Birds Of Different Feather Flock Together, Numbers Up At Parks | Delhi News

New Delhi: The variety of chicken species has gone up at a lot of the biodiversity parks within the metropolis in contrast with final yr. The survey was achieved on the Huge Chook Day, an annual occasion within the area the place birders got down to report totally different species. The grey-headed fish eagle was among the many uncommon birds sighted on Sunday. The ultimate outcomes of all websites in Delhi-NCR can be compiled in two days.
At Yamuna Biodiversity Park, the chicken depend elevated from 83 in 2020 to 101 this yr, whereas it doubled at Kalindi Biodiversity Park. Tughlaqabad Biodiversity Park reported a marginal lower in chicken numbers than 2020, whereas the species depend dropped to 46 this yr towards 54 final yr at Aravalli Biodiversity Park.
Faiyaz Khudsar, scientist in-charge at Yamuna Biodiversity Park, who coordinated with the opposite parks, mentioned, “Yamuna and Kalindi biodiversity parks are within the river floodplain and recognized for his or her practical wetland ecosystems for migratory birds. Throughout winter, about 30 species of migratory birds come from Europe, Siberia, Central Asia and China at Yamuna Biodiversity Park through which Crimson-crested pochard and Ferruginous pochard are distinguished amongst wintering geese.”
“Aravalli Biodiversity Park is understood for its lovely restored scrub jungle, thorn forest and Kullu and Dhawa, typical vegetation that’s dwelling to many migratory and resident terrestrial chicken species,” added Khudsar.
The chicken depend passed off for 2 hours on the seven biodiversity parks, however the period various from two to seven hours at different areas in Delhi-NCR. “The grey-headed fish eagle was noticed at Okhla Chook Sanctuary. Sunday was the fourth time ever when this chicken was noticed within the area,” mentioned Nikhil Devasar, organiser of the occasion.
The opposite uncommon sightings included grey-winged black chicken, Tickell’s thrush, Orange-headed thrush, better white fronted goose, black-necked grebe and nice crested grebe. “We recorded 51 chicken species at Asola, which was greater than final yr. The spotlight was the sighting of the good crested grebe for the primary time this winter,” mentioned Sohail Madan of Bombay Pure Historical past Society.
The nice crested grebe was additionally noticed close to Najafgarh drain on the Haryana facet. The opposite species there included 5 black-necked grebes. The grey-winged black chicken, Tickell’s thrush and orange-headed thrush, that are Himalayan birds, had been sighted at Bhondsi Nature Park close to Gurgaon.
Over 150 groups lined totally different areas in Delhi-NCR. Other than the distinguished areas, some teams performed the chicken depend at small websites like Humayan’s Tomb and Lodhi Backyard. “Because of the pandemic, we shaped small teams to take care of social distancing. As there was no fog and the sky was clear, many chicken species had been recorded,” added Devasar.

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