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Daud Badu: A savior of maleo birds

  • Syamsul Huda M.Suhari

    The Jakarta Post

Gorontalo | Fri, March 1 2013 | 01:09 pm
Daud Badu: A savior of maleo birds

PREMIUM JP/Syamsul Huda M.SuhariHe was moving agilely through coastal shrubberies on a cloudy hot day. After a while, he halted and promptly scooped out a heap of sand with his bare hands. From a depth of 40 centimeters, he took out two eggs slightly bigger than chicken eggs.

“The eggs belong to gosong birds [Megapodiidae]. I’ve just hatched them,” said Daud Badu, 53. The lean and dark-skinne...