Thousands of migratory #birds die mysteriously in #Rajasthan’s #Sambhar Lake, #India

A worker picks up a dead bird as others lying beside it, at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Thousands of birds of various species were found dead at the lake Sunday even as authorities tried to ascertain the cause of the large scale deaths.

A worker picks up a dead bird as others lying beside it, at the Sambhar Salt Lake in Rajasthan, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Photo Credit: PTI

Thousands of migratory birds of about ten species were found dead around Sambhar Lake, the country’s largest inland saltwater lake near Jaipur, sending shock waves among locals and authorities.

Officials said they suspect water contamination as one of the reasons for the deaths but were awaiting viscera test reports. Though the official toll was 1,500, locals claimed the number of dead birds could be as high as 5,000.

“We have never seen anything like that. Over 5,000 birds died mysteriously all over the place,” 25-year-old Abhinav Vaishnav, a local bird-watcher, told PTI.

Courtesy of thehindu.com

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