Fire-breasted Flowerpecker 紅胸啄花
Like Europe and the rest of Asia, Taiwan is devoid of hummingbirds. The closest are two species of sunbird (the Olive-backed and the Fork-tailed), and two flowerpeckers (the Plain and Fire-breasted), though, even then, they behave more like a cross between a hummingbird and a super-charged kinglet. The Fire-breasted Flowerpecker is a common permanent resident of Taiwan's mid elevation forests and is always heard before it is seen. Its vocalization is a surprisingly loud sputtering and squeaking as it races about high in the trees. The sound is hummingbird-esque, but far more audible.