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The phenomenon

      During a particular season birds come to this area to "commit suicide".
The most puzzling thing about this phenomenon is that so many species of diurnal resident birds should be on the move at a time when, by definition, they should be fast asleep.
       The Zoological Survey of India visited Jatinga during the monsoon months of 1977 and got wide publicity from leading orinthologists in Europe, U.S. and Japan.

Some interesting facts

This phenomenon does not occur in the whole valley but only in a well-defined strip, 1.5 km long and 200 mts. wide. Invariably the birds come in only from the north and attempts at placing the lights on the southern side of the ride to attract the birds have failed. Another fact is that no long distance migratory bird gets attracted to the light traps. Some common resident birds like grouse, hornbills and imperial pigeons do not get caught at Jatinga.

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