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Taiwan Barbet Megalaima nuchalis  
Taiwan Barbet
Photographer : © Dora Zarzavatsaki
Location :Taipei, Taiwan
Date : 18 December 2016
English synonyms:Black-browed Barbet
Bird Family :Megalaiminae - Asian barbets
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :This colourful bird, one of the marvelous endemics of Taiwan, was observed eating flowers. - DZ
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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