China-Wetland/Migratory Birds

Flocks of birds spend winter at southeast China wetland

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Fuzhou, Fujian Province, southeast China - Recent
1. Various of migratory birds at wetland
2. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Yang Weiping, director, Minjiang Estuary National Nature Reserve Management Office (ending with shots 3):
"There are about fifty to sixty thousand birds wintering here each year in dozens or over hundreds of species. The most spectacular flocks are cygnets and black-faced spoonbills, of which there are less than 3,000 existing in the world. They often pay a visit here."
3. Various of cygnets, black-faced spoonbills
4. Wetland
5. Birds hovering over water

Storyline


The Minjiang River estuary wetland in southeast China's Fujian Province has attracted tens of thousands of migratory birds each year to spend the winter months.

Formed by alluviation, the wetland houses more than 1,000 species of fish, shrimp and crabs. Rich natural resources have made it an ideal habitat for migratory birds, including many endangered species.

"There are about fifty to sixty thousand birds wintering here each year in dozens or over hundreds of species. The most spectacular flocks are cygnets and black-faced spoonbills, of which there are less than 3,000 existing in the world. They often pay a visit here," said Yang Weiping, director of the Minjiang Estuary National Nature Reserve Management Office.

Yang added that there are four families of cygnets wintering in the wetland each year.

The Minjiang estuary wetland is on the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, one of the eight great flyways in the world, and also one of the most threatened due to human activity.

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  • ID : 8040574
  • Published : 2017-01-11 01:46
  • Last Modified : 2017-01-11 03:28:02
  • Location : Fuzhou,China
  • Category : environment
  • Duration : 1'02
  • Type : Chinese/Part Mute
  • Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
  • Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland
  • Version : 2
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