3 great white pelicans sighted in Chitwan

- Post Report, CHITWAN

Apr 22, 2017-

The great white pelican, a migratory bird, was spotted in Kumal Lake of Barandabhar forest area in Chitwan district on Thursday to the delight of bird watchers who said this was the third time this species of bird was seen in Nepal. 

Tikarkam Giri, an adviser to the Bird Education Society, said the bird was first spotted flying in the Kathmandu sky about 100 years ago. Later it was seen in Koshi, he said. 

“This species of bird feeds mainly on fish and frog and is primarily found in oceans and lakes,” said Giri. 

According to ornithologists, the great white pelican is a wanderer bird and will not stay in Nepal for long. They believe it could have migrated to Nepal from India. 

Three fledglings of the great white pelican were spotted in the Chitwan lake on Thursday, said Basu Bidari, chairman of the Bird Education Society. “They will soon return to their original habitat.”

Published: 22-04-2017 07:58

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