Himachal`s Pong wetlands have over 1.25 lakh birds

Over 1,25,000 feathered guests from 119 species were spotted in Himachal Pradesh`s Pong Dam wetlands, among them the osprey, the buff bellied pipit and the Indian skimmer, which are rare in other Indian wetlands, an official said Friday.

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The Pong Dam reservoir, 250 km from state capital Shimla, is one of the largest man-made wetlands in the foothills of the Himalayas.