A bird flu scare intensified yesterday after a dead bird was found on a hillside near Shek Kip Mei Health Centre in Sham Shui Po, where a crested goshawk was collected last Tuesday and tested positive for H5. Tests are being carried out on the dead bird found near the health centre, as well as 71 others collected yesterday in various areas of the city by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Results are expected later this week. A bird flu scare surfaced earlier this month when officials confirmed that a dead scaly-breasted munia found in Causeway Bay on New Year's Eve had tested positive for H5N1. Infectious diseases expert and former legislator for the medical sector Lo Wing-lok yesterday warned that Hong Kong could see more birds of prey such as goshawks dying from H5N1. Dr Lo said these birds might easily contract the virus from smaller ones. Hong Kong Bird Watching Society chairman Cheung Ho-fai urged the government to temporarily suspend the import of white-backed munias, which are commonly sold for release during religious rites. These birds were put in crowded cages during transportation and could easily contract diseases, Mr Cheung said.