Rare bird makes unexpected appearance in Shanghai
An unexpected visitor was spotted in Shanghai for the first time on Sunday.
A red-footed booby was seen on a ship of the Shanghai Maritime Surveying and Mapping Center when it sailed in Yangpu District on Sunday and the bird refused to leave, according to wildlife protection authorities of the district.
It is not known why the bird appeared in Shanghai, authorities said.
The bird is a national second-class protected species and is mainly seen on China's Xisha Islands in the South China Sea.
On Monday, it was transferred to Shanghai Zoo for accommodation.
As of the end of last year, Shanghai had recorded 516 species of birds.