Kompong Speu province: Chambok's rangers rescued a baby Greater Flameback and two Phallas's fish eagle from a hunter who was transporting these animals on his motorbike. The man was released after he paid his fine issued by the Cambodian Department of Environment officer. The animals are now being cared for at our Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center.
Bird Facts you should know: 1) The greater flameback (Chrysocolaptes guttacristatus) also known as greater golden-back is a woodpecker species. The greater flameback is a large woodpecker, at 33 cm in length. It is of typical woodpecker shape, has an erect crest and a long neck. Greater Fireback is classified as a Species of Least Concern by the IUCN.
2) Pallas's fish eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus), also known as Pallas's sea eagle, is a large, brownish sea-eagle. It has a light brown hood over a white face. The wings are dark brown and the back rufous, darker underneath. Its diet consists primarily of large freshwater fish. The conservation status of Pallas's fish eagle is Vulnerable, with a population of about 2,500 to 10,000 remaining.