The yellow-breasted bunting is now officially an endangered species. Photo: Arend Heim Amur Bird Project

The Chinese diners eating a rare songbird into extinction, and the conservationists fighting to save the yellow-breasted bunting

Known as the rice bird in southern China, where it is a luxury sought after by gourmets, the previously common yellow-breasted bunting was last year listed as critically endangered. Experts blame its rapid decline on illegal trade

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The yellow-breasted bunting is now officially an endangered species. Photo: Arend Heim Amur Bird Project
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