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  • Dec 29, 2014
  • Updated: 5:52pm

High five for bird haven

PUBLISHED : Friday, 08 December, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 08 December, 2006, 12:00am

A flock of black-faced spoonbills take to the wing at Mai Po Nature Reserve, one of the world's most important wintering sites for the endangered migratory bird.


Researchers this week counted a record 395 of the birds at the reserve, representing more than a fifth of the species' global population. The count was 340 last year and 305 in 2004, according to WWF Hong Kong, which manages the reserve.


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