Well, I was wrong! In yesterday’s blog entry, I wrote that these fantailed skimmers (taiwan-uchiwa-yanma) and butterfly skimmers (chou-tombo) seemed to co-exist peacefully, but… Today I watched a fantail swoop down and grab a butterfly skimmer from its perch, then carry it way up into a tree to eat. It was an amazing thing to see.
Rhyothemis fuliginosa = chou-tombo (butterfly skimmer)
Ictinogomphus pertinax = taiwan-uchiwa-yanma (Taiwan fantailed skimmer)