VIDEO: Catch These 5 Rare Species of Migratory Birds That Make Flight to India during Winters

Listing out five rare species of migratory birds that come to India during winters.

Listing out five rare species of migratory birds that come to India during winters.

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Catch these 5 rare species of migratory birds

That make flight to India during the winter season

  1. Greater Flamingo- Phoenicopterus roseus

Common in saline lagoons, salt pans, estuaries & large saline or alkaline lakes in Gujarat, Flamingoes attain their shades of orange & pink only in their adulthood, because of a natural pink dye called Canthaxanthin that they obtain from their diet of brine shrimp and blue-green algae.

  1.      Starling- Sturnus vulgaris

With a broad range of non-mountainous habitats, they are known to mimic the calls of over 20 different species of birds.

  1.      Wagtails -Motacilla flava

Found in rushy pastures, meadows, hay fields & marshes, the wagtail got it’s name accidentally after scholars misinterpreted its Latin meaning of ‘Motare’ & ‘cilla’  as ‘moving’ & ‘tail’.

  1. Peregrine Falcon- Falco peregrinus

This bird thrives in almost any open-space environment, including some cities. It is the fastest flying bird with a record-holding speed of 390 km/h.

5 .        Pacific golden plover- Pluvialis fulva

Found in grass fields, mudflats, shores it was believed that golden plovers flocked when rain was imminent.

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