Taiwan shortwing

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Taiwan shortwing
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Muscicapidae
Genus: Brachypteryx
B. goodfellowi
Binomial name
Brachypteryx goodfellowi

The Taiwan shortwing (Brachypteryx goodfellowi) is a species of chat. This species is now classified in the family Muscicapidae.

It is endemic to Taiwan. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is a shy skulker, preferring to be on or near the ground, in the depths of dark vegetation, where it feeds on small insects, larvae, berries, seeds, sprouts and new buds of plants. The nest consists of moss and grass stems, placed in a dense shrub.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Brachypteryx goodfellowi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T103866611A104213105. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T103866611A104213105.en. Retrieved 18 November 2021.