Over 1,000 Migratory Birds Found Dead in Rajasthan's Sambhar Lake

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More than 1,000 migratory birds of around 25 species have died in Rajasthan’s Sambhar Lake. The cause of death is not yet known.

The Sambhar Lake near Jaipur is a major tourist attraction. Every year, during the start of mild winters, thousands of migratory birds arrive here. Now, this place has become their graveyard.

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The birds belong to about 20-25 species. Included among the dead birds are Northern Shoveler, Pintail, Common Teal, Ruddy Shelduck, Common Coot Gadwall, Ruff, Black-headed Gull, Green Bee Eater, Black Shouldered Kite, Caspian Gull, Black-winged Stilt, Sandpiper, Marsh Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Pied Avocet, Kentish Plover, Little Ringed Plover and Lesser Sand Plover.

According to the Sambhar Tehsildar, the cause of the birds’ death is not yet known. The Forest Department and the local administration has sent samples to Bhopal and the cause of death will be known once the report comes in from there. Meanwhile, ornithologist Dr Sumit said that the cause of the birds’ death was not pesticide or any kind of infection. 

People from nearby areas have been asked to stay away due to the risk of bird flu.

This year, due to heavy rainfall, there was a good amount of water in the Sambhar Lake, due to which large numbers of birds arrived there but now, their deaths have become a matter of concern.