- Environmentalist and bird-lovers are opposing the plans of the The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon to set up feeder stations of birds inside its Biodiversity Park.
- They believe that this will increase the feral population of rock pigeons, babblers, mynas and crows besides other feeder animals such as squirrels.
- The cage method for bird feeding is being opposed too as this too attracts a large number of squirrel populations which pose significant threat to the ground or near-ground dwelling birds’ eggs and chicks.
- Presently the park has a good population of birds quite close to the bird trail allowing even laymen a peek to these birds. Presence of 100 species of birds underscores the importance of native vegetation to the region.
- Some species found here are:
- Rufous-fronted Prinia, found only in Pakistan and India,
- Indian bushlark, ashy-crowned sparrow lark, white-eared bulbul, common woodshrike, yellow-eyed babbler, southern grey shrike and bay-backed shrike.
- Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/environmentalists-resist-plan-to-set-up-feeder-stations-inside-gurgaon-biodiversity-park/article6087558.ece