List of endemic birds of Taiwan

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This article is one of a series providing information about endemism among birds in the world's various zoogeographic zones. For an overview of this subject see Endemism in birds.

Endemic Bird Areas

Birdlife International has defined the whole of Taiwan as an Endemic Bird Area (EBA 149).

In addition, Orchid Island (Lán Yǔ), c. 75 km off the south-east coast of Taiwan has been designated as a secondary area, as two restricted-range species (whistling green pigeon and elegant scops-owl) occur there.

List of species

The following is a list of species endemic to Taiwan:

Also, the whistling green pigeon, although not endemic to Taiwan is a restricted-range species.

In addition the following subspecies may be better treated as full species, according to Collar (2004):


  • Collar, N.J. (2004), "Endemic Subspecies of Taiwan Birds — First Impressions", BirdingASIA No. 2, December 2004.

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