197 more birds fall prey to avian influenza in Rajasthan

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Jaipur, Jan 22 (PTI) As many as 197 more birds were found dead on Friday in Rajasthan where 17 districts have reported cases of avian influenza, according to a bulletin.

A total of 6,290 birds have died in the state since December 25 including 4,408 crows, 360 peacocks and 539 pigeons, the animal husbandry department's bulletin said.

On Friday, 102 crows, 62 pigeons, 12 peacocks and nine other birds were found dead.

The department said that 'uncommon death' of two migratory birds was reported from Bundi and three from Kota so far.

The death of 67 poultry birds in the state, including 33 in Bundi, 17 in Kota, five in Jaisalmer and four in Jaipur, have also been termed as 'uncommon death' by the department in its bulletin. PTI AG HDA