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Wild Beijing – part 5: Swift Capital

2013-08-15 14:03:04

( By Alice Carfrae


The last thing you would expect to find in an ever-expanding city like Beijing is Wildlife. But it's here!

In fact Beijing has a greater variety of bird species than London, New York and Paris.

This eight part series will explore Beijing's wildlife and the people trying to conserve it.

In Part 5 Professor Gao Wu talks about Beijing's historic relationship with the swift. And how this migratory bird has been managed to adapt to Beijing's changing urban environment.


Related Readings:

 Wild Beijing – part 1: The Black Stork  Wild Beijing – part 2: Beijing's Wetlands  
Wild Beijing – part 3: Birding in Beijing  Wild Beijing – part 4: Caught on Camera (video)