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10:35 Apr 07 2009

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Wild cormorants sighted at Napahai, Yunnan
10:32, April 07, 2009  


Photo taken on November 7, 2006 shows birds fly in the Napahai Nature Reserve in Shangri-La County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Southwest China's Yunnan Province. (Xinhua Photo)


A flock of wild cormorant was spotted at the Napahai Wetland, eight km away from Shangri-la, according to the forestry department of Shangri-la County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province.

This is the first time that the second-class state-protected bird species being discovered in groups at Lake Napahai.

Workers of the Napahai Nature Reserve found about ten cormorants sporting on the lake the other day. Now flying in the sky, now dashing into the lake to catch fish, the cormorants seemed to be having great fun.


Photo taken on November 5, 2008 shows a flock of migratory birds fly over Lake Napahai in Shangri-La County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Southwest China's Yunnan Province. (Xinhua Photo)


As skilled fish catchers, the cormorants are very strict with the water quality and environment. The Napahai Wetland used to see presence of the birds, but this is the first time that they stayed here for a long time.

The Forestry department analyzed that the higher water level of Lake Napahai this year has provided a better habitat for the birds, and that the abundance of fish and prawns in the lake has supplied them with ample food. This is considered a main reason why cormorants stayed in groups at Lake Napahai.

Source: Xinhua

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