World Migratory Bird Day 2022World Migratory Bird’s Day is celebrated on the second week of October every year. World Migratory Bird Day is intended to raise awareness globally about the threats to birds, the environmental importance of migratory birds and the need for international cooperation to protect them. World Migratory Birds Day is being observed on May 14 this year. Birds are also called messengers of the natural world. Many migratory birds from all over the world arrive in India every year. Here are some interesting facts about some of the migratory birds that arrived in India –
The Siberian crane is also known as the ‘snow crane’. These are one of the most endangered species of migratory birds. They are also one of the world’s third most endangered species of stork. The total population of the Siberian crane is estimated at 3,800 birds.
The Greater Flamingo is the largest of all the species of the Flamingo family found in the Indian subcontinent. It is probably the only bird in the world to have long pink legs.
The Demoiselle Crane comes to the Indian subcontinent every winter to spend the winter. The Miss Demoiselle crane is the smallest of the species, living in a variety of environments. It is found mostly in the desert areas of Rajasthan.
Blue tailed beater
The Blue-tailed Bee-eater is a migratory bird that is found seasonally in the Indian peninsula. It is more common on sandy shores or in open flat areas. This bird builds underground nests and eats mainly Indian bees, wasps.
Rudy Shelduck is also known as Brahman Duck. It is a highly migratory bird that lives in winter in the backward waters and wetlands of the Indian subcontinent. These birds come to India from Southeastern Europe.
The Eurasian Sparrowhawk is a raptor, which migrates to India in winter. So far little research has been done on this bird.
Khardari is from the Arctic tundra region, which visits India every year. During the summer months, chickens are raised and reared only in India. As the winters in India increase, they migrate from here.
The great white pelican, also called the pink pelican, is a large bird with a long bill. These are waterfowl with yellow-orange throat bags.
The comb duck is a large bird found mostly in tropical waters of South America. Found in the Paraguay River region of eastern Paraguay, it migrates to India every year.
Godwit with a black tail
The black-tailed godwit is a large, long-legged, long-billed seabird, first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758. This bird also comes to India every year.