Jharkhand State Forest Department reveals that 11 rare species of birds have been found during a survey of the water bodies.
The officials further said that previously, last year’s survey reported that Jharkhand water bodies managed to draw as many as 37,000 migratory birds belonging to 29 species.
According to the ‘Asian Bird Survey 2015’, there were 71,134 birds were counted around reservoirs and other water bodies, including 25 dams, in the state.
“Loud music and other noises near water bodies scare away birds, due to which proper counting can’t take place. The bird survey in the state was completed in February,” the official said.
The birds spotted during the survey were majorly visited the Massanjore Dam in Dumka, where the number of winged visitors was put at 9,564, followed by Chandil at 7,896 and Udhav at 7,823 birds. The fourth and fifth spots were claimed by Tilaiya and Patratu dams with 6,460 and 5,821 bird populations respectively.
The bird survey was carried out at the dams of Lotwa, Tilayia, Udhwa, Hatia, Getalsud, Patratu, Kanke, Khandoli, Topchanchi, Maithon, Panchet and Massanjore, apart from Tenughat, Konar, Budha, Gonda, Chandil, Dimna, Sitaram, Kansjore, Tapkara, Malay and dams located inside the Palamu Tiger Reserve.
The survey team also identified a couple of migratory birds from Mongolia, including Bar Headed Geese. The other species of migratory birds included White Necked Stork, Oriental White Ibis and Northern Shoveler.
“No proper arrangement is in place to prevent poaching of migratory birds at dams in Jharkhand. We will try to improve security near dams to preserve and protect the avian fauna, particularly migratory birds,” said the official.The survey carried out on behalf of the Jharkhand forest department.
The survey carried out on behalf of the Jharkhand forest department.
In an another news, over 8.58 lakh birds have swamped the Chilika Lake this winter. At this time period, the Hirakud Dam Reservoir becomes a sanctuary for the winged animals arriving in the first week of November and leaving in March.
Besides this, in Northeastern India and adjacent parts of China (basically Himalayas), a team of scientists has found out a new species of bird, the interesting fact in the discovery is that they got noticed due to the birdsong that the scientists found beautiful and fascinating.