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New species from Arunachal added to India’s bird list

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    9th Apr, 2021


A species of bird is spotted from Arunachal Pradesh at an altitude higher than its recorded perch by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).

About the new species of bird

  • The newly discovered bird has become the 1, 340th species of bird family in India.
  • Family: The new bird belongs to the rosefinch which is a resident in southern China.
    • The three banded rosefinch belongs to the family of Fringillidae.
  • Food habit: It is a seed-eating passerine bird.
  • Breeding: Itbreeds in forests with dense thickets and prefers coniferous growth.
  • Habitat: It is found in central China and far northeastern India.
    • It is usually found in between approximately 2100 and 3050 meters and in winters at slightly lower altitudes.
  • Conservation: Its conservation status is Least Concern.

Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)

  • The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) is a pan-India wildlife research organization which has been promoting the cause of nature conservation.
  • It was established in 1883.
  • BNHS Mission: It works in a mission mode through:
    • Conservation of nature
    • primarily biological diversity through action based on research
    • education and public awareness
  • BNHS Vision: It is a premier independent scientific organization with a broad base constituency and excel in the conservation of threatened species and habitats