Rare Duck Species Spotted In Mangalajodi

Bhubaneswar: Falcated duck, a rare bird species, was spotted by a team of forest officials in the Mangalajodi Bird Sanctuary in Khurda district.

A trustee of Mangalajodi Conservation and Tourism Trust, Madhu Behera, spotted the Falcated duck among a group of birds in the water body.

The scientific name of this bird is Anas falcata. These birds are generally seen in Siberia, Mongolia, China and Japan.

In February 2015, this bird was spotted in the water reserve of Samal Barrage at Talcher.

Recently, another rare species of bird ‘Mallard’ was spotted for the first time at Mangalajodi Bird Sanctuary. Mangalajodi is located at the northern edge of Chilika lake in Khurda district.