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.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Rare vultures poisoned

Avik Chakraborty Apr 23, 2018 00:00 IST

Dibrugarh: As many as 18 rare slender-billed vultures were found dead at Jamuguri Gaon in the Demow area of Sivasagar district on Sunday. According to a forest official, they died after eating a poison-laced carcass of a calf.

Three other vultures are in critical condition and provided veterinary care by a vulture-conservation team.

Talking to this correspondent on Sunday, Sivasagar divisional forest officer Bidya Bordoloi said the incident took place at Nitaipukhuri Jamuguri village near Pani Dihing wildlife sanctuary.

Bordoloi said the flock of vultures had died after consuming the poisoned carcass of a calf that was dumped in a paddy field on Saturday evening by goons. The official added that post mortemof the vultures confirmed that they had died of poisoning.


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