A plain “Taiwan sparrow” has become an overnight sensation after it appeared at the Port of Brisbane in Australia, which caused great excitement among local bird lovers.
However, because the port is a restricted area, the public cannot enter or leave as they please, leading to many calling the port office, demanding to catch a glimpse of the “rare” bird.
According to foreign media reports, a Taiwanese sparrow was suspected to having boarded a ship carrying imported grain and traveled all the way from Asia to Australia.
It was ultimately discovered in the unloading area of the port.
Although there are sparrows in Australia, there are no “Eurasian Tree Sparrows” there, which attracted the attention of local bird lovers.
It is reported that news of the arrival of a Taiwanese sparrow quickly spread among local bird-watching enthusiasts.
However, as the port was restricted to concerned personnel only, many decided to phone the port office, in the hopes of seeing the bird.
The incident was quickly shared on an online forum where Taiwanese social media users commented how funny it was that the most common bird in Taiwan became a “rare species” across the ocean overnight.
Others jokingly added that the “local market birds” became a superstar after crossing ‘salt water.'”