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.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Over 800 rare birds seized in Turkey’s southeast


İstanbul DHA14.11.2017 17:55

Some 838 rare goldfinches being smuggled by traffickers were seized in the southeastern province of Gaziantep on Monday.

The rare birds were found during a search of the trailer of a truck supposedly carrying cement to Syria.

Customs officials on duty at the Karkamış customs gate found the birds in cages under cement bags.

The birds were then delivered to the Branch Office of Nature Conservation and National Parks and were later released back into the wild.


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