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105 bird species sighted within 3 days in Arunachal’s Lungla

As many as 105 different bird species have been sighted in a span of just three days in Lungla subdivision of Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang, turning into a bird’s watchers paradise.

As many as 105 different bird species have been sighted in a span of just three days in Lungla subdivision of Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang, turning into a bird’s watchers paradise.

Among the 105 birds were the Ultramarine Fly Catcher, Redheaded Bullfinch, Mrs Gould’s Sunbird, Blyth’s Swift, Bhutan Laughingtrush, Khalij Pheasant, Rufous- Breasted Accentor, Crested Bunting, Darjeeling Woodpecker among others.

During the three-day bird watching event, the birders also sighted a snake believed to be rare and a member of the vine snake family. The snake’s photo and video have been sent to experts for confirmation while the birders anxiously await the report.

Besides this, a wide variety of mammals were also spotted including the Capped Langur, Barking Dear, Yellow-Throated Marten and Malayan Giant Squirrel.

Meanwhile, the Women Welfare Association, Lungla in association with Arunachal Pradesh Birding Club and Ngunu Ziro organised a homestay, photography and birding workshop at the Gakyid Zomkhall Hall on Wednesday where Advisor to Minister, Planning & Investment and RWD Jambey Tashi attended as the chief guest.

Addressing the event, Tashi, the local MLA, said that his constituency is blessed with rich biodiversity and has a vast tourism potential that is yet to be tapped. He urged the youth, especially the unemployed, to tap into the resources and be self-reliant instead of relying heavily on the scarce government jobs.

First Published: 14th April, 2022 13:56 IST

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