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Meet Black-Faced Spoonbills from Thousands of Miles Away in Taijiang

 

According to the annual survey on black-faced spoonbills (Platalea minor) by Taijiang National Park, there are currently 1931 black-faced spoonbills already wintering in habitats between south Chiayi and Kaohsiung.

Among the black-faced spoonbills observed, an interesting chasing incident between 2 black-faced spoonbills was accidentally recorded next to the idle fish farm on Anqing Road within the Chengxi Wetlands. One of the birds has the leg band number T69 and was one of the lucky black-faced spoonbills successfully cured of botulism poisoning in the 2015 incident. The other, with leg band E40, is an adult bird over 6 years old and was banded in Chilsando, South Korea in 2011. These 2 visitors who have individually come from thousands of miles away in different countries met on this beautiful wetland in Taijiang by coincidence.

In recent years, Taijiang National Park Headquarters has been advocating the concept of friendly habitat cultivation and signing Letters of Intent with local fishermen. The National Park wishes to build winter visitor-friendly habitats, protect the fish farm landscape, and care for the overall wetland environment. Hopefully, a green map for friendly habitat cultivation will be created in the near future.

 

Black-Faced Spoonbills from Thousands of Miles Away in Taijiang
Black-Faced Spoonbills from
Thousands of Miles Away in Taijiang

 

 

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