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In the Sakhalin Oblast, a rare species of bird kvakva - MNREP

On the island of Kunashir in the Sakhalin region, a rare species of red-nea (Nycticorax nycticorax) was found, the press service of the Ministry of Environment said.

This subspecies belongs to the heron family, the stork order. The bird was met by the staff of the Kuril Nature Reserve on the banks of the river. Serebryanka within the boundaries of the village of Yuzhno-Kurilsk (Kunashir Island). According to scientists, the flying night heron was photographed and its species was determined from the photograph. “The plumage is brown, on the wings there are even rows of ocher streaks. This color is typical for young night herons, ”the experts specified.

"Probably, the bird got to Kunashir accidentally during fodder travel," - noted the staff of the scientific department of the Kuril reserve. Known is the fact of accidental flying of the Quakva and on the Kamchatka peninsula.

Japanese colleagues also confirmed the bird's species identity from photographs. "This is a very rare species on the island of Hokkaido (Japan), only a few places of nesting of the Quakwas are known here," said Japanese ornithologist Jun Chishima (Jun Chisima) from the city of Hamanaka (Japan).

In Russia, croak is listed in the Red Book of several regions.

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