along quiet forest tracks. The Malayan Night Heron is listed in lower risk categories of the IUCN's Red Data list of threatened species.

An adult Malayan Night Heron (Gorsachius melanolophus) in the undergrowth.

See: Huben-Hushan IBA Bird List

Photo is courtesy and copyright of Mark Wilkie.

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