Rare bird spotted after 23 years

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Rare bird spotted after 23 years  The birds, belonging to the Laughing Thrush family ,are mostly found in north India and only three species of these birds are found in south India.

The Wayanad Laughing Thrush a rare bird was spotted in the forest of Joida taluk after 23 years of its detection. The bird’s scientific name is Garrulax delesserti, according to Vijay Mohanaraj Chief Executive Officer of Uttara Kannada Zilla Panchayat.

Famous ornithologist Ranjit Daniels had discovered this bird in the forests of Castile Rock in Joida taluk way back in 1988. Now Prasanna Parab has detected this bird in the Diggi forest. He has submitted the details to Mr. Mohanaraj for the confirmation. The rediscovery of this rare bird has highlighted the importance of the bio-diversity of forests in Joida.

The birds belonging to the Laughing Thrush family are mostly found in north India and only three species of these birds are found in south India. Parab has spotted rare birds such as Malayan Night Heron and Nilgiri Wood Pigeon in Joida forests. The forest falls under the Dandeli – Anashi Project Tiger area and adjacent to the Molem Wild sanctuary in Goa. Malbar Tregon, Grey headed Bulbul, Ruby Throated bulbul are also identified in these areas, according to Vijay Mohanraj.

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