Avian migration in India is often assumed to be a winter phenomenon related primarily with water birds making transcontinental journeys to reach at our shores. Nonetheless, there is a particular set of birds which migrate to previous forests of Delhi and the encircling areas in the summertime. On World Migratory Chicken Day at present, we ask chicken 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 necessary position within the breeding ecology of those migratory birds. A few of these birds are endemic and may solely be present in our nation, and it’s a delight to see them return 12 months after 12 months to virtually the identical wooded areas. These birds are searching for abundance of bugs and nesting habitats to lift their chicks safely. We should always shield the forests for a holistic method in direction of chicken conservation,” says Sohail Madan, assistant director, Bombay Pure Historical past Society. To birding fanatics, he advises, “If a chick is discovered exterior the nest, in misery, present water for consuming. It is best to not take away it, and await the dad or mum chicken.”
“Pink-headed bunting often 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 Normal Arvind Yadav, an avid birdwatcher.
“A lot 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.”
“The attractive Indian Pitta is a summer season migrant, that involves nest within the Delhi-NCR area. This beautiful chicken has good colours and often known as the Navrang in Hindi.The Indian Pitta likes forests with numerous leaf litter, and to save lots of this chicken we should save previous development, complicated forests.The heatwave could be very robust for birds. Please depart clear water for birds to drink from and create inexperienced shade patches in your backyard. When you discover a chicken 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 Chicken Sanctuary, Okhla Chicken Sanctuary, Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, Yamuna Ghat, Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Mangar Bani Sacred Forest, Bhondsi Najafgarh Drain.
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