July 6, 2022

Whereas flying close to the creekside space in Vikhroli, an grownup lesser flamingo fell on the bottom after its collision with an influence cable. The fowl was then rescued by Resqink Affiliation for Wildlife Welfare (RAWW) crew in coordination with the locals on the Godrej’s Creekside Colony.

In accordance with the locals, a flamboyance of flamingos was flying across the creekside space whereas one in every of them by chance collided with a excessive voltage energy line inflicting it to crash on the bottom.

The flamingo was instantly rushed to Dr Deepa Katyal’s clinic for an x-ray and later taken to Dr Priti Sathe for a medical examination and first-aid.

In accordance with Dr Priti Sathe, “As per the preliminary stories, we suspect that the flamingo has suffered a dislocation in its right-wing and its prognosis is guarded.”

Collisions of huge migratory birds like flamingos with the ability cables, cell towers or other forms of transmission strains within the eco-sensitive zone have risen within the final couple of years.

RAWW’s founder Pawan Sharma stated “Nearly each second case of flamingo rescue involves us with both a historical past of collision, electrocution or unintended accidents on account of these pink birds getting entangled round such transmission strains.”

Concerning the damage of the fowl, Sharma defined that rehabbing such instances is commonly difficult as typically collisions trigger irreparable harm to the injured fowl’s physique. “Typically, their nature of accidents consists of fractures in wings and legs which immediately has an influence on their possibilities of surviving within the wild post-treatment,” he added.

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In accordance with RAWW, this incident involves mild at a time when the union ministry has instructed the ability corporations putting in transmission strains throughout Thane creek to make use of fowl flight diverters (BFD) to guard the pink birds and different migratory birds in and across the neighborhood of Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary.

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