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Swinhoe's Pheasant

Swinhoe's Pheasant, Lophura swinhoii, is a bird of the pheasant subfamily of Phasianidae family that is endemic to Taiwan, where it inhabits primary broadleaved forest and mature secondary forest at 200-2,300 m. It is sometimes referred to as the unofficial "national bird" of Taiwan, though the Formosan Blue Magpie was voted as the national bird in 2007. There are no known subspecies.

 

taken at DaSyueShan Trail, Taichung City, TAIWAN

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Taken on July 9, 2011