VISITORS T O ASIA may have been lucky enough to see Saunders's Gull Larus saundersi. Lucky, yes, because the survival of this species is under great threat. Its three known breeding grounds and most of its wintering area lie within China. Saunders's Gull is adapted to breeding in a very particular habitat: land which has been naturally reclaimed on the coast from silt which has washed downstream fro

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