聯合翻譯 引用自 http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/lang/archives/2014/09/16/2003599787

 

Protected painted snipes have appeared at the Sindian River Park. The rare and precious bird is categorized as a second-class protected animal. It habitually hides its whereabouts, but it seems that it has now found a new home at the park in Taipei.

The Hydraulic Engineering Office of the Taipei City Government recently released two photos of a male and a female painted snipe respectively. The medium-sized birds are 20cm to 30cm in length, and they mostly take swamps, paddy fields and wetlands as their natural habitat. One female mates with two or more male birds which is called polyandry. Male birds are responsible for hatching eggs and bringing up baby birds, which is rarely seen in the world of birds. Their activities and reproduction usually take place in wetlands where waters are shallow.

The Hydraulic Engineering Office said that the city’s river parks have large areas of grass-covered land, and many swamps can be found along the Sindian River. In recent years, the office has actively promoted environmental protection and habitat building, thereby attracting some painted snipes to roost and reproduce there.

The Hydraulic Engineering Office said that painted snipes are shy and often hide, so they are not easily seen unless they bring their young to look for food. Most of the time people will only become aware that painted snipes are around as the birds fly up when being scared by humans.

 

聯合翻譯 引用自 http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/lang/archives/2014/09/16/2003599787

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