Made in Taiwan
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As far as "Cool" and "Unusual" Birds go.. the Taiwan Firecrest fit both those categories pretty easily.
The Taiwan Firecrest (or Flamecrest) as you would expect is endemic to the mountains of Taiwan, off the coast of mainland China. The Taiwan Firecrest is only 9 cm (3.6 in) in length and 7 grams in weight, making it is the smallest of all Taiwan's endemic bird species. It is similiar to the Kinglet species.
The most distinguishing characteristic is the orange-yellow crest on top of the male’s head, for which this bird is named. The Crest only shows during mating season.
Rendered in Poser 2012 without postwork. Vue 10i rendered background. Model Credits: Taiwan Firecrests (from Songbird ReMix Cool 'n' Unusual Birds 3)
- July 11, 2012
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