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Terns court in Bole City, NW China’s Xinjiang

Photos taken on May 8, 2022 show a tern woos a mate and uses fish as a ‘bride price’ at Wuyi Reservoir in Bole City, northwest China’s Xinjiang.

Tianshannet (Correspondent and photographer: Hu Weibin): On May 8, 2022, a scene of terns courting and using fish as a ‘bride price’ was photographed at Wuyi Reservor in Bole City, northwest China’s Xinjiang. In the early summer, the terns that fly to the Wuyi Reservoir in Bole City to spend the summer are also in the breeding season. In order to attract female terns, male terns will spare no effort to fish for the female terns, so as to build nests and breed together.