Taiwan blue magpie


The Taiwan blue magpie (Urocissa caerulea), also called the Taiwan magpie or Formosan blue magpie (Chinese: 臺灣藍鵲; pinyin: Táiwān lán què) or the “long-tailed mountain lady” (Chinese: 長尾山娘; pinyin: Chángwěi shānniáng; Taiwanese Hokken: Tn̂g-boé soaⁿ-niû), is a member of the crow family. It is an endemic species living in the mountains of Taiwan at elevations of 300 to 1200 m.

In the 2007 National Bird Voting Campaign held by the Taiwan International Birding Association, there were over 1 million votes cast from 53 countries. The Taiwan blue magpie defeated the Mikado pheasant in the vote, but the vote was not formally accepted.

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