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New species of bird discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

New species of bird discovered in Arunachal Pradesh

Recently this new bird species was discovered in the high altitude coniferous forests of Arunachal Pradesh. This bird species has been discovered by a team of scientists from Bombay Natural History Society. This bird is named as ‘The three-banded Rosefinch’.

About ‘The three-banded Rosefinch’

  • The three-banded Rosefinch is predominantly found in southern China and Bhutan. Scientists believe that the three-banded Rosefinches are found in the temperate coniferous forests of the high altitude region of Arunachal Pradesh, and migrate from these regions to China and Bhutan.
  • The bird was first seen at an altitude of 3,852 meters above the sea level. It was seen along with the flock of white browed Rosefinch.

New Bird Species in India:

Because of intensive surveys especially in the least studied landscapes such as eastern Himalayas has been possible that 104 new species of birds have been added to the checklist of India.

State of India’s Bird, 2020

  • The State of India’s Bird, 2020″ report was published at the 13thConference of Parties of Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.
  • The conclusion is combined with the Red list of the IUCN and 101 species were categorized as “high concern”, 319 as “moderate concern” and 442 into “low concern”.
  • The list indicates that, The Indian Vultures experienced catastrophic decline in population. The White-rumped Vulture suffered the most grievous decline followed by Indian Vulture and Egyptian Vulture.

Bombay Natural History Society

  • The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) is a pan India Wildlife Research Organization. It was established in the year 1883 with the aim of promoting the cause of nature conservation.
  • It is an NGO, and is a partner organization of Wildlife International in India. The Department of Science and Technology has declared it as a scientific and industrial research organisation.

Source – The Hindu

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