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  • Title
    Flamingo mortality due to collision with high tension electric wires in Gujarat, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    This study documents the mortality of flamingos due to collision with electric wires in the state of Gujarat, India. The wetlands of Gujarat were surveyed from 2002 to 2005 as a part of ecological studies on flamingos. Incidences of collision of flamingos with overhead electric wires were recorded at breeding and feeding sites. The numbers of victim birds were counted and high risk sites were identified based on reported incidences of collision and the period of inundation of the sites below electric lines. Of the 76 deaths recorded, Lesser Flamingos Phoeniconaias minor (46%) and Greater Flamingos Phoenicopterus roseus (54%) accounted almost equally. The effects of collision on the population of flamingos and the management options to minimize collision of flamingos and other water birds with electric lines in sensitive habitats are discussed.
    Attribution
    Tere A., Parasharya B.M. (2011). Journal of Threatened Taxa 11(3) pp. 2192-2201; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o1689.2192-201