December 24, 2008

MET MIKADO PHEASANT (台灣帝雉)

Mikado Pheasant
Mikado Pheasant

We went hiking to Taoshan Waterfall (桃山瀑布; 2200m above sea level) when visiting Wuling Farm (武陵農場). When we approached the final destination of Taoshan Waterfall, we saw a "bird" walking around. We realized it was the Mikado Pheasant (台灣帝雉), the national bird of Taiwan which is shown on NTD1,000 bill.

Mikado Pheasant now is in the list of lower risk/near threatened species, so I think we were quite lucky to see it. Hope it is a good sign of coming 2009!

3 comments:

Leslie said...

也只有你才會想到 它是鈔票上那隻

!!

Thanks for sharing

James Tung said...

要不是鈔票,我也不認識台灣帝雉啊

Todd said...

Nice capture!