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.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Indian Skimmer fighting for survival at last stronghold of Chambal river

INDORE: Indian skimmer, an endangered species, is fighting for survival at its last stronghold, Chambal River, which is its only breeding ground. Sand mining and illegal fishing have become a major threat to survival of this fresh water bird whose colonies are now confined to banks of Chambal river. 

The colourful bird, with a black cap and orange bill, was once widely found around major rivers and sanctuaries. Now, it's mainly seen in and around parts of National Chambal (Gharial) Wild .. 

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