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Udupi gets a rare winged visitors, northern shoveller

Udupi gets a rare winged visitors, northern shoveller


Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, Nov 18, 2016: It is reported that a group of birders spotted a northern shoveller at Agasana Kere near Malyady village in Udupi district last week. This is the first recorded visit of the bird to this region.  Excited at this spotting, Mohit Shenoy (27), a software engineer, said he had posted the sighting on the websiteebird.org. The birds would have taken the Mongolia-China route to reach here, he said.


winged 1Another birder, Arun Prabhu (69), a retired engineer from a PSU, also sighted a northern shoveller at the same spot. “The female northern shoveller was amidst other whistling ducks. I took a snap of the bird when it was about to fly,” he said.

The birders were lucky again to spot a pair of northern shovellers, a male and a female, at another wetland in Malyady village, about 22 km from here. This time Shenoy along with another birder, Ramit Singal, who is an independent researcher and author of the book, ‘A Birder’s Handbook to Manipal’ spotted the pair.

According to  Shenoy, there have been no records of their sighting in the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. Shenoy said these birds might have got scattered from the group while migrating.


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Qurashi Abdul, Kolar Fri, November-18-2016, 12:07
Birder usually knows about the features and qualities of the birds and from which place it belongs to. But its lovely to watch the birds as some species have unique features which attracts the everyone.
Dinesh S Pai, Udupi Thu, November-17-2016, 11:46
There are so many species of birds which are endangered. Some are extinct that we see only in Photographs and past videos
Zubein B, Kanyana Thu, November-17-2016, 10:45
We have to take the credit of exploiting the nature. Now we enjoy watching the birds. if we scare them they might fly away.
Arushi Shet, Mysuru Thu, November-17-2016, 10:41
Its beautiful to watch the birds, they add to the beauty of the nature. But now we hardly get to see.
Harshavardhan, Mangaluru Thu, November-17-2016, 10:38
Nature has given beautiful gifts to Humans but as the forest are destroyed and the species have become endangered and some are extinct.
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