World Migratory Bird Day: Spot these summer beauties | Latest News Delhi

Avian migration in India is normally assumed to be a winter phenomenon related primarily with water birds making transcontinental journeys to reach at our shores. Nonetheless, there’s a particular set of birds which migrate to outdated forests of Delhi and the encompassing areas in the summertime. On World Migratory Fowl Day at this time, we ask chook watchers and metropolis photographers for his or her insights on migratory birds which may nonetheless be noticed in Delhi-NCR.

“Blue-tailed and Blue-cheeked bee-eaters kick off the summer season migration of birds that come to the area to breed. One can see these at Gurugram’s Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Mangar Bani and Aravalli Biodiversity Park in Vasant Kunj,” shares Anita Mani, a birder from Delhi.

“Dense patches of native vegetation play an essential function within the breeding ecology of those migratory birds. A few of these birds are endemic and might solely be present in our nation, and it’s a delight to see them return yr after yr to nearly the identical wooded areas. These birds are searching for abundance of bugs and nesting habitats to boost their chicks safely. We should always defend the forests for a holistic method in the direction of chook conservation,” says Sohail Madan, assistant director, Bombay Pure Historical past Society. To birding lovers, he advises, “If a chick is discovered outdoors the nest, in misery, present water for consuming. It’s finest to not take away it, and look ahead to the mum or dad chook.”

Pink-headed bunting normally migrates to Delhi-NCR in rabi crop season. (Picture: Ramveer)

“Pink-headed bunting normally migrates to Delhi-NCR in rabi crop season… I noticed one at Mangar Bani in April’s final week,” shares wildlife photographer Ramveer.

One other avian magnificence is the Indian paradise flycatcher. “It spends winter in Sri Lanka and south India. And earlier than monsoon, it migrates to central India and the Himalayan foothills for breeding,” shares Main Basic Arvind Yadav, an avid birdwatcher.

Ibis, a summer season migrant makes for a lovely sight. (Picture: Syed Mohammad Qasim)

“Many of the migratory birds begin leaving because the mercury rises, however some keep longer and a few stray ones, maybe, keep again,” shares Syed Mohammad Qasim, a city-based photographer, including: “I noticed a Crested serpent eagle and Rosy starlings lately in Sunder Nursery. In summers, Indian pitta is seen in Mangar Bani. Oriental magpie robin, Crested bunting and Blue-tailed bee-eater are additionally being seen across the NCR.”

Indian Pitta, also called Navrang, involves nest within the Delhi-NCR area. (Picture: Ramveer)

“The gorgeous Indian Pitta is a summer season migrant, that involves nest within the Delhi-NCR area. This attractive chook has good colors and referred to as the Navrang in Hindi.The Indian Pitta likes forests with a variety of leaf litter, and to avoid wasting this chook we should save outdated development, advanced forests.The heatwave may be very powerful for birds. Please depart clear water for birds to drink from and create inexperienced shade patches in your backyard. When you discover a chook in shock, contact animal rescue NGOs. Many birds get revived after consuming water,” provides Neha Sinha, conservation biologist and creator.

Key locations to identify migratory birds: Sultanpur Fowl Sanctuary, Okhla Fowl Sanctuary, Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, Yamuna Ghat, Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Mangar Bani Sacred Forest, Bhondsi Najafgarh Drain.

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