Daily News – What happened to the birds in Hong Kong when Mangkhut storm hit? | Trending News

2018-09-22T16:20:31+00:00 September 22nd, 2018|

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when typhoon man get battered Hong Kong on Sunday it Feld at least 17,000 trees in smashed hundreds of windows as trees are home to hundreds of bird species in the city we look at how the creatures fared amid the most intense storm in the cities recorded history where do the birds go when a storm hits Hong Kong bird-watching Society research manager you yog Tung said some birds flee the city when they sense strong winds accelerating while others hide in spaces near air conditioners or sewers if you recalled seeing some birds standing still in the middle of water or on land to face the wind this danger being among trees or buildings that could collapse but not much danger being in grassland you explained noting birds are helped by their streamlined body Billy how hi Hank principal lecturer at the University of Hong Kong’s School of Biological Sciences added that some birds choose to hide in the middle of forests or shrubs and while area Birds could go into hiding new ones could be carried into the city by the strong winds you said some birds can’t escape from the strong winds over the past 20 years six types of sea birds have been spotted in Hong Kong for the first time as a result of typhoons he added the Pomerance qeh parasitic Jaeger Bullworth petrol wedge-tailed Shearwater black knotty and brown naughty did the birds survive man coots onslaught animal rescue agencies in Hong Kong reported a surge in the number of bird casualties following man cup compared to normal conditions between September 17th and 19 a total of 29 cases of injured or dead birds were reported to the nonprofit Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals the total marked an increase from the 10 cases recorded between September 10th and 12 when the typhoon had not yet affected Hong Kong tree expert appeals to shopton residents to save tree battered by men cat the SPCA said most of the bird cases it handled after man fit related to the storm which the group noted had blown some birds off trees among the 29 cases 13 were sent to kadoorie farm and botanic garden which provides care for rescued and domesticated animals four were sent to the agriculture fisheries and conservation department a fcd one was released and the remaining 11 died and the number of birds sent to Kaduri farm after the typhoon between September 17th and 19 total 19 up sharply from the six sent there before man cute between September 10th and 12 out of the woodwork residents collect souvenirs from fallen trees postman kept visiting a priming grid habitat in typo on Thursday morning the post spotted at least four Birds despite the trees they’re appearing to be less dense than before a man surnamed Chen who has lived in the New Territories district more than 30 years believed many birds had fled after the typhoon he noted there were two to three bird nests and one to two chicks blown to the ground some nice people picked up those chicks and brought them back to the woods he added didn’t get significantly effect birds in Hong Kong in the wake of the large-scale destruction of trees across the city it would be more difficult for surviving birds to find food for a period of time how said with more fallen trees and leaves on the ground it would be more difficult for birds to find food regardless of whether they feed on fruits or insects you believed birds would move elsewhere to build their nests if the trees they previously used had fallen but only next spring when breeding season begins would it become more evident whether Birds lives have been significantly affected he noted that birds could adapt to changes in the environment and might choose smaller trees to build their nests when larger ones were unavailable but you said their reproduction would not be greatly hindered as autumn is not breeding season for many species if the typhoon had come in May there would have been major casualties among birds that breed on trees the AF CD said after men get that it had inspected keysight’s important two birds including my phone Nature Reserve no massive die-off of birds has been recorded it added