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Greater Hinggan Mountains Series Ep. 6: Chinese 'flying dragon'



The hazel grouse is listed as an animal under second-class state protection in China. In the Greater Hinggan Mountains, it is nicknamed the "flying dragon." Except for the breeding season, they hang out in small groups most of the time. In places favored by more sunlight, fresh buds sprout easily on the branches. The tender buds wrapped in rime are an irresistible temptation for hazel grouses. How will they respond to potential dangers? Check out this video.

About Journeys in Nature: Greater Hinggan Mountains Series

The Greater Hinggan Mountains in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province is the northernmost and highest latitude area in China. It is known for its dense forests in summer and magnificent snow scenery in winter. Biodiversity remains high in the mountains, and you can find snowy owls, corsac fox and moose. Stay tuned!

For more: Greater Hinggan Mountains Series Ep. 5: On a red fox's turf

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

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