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Tag: Bird

Bhitarkanika to remain out of bounds for tourists from today

Kendrapara: The Bhitarkanika National Park will remain out of bounds for visitors for the bird and crocodile census which will be taken up from today. The census will conclude on January 14, official sources said. While the bird counting will begin today, the enumeration of estuarine crocodiles in various water bodies of Bhitarkanika, Gahirmatha, Luna […]

Bird count drops at Kolab reservoir in Koraput

Koraput: There has been a drop in the number of birds in Koraput district as per the latest bird census which is being carried out from Kolabnagar to Ganjaipadar at Kolab reservoir. Forest department sources said over 25 special camps have been set up for the counting of migratory birds. “Apart from four new species, […]

Annual bird count begins across Odisha

Puri/Mayurbhanj: The annual bird count began across the State on Thursday. The enumeration at Brahmagiri forest division near Chilika started at 6 am with three units of Forest officials carrying out the census at three routes in Brahmagiri. A Forest official of Puri, Prashant Kumar Swain informed, “Three units consisting of 10 officials each have […]

Rare birds sighted in Bhitarkanika

Kendrapara: There has been a drop in the number of birds visiting the wetlands of Bhitarkanika national park in Kendrapara district though some of the rare species have been spotted this time. Rare bird species of central Asian origin have been spotted in the wetland spots of the park. Though there has been discernible drop […]

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Chilika witnesses surge in winged visitors

Berhampur: The annual bird census in Chilika lake this year has revealed that the number of winged visitors to the lagoon has increased this year as compared to last year. According to sources, the number of the migratory birds which was 8,58,855 last year has gone up to 9,24,353 birds. Of the 167 species of […]

Bird count rises in Bhitarkanika

Pattamundai: As many as 1,03,853 country birds have been counted at Bhitarkanika National Park in Kendrapara district during the annual bird census. According to sources, 42,408 birds and 61, 445 hatchlings were found in 21,204 nests in the national park during the annual census. This monsoon, the national park witnessed footfall of more 7,416 birds […]

Birds too copy yawns

New York: Responding a yawn with a yawn is not restricted to humans and a few other mammals alone as researchers have now found that it also happens with members of a bird species of Australian origin. Contagious yawning occurs between budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus), also known as parakeets that are often kept in cages as […]