Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal
Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhopal organized a Bird Watching programme on 24th May, 2018 at Bishankhedi village near Bhopal under the Summer Nature Study Programme.
Dr. Sangeeta Rajgir and Shri Mohd. Khalique from Bhopal Birds were the resource person of the programme. Scientist-B & Coordinator of the programme Shri Manik Lal Gupta and Shri Sunil Shrivastava were present during the programme.
During the programme, Dr. Sangeeta Rajgir and Shri Mohd. Khalique explained habitat, food and role of birds in ecosystem and affect of plastic pollution on birds.
During the birds watching, Cattle Egrets, Brahamani Myna, Weaver Bird, Grey Francolin, Rose Ringed Parakeet, Red Vented Lapwing, Pied Bush chat, Comman Myna, Sarus Crane, Woolly necked stork, Open billed stork, Paddy field pipit, Painted stork, Oriental pranticole, Whistling duck bird, Intermediate egret, Black drongo, Red Vented Bulbul, White Broad Fantail Flycatcher, Common iora, Indian Robin, Ashy prinia, Common Hoopoe, Common dove, Jungle babbler, Golden oriole, River turn, Tailorbird, Indian roller, Singing bush lark, Comb duck, Hose swift, Black Winged Stilt, Dusky crag martin, Pied myna, Pheasant Tailed Jacana, Little grebe, Glossy ibis were identified and got the information regarding these birds by the participants.
During the visit, Dr. Sangeeta Rajgir told sometime neck, leg, fan are trapped in fishing net and it is one of the reason to death of birds. She also detailed about the affect of plastic pollution on birds.
She told that with food materials and birds consume the polythene & plastic made materials and the digestive system of birds unable to digest the polythene and plastic materials. These polythene & plastic materials is one of the reasons of death of birds.
Participants also got information about Sarus crane and their conservation during the visit at Sarus Biodiversity Education Centre, Bishankhedi, Bhopal.