|A silver pheasant captured by trapping camera in Quang Binh forest. — Photo by Viet Nature Conservation Centre
QUANG BINH (VNS) — A silver pheasant listed as rare and threatened in Viet Nam by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has been spotted in a forest in central Quang Binh Province.
The pheasant was photographed by a trapping camera in Khe Nuoc Trong forest in the province's Le Thuy District.
Silver pheasants live throughout Southeast Asia and China. In Viet Nam, the species is threatened due to Agent Orange sprayed during war, as well as deforestation and illegal hunting.
The province's Forest Ranger Department said silver pheasants were rarely seen in the area, although the Vietnamese pheasant was a common sight. — VNS