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Rare bird sighted at Mangalajodi in Odisha

21/03/2021 at 6:58 PM

Bhubaneswar, Mar 21: A rare species of common Moorhen has been spotted in Mangalajodi waterscape under Khordha district on Saturday. 

Well-known Wildlife activist and the chief functionary of Mangalajodi Conservation Trust Madhu Behera captured the picture of the multicoloured bird with his camera.

As per Behera, he discovered the bird during his regular voyage with his canoe. However, the bird caught his sight for its dissimilarity with a normal country moorhen. A normal moorhen is almost black with white oval patches under its tail along with thin white linings along the body.

On the other hand, the new one was an uncommonly coloured leucistic Common Moorhen that is prettily white coloured. While its beak is almost red with a deep yellow sharp mounting.

However, he said that the bird is a rare mutation of the Indian moorhen species. For first time, this sort of bird was discovered in Tirubanantpuram,Kerala.

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