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Chinese hwamei


This songbird gets its name from its eye shape. “Hwamei” comes from the Chinese “huà-méi,” meaning “painted eyebrow,” a reference to the distinct feather pattern around the bird’s eyes.

  • Conservation StatusLeast Concern
  • Life span12-17 years
  • Body size8-10 in. long
  • Native habitat Forests and grasslands of eastern Asia
  • DietInsects and fruit
Mariana fruit dove Nicobar pigeon




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