Starling “squadrons” fighting locusts in Xinjiang

China’s far western region Xinjiang is employing an “air force” of rosy starlings to fight locusts on its vast grasslands.

Xinjiang is one of the regions that suffers most from locust attacks, with millions of hectares of pasture damaged every year.

Some experts say the rosy starling, a nationally protected bird, is the best natural way to control locusts.

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