Himalayan Griffon vulture found in Peinzalote in Bago Region

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A Himalayan Griffon vulture, a winter migratory species, is being looked after. Photo : Peinzalote Thein Nyunt

A Himalayan Griffon vulture was captured in a yard of a resident in Myoma (1) Quarter, Peinzalote Town, Nyaunglebin Township, Bago Region (East) at around 10:30 am on 11 January, and the vulture had been looked after, said Ma Naw Bway Hpaw, a bird lover living in the town.
“This bird was injured by something. It no longer could fly and fell into the yard, that’s why we captured it to look after it. We feed it with fishes as food,” she said. Dr Thiri Dewi Aung, Executive Director of the Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Association, said that the Himalayan Griffon vulture is not endemic to Myanmar; it is a winter migratory species from northern India.
Residents and bird lovers said that forest officials and veterinarians should visit the town to inspect the bird. They said they want the bird to be released as soon as it can fly again and a safe condition is reached. The Forest Department has announced that if a person finds an injured migratory bird or if a migratory bird is captured, the person should contact the nearest Forest Department and the Nay Pyi Taw Environmental and Wildlife Conservation Division.—Peinzalote Thein Nyunt (Translated by Maung Maung Swe)

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