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The project is being undertaken by the students of
at the zoo
that houses around 642 birds of 51 different species (as per 2015 inventory report). Delhi
zoo with its rich diversity of birds
and animals has always been a destination for various environmental projects.
The avian project will record the sounds of birds here in order to gauge the
impact of pollution on their acoustic quality," a zoo official said. Delhi
Ankita Das, final year Environmental Science student of the DU who is part of the project, says, "Birds generally produce low frequency sounds so that these signals travel long distances and reach their mates or other birds. But due to the rising pollution level, there has been a sharp increase in their frequency levels."
is only second to
with a rich diversity of birds despite having high levels of noise pollution.
The project tries to decipher the connection between pollution and acoustic
quality of birds further," she told PTI. Kenya
Das explains how human settlement and environment quality of an area affect the acoustic level of birds.