As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Rare bird senselessly killed in UP Diliman wildlife sanctuary

November 10, 2014 3:14pm

Two alumni of the University of the Philippines voiced dismay over the killing of rare wildlife in the UP Diliman Lagoon, after witnessing a particularly violent incident Sunday afternoon, November 9.

Lu-Ann Bajarias said she and husband Amado Jr. were horrified to see the hunting and killing of a rare and elusive Black Bittern by three men in the Lagoon at around 2 p.m. Sunday.

At the time, she said three men had been combing the area, collecting crabs, fish, and what they might consider edible.

"We saw one of the men violently hit something in the water. The sound traveled enough for us to go running, expecting the worst. They held up in pride the elusive Black Bittern (Dupetor flavicollis) of UP Diliman," she said in a Facebook post.

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