Endangered bird spotted in Shatoujiao Forest

From: Shenzhen Daily | Updated:2021-05-07


A male yellow-breasted bunting, an endangered bird species under level-1 State protection, is seen in Shatoujiao Forest, part of Wutong Mountain Park, by bird specialists of the Shenzhen Bird Watching Society at 4:30 p.m. April 29. 


This is the first spotting of this species in the Wutong Mountain area. The yellow-breasted bunting is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae that breeds in Northeast China and Siberia in Russia, and spends winter in Southeast China, South Asia and Southeast Asia, secretary general of the society identified as PT said. He also assumed that this bird might have a stopover in Shenzhen and will soon fly back north, or might be a missing bird since these birds always move in groups.