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Living Monument—Egretta eulophotes at Mugi Islet

Date: 20/05/2020 | Source: Uriminzokkiri (En) | Read original version at source

Living Monument—Egretta eulophotes at Mugi Isle

Egretta eulophotes, one of threatened species of water birds in the world, lives at Mugi Islet, about 4.2 km southwest from Unjong-ri in Sonchon County, North Phyongan Province.

The area is favourable for Egretta eulophotes to live, as it is overgrown with various plants such as wormwood, shrubs and Carpinus laxiflora and abundant in such feed resources as fish, shrimps, insects, etc.

The bird is 53 to 65 cm long on average and weighs about 300 to 400 g.

It flies in flocks to the islet between early May and mid-June every year to breed and migrates in mid-September for wintering.

Its habitat is under well preservation as a potential Ramsar site.

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