India says extreme heatwave will reduce bird population

NEW DELHI Extreme heat wave that have hit India in recent weeks also impacted bird populations. The reason for this is that in most parts of India birds ‘fall’ to the ground due to ‘fatigue and heat stroke’.

Since summer began last March, parts of India have experienced extreme heatwaves, with temperatures approaching 50 degrees Celsius in parts of New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) recently said the temperature recorded in March was the highest ever recorded in 122 years.

Sanjay Patel, a senior official at the Jivdaya Charitable Trust Animal Hospital in Gujarat, told Anadolu Agency that bird rescues have increased sharply.

This number increased to 90-100 birds per day compared to the previous 25-30 individuals.

Temperatures remain above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in most areas.

The situation is similar in other states, including Rajasthan and New Delhi.

Animal Aid Unlimited official in the Rajasthan city of Udaipur, Raj Kishore, said the birds faced many hardships, including dehydration, which caused many dead bird including chicks.

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