Pheasant Breeding Centre, Morni

Pheasant Breeding Centre, Morni
तीतर प्रजनन केंद्र, मोरनी
Endangered wildlife breeding
Pheasant Breeding Centre, Morni
Location in Haryana, India
Pheasant Breeding Centre, Morni
Pheasant Breeding Centre, Morni (India)
Coordinates: 30°42′8″N 77°5′16″E / 30.70222°N 77.08778°E / 30.70222; 77.08778Coordinates: 30°42′8″N 77°5′16″E / 30.70222°N 77.08778°E / 30.70222; 77.08778
Country  India
State Haryana
District Panchkula district
Government
  Type Government of Haryana
  Body Forests Department, Haryana
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-HR
Website haryanaforest.gov.in

The Pheasant Breeding Centre, Morni (Hindi: तीतर प्रजनन केंद्र, मोरनी) is a purpose-built centre for the breeding of pheasants situated in Panchkula district in Morni,[1] a village and tourist attraction in the Morni Hills in the Panchkula district of the Indian state of Haryana. It is located around 45 kilometres (28 mi) from Chandigarh, 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Panchkula as its district and is known for its Himalayan views, flora, and lakes.[2]

History

  • During the years 1992-93 to 1995-96 few eggs were collected from the wild and hatched at the centre.
  • After 1996 most of the increase in the population of the birds came from breeding in the centre itself, using broody hens for brooding and hatching purposes.
  • During the year 1998-99 fourteen birds born in the summer of 1998 were released in the forest area.
  • In 1999 seven birds and in 2000 again 10 birds were released. Thus in all 31 sub-adult birds were released in the pre-selected proper habitat of the birds.[3]

Types of pheasants bred

Several types of pheasants are bred, including red junglefowl (Gallus gallus), endangered cheer pheasant (Catreus wallichii) and endangered kalij pheasant.

See also

References

  1. "Haryana Forest Department". Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  2. "Morni hills". Haryana Tourism. 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  3. "Haryana Forest Department". Retrieved 11 May 2014.
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