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Migratory birds

Devotees take bath in the River Ganges as Siberian gulls fly around at Sangam, in Prayagraj.

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Migratory birds fly as devotees take a dip on the River Ganges on New Year 2020, in Prayagraj

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Migratory birds play in the waters of Dal Lake in Srinagar. Srinagar on Thursday recorded the coldest night of the season so far as the mercury plummeted at -5.6 degree Celsius.

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Thousands of snow geese maneuver to land in a farm field at their winter grounds already crowded with other geese in the Skagit Valley near Conway, Wash. More than 50,000 of the birds flock annually to the valley, after migrating from the Arctic tundra. The birds are up to 33 inches tall with a wingspan of over four feet.

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A painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala) feeds on a fish at the Pulicat Lake in Sriharikota.

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Painted storks (Mycteria leucocephala) attempt to catch fish at the Pulicat Lake in Sriharikota.

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Migratory birds flock around a boat in river Ganga, in Varanasi.

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The Yamuna wetlands become a host to these birds until the climatic conditions are stabilized in their homelands.

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey/Outlook

The birds migrate to the subcontinent to escape Russia’s cold weather.

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Not just gulls, hundreds of birds from over two dozen different species make Yamuna their temporary home during winters.

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey/Outlook

The Nigambodh Ghat, on the banks of the Yamuna river, is a haven for bird watchers and photographers.

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The gulls come for breeding to the banks of Yamuna and Ganga.

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Every year, brown-headed and black-headed gulls arrive at the Yamuna Ghat.

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A flock of migratory birds at the Yamuna Ghat, in Delhi.

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey/Outlook

Migratory Greylag goose fly in a wetland in the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, on the outskirts of Guwahati

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Birds fly over Ganga River on a smoggy morning, in Prayagraj.

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A flock of Flamingos stand in the water of Sambhar Salt Lake about 75km from Jaipur, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Every year in the month of July, thousands of flamingos arrive at Sambhar Salt Lake, India’s largest inland saline wetland. In the past few decades, the number of these birds has fallen drastically due to pollution caused by illegal salt-making units and over-extraction of subsurface brine around the lake.

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Migratory Flamingos fly above Pulicat Lake near Sriharikota.

PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar

A flock of migratory Gulls fly over Sangam, the confluence of River Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad.

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Bar-headed Geese flock at Gharana wetland, about 35 kilometers (21.8 miles) from Jammu. The wetland is home to many species of migratory birds that come here during the winter months.

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