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KAZIRANGA HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF WETLAND BIRDS

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Kaziranga recorded 96 species of wetland birds — one of the highest for wildlife reserves in India, according to the second wetland bird count conducted on January 2020.

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With 6,181 individuals, the bar-­headed goose led the species count, followed by the common teal at 1,557 and northern pintail at 1,359.

All three belong to the family anatidae .

More about Bar-headed goose

  • Bar-headed Goose has been spotted in the wetlands of Karingali Puncha in Pathanamthitta District of Kerala. 
  • In general, large flocks visit the Koonthankulam bird sanctuary at Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu. It is very rare that the bird is spotted in Kerala.
  • The wetlands of Karingali Puncha is a major birding spot in the district. It reported the highest bird count in the Asian Waterbird Census of 2015.
Anser Indicus a wetland Bird
Anser Indicus a Wetland Bird
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