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.

Friday 5 April 2019

BSF personnel rescue rare birds from Hili-bound bus

13 March 2019 6:01 PM
Balurghat: The BSF rescued 58 rare species of birds from a private bus from Trimohini Bazaar, about 21 km from here, on Tuesday afternoon. Acting on a tip-off, the BSF jawans under 183 Battalions conducted the raids and rescued the birds which were left abandoned in cages in the bus.
According to a BSF source, these birds looked quite similar to Indian hen. Preliminary investigation revealed that the cost of these rare birds was around Rs 58,00,000. None has been arrested till now.
The BSF said these birds were kept in cages in a Hili-bound private bus from Kolkata. It is suspected that they were being smuggled to Bangladesh because of their high demands in the neighbouring country. The BSF conducted the search operation after getting information from a reliable source that some rare birds were being smuggled to Bangladesh.

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