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- n. a passerine bird of eastern Asia in the Old World babbler family, Timaliidae
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At least 60 proposals on different species will be discussed, including those to place the Asian urial, a wild sheep; the coelacanth, a unique living fossil fish; the hwamei, a songbird and the Chinese happy tree on CITES 'Appendix I, which forbids all trade.
I observed the custom with a tinge of sadness; the cages were very cramped and the hwamei are caught from the wild, not bred in captivity.
The birds were hwamei, a species of laughing thrush.
The hwamei (a species of laughing thrush) and two species of bulbuls were compared and Weir found that whilst the former remained on average no more than 50 m from their feeding territories during a 10 minute gut passage time, bulbuls wandered about twice as far, thus functioning as effective seed dispersers for trees in Hong Kong's fragmented landscape.