Many rare birds have been noticed by birders for the first time in almost 90 years
Rare migratory birds are being spotted in and near Sultanpur National Park, including the White-Tailed Eagle and Yellow-Legged Buttonquail in neighbouring Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary, for the first time in 90 years, wildlife officials said. According to officials, about 35,000 birds have been spotted in Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary till now, as compared to over 25,000 birds last year. Besides Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, rare birds have been spotted near Mangar in Faridabad and the Aravalli forest area.
“White-Tailed Eagle, Yellow-Legged Buttonquail and Lesser White-Fronted Goose have been in neighbouring Bhindawas Bird Sanctuary in Jhajjar district of Haryana, for the first time in 90 years,” DFO (Wildlife) Shyam Sunder Kaushik said.
Birdwatchers said that many birds have been spotted for the first time in over 50 years. Birdwatcher Suresh Kumar said that White-Capped Redstart in Haryana’s Sonipat, Grey-Headed Lapwing, Montague’s Harrier, Singing Bush Lark and Tickell’s Leaf Warbler were also spotted at Sultanpur park. “These birds are not common here and have been spotted for the first time this year. The pattern of migratory birds coming in has changed due to urbanisation,” he added.
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