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Bhitarkanika Migratory Birds start return journey from Odisha

Migratory birds-Bhitarakanika National ParkThe migratory birds, which arrived at Bhitarakanika National Park for their winter sojourn have begun returning to their homeland following sudden rise in temperature in Odisha.

The number of birds visiting Bhitarkanika slumped to 76,268 this year in comparision to 1,06,156 last year.

Around 87 types of species visited the park. While 81,874 birds have been sighted in Bhitarkanika National Park, 24,482 birds were sighted in Mahanadi Delta, the Divisional Forest Officer, Bimal Prasanna Acharya said.

Reportedly, the migratory birds had come from Iran, Iraq, Himalayan region, Siberia, Afghanistan and central Europe.

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