January 18, 2016 – Taiwan Yuhina (Yuhina brunneiceps)

Requested by: @gepwin

These small birds are found in the forests of Taiwan and are related to white-eyes. They eat nectar from cherry and other blossoms, as well as small invertebrates and fruits. A social species, they spend much of their time in flocks, often those including other species, and are known for being relatively tame. They are quite vocal, frequently chattering to each other and have a call which has been described as sounding similar to the phrase “we meet you.” Breeding from around April to June, they can raise up to three broods in a season.

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