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Taiwan Wren Babbler Pnoepyga formosana  
Taiwan Wren Babbler
Photographer : © Amar-Singh HSS
Location :Daxueshan National Forest Recreation Area, Taichung City County, Taiwan
Date : 15 January 2019
English synonyms:Taiwan Wren-babbler, Taiwan Cupwing
Bird Family :Timaliidae - Babblers, Babaxes, Mesia, Leiothrix, Cutias, Barwings, Minlas, Fulvettas, Crociases, Sibias, Yuhinas, Myzornis, Parrotbills & Rhabdornises
Red Data Status :Least Concern
Remarks :This Taiwan endemic of high montane forest is a tiny, fast moving bird, usually in the dark undergrowth; making for challenging observations.
Taxonomic Notes :Monotypic species endemic to Taiwan.
Formerly considered conspecific with Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler Pnoepyga albiventer but now treated as a separate species following Collar, N. J. (2006) A partial revision of the Asian babblers (Timaliidae). Forktail 22: 85-112.
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