Radio Taiwan International
Date: 24 April, 2020
By: Shirley Lin
The Mikado pheasant is an endangered species of bird endemic to Taiwan. With their numbers low, it’s only natural that they aren’t easy to spot.
That’s why it must have an unforgettable moment for one birdwatcher when he recently spotted both a male and a female in the mountains of Taichung as they were looking for food.
Even if you’re not a bird expert, you might find the bird a little bit familiar, at least if you’ve ever seen Taiwanese currency. That’s because an image of these birds is on every NT$1,000 bill.