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Pelican tangled in fishing net rescued
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Pelican tangled in fishing net rescued

December 25, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: An insensitively abandoned fishing net at Mandakalli Lake almost killed a Spot-Billed Pelican, a migratory bird, yesterday.  Fortunately it was rescued and it flew away from the Lake and perched on a tree soon after being saved.  Several Pelicans have come to the Lake and are roosting on the shady trees in the surroundings….

Here’s a scoop for you…
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Here’s a scoop for you…

February 12, 2020

Pelicans, the squat-looking ungainly birds, the least aerodynamic-looking shape, a gait like a Duck’s, is the most unimpressive bird to look at. But wait, the Pelican has some unique characters which would put any one into an awe-inspiring mood, apart from its unique Gular pouch (the fold of loose skin like a bag, drooping loose…

Pelican’s carcass retrieved; sent to local lab for tests
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Pelican’s carcass retrieved; sent to local lab for tests

November 13, 2019

Mysuru: The carcass of a Spot-Billed Pelican that was found at Kukkarahalli Lake last evening was removed from water this morning. After the body was fished out, the samples were sent to Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory on Dhanvanthri Road for examination.  Officials from Forest Department said that as the samples of the two Pelicans…

Pirates of the Lake
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Pirates of the Lake

November 9, 2019

By Ragoo Rao, Ethologist Next time you go out birding, watch for Pelicans, the pirates. They may not brandish knives, cutlasses, ropes or guzzle liquor. But they’re out there, lounging in the leafy shade or plying the winds, just waiting to pounce on passing treasures. Piracy or ‘kleptoparasitism’ — to use the technical term —…

Roundworms cause for Pelican deaths in Kokkare Bellur
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Roundworms cause for Pelican deaths in Kokkare Bellur

March 16, 2018

Bharathinagar: The cause of death of pelicans at Kokkare Bellur some time back, is due to roundworms, it is learnt. On Dec.5 last year, 43 pelicans were found dead and it is confirmed now from the laboratory test reports that they all died due to roundworms and to confirm this report, the roundworms were also…

Sick Pelican rescued at Kukkarahalli Lake
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Sick Pelican rescued at Kukkarahalli Lake

March 12, 2018

A sick Pelican, which was found floating in Kukkarahalli Lake by the morning walkers, who in turn informed the Forest Department has been rescued by the forest staff this morning. DCF (Wildlife) V. Yedukondalu, told SOM that the sick bird was found by the public and the forest personnel have rescued it. He further said…

Miscreants injure Pelican in Mandya
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Miscreants injure Pelican in Mandya

January 21, 2018

Villagers urge for a dedicated team to curb poachers Mandya: In a cruel act, a few miscreants have injured a Pelican at Madarahalli, Bharathinagar in the district on Saturday and the veterinarians say that the bird can never fly again. Sources said that the doctors at Kokkarebellur, who treated the injured Pelican, said that the…

One more Pelican dies at Kukkarahalli Lake
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One more Pelican dies at Kukkarahalli Lake

December 26, 2017

Mysuru: One more Spot Billed Pelican was found dead at Kukkarahalli Lake here yesterday bringing the number of bird deaths at the Lake to six this month. Seven Pelicans had died at Kokkare Bellur in Mandya district. Meanwhile, DCF (Wildlife) V. Yedukondalu, speaking to SOM said that the carcass of the Pelican has been sent…

Sick Pelicans at Kokkare Bellur worries villagers
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Sick Pelicans at Kokkare Bellur worries villagers

December 7, 2017

Mandya: Kokkare Bellur villagers here are a worried lot as many Spot-Billed Pelicans have taken ill after the death of a Pelican on Tuesday. Worried villagers, who share a very good relationship with these birds, have urged the authorities concerned to take steps to protect the birds. Although the reason for the illness has not…

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