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Red-headed cranes return to Phú Mỹ Reserve

Update: March, 01/2017 - 11:01
A flock of 18 red-headed cranes has recently returned to Phú Mỹ Reserve in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kiên Giang, according to Nguyễn Phong Vân, director of the reserve. — Photo Phú Mỹ Reserve

KIÊN GIANG – A flock of 18 red-headed cranes has recently returned to Phú Mỹ Reserve in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kiên Giang, according to Nguyễn Phong Vân, director of the reserve.

Last Saturday (Feb 25), the red-headed cranes were spotted at the reserve, which contains bàng (Lepironia
articulata) grass in Giang Thành District.

From February to the end of March each year, dozens of red-headed cranes come to find food in Giang Thành and Kiên Lương districts.

In recent years, the number of cranes returning to Kiên Giang has declined steeply because of flooding caused by unseasonable rains.

Phú Mỹ is the only bàng grass ecosystem in the delta that is seasonal habitat for red-headed cranes.

The reserve, established in early 2016, has a core area of 940ha and a belt area of 1,700ha.  – VNS

 

 

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