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Siberian cranes visit Kadapa

Siberian cranes, which were not visible in drought-affected Kadapa district some years ago, have again returned in thousands, much to the delight of the natives, who believe that their feathered guests herald massive rains.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2006 12:26 IST

Siberian cranes, which were not visible in drought-affected Kadapa district some years ago, have again returned in thousands, much to the delight of the natives, who believe that their feathered guests herald massive rains.

|The Andhra district has been facing severe drought and all the irrigation resources had gone dry, forcing the visitors to look elsewhere for their sojourn. As the last monsoon brought plenty of rains and all the tanks and other water sources were full, the cranes came in plenty and settled down.

Locals were very happy that the visitors had reappeared after a gap of five years that saw a severe drought.

First Published: Feb 09, 2006 12:26 IST