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Flame-Throated Bulbul

  • 03 Feb 2020
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  • The flame-throated bulbul, also called the Rubigula (State bird of Goa), has been chosen as the mascot of the 36th National Games.
  • The 36th National Games will be held between October 20 and November 4 in the year 2020.

Flame-Throated Bulbul

  • The Flame-throated Bulbul is endemic to southern peninsular India where it is locally distributed in southern Andhra Pradesh, eastern Karnataka, Goa, Orissa, eastern Kerala and northern Tamil Nadu.
  • The Flame-throated Bulbul prefer habitats like rocky, scrub-covered hills mostly in the Eastern Ghats and central peninsular India but also in some places in the Western Ghats.
  • IUCN status: Least Concern
  • India’s Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972: It is a Schedule – IV bird.

Schedules under Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972

  • Schedule I and part II of Schedule II provide absolute protection - offences under these are prescribed the highest penalties.
  • Species listed in Schedule III and Schedule IV are also protected, but the penalties are much lower.
  • Schedule V includes the animals which may be hunted.
  • The specified endemic plants in Schedule VI are prohibited from cultivation and planting.

Source: TH

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