Is Kerala becoming a ‘hot’spot for migratory birds?
| Tuesday | 12th February, 2019
People in Kerala started reading more about the migratory bird, rosy pastor , after Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan referred to it in the Biodiversity Congress held at Thalassery.
“The phenomenon could be true, but I do not think the rosy pastor is the apt example.
“Prominent books on birds by famous ornithologists, such as Salim Ali and Induchoodan, do not find a mention of birds such as the rosy pastor, which often thrive in arid conditions.
The rosy pastor was first mentioned in books that came after 1980.
“Buntings definitely figure in the list of the unusual birds now being spotted in Kerala.
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