Entries in Psittacula eupatria - Alexandrine Parakeet (18)
NEW DELHI: People For Animals (PFA) rescued 440 parrots while they were being transported on a bus in Ghaziabad on Friday. The birds, stuffed in four cages, were being taken to Delhi's Jama Masjid area from where some of them would have been transported to Jaipur. About 60 of them were found dead or died soon after being rescued. The condition of another 60-70 was said to be critical.
CHENNAI: Till Monday, Senthil Kumar, a vegetable vendor at the Koyembedu wholesale market was a proud owner of a pair of Alexandrine Parakeet birds. The 28-year-old youth feeds them, speaks to the pair and provided everything to comfort the parrots. But, his unmatched love towards the pet birds could land Senthil Kumar behind the bars, as Alexandrine Parakeet is a scheduled bird under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. A sleuth from the Department of Forest rescued the parrots and framed charges against him two days ago.
The Wildlife Crime Control Unit of Forest Department in a drive on Thursday recovered 320 birds of rare species from the capital's Katabon and the outskirts Tongi.