The Taiwan barbet is a common resident bird with a distribution from the plains up to 2,500 meters in elevation in Taiwan. Between April and August, it pecks at a tree or dead wood to create a hole for nesting. The cicada feeds on tree sap, becoming heavy once it has ingested its fill. If it encounters an emergency, it will instinctively discharge its body fluid to reduce its weight and escape. In this photo series, a Taiwan barbet is returning to its nest. Two cicadas nearby, sensing the barbet’s approach, discharge fluid as they flee.