Large flock of critically endangered birds arrives in Cambodia on annual migration

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A large flock of critically endangered migratory birds, the yellow-breasted sparrow, have arrived in the protected landscape of Boeung Prek Lapouv in Cambodia’s southern Takeo province during their annual migration, a conservation organization.

The yellow-breasted sparrow was considered critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature in 2004 due to a rapid decline in population size.

The species breeds in Europe and northern Asia, then migrates annually to parts of Asia including India, southern China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar, for the winter quarter and food from December to April, BirdLife Cambodia said in a statement. Release.

“In January 2022, thousands of yellow-breasted sparrows migrated to the Boeung Prek Lapouv Protected Landscape for habitat and food during their annual migration,” Bou Vorsak, program manager of BirdLife Cambodia, told Xinhua. .

The population of yellow-breasted sparrows in the world has declined by more than 80% in recent years, according to the press release, adding that in Cambodia, more than 800 yellow-breasted sparrows have been recorded in some provinces between 2016 and 2019. . Xinhua

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