The largest number of critically endangered white-shouldered ibis has been recorded in Cambodia since roost observations started in 2009, experts said Friday. “We have counted 973 [birds] this year, and in some roosts, there were even between 300 to 400 ibis,” said Bou Vorsak, program manager for BirdLife International Cambodia. During the rainy season, the white-shouldered ibis, which is about 80 cm long and native to Southeast Asia, lives in colonies in dry forests of palm trees, which are common in Cambodia. Populations have dwindled in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, but habitats still remain in Cambodia, Mr. Vorsak
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