Apr 6, 2020, 4:03 PM
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Rare species of long-tailed duck identified in SW Iran

Tehran, April 6, IRNA – A member of a rare species of a long-tailed duck has been identified in the southwestern part of Iran, Head of the Department of Environment in Hoveyzeh County Mohammad Saleki said on Monday.

Known by Clangula Hyemalis as its scientific name, the animal has been observed for the first time in a Wetland in Khouzestan Province, the official added.

Observing new species in a wetland is indicative of high biodiversity, as well as favorable conditions, for that wetland, he further noted.

Saleki went on to say that the identification shows the bird species have chosen that wetland as their habitat.

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