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Local Birders Catch Sight of New Species

Local Birders Catch Sight of New SpeciesLocal Birders Catch Sight of New Species

Seven new bird species have been sighted since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21) in Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari Province by environmentalists, increasing the number of recorded species from 215 to 222.
The birds include curlew sandpiper, spotted redshank, barred Warbler, red-backed shrike, squacco heron, tufted duck and common rosefinch, Mehr News Agency quoted Keramat Hafezi, an environmentalist as saying. Among the newly discovered species, curlew sandpiper is listed as threatened at the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature making each sighting a valuable record. 

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