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The most mysterious bird in the world, the White-eared Night-heron is in an endangered state and is listed in the Red Book of Endangered Birds by the International Committee for the Conservation of Birds. It is one of the 30 most endangered birds in the world.

The most mysterious bird in the world

On the morning of April 20, 2019, Zhu Yusen and local Forestry Bureau cadres Qiu Jiarui and Liu Hui were conducting a bird survey in Shifu Village, Datong Town. Two White-eared Night-herons were found in a pine forest next to a water body. Subsequently, they set up an observation point in a hidden place about 100 meters away from the bird’s nest. They have been observing continuously for 37 days, taking pictures and recording from early morning to dusk every day. The video and image data exceed 400G, and they finally perfected the White-eared Night- Breeding information of heron.

Such information is extremely rare worldwide. White-eared Night-heron is also called Hainan Tiger Tapper and Hainan Night-heron. It was named after the first type specimen was collected by the British from Wuzhi Mountain on Hainan Island in 1899. Currently, the White-eared Night-heron is in an endangered state and is listed in the Red Book of Endangered Birds of the World. It is one of the 30 most endangered birds in the world.

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