I've seen this humorous sign warning drivers to keep an eye out for birds many times, but today I finally realized what it's talking about!
This is a large bird and I've seen it all around Taipei in gardens and green areas. It's not shy of people unless you get too close.
I'd guess it's about 30 cm tall when standing upright, but it often is bend down looking for things to eat. It takes one step at a time, sometimes very slowly, and it's head moves out-of-synch with its body as it hunts for food. I am not sure if it can fly, I've only seen it on the ground, and I've never heard it make a sound.
It's various shades of brown and tan, and just like the cartoon on the sign it has long feathers projecting backwards from its head. That can be seen in the center top of the photo montage.
Any idea what kind of bird this is?
These are cell-phone photos from the closest I could get without it getting nervous.
"Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life" Oscar Wilde