Avian Rehabilitation

by Jivdaya Charitable Trust
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation
Avian Rehabilitation

Project Report | Dec 13, 2017
Successful rehabilitation of orphan comb ducks

By Soham Mukherjee | Programme Director

Very delicate comb duck hatchlings
Very delicate comb duck hatchlings

101 of these comb duck (locally known as 'nakta') ducklings came to us this season. Every year we receive several of these mainly because some comb ducks still nest in hollows/cavities of large trees surviving in the remaining small green pockets in Ahmedabad. Now because of rampant urbanization, all the water bodies have been filled up, and buildings and houses have taken their place. In nature, once the ducklings hatch out, they follow their parents to the nearby water body and feed on vegetation and invertebrates there. However, in the changed urban environment, some of the nesting trees remain but the water bodies have gone. People find them walking in search of food in gardens, in farms, on roads, etc. The parents fly away out of fear and these poor chaps are left behind. 

We raised several every year and eventually released them back in nature. These messy eaters have huge appetite and grow fast, but a balanced nutrition is critical for healthy growth. It is incredible to see them grow into beautiful ducks that fly long distances. 

Thank you so much for your support. We will keep sharing our successes with you.

Ducklings under UV heat lamps
Ducklings under UV heat lamps
Good husbandry is key
Good husbandry is key
Good nutrition helps with good feather development
Good nutrition helps with good feather development
Fully fledged
Fully fledged
Ready for release
Ready for release
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Jivdaya Charitable Trust

Location: Ahmedabad, Gujarat - India
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Ahmedabad , gujarat India

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