‘Bird flu’ kills 20 peacocks in Odisha

On Monday evening, Madhupur villagers saw the birds lying dead and informed the forest officials.

By: Express News Service | Bhubaneswar | Published: December 9, 2015 2:32:16 am

In a suspected case of bird flu, carcasses of at least 20 peacocks were recovered from Madhupur revenue forest area of Khurda district on Tuesday. On Monday evening, Madhupur villagers saw the birds lying dead and informed the forest officials.

“This morning our team of forest officials went and recovered the carcasses,” said Khurda divisional forest officer Akshay Patnaik. Apart from the peacocks, the carcasses of four other birds, including a pigeon and two cranes, were also recovered from the spot.

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