Rare delight as Black eagle seen in Delhi after three years

What is the news?

Black eagle was spotted in Delhi after three years. Experts have called this a rare phenomenon in the Aravallis.

What is Black Eagle?

Black eagle is a hunter and not a scavenging bird found in the hills of Eastern and Western Ghats and the Himalayan foothills.

The species is almost entirely black that can grow up to 81 cm. It has a grey-yellow beak with a black tip and yellow feet.

IUCN Status: Least Concern (LC)

What is the significance of spotting Black Eagle in Delhi?

Black Eagle was first sighted in Delhi in 2012. The last time it was seen here was in 2019 in Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary. Now, this time, it was spotted in Sanjay Van.

The spotting of Black Eagle in Delhi is a good sign for the ecology and a matter of research to conserve the Aravallis.

This is because Black eagle is a hunter. Spotting it in Aravallis means it is getting food and a conducive environment here.

About Asola Bhatti wildlife sanctuary

The sanctuary is located on Southern Ridge, the northern terminal of Aravalli Hills, one of the oldest mountain system of the world.

It is at the end of an important wildlife corridor that starts from Sariska National Park in Alwar, Rajasthan and passes through Mewat,Faridabad and Gurugram districts of Haryana.

Historical places around sanctuary are: Surajkund(Haryana), Tughlakabad & Adilabad Forests (N.Delhi), Chattarpur Temple.

Source: This post is based on the article Rare delight as Black eagle seen in Delhi after three yearspublished in TOI on 13th January 2022.

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