Rajasthan's first exhibition of birds of prey “Wings of Wonder” started at Udaipur's Sajjangarh Biological Park on Wednesday. The first of its kind exhibition is organized by WWF-India, Forest Department (Wildlife Division) & Green Peopel Society, Udaipur.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the Divisional Commissioner Rajendra Bhatt. Divisional Chief Conservator of Forests Raj Kumar Singh, Divisional Chief Conservator of Forests Wildlife Ram Karan Kherwa and Rahul Bhatnagar of Green People Society were present as special guests of the programme.
The guests were welcomed by Deputy Conservator Forests Wildlife Ajay Chittora, Suhail Majboor of Green People Society, Range Officer Ganeshi Lal Gotwal and Arun Soni of WWF-India.
The program was conducted by Deputy Conservator Forests Shaitan Singh Deora. Wildlife photographer Sharad Agrawal and bird lover Vinay Dave gave detailed information about the birds of prey displayed to the guests and children present. Thereafter, the exhibition was observed by District Collector of Udaipur, Tarachand Meena and Dr. Divyani Katara.
On the first day of the exhibition, more than 200 visitors from Udaipur got information about birds of prey. Arun Soni said that the raptor exhibition is a part of the Udaipur Bird Festival 2023, which will be open for visitors from 10 am to 5 pm till January 23. Information about the birds of prey found in India has been shown in the exhibition. All the big and small predatory birds of India have been included in this exhibition.
Information about more than 50 predatory birds has been given in the exhibition, in which pictorial information of eagle, falcon, buzzard, kite, vulture and all types of owls will be seen.
On the occasion the present ornithologist told that more than 20 raptor of Rajasthan in the exhibition were displayed with many species like Crested Serpent Eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Steppe Eagle, Bonellis Eagle, Booted Eagle, Himalayan Vulture, Eurasian Griffon, Longest Winged Cinerious Vulture, Lagger Falcon, Eurasian Hobby, World's Fastest Flying Peregrine Falcon, Eurasian Kestrel, Brown Fish Owl, Indian Eagle Owl and Scoops Owl Information has been given and the voices of all the birds of prey can also be heard in the exhibition.