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100 rare pheasants found in central VN national park

In Uncategorized on June 19, 2010 at 4:25 pm




100 rare pheasants found in central VN national park


QĐND – Saturday, June 19, 2010, 20:51 (GMT+7)

A flock of 100 endangered Lophura Diarants pheasants has been discovered in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in the central province of Quang Binh.


The images, shot by an automatic camera triggered off by motion, are the first of the birds seen in the wild in Viet Nam.


The group of researchers, who set up the camera, said they were amazed to see so many pheasants in an area densely populated by humans. “It is a sign that this endangered species is recovering,” they said.


The park management said on Tuesday that the bird was listed as endangered globally. Members of the Fasianidae family, mature birds weigh more than a kilogram.


Source: VietNamNet/Viet Nam News


 


Source: QDND