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2015.07.21 08:59

Ornithologists find new bird species in Lithuania

DELFI EN | The Lithuania Tribune2015.07.21 08:59

A new bird species has been observed in Lithuania, the Baillon's crake (porzana pusilla). It was spotted in Rokiškis region in north-eastern Lithuania, the Lithuanian Ornithological Society said.

A new bird species has been observed in Lithuania, the Baillon's crake (porzana pusilla). It was spotted in Rokiškis region in north-eastern Lithuania, the Lithuanian Ornithological Society said.

The bird was first found on 28 May in the valley of the river Saltoja in Rokiškis district by Darius and Daiva Norkūnai of the Lithuanian Ornithological Society.

Repeated observations show that the species has settled in the region and is forming a local population, although their breeding habitat normally is in south-eastern Europe.

The Baillon's crake is the third bird species for the first time observed in Lithuania this year. The others are the Pacific golden plover (pluvialis fulva) and the Dalmatian pelican (pelecanus crispus).