Turkey is bird-richest country in Europe, says Ecologyst

A Turkish professor said that Turkey was rich of bird species.

Turkey is bird-richest country in Europe, says Ecologyst

A Turkish professor said on Sunday that Turkey was rich of bird species.

Turkey was the bird-richest country in Europe, professor Ali Erdogan, the head of Ecology Department at the Akdeniz University in the Mediterranean province of Antalya, told AA correspondent.

"There are 570 bird species in all European countries, however there are 502 bird species in Turkey," Erdogan said.

Erdogan said that there were 334 bird species in Antalya.

The professor said that he started tagging migrant birds in 2002, and had tagged 55,411 birds of 121 different species with a Turkish identification in Manavgat Titreyen Gol region in Antalya since then.

Erdogan said that 107 of the tagged birds were seen in 18 European countries.

The professor also said that he then started tagging birds on the Akdeniz University campus, and tagged 250 birds of 21 different species last year.

Erdogan said that the university was planning to set up a center to work on bird tagging and researches.

AA

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