As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

180 rare birds rescued, four held in Kolkata

At least 180 birds of rare species were today recovered during a joint operation here by the police and forest department personnel and four persons were arrested in this connection. 
During the raid, 151 munia birds and 30 of other rare species were recovered from them, they said. 

The four persons, arrested by the police, were trying to traffic the birds from West Bengal to neighbouring states. 

Rs 1.43 lakh was seized from the arrested persons while the birds were handed over to the forest department.

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