Thursday, October 8, 2009

Yellow-eyed Pigeon by Mr S.S. Poonia from Rajasthan

Mr. Surat Singh Poonia, Range Officer, Tal Chhapar Wildlife Sanctuary has sent this photo of a Yellow-eyed Pigeon Columbia eversmanni from the sanctuary, spotted and taken this morning (8th Oct 09).
This is a 'vulnerable species'.
9th Oct 09 : Mr S.S. Poonia rang up to tell me that there were 13 of them in the morning of 9th Oct 09.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Suresh Sir,
    I had seen the bird in 1998 / 1999 in Meerut, however the species has also been seen in Ambala, Haryana in 1999 and in 1995 by a trapper.
    This is for your record and information.
    Best wishes,
    Rajat Bhargava
    Sharad Sridhar had also reported at least one bird from Ambala 2-3 years ago - Suresh.