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Migratory birds start arriving at Point Calimere sanctuary

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 12:12

Migratory birds have started arriving at the Point Calimere sanctuary on Vedaranyam coast here with authorities taking extensive measures to ensure their protection following a steady decline in the number of winged visitors.

Hundreds throng Sewri jetty to see flamingos

Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 00:10

Mumbaikars Saturday thronged to Sewri Jetty to catch a glimpse of nearly 15,000 migratory flamingos foraging for food on the mudflats.

Flamingo poaching case: 6 sent to police remand

Last Updated: Saturday, January 07, 2012, 23:45

As many as 64 lesser Flamingos were stated to be poached on December 29.

64 Lesser Flamingos found killed near Rajkot

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 04, 2012, 19:47

64 Lesser Flamingos smallest among Flamingos -- have been found killed, allegedly by poachers,

Flamingos use preening oil to brighten up, attract mates

Last Updated: Sunday, October 31, 2010, 19:35

A preening oil which flamingos use to waterproof their feathers also brightens them up, says a new study.

Flamingos stand on one leg to `preserve body heat`

Last Updated: Saturday, September 19, 2009, 16:33

Ever wondered why flamingos are often seen standing on one leg? Well, scientists believe that the posture might be used by birds to conserve body heat.