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After Mumbai, Delhi Gets To Birdwatch The Greater Flamingo This Season

Kasturi posted on 09 August

Well, looks like it's not just Mumbai, Delhi also has its own migratory flock coming to town. According to this report by the Hindustan Times, The Greater Flamingo {Phoenicopterus Roseus} has planted itself in the open waters of the Najafgarh Jheel and marshlands.

The usual Okhla and Sultanpur sanctuaries have been left bereft, according to birdwatchers.

Coming in from west Africa, sub-saharan Africa, the Mediterranean regions, south-west and south Asia {especially Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the coastal belt of Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Odisha in India}, we can find them homing to Rajasthan, Delhi NCR, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

The fluctuating counts over the years, recorded by the Asian Waterbird Census, has been because of cattle movement, concretisation, high tension cables and human disturbances. These attractive birds can now be seen at the Najafgarh Jheel and we’re looking forward to making our way out there this coming weekend.

Read the full story here.

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