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Asian Golden Eagle rescued

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DOOMDOOMA, Feb 12 - A sub-adult Asian Golden Eagle or also known as Himalayan Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos daphanea) was sighted on the ground and found to be weak or injured in the Golf Course at IOCL (AOD) campus at Digboi on Wednesday.

On seeing the bird, one Jakir Hussain of the Assam Home Guard of the IOCL security informed the officials of the corporation. Mridul Shyam, DGM of Vigilance Department of the IOCL (AOD) contacted Rajib Rudra Tariang, a wildlife biologist who is also the HoD of Zoology and NSS Programme Officer of Digboi College. Tariang and Kedar Nath Timsina, retired Vice-Principal of Digboi College rushed to the spot with four students and in the meantime, the Digboi Forest Department was also informed. Another wildlife biologist and a field assistant of Wildlife Trust of India was also present in the spot on being informed and the team rescued the same.

The bird had an unknown injury on the right leg. The rescue team tried to make it fly from the but failed. It was immediately shifted to the Digboi Forest Range Office, where Dr Indrani Borgohain, inspected the bird. It was later suggested to treat the same in the mobile rescue unit at Guijan under WTI.

According to Rajib Rudra Tariang , this sub-species is distributed in central Kazakhstan, eastern Iran and the easternmost Caucasus, to Manchuria and central China and along the Himalayas from northern Pakistan to Bhutan and discontinuing in northeastern Myanmar (rarely ranging over into northernmost India).

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Asian Golden Eagle rescued

DOOMDOOMA, Feb 12 - A sub-adult Asian Golden Eagle or also known as Himalayan Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos daphanea) was sighted on the ground and found to be weak or injured in the Golf Course at IOCL (AOD) campus at Digboi on Wednesday.

On seeing the bird, one Jakir Hussain of the Assam Home Guard of the IOCL security informed the officials of the corporation. Mridul Shyam, DGM of Vigilance Department of the IOCL (AOD) contacted Rajib Rudra Tariang, a wildlife biologist who is also the HoD of Zoology and NSS Programme Officer of Digboi College. Tariang and Kedar Nath Timsina, retired Vice-Principal of Digboi College rushed to the spot with four students and in the meantime, the Digboi Forest Department was also informed. Another wildlife biologist and a field assistant of Wildlife Trust of India was also present in the spot on being informed and the team rescued the same.

The bird had an unknown injury on the right leg. The rescue team tried to make it fly from the but failed. It was immediately shifted to the Digboi Forest Range Office, where Dr Indrani Borgohain, inspected the bird. It was later suggested to treat the same in the mobile rescue unit at Guijan under WTI.

According to Rajib Rudra Tariang , this sub-species is distributed in central Kazakhstan, eastern Iran and the easternmost Caucasus, to Manchuria and central China and along the Himalayas from northern Pakistan to Bhutan and discontinuing in northeastern Myanmar (rarely ranging over into northernmost India).

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