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13996Re: [birdsofbombay] Kites ... Kites and more Kites.

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  • Kiran Srivastava
    Jan 5, 2014
      There are researchers working on Black kites in Delhi region and in Kolkata and some papers will be presented at the ARRCN Conference (Asian raptors) in Pune next month. One researcher from Mumbai will also present his findings.

      Cheers,
      Kiran Srivastava



      On Sun, Jan 5, 2014 at 10:22 AM, Pradnya Shenoy <pradnyashenoy@...> wrote:
       

      Hi,
      Black kites are scavangers, and can survive on any kind of food available. They have very good survival skills. No wonder then, in cities, where openly and easily available garbage is increasing day by day, due to various factors (overcrowding, poor waste management,  unhygienic ways of living....to name a few), these birds, along with house crows and dogs, would increase in population.
      That's how ecosystem keeps a balance.
      But, it would be nice to know, if there are any studies, that have estimated the growth in population of black kites.
      As winters is the breeding season for black kites, they are more commonly noticeable,  in pairs, collecting nesting material, and building nests.
      Regards,
      Dr. Pradnya Shenoy


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