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HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014

20 new species to look out for at the bird races

Snehal Rebello, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, January 24, 2013
First Published: 01:22 IST(24/1/2013) | Last Updated: 01:33 IST(24/1/2013)

Over the past seven years, around 20 new bird species have been recorded and added to the bird list across 15 cities during India BirdRaces.

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Some of these species include the Fairy Bluebird and Ultra-marine Flycatcher, (spotted in the Mumbai region), the Grey-necked Bunting (in Bangalore), the Indian Peafowl (in Kerala) and the Grey-headed Canary Flycatcher (in Hyderabad).

"Seasonal variations, weather factors and other disturbances sometimes scatter individual birds and small flocks. BirdRaces coincide with migratory movements, including passage migration for some species," said Sunjoy Monga, ornithologist and organiser of India BirdRace.


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