|Female in Nest|
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The Taiwan Barbet (Scientific name - Megalaima nuchalis) is a bird endemic to the island of Taiwan. It is also commonly known as the five-coloured bird because of its head which is patterned with blue yellow and red. The body is mostly green and the males have a distinct red patch under their throat. They nest in holes in trees and the male and female take turns flying out for food while the other takes care of the nest. Photos were taken in Da-an Forest Park in Taipei, Taiwan in August 2015.