Published on: January 7, 2022

ORIENTAL DARTERS

ORIENTAL DARTERS

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buy Gabapentin online cod In a conservation effort to monitor seasonal fluctuations in birds’ movements, the ringing of oriental darters has been taken up in the Keoladeo National Park after a gap of 22 years.

ORIENTAL DARTERS

  • Classified as “near-threatened” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
  • Water bird of tropical South Asia
  • Taxonomically named as Anhinga melanogaster
  • Has a long and slender neck which looks like a snake when it swims and dives into water to catch a fish
  • Sharp and long beak is helpful in puncturing the fish which it brings out of water to toss it up in air and swallow it
  • Hunts for fish while its body is submerged in the water.
  • Availability of fish of the same size for a longer period causes the bird to stay at one lake.
  • Found perched on a rock or a tree branch for drying its wettable feathers.

ABOUT KEOLADEO NATIONAL PARK

  • Also called as Bharatpur bird sanctuary
  • Located in Bharatpur district, the eastern part of Rajasthan.
  • Spread over nearly 30 sq.km which comprises many artificial and seasonal lagoons.
  • Attracts several migratory birds that make the region their breeding and wintering grounds.
  • UNESCO World Heritage and also a Ramsar site.
  • The Siberian crane is one of the rare species that was spotted here till about the turn of the century.
  • Habitat for nearly 365 species of birds, including raptors and waterfowls.
  • Animal such as Jackals, Sambar, Nilgai, wild cats, hyenas, wild boar, porcupine and mongoose can be found in the region.