Coimbatore: Forest Officials on Wednesday rescued 100 Munia birds from traders and released them into paddy fields in the Thondamuthur area. The officials rescued the birds from two traders in the Singanallur area.
They were selling a pair at Rs. 100 to Rs. 120.
Inquiries revealed that the two traders had procured the birds from Bangalore.
The birds were fed with glucose water before being released.
The Munia birds are protected under the Schedule IV of the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.