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Chinese man poisons over 400 wild birds after luring them with worms and recorded bird sounds

A man has been arrested in eastern China for killing more than 400 wild birds after luring them with recorded bird sounds, the news portal Qq.com reports.

Police on patrol in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, on Tuesday noticed a man on a motorcycle acting suspiciously, and pulled him over for an inspection.

More than 300 dead birds were found in a polystyrene box on the back of the motorcycle, including woodpeckers, magpies, falcons and hoopoes.

Another 100 birds were later found at the site where the man had been hunting.

Hong Kong man, 74, arrested for allegedly trying to trap wild birds

The man, who was not identified, confessed that he lured the birds by baiting the grass with worms and playing recorded bird sounds.

The birds were poisoned using insecticide, the report said. The police are investigating.