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Illegal import thwarted at LAX

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by kiang, 4 May 2017.

  1. kiang

    kiang Well-Known Member 15+ year member

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    A man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of smuggling 93 Asian songbirds — most of which died — from Vietnam to the Los Angeles International Airport, federal authorities said.
    Federal authorities said Law stuffed the songbirds into his luggage and boarded a flight from Vietnam on March 24. All, but eight birds died during the flight or soon after Law arrived at LAX, authorities said.
    The protected birds found in Law’s luggage were Bali Mynah, Chinese hwamei, red-billed leiothrix and silver-eared mesia, authorities said.
    Do i see Javan green magpie in the picture too?

    Man arrested after smuggling 93 Asian songbirds to LAX, feds say. All but 8 birds died
     
  2. DDcorvus

    DDcorvus Well-Known Member 15+ year member

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    They actually look like Cissa hypoleuca to me.
     
  3. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member 15+ year member

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    yes, they are Indochinese Green Magpies C. hypoleuca.

    Those poor birds :(