Characteristic Animals

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  • Time of issue:2019-10-18 00:00:00
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  [Napothera brevicaudata]

  Napothera brevicaudata is a permanent “resident” in Moli Scenic Area. Napothera brevicaudata is not beautiful at all based on the appearance, but their slightly rounded posture is particularly lovable, and it is slightly fat in the birds. Napothera brevicaudata is in tan. The yellow-brown feathers are interspersed with black horizontal stripes and fuzzy skin yellow eyebrow-shaped stripe, just like in brown squamous armor. Napothera brevicaudata is lovely. They fly in the whole mountain slope area and may “sing a song” from time to time smugly in clear and melodious sound.


  [Myiophoneus caeruleus]

  When walking in the forest of Moli Scenic Area, you may happen to see Myiophoneus caeruleus who are foraging in shallow water or chasing around in low shrubs on low mountain stream or in the bush. When look far, the bird is black, but it purple when look closely. The birds perch on the rocks of rocky mountain streams, and they like to move in pairs. They often chase each other in bushes, flying and singing. The sound is loud and short, just like a piano sound.


  [Tesia cyaniventer]

  Tesia cyaniventer is small, with unexposed short tail and long feet. It likes moving on ground. Tesia cyaniventer perches on wet evergreen broad-leaved forest in southern subtropical mountains, and often appears in gully grass of valley zone and on the ground in bushes. The birds like forage singly or in pair with insects as their main foods. Tesia cyaniventer has bean-shaped eyes and golden eyebrow. Its eyes are black like an ink painting of bamboo. Tesia cyaniventer has yellowish green eyebrows. Blue-gray belly contrasts sharply with the olive-green back, making the bird extremely lively.



  Nycticebus are small and slow-moving. They live in tropical rainforests and subtropical monsoon forests. They live entirely on trees and rarely go to the ground. They like moving separately. During the day, Nycticebus are curled into balls and hide in big tree holes or resting on the branches, and come out for food at night. Their main foods are the fruits of plants and they also prey on insects, birds and eggs. At present, there are a small number of Nycticebus in Moli tropical rain forest. Nycticebus are the national protected animals of class I.



  Lizard is also referred to as “chameleon”. Most of lizards feed on pests and they are good friends of mankind. Lizards in the scenic area often come in and out of grass, stone piles and roadsides. They are grayish brown like the color of trunks and dead branches, so they are difficult to be found. Lizards can run fast and change the direction of advancement. They are quick to move. In case of disturbances, they sneak into the hidden places nearby quickly to hide.


  [Pavo muticus]

  Pavo muticus is known as the king in birds, and is deemed as noble and holy things in Chinese traditional culture. As the only native peacock in China, Pavo muticus generally lives in tropical and subtropical low hills and valleys below 2,500m above sea level, and inhabits evergreen broad-leaved forests, deciduous broad-leaved forests, coniferous and broad-leaved mixed forests, and sparse grass. Pavo muticus abound in the Moli Tropical Rainforest Scenic Area. They feed on both plants and animals, mainly including plant flowers, fruits and seeds, and also insects such as termites, crickets, grasshoppers, chafers, butterflies, moths, etc.

  Links: Pavo muticus and Pavo cristatus are very similar in shape, but can be distinguished from the crown feather. The crown feather of Pavo muticus is a straight cluster, standing on the top of the head, and the feathers of the crown feather look like the willow. The crown feather of Pavo cristatus is spread out like a small fan that is open, and each feather looks like a miniature badminton racket. In addition, the face of Pavo muticus is yellow and royal blue while that of Pavo cristatus is white. The neck of Pavo muticus is green with copper-like markings, while that of Pavo cristatus is blue and the feathers of Pavo cristatus look like filaments.

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