Flocking to Keelung - for this bird

A black kite (Milvus migrans) spotted on Nov 16 near Keelung harbour in Taiwan. The bird is a rare sight on the island and listed as protected, although numbers have doubled to over 400 in the past 25 years. This has drawn more tourists to Keelung in
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A black kite (Milvus migrans) spotted on Nov 16 near Keelung harbour in Taiwan.

The bird is a rare sight on the island and listed as protected, although numbers have doubled to over 400 in the past 25 years.

This has drawn more tourists to Keelung in the hope of spotting one flying over the harbour.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 30, 2015, with the headline 'Flocking to Keelung - for this bird'. Print Edition | Subscribe