Chinese Oriole

Apparently these Orioles are on the east coast, but I have yet to see one.

Chinese Oriole

http://blog.udn.com/JTLAI/2821313

有幾首傳唱黃鸝鳥的歌曲,曲裡旋律之間描述該鳥具有美妙的聲音。今年初傳出台灣東部又發現難得一見的黃鸝鳥蹤跡,但個人百尋不著,卻巧遇朱鸝鳥兩次。算很幸運了。

在偏遠山區碰見的兩回,朱鸝都成對出現,紅黑對比的色澤,美麗不在話下。牠們發出的聲音,是可以說很有特色,但若形容為天籟,那麼我絕對是不同意的。

黃鸝也是,雖然但現在為止都還沒有看過牠,但據說牠的聲音聽來「很恐怖」。有人笑稱如「勾魂使者」,連狗聽了都會加以呼應。自然界是公平的,就這兩種「麗鳥」來說。牠們有著美艷的外型,但只能有「不對稱的聲音」。

如果自然界之上,還有所謂上帝的話,那麼「上帝是公平的」,這樣的說法,就朱鸝和黃鸝鳥來說,我認為也算是。

2 Comments

  1. dulan drift says:

    I’ve seen them around Chang Bing, but only one here. They live near streams. Very beautiful birds. There is also a very pretty blue bird around here – a friend of mine told me she had one nesting in her house – guess she meant the porch area.

  2. Dan says:

    I have seen a couple of brilliantly beautiful blue birds here, but not this red Oriole. The bird life here is amazing, and I wish I knew more about it. I need a pair of good binoculars.

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