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White-eared Sibia
White-eared Sibia
White-eared Sibia

White-eared Sibia

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White-eared Sibia

The white-eared sibia (Heterophasia auricular) is a species of bird in the Leiothrichidae family. It is endemic to the island of Taiwan. Its natural habitat is temperate forests.

Names:

White-eared Sibia, also known as Taiwan Sibia

Description:

The crown is black with a white  eye-ring and broad eye-stripe, extending backwards and ending in long spreading plumes.  Throat, breast and upper back are grey with the rest of underparts a pinkish-cinnamon. The lower back, rump and upper tail coverts orange rufous and they have a black tipped tail. T he legs are pink. Sexes are similar. 

Song:

There rising fi-fi-fi fi-yu call is very distinct and must be one of the most defining sounds of Taiwan’s mountain forests. They also produce a rattling mei, mei, mei-type alarm call.

Diet for Strawberry Finches:

Paradise Earth Premium Softball Blend, Zupreen Fruit Pellets and fresh fruit.