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Taiwan Barbet Megalaima nuchalis   - Feeding
Taiwan Barbet
Photographer : © Daisy O'Neill
Location :Basianshan Mountain (2020m), Taichung County, Taiwan
Date : 27 February 2016
English synonyms:Black-browed Barbet
Bird Family :Megalaiminae - Asian barbets
Bird Group :PICIFORMES
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :Some cherry blossoms had gone to seed. Had never seen no less than half dozen birds sat motionless and content in cold, same tree having indulged in green unripe cherries. - DO'N
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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