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    Posted January 9, 2014 by
    Tarn Taran, India
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    Chinese Kite String killing birds in migratory season

    Winters, a season for migratory birds and a season of kite flying. Chinese kite string is plastic based instead of a thread base and does not break easily, entangling and killing flying birds.

    Chinese Kite String is banned by the government, still it is being sold in the market. Various people and animals have met with accidents due to this string.

    A Yellow Footed Green Pigeon (Local Name Hariyal) was injured by a chinese Kite thread. This shy and delicate bird had injury on its right wing. It was rescued by a Green Army volunteer Sachin and handed over to Wildlife Ecologist Navdeep Sood, an expert in wildlife rescue and release.

    Sood kept it for treatment for few days. It was given medicines prescribed by a Green Pigeon expert from Gujarat and was fed fluids, food and medicines.

    Today morning it was released by ecologist Sood after its wing had healed properly. Kabootarbaz Kashmir was also called to help during release. The flight of freedom gave smiles on everyone's face. DFO Amritsar Sh.N.S.Randhawa was informed about the treatment and release of the pigeon.

    It is worth mentioning that Green Pigeon is the state bird of Maharashtra and is exclusively arboreal and seldom, if ever, descends to the ground.
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