Northern Guangdong Woodland Series | Episode 4: White-eared night heron

The wilderness of northern Guangdong is known for its dramatic ruggedness. Here in the secluded valley lives what's been called one of the world's most mysterious birds, the white-eared night heron. In late spring and early summer, white-eared night herons build nests for hatching. The expectant parents are highly vigilant. Even the slightest disturbance prompts them to divert predators and leave the eggs safe in the nest. Watch the video to see how the chicks grow up under parents' protection.

About 'Journeys in Nature': Northern Guangdong Woodland Series

Northern Guangdong Province is located in the Nanling Mountains, an important mountain range and watershed in the south of central China. With dense forests, it has some of the richest biodiversity in southern China. Beneath the thick forest lies a paradise for creatures you may not often see. There are many mysterious stories behind these species waiting to be uncovered.

For more: 

Northern Guangdong Woodland Series | Episode 1: Chinese crocodile lizard

Northern Guangdong Woodland Series | Episode 2: Big-headed turtle

Northern Guangdong Woodland Series | Episode 3: Latouchia

(Cover image is a video screenshot; video shot by the CGTN Nature film crew)

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