Sunday, October 31, 2021

Birdtober Day Thirty-One: Flamecrest


I don't know how the prompts for Birdtober were chosen, or why some are general families and some are super-specific. This last one is super-specific, an island endemic, a tiny bird that lives only in Taiwan. It's quite appropriate, I think, because to me the whole point of learning to identify these wonderful creatures is that there's no such thing as a generic bird. Every single one is a certain species, a certain type of bird with specific habits and diet and habitat. Like people. You can only think people are generic if you aren't paying attention.

Hovers in conifers
In mountainous Taiwan forest

© Ruth Bowen Hersey

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