Rare Bird Species Were Spotted in Mangalore University

The bird watching team which was managing the Campus Bird Count (CBC), 108 species of birds were spotted at Mangalore University.
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Updated: Feb 23, 2021 10:49:31 am

Rare Bird Species Were Spotted in Mangalore University

23 February 2021 Current Affairs:Rare birds which includes Yellow-Billed Babbler, Green Sandpiper, and Grey-Necked Bunting were discovered at Mangalore University. Highlights: ♦ The bird watching team which was managing the Campus Bird Count (CBC), 108 species of birds were spotted at Mangalore University. ♦ The campus bird count is part of the large backyard bird count organized by the Indian Bird Counting Organization. ♦ The bird count is from February 12 to February 15, 2021. The Birds Yellow-Billed Babbler, Green Sandpiper, and Grey-Necked Bunting are found to be new on campus. ♦ So far, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has recorded a total of 146 species on the campus in six years. ♦ Other birds recorded this year are Black Drongo, Black Kite, Plum-Headed Parakeets, Brahminy Kite, Common Iora, Jungle Babbler, Purple-Rumped Sunbird,Red-Whiskered Bulbul and White-Cheeked Barbet. ♦ Mangalore University’s campus bird population recorded 77 species in 2016. In 2017, 95 species were recorded, in 2018, 110 species were recorded, and in 2020, in addition to 103 species, 107 species were discovered in 2019. ♦ The Bird Count of India is  an organization and is an informal partnership of organizations and groups that work together to increase collective knowledge about the distribution of birds and their populations. The organization worked with them to record the range and number of birds in India. ♦ Yellow-Billed Babbler: It belongs to the Leiothrichidae family. The Yellow-Billed Babbler bird is endemic to southern India and Sri Lanka. Shrubs, farms and gardens are all bird habitats. This bird is not a migratory bird.  ♦ Grey-Necked Bunting: Its scientific name is Emberiza buchanani. It is also called the gray hooded bunting. This species belongs to the Emberizidae family. It breeds from the Caspian Sea to the Altai Mountains in Central Asia, and also breeds in parts of South Asia in winter.
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