Num­bers of rare bird on the rise

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

An in­creas­ing num­ber of Chi­nese mer­gansers, an en­dan­gered bird species dubbed the “gi­ant pan­das of birds”, have been spot­ted in China over the past three years, a sur­vey showed on Tues­day. A to­tal of 1,084 of the bird were spot­ted in the win­ter of 2016, ac­cord­ing to a sur­vey re­leased by the Chi­nese Bird Watch­ing So­ci­eties Net­work. The fig­ure was 634 and 441 in the win­ters of 2015 and 2014 re­spec­tively.

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