A large number of caged birds were recovered from the coach of a train at Howrah railway station here on Wednesday.

Over 200 parrots and about 20 mynas were recovered from a coach of the Gaya Express. The caged birds were spotted by personnel of the Government Railway Police, Howrah divisional railway manager Parthasarathi Mandal said.

“Very often the traffickers transport caged birds in the open and passengers do not take note of it,” he added.

The birds were handed over to the authorities of the State Forest Department and the persons accompanying the consignment were arrested, he added.