Rare arctic goose seen in Himachal


imageShimla : The endangered Lesser white-fronted goose has been spotted in Himachal Pradesh’s Pong wetland for the first time , wildlife officials said Friday .

Not only has this rare bird seen for the first time in Himachal but the entire region , experts claim .

It has its summer home in Arctic Russia and Scandinavia. The lesser white-fronted goose is listed in the IUCN’s highly endangered list .

The picturesque Pong wetland lies in the foothills of the Himalayas and is the winter home of a large number of migratory birds . So far 422 bird species have been identified here .

This winter the Pong lake recorded over 128,000 birds of 119 species .There number is constantly growing every year .