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Taiwan Barbet Megalaima nuchalis   - Adult
Taiwan Barbet
Photographer : © Jo Ann MacKenzie/Birding in Taiwan
Location :Taitung County, Taiwan
Date : 12 November 2007
English synonyms:Black-browed Barbet
Bird Family :Megalaiminae - Asian barbets
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to Taiwan.
Formerly considered conspecific with Black-browed Barbet Megalaima oorti but now elevated to full species status following Collar, N.J. (2006) A taxonomic reappraisal of the Black-browed Barbet Megalaima oorti. Forktail 22:170-173.
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