The rosy starling: Cavalry against Xinjiang's locusts
Zhao Ying, Xu Chenlu
With their Mohican hairstyles and pale pink bodies, large flocks of rosy starlings are distinctive in their grassland habitat. They migrate to northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region every summer and raise their fledglings there.
In May this year, a construction project of China First Highway Engineering Company was halted as rosy starlings began breeding at the site. The project was postponed until the end of July when the birds journeyed south.