By Express News Service
Published: 07th April 2015 06:06 AM
Last Updated: 07th April 2015 06:06 AM
KOTTAYAM: A relatively rare bird called Chestnut-eared Bunting (Emberiza fucata or Grey-headed bunting) has been spotted at Ezhumanthuruthu paddy fields near Vaikom in Kottayam district. According to bird watchers’ community this is for the first that the bird is being sighted in Kerala.
“This bird has never been reported to have sighted in south or central India before,” they said.
The bird was found and photographed at Ezhumanthuruthu by P J George, a birdwatcher and associate professor of English at St Domninic’s College, Kanjirapally, a week ago, which was later confirmed by birdwatchers’ community.