Common Shelduck, rare bird, sighted in Chilika Lake, Odisha


Berhampur, Jan 10: The Chilika Lake, biggest waterfowl habitat in the country, witnessed a unique bird while conducting the headcount of the migratory birds this year. The headcount was conducted by the wildlife organisation in the entire lagoon.

The unique bird is the Common Shelduck. It is a rare migratory bird and it was sighted in Nalabana, the 15.59 sq km bird sanctuary area during the enumerators. This was informed by the Divisional Forest Officer, Chilika wildlife division, Bikash Ranjan Das.

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