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  • India - ​West Bengal: nearly 50 black kites found dead mysteriously in Siliguri - food poisoning suspected

    Around 50 black kites die mysteriously in 24 hours in Bengal?s Siliguri

    Authorities have sent viscera samples of the birds to Kolkata for tests to determine the cause of their death.

    ENVIRONMENT Updated: Apr 08, 2018 17:10 IST

    Hindustan Times, Siliguri
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    Wildlife experts and veterinary doctors suspect food poisoning may be the cause of death because these birds are scavengers. Viscera samples have been sent to Kolkata for tests.
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    Till Saturday afternoon, 49 dead kites were found in College Para, Tikia Para, the district court campus and bungalows of the sub-divisional officer and judges posted in Siliguri.
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    Animesh Bose, programme coordinator at Himalayan Nature and Adventure Foundation (HNAF), said, ?Death of so many black kites is really alarming. This comes at a time when Siliguri?s air quality is said to be at its worst.?
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    ?Three years ago, many black kites died a similar death and we still don?t know the exact reason,? Bose said. ?The laboratory tests were never made public,? he alleged.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/envir...mMuaodnWM.html
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    Nearly 50 black kites found dead mysteriously in Siliguri

    Apr 10, 2018, 14:20 IST

    Nearly 50 black kites were mysteriously found dead in Siliguri. An investigation is underway in this regard to ascertain the reason behind the deaths. The wildlife experts and veterinary doctors suspect food poisoning may be the cause of death because these birds are scavengers. The post-mortem was conducted and viscera samples have been sent to Kolkata for tests. It is also reported that many others kites were recovered in sick condition, who are undergoing treatment.

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    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/63695431.cms
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