Critically endangered birds spotted in south China

Published: March 26, 2020
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REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE. PHOTO: XINHUA

REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE. PHOTO: XINHUA

GUANGZHOU: Forestry rangers in south China’s Guangdong Province have recently found a flock of critically endangered spoon-billed sandpipers in a local reserve.

Thirty-four such birds were found feeding at the Zhanjiang Mangrove National Nature Reserve, including 10 wearing tags, according to the provincial forestry bureau.

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It was the second time in recent years that the birds were found in large number in the coastal wetlands in the city of Zhanjiang.

The spoon-billed sandpipers are one of the rarest birds in the world. It is estimated that the world has about 210 to 228 pairs of the birds able to reproduce.

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