This medium sized bird falls in the cuckoo family, but the plumage resembles that of a Shikra. It is mainly an arboreal bird (spends most of the time in the trees) and has typical perching feet, with two toes facing forward and two facing backward. The common hawk-cuckoo also mimics the shikra's flight pattern, often confusing bird-watchers, but the key identifying points are the legs and the beak. The legs are much shorter and closer to the body, whereas the shikra has long legs. The beak is also longer and pointed when compared to a shikra. The cuckoo-hawk also has a very prominent yellow eye ring. Its main diet is insects and fruits from certain trees.
This cuckoo-hawk was brought in very weak and dehydrated. It took a week of treatment, feeding and exercise before the bird regained its strength and was fit for release.
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This peacock was brought in from the cantonment area after it came and hid inside the Colonel's house. The bird used to come and feed in their garden for a few years now, developing a bond with them. It trusted them enough to hide in their house and turned out to have a broken leg. The bird was given treatment, physiotherapy and care for more than two months and after a complete recovery it was released back at their house itself. The bird immediately flew up to their balcony which was his favorite roost. . The family was very happy to see their peacock back at his usual place, the bird too seemed to be thrilled. We were so glad we could release our national bird back to the urban wild and that too at a place where it is loved and cared for.
This month we had a surprise visitor in our facility. Mr. Harald Baldr, a traveller and You Tuber from Norway, visited Jivdaya Charitable Trust after hearing about it. He visited our facility and created a video of the medical treatment and rehabilitation work done by us for stray Animals and Birds. He appreciated the overall working of the Trust and has uploaded the video on You Tube. The links of the You Tube video which is in two parts by the name “Animal Shelter India: Victims of Kites and Pet Trade” and “Animal Shelter India 2: Street Dog Rescue” are copied below. The Trust has a full-fledged facility for treating the injured birds and animals which includes (apart from the regular vets) Operation Theatre, X-Ray, Pathology, Incubators, Egg Hatchers, etc. The Trust basically rescues the stray birds and animals and caters to the care and treatment of them. Once these birds and animals are fit, they are released to its natural habitat. The trust also welcomes requests for adoption of these animals. The trust is a privately funded one and depends on donations from animal and bird lovers. The Trust receives donations from all over the globe, details of which are available on the website of the trust - https://www.jivdayatrust.org and in the You Tube details created by Mr. Harald.
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