Published On: Thu, Jul 28th, 2016

Rare Egyptian Vulture Sighted in Ganjam District of Odisha

rareBerhampur: In a surprise sighting the almost extinct Rare Egyptian Vulture was sighted in a small hamlet outside Berhampur city limits near Golanthara. Dr Jyoti Prasad Pattnaik, founder of Berhampur Birds and a bird enthusiast sighted these big birds near a field in Golanthara. This vulture has been sighted from different parts of the state but this time there are very clear shots of images of both mature as well as juvenile birds and this is a good sign for the conservation of the same bird. Since these birds are procreating it has sent a good feeling amongst the bird lovers of Odisha that these birds may still be largely present and may come out of the extinction category soon.
Dr Pattnaik, a doctor by profession has been instrumental about conservation of birds and has created a group called Berhampur Birds where in he showcases birds from in and around Berhampur. In the month of March this year he had reported about the sighting of an Egyptian Vulture near Bhetanai, in Ganjam District of Odisha. This time he is able to capture clear images of the birds.

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