Photos: A look at winged wonders on World Migratory Bird day

World Migratory Bird Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of May and October to highlight the need for international collaboration to ensure the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats globally. A look at some migratory birds that make their way to India, by HT photographers.

Updated On Oct 10, 2020 11:39 AM IST
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A flock of flamingos at the Airloli creek in Mumbai on October 10, two years ago. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region is the second-largest flamingo habitat along the west coast after Kutch, Gujarat, according to Bombay Natural History Society,which began monitoring flamingo numbers since May 2018, under a 10-year exercise. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)
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A flock of flamingos at the Airloli creek in Mumbai on October 10, two years ago. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region is the second-largest flamingo habitat along the west coast after Kutch, Gujarat, according to Bombay Natural History Society,which began monitoring flamingo numbers since May 2018, under a 10-year exercise. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

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A large flock of flamingos are seen at the Talawe wetland in Nerul Mumbai on April 18. Approximately one in five of the world’s 11,000 bird species migrate, some covering enormous distances. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)
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A large flock of flamingos are seen at the Talawe wetland in Nerul Mumbai on April 18. Approximately one in five of the world’s 11,000 bird species migrate, some covering enormous distances. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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Seagulls fly past a man Marine Drive in Mumbai on November 17, 2018. Migratory birds require appropriate habitats such as wetlands, coastal areas, forests and grasslands to support their life cycle. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)
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Seagulls fly past a man Marine Drive in Mumbai on November 17, 2018. Migratory birds require appropriate habitats such as wetlands, coastal areas, forests and grasslands to support their life cycle. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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A flock of rosy starlings at Rajpath near India Gate, in New Delhi, on Friday, April 10. The Rosy Starling is a medium-sized perching bird that moves in a large flock, with rapid wing beats. (Arvind Yadav / HT PHOTO)
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A flock of rosy starlings at Rajpath near India Gate, in New Delhi, on Friday, April 10. The Rosy Starling is a medium-sized perching bird that moves in a large flock, with rapid wing beats. (Arvind Yadav / HT PHOTO)

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A flock of Greylag geese take flight at Sultanpur National Park in Gurugram on January 16, 2018. The Greylag geese are common visitors to North India’s wetlands in the winter, feeding usually on aquatic weeds and grass. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)
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A flock of Greylag geese take flight at Sultanpur National Park in Gurugram on January 16, 2018. The Greylag geese are common visitors to North India’s wetlands in the winter, feeding usually on aquatic weeds and grass. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Black-winged stilts at Mangalajodi wetland, a part of Chilika Lake, some 70 kms from Bhubaneswar, Odisha, on January 5, 2020. The black-winged stilt species are distributed in the Indian subcontinent, Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)
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Black-winged stilts at Mangalajodi wetland, a part of Chilika Lake, some 70 kms from Bhubaneswar, Odisha, on January 5, 2020. The black-winged stilt species are distributed in the Indian subcontinent, Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT Photo)

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A Glossy ibis is seen at Kumbhargaon near Pune on December 15, 2019. The Glossy ibis are widely distributed across the world and inhabit wetlands, marshes and agriculture lands.They feed on small fish, frogs, snails, insects. (Pratham Gokhale / HT Photo)
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A Glossy ibis is seen at Kumbhargaon near Pune on December 15, 2019. The Glossy ibis are widely distributed across the world and inhabit wetlands, marshes and agriculture lands.They feed on small fish, frogs, snails, insects. (Pratham Gokhale / HT Photo)

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A flock of Painted storks spotted at Delhi Zoo in New Delhi on September 22, 2015. Though largely non migratory, painted storks have been known to migrate to west Burma. (Virendra Singh Gosain / HT photo)
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A flock of Painted storks spotted at Delhi Zoo in New Delhi on September 22, 2015. Though largely non migratory, painted storks have been known to migrate to west Burma. (Virendra Singh Gosain / HT photo)

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Migratory birds are seen at Sultanpur National Park in Gurugram on January 16, 2018. Migratory birds bring multiple benefits like providing seed dispersal, pollination, pest control and other ecosystem services and functions. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)
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Migratory birds are seen at Sultanpur National Park in Gurugram on January 16, 2018. Migratory birds bring multiple benefits like providing seed dispersal, pollination, pest control and other ecosystem services and functions. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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