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A flock of birds of prey migrate from Russia to Karawang

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Jakarta, IO – Thousands of predatory birds, also known as raptors, from Siberia, Russia have been migrating to the forest area of the Sanggabuana Mountains, Karawang regency since the end of October 2023.

Ria Saryanthi Communication Partnership Adviser for Burung Indonesia, explained that the flock of birds flew through the eastern mainland corridor, namely through China, the Malay Peninsula, and ended on the islands of Java, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, per CNBC Indonesia Monday (6/11).

The raptors have a habit of migrating to tropical regions during the winter as they are able to fly long-distance across continents in search of warmer places.

“This amazing natural phenomenon occurs regularly where the birds fly from location to location,” said Ria. “And, they breed in winter in warm locations to spend their time waiting for winter to end.”

Ria said her organization has been observing the movement of the birds’ locations From Sunday (29/10) to Wednesday (1/11). There were four types of migratory birds were seen in the mountainous area located in Tegalwaru District.

“We managed to observe Pernis ptilorhynchus, Accipiter gularis, Accipiter soloensis, and Merops philippinus,” she said.

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The raptors are carnivores with three main characteristics, namely sharp eyesight, eight sharp claws and a hooked beak.

This bird of prey has been recorded since 50 to 75 million years ago. To date, there are around 482 raptor species throughout the world, where 304 of them active during the day (diurnal) and 178 during the night (nocturnal). (un)

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