Indbirding Team Members, Vijendra Prakash Parmar, Uttam Pegu, Dr. Durgesh Sharma, and Anil Rodgers spotted a rare Leucistic Coot in Lake Pichola in Udaipur, Rajasthan recently during their birding trail on 25th October 2014. Luecistic Coot is very uncommon and it was first sighting in Rajasthan, as confirmed by eminent wild life expert Dr. Satish Sharma.
While it has been observed couple of times in India, this leucistic coot sighting is supposed to be rare. It is supposed that this occurrence may produce all together new type of coot, though its unlikely as per Dr. Duregsh Sharma, HOD, Zoology department, Govt GC College, Chottor, Rajasthan.
It was a rare sighting which created quite an stir in birding world and Indbirding Team members were contacted by many birding enthusiast as well as organizations.
In another birding trip in Udaipur, Indibirding team also spotted Verditer Flycatcher, Grey Headed Canaray Flycatcher which are winter visitor to Udaipur region. It is not easy to spot Verditer flycatcher though. It was also published in news papers of Rajasthan in Patrika, Dainik Navajyoti, Dainik Bhaskar etc.
Indibirding Team thanks everyone for encouraging its endevour.