JAIPUR: This year again heavy casualties of birds were reported on Makar Sankranti. Despite ban and repeated appeals from the animal rights activists, denizens continued to fly kites with razor sharp manjha leading to death of scores of winged creatures
including few endangered species, migratory birds and vultures.
Undoubtedly, the maximum casualties were in pigeons, sparrows and parrots. This year, the killer manjha killed migratory birds like Rosy Starling from Balochistan, Europe's Wood Sand Piper from the urban areas while two casualties were reported from Nahargarh
biological park Short-eared owl and Steppe eagle.