OMTEX CLASSES: Problems faced by Birds

Problems faced by Birds

Problems faced by Birds

Due to the loss of habitat, prey and heavy hunting for meats, some of the Indian birds are on the verge of extinction. The life of birds is no more a bed of roses for they face various problems during their existence on the earth. Poaching and massive hunting took these beautiful species birds into the category of critically endangered birds of India. Their natural habitat - forests - are being cleared away to provide for human settlements, thus encroaching upon their space. Great Indian bustard,Indian Vulture, Himalayan quail and Siberian Crane are few species of birds who are facing critical problem of extinction. Many birds are caught and caged and this prevents their breeding in natural circumstances. Further, due to the shrinking of water bodies, birds are almost dying for want of water and food. Deforestation is another major offender of birds and a threat to their existence. The exciting and fun - filled kite flying provides children and often adults with much joy and thrill, but does one realise the injuries inflicted on birds when they come in contact with the maanja. A study by the International Crane Foundation said the last confirmed sighting of Siberian cranes in India was in 2002. Another report states that in 1974 close to 75 birds wintered in Bharatpur which declined to a single pair in 1992. In more recent times, the setting up of mobile towers are causing much harm to the birds by the radiation.