Thousands of country birds flock to Bhitarakanika

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Kendrapara: More than 50,000 country birds have flocked to Bhitarakanika National Park here.

According to reports, 11 species of herons, grey cranes, little cormorants and king-fisher in large numbers have thronged the national park. The number of birds is likely to increase in the coming days, sources said.

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Notably, the national park witnesses the footfall of a huge number of country birds with the onset of rainy season. Last year, 94,437 birds had flocked to the park.

Meanwhile, forest department has formed a special squad under Kanika range to check poaching of birds.

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