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Winged visitors flock to D�Ering Sanctuary

By Prafulla Kaman

JONAI, Dec 7 - Like in earlier years, the water bodies of Daying Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS) and adjoining sites of mighty Siang river have come alive in recent days with the twittering of several species of migratory aquatic birds with the onset of the winter season.

Located along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border at about 15 kms east of Jonai, the sanctuary is located in the midst of numerous islands as the tributaries of the mighty Siang and Sibya rivers flow down from northern Arunachal hills and provide a model habitat for the wildlife to thrive on. It is adjacent to Dibru Saikhowa Wildlife Sanctuary across mighty Brahmaputra at its downstream and Poba Reserve Forest at Jonai, considered a significant factor in restoring the ecological balance of the region.

According to wildlife officials, Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) and Great cormonant (Phalacrocorax carbo), and many other colourful water birds were spotted in the waterbodies of D�Ering Wildlife Sanctuary since late November, attracting special attention of the wildlife officials and the nature lovers as well. However, the wildlife officials and nature lovers annually witness arrival of more avian visitors to the numerous waterbodies during early February each year.

As the mercury drops, more winged visitors are arriving on water bodies of the wildlife sanctuary and adjacent rivers. Many of the avian species travel thousands of kilometers from their summer roosts, which are beginning to freeze and where food has become scarce at this time of the year.

It may be mentioned here that a large number of researchers, students and tourists from different parts of the country and abroad come to the wildlife sanctuary every year to see the rich birdlife during the winter season.

The wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 190 sq kms. The erstwhile Lali Reserve Forest was declared as Lali Wildlife Sanctuary. The physiography of the area comprises of riverine plains and the floristic composition is mainly of thatch and various types of grasses. The rich flora and fauna of the wildlife sanctuary provides quality habitat for some globally threatened species of birds like the endangered vultures and Bengal Florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis) and also mammalian species including varies of deer, water buffalo, leopard and Asian elephants.

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Winged visitors flock to D�Ering Sanctuary

JONAI, Dec 7 - Like in earlier years, the water bodies of Daying Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS) and adjoining sites of mighty Siang river have come alive in recent days with the twittering of several species of migratory aquatic birds with the onset of the winter season.

Located along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border at about 15 kms east of Jonai, the sanctuary is located in the midst of numerous islands as the tributaries of the mighty Siang and Sibya rivers flow down from northern Arunachal hills and provide a model habitat for the wildlife to thrive on. It is adjacent to Dibru Saikhowa Wildlife Sanctuary across mighty Brahmaputra at its downstream and Poba Reserve Forest at Jonai, considered a significant factor in restoring the ecological balance of the region.

According to wildlife officials, Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) and Great cormonant (Phalacrocorax carbo), and many other colourful water birds were spotted in the waterbodies of D�Ering Wildlife Sanctuary since late November, attracting special attention of the wildlife officials and the nature lovers as well. However, the wildlife officials and nature lovers annually witness arrival of more avian visitors to the numerous waterbodies during early February each year.

As the mercury drops, more winged visitors are arriving on water bodies of the wildlife sanctuary and adjacent rivers. Many of the avian species travel thousands of kilometers from their summer roosts, which are beginning to freeze and where food has become scarce at this time of the year.

It may be mentioned here that a large number of researchers, students and tourists from different parts of the country and abroad come to the wildlife sanctuary every year to see the rich birdlife during the winter season.

The wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 190 sq kms. The erstwhile Lali Reserve Forest was declared as Lali Wildlife Sanctuary. The physiography of the area comprises of riverine plains and the floristic composition is mainly of thatch and various types of grasses. The rich flora and fauna of the wildlife sanctuary provides quality habitat for some globally threatened species of birds like the endangered vultures and Bengal Florican (Houbaropsis bengalensis) and also mammalian species including varies of deer, water buffalo, leopard and Asian elephants.

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