Sukhana dam becomes bird breeding spot after a gap | Aurangabad News

Aurangabad: Nests of river terns and cormorants have been discovered on the Sukhana dam — situated round 27 km, from the Aurangabad metropolis — after a substantial hole, sparking enthusiasm amongst nature lovers.
Within the latest previous, these birds had averted the Sukhana dam for breeding functions. Nevertheless, the almost full waterbody this yr is believed to have inspired these birds to decide on the location for replica. Furthermore, gray herons and black-winged stilts amongst different birds have additionally chosen the Sukhana dam as a breeding floor.
Kishor Pathak, the honorary wildlife warden of Aurangabad, on Monday stated the river terns have been present in giant numbers on the Sukhana dam this yr.
“The Sukhana dam is an effective wetland with shallow waters. Whereas the dam doesn’t have island-like buildings for the river terns to put eggs, these birds have used a number of the synthetic elevations — shaped on account of digging of wells by native residents final yr — for nesting functions. These elevations together with enough water and meals have offered safer situations for breeding,” he stated.
Speaking about cormorants additionally breeding on the Sukhana dam after an extended hole, Pathak stated the great rainfall final yr has crammed the waterbody to nearly full capability. “Ample meals is obtainable for the cormorants and different birds on the Sukhana dam this yr. This has led to many feathery bipeds selecting the location for breeding,” he stated.
In the meantime, the inhabitants of better flamingos have elevated on the Jayakwadi dam. The engaging birds can now be seen in giant flocks, stated former honorary wildlife warden Dilip Yardi.

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