Rare bird 'Jerdon's Babbler' spotted in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Uttar Pradesh
A rare and globally endangered bird species called 'Jerdon's Babbler' was recently spotted in the grasslands of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) in Uttar Pradesh.
An Overview of the News
According to surveyors, more than 95% of 'Jerdon's Babbler' in India are from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
The Jordanian babbler lives in pairs in small flocks in tall grasslands.
This globally threatened bird has been listed as 'vulnerable' by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 1994.
Distribution and Conservation Efforts
Earlier, the Jordan Babbler was found along the Sutlej River in Haryana and Punjab. However, due to habitat loss, this species is now mainly found in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
Noida-based Habitats Trust works towards protecting the grasslands in the area to support the bio-diverse bird population.
Their efforts are aimed at restoring ecological functionality and promoting the well-being of both species and humans.
About 30% of the global population of the Jordanian babbler is found in India.
About 'Jerdon's Babbler':
It is a passerine bird native to the wetlands and grasslands of the Indian subcontinent.
Its scientific name is Chrysomma altirostre.
It is a member of the genus Chrysomma of the family Paradoxornithidae.
It is found in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan.
It lives throughout the year near river channels, where it inhabits dense reeds and tall grasslands.
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