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Pilikula Nisargadhama welcomes different migratory birds

By Salome Phelamei | Last Updated: Friday, March 7, 2014 - 19:18

Zee Media Bureau/Salome Phelamei

Mangalore: People visiting the Dr Shivaram Karanth Biological Park, at Pilikula Nisargadhama, will now have the chance to see a variety of birds including the Siberian cranes.

About 40 birds of seven species, including Siberian migratory birds have been transferred to the park on Thursday, March 6, from Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad, under the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) animal exchange programme.

Also, another 40 birds of different species will be transferred to the park from Uttar Pradesh and north India in the near future.
Grey Pelican, Magpie Robin, Painted Stork, Purple Heron, Red and Grey Jungle Fowls, White Ibis and Silver Pheasant are some of the birds housed in the aviary built at the park.

The aviary is 50 feet high, 100 feet wide and 150 metres long and is covered with mesh.
The bird aviary, built at an estimated cost of Rs 40 lakh, had been inaugurated by minister of tourism R V Deshpande in February.

First Published: Friday, March 7, 2014 - 19:18
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