Endangered bird recovered-A A +A
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
AN ENDANGERED bird Brahminy Kite (Haliastus indus), locally known, as Banog was turned over to Silliman University Center for Tropical Species for safekeeping Tuesday morning.
Student Paul Tychicus Iban from Guihulngan City first had the bird before turning it over to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Iban, together with a representative from the DENR, then gave it to the university.
Iban told Sun.Star that the bird was given to him by his uncle in Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental nine months ago and transferred it in Daro village in Dumaguete City in June this year.
He said he personally cared for the bird and trained it for flying exhibition. He spent a kilo of pork meat every week for the bird’s meal.
Iban also said that the bird was not placed in a cage, but instead, it is freed.
He said the bird failed to go home since Monday until he heard a radio announcement Tuesday morning looking for the bird’s owner.
The bird was found by a certain Jack Aguila of Bagacay village, Dumaguete City.
Aguila turned over the bird to the local police station. He and Iban then reported it to the DENR.