India's number of bird species on the decline, warns new study

The high-concern category includes the great Indian bustard, a grassland species that is among the heaviest of the birds that can fly. PHOTO: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
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KOLKATA - The population of many Indian bird species has recorded a significant decline in recent years, a pioneering study has found.

The State of India's Birds report assessed the status of 867 species, with more than 10 million observations contributed by over 15,500 birdwatchers from across the country.

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