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Updated: October 15, 2010 12:17 IST

109 varieties of birds have visited Vellode sanctuary

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A red wattled lapwing in the Vellode Sanctuary near Erode. File Photo
The Hindu A red wattled lapwing in the Vellode Sanctuary near Erode. File Photo

Lakhs of birds are visiting the sanctuaries in Tamil Nadu during the migratory season, Tamil Nadu Forest Minister D Selvaraj said.

“In the Vellode Birds Sanctuary every year during September the birds come from all over India and even from other countries, remain here for more than four months, lay and hatch eggs,” he told reporters after visiting the sanctuary near here yesterday.

Some 109 varieties of birds have come this year to the sanctuary and more such birds may come by the end of this month,he said, adding, strict vigil was being maintained to check poaching.



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