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Tuesday 16 December 2014

Taiwan - Day 12 - 13/12/14

Wushe, Blue Gate Trail, Chun Yung Farm
Today was the last day and our last chance at nailing the last two Laughingthrushes that had eluded us so far. No sign of the Rufous-crowned but the last 1.5 hrs of daylight, we heard a Rusty Laughingthrush and had good views of a small party at Chun Yung Farm. A huge relief!! We also walked the Blue Gate Trail and walked around the summit but it was bitterly cold, so cold in fact that the locals had gathered to witness the first flake of sleet, alas we had retreated by that point. Last stop was Chun Yung Farm which was a fitting end to a brilliant trip. 

Wushe summit
Vinaceous Rosefinch - 1 male (C.v. formosanus
Large-billed Crow - 2

Blue Gate Trail
White-browed Robin - 1 (L.(i.) formosana)
Collared Bush Robin - 1 male
Taiwan Barwing - 10
Taiwan Wren Babbler - 3 heard only
Yellow(ish)-bellied Bush Warbler - 4 (C.a. concolor)
Asian House Martin - 10
Also flocks of Tits and Fulvettas. 

Chun Yung Farm
Collared Finchbill - 6
Taiwan Barbet - 5
Vinous-throated Parrotbill - 5 (P.w. bulomachus)
White-rumped Munia - 20
Olive-backed Pipit - 1
Pacific Swallow - 10
Rufous-capped Babbler - 1

 Taiwan Barwing along the 
 Vinous-throated Parrotbill at Chun Yung Farm

 Black-throated Tit at Chun Yung Farm
 Collared Finchbill at Chun Yung Farm
 Taiwan Barbet at Chun Yung Farm
Rusty Laughingthrush at Chun Yung Farm

Blue Gate Trail