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Amid flu scare, six Pelicans die in Kokkare Bellur
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Amid flu scare, six Pelicans die in Kokkare Bellur

January 7, 2021

Viscera of dead birds sent to labs for tests  Bharathinagar (Mandya): Amidst the prevailing H5N8 or avian influenza (bird flu) scare, mysterious deaths of migratory Spot-Billed Pelican is continuing to haunt Kokkare Bellur on the banks of River Shimsha in Mandya district.  From November — the arrival of Pelicans — till now, over 6 birds…

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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…

23 Pelicans die at Kokkare Bellur since Jan. 2018
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23 Pelicans die at Kokkare Bellur since Jan. 2018

February 6, 2018

Bharathinagar: The death of over 23 Spot-billed Pelicans at Kokkare Bellur, on the banks of Shimsha, near Maddur has triggered panic among environmentalists and the samples of the carcasses have been sent for tests. Over 23 birds have died since January this year. While 20 birds have died at Kokkare Bellur, 3 Pelicans have died…

Three Pelicans found dead at Sulekere Lake
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Three Pelicans found dead at Sulekere Lake

January 7, 2018

Mandya:  The villagers of Madarahalli in Mandya district have found the carcass of three Pelicans in the Sulekere Lake, here yesterday morning sending fear of Avian Flu among the villagers. The Sulekere Lake like Kokkare Bellur, also in the same district, has hundreds of Pelicans. A few Ornithologists, who visited the spot said that the…

Pelican death not due to bird flu, says report
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Pelican death not due to bird flu, says report

December 9, 2017

Mysuru: Results of the samples collected from dead pelicans at Kukkarahalli Lake and at Kokkare Bellur near Mandya have tested negative for avian influenza. The reports confirmed in their autopsy report that the dead birds were suffering from acute parasitic infection. The Southern Regional Disease Diagnostic Laboratory of the Institute of Animal Health and Veterinary…

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