17 December, 2007

Chinese Crested Tern

The Chinese crested crane is possibly the world's rarest bird and it is China's most elusive bird. Due to their eggs being poached, human encroachment and disturbance and the loss of coastal wetlands which is their main habitat, these graceful, wonderful birds are almost extinct. How many exactly are still left in the wild, is not known.
More on the Crested Tern: Orient Bird Club, Clara.net, Birding Taiwan, Surfbirds, BBC, pwlf.org, China.org, Taiwan's Ecological Conservation, Facts, Bird Life, IUCN, Itsabove, WWF, Books, Scholar
*Read this interesting article from the Economist

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