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[Hong Kong] 大埔墟鷺鳥林小白鷺放歸大自然

This topic has been highlight by HKBWS Yun at 30/06/2017 10:31.

大埔墟鷺鳥林小白鷺放歸大自然



嘉道理農場暨植物園於2017年6月29日,在大埔元洲仔將三隻從大埔墟鷺鳥林拯救回來的小白鷺放歸大自然,本會也獲邀到場見證。本會非常感謝嘉道理農場暨植物園一直悉心照料受傷雀鳥,以專業的手法協助牠們康復,並讓牠們能重拾在野外求生的能力。

其中兩隻小白鷺是康文署修樹事件之後獲救(在影片左邊兩個藍色箱子內),至少有兩個月大,當時牠們氣囊破裂,經治療後已經康復,能自行飛行及覓食,並已帶上黃色的腳環(編號: HA36及HA37)。希望牠們重返大自然後找到新的安樂窩。各位鳥友也可以留意牠們的蹤影,如拍到戴上腳環的雀鳥,請與本會聯絡。

本會將繼續監察鷺鳥林的狀況,並與相關政府部門跟進修樹事件,希望同類事情不會再次發生。漁護署表示正就事件搜集資料及調查,而康文署則未有進一步的解釋及回應。

根據嘉道理農場暨植物園向本會提供的資料,截至2017年6月28日為止,野生動物拯救中心從大埔墟鷺鳥林一共接收29隻鷺鳥進行拯救及復康。牠們的狀況包括骨折、脫水、羽毛損傷、肌肉挫傷等,部分因與父母分離得不到餵飼而受飢餓之苦。當中8隻鷺鳥仍在治療中,另外21隻鷺鳥已不幸身亡。


*嘉道理農場暨植物園新聞稿:www.kfbg.org/chi/news/egret_release.aspx

On 29-6-2017, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) released 3 Little Egrets rescued from the Tai Po Egretry into the wild at Yuen Chau Tsai, Tai Po. The Society was also invited to witness this special moment. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden for providing the professional skills and intensive care to rescue and rehabilitate the injured birds, such that they can recover and have the ability to survive in the wild.

Two of them were received after the LCSD tree trimming incident (in the blue boxes in the video). They are at least 2 months old and suffered from air sac rupture, but are now fully recovered after intensive care and rehabilitation. They can now fly and self-feed, and were ringed with yellow tags (no.: HA36 and HA37). We hope they can find a new home after they are back in the wild. If you happened to find a bird with a ring/tag, please contact us.

The Society will continue to monitor the condition of the egretry and follow-up the tree trimming incident with relevant Government departments. We hope similar incidents will not happen again in the future. AFCD said that they are now collecting information and undergoing investigation on the incident, while there is no futher reply or explanation from the LCSD.
According to the information provided by KFBG to the Society, by 28 June 2017, their Animal Animal Rescue Centre received a total of 29 birds from the Tai Po Market egretry for rescue and rehabilitation. The birds were presented with a wide range of conditions including broken bones, dehydration, feather damage and tissue bruising. Some of them were suffering from hunger as a result of being separated from their caring parents. Among them, 8 are still under intensive care while 21 have died.


*Press release from KFBG: www.kfbg.org/eng/news/egret_release.aspx

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