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