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Rare bird sightings a testimony to Nonggang's uniqueness - China Daily


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Nonggang Babbler Stachyris nonggangensis. Source: Oriental Bird Images. © Jiang Aiwu
Rare bird sightings a testimony to Nonggang's uniqueness
China Daily


To professor Zhou Fang of Guangxi University's College of Animal Sciences and Technology, the discovery of Nonggang babbler (Stachyris nonggangensis) shows that Nonggang is a conducive natural habitat for the rare bird.

 

He and Jiang Aiwu, one of his graduate students, first saw the bird during a survey at the end of 2004. It took almost four years of study and fieldwork to confirm it's a new species.[/clear]

 

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