Do birds commit suicide? Yes, yes, yes.....

@shibham (16977)
India
April 29, 2012 2:42am CST
Hi everyone.... Do you think that birds commit suicide? Perhaps your direct answer is "no". But it is true that in my province there is a place named "jatinga" where birds commit suicide. It is a natural phenomenon that 100s of birds migrate to this place and jump on fire and die. Usually they get disoriented by the artificial lights in foggy, moonless nights. The local villagers take the advantage of it and show some artificial lights to compel them to commit suicide or land down, then they trap them and make dishes. Still birds come to this place and commit suicide or get trapped for the unfamiliar behavior of them regarding light at night. N.B.:- Once i read about such phenomenon happens in Philippines named as "tawang". My philippino friends can provide information about "tawang". Eagerly wish to hear about "tawang". A few details about Jatinga. http://www.assam-tourism.com/jatinga.htm . Not a referral link. Have a nice time.
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@Cherish14 (2693)
• Philippines
29 Apr 12
oooooh sounds interesting. i didn't know about that but thank you for sharing this to us. i will be researching and reading about this.
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@shibham (16977)
• India
29 Apr 12
Thanks for having interest to know more. It really made me upset when people take the advantages of such phenomenon. have a nice time.
@Cherish14 (2693)
• Philippines
29 Apr 12
i love reading things like this. i am more thrilled lol i find things like this more interesting than reading news which are always about war, corruption, crimes, poverty and all that
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@shibham (16977)
• India
29 Apr 12
Yeah.
• India
23 May 12
Great information Shibham beta I never knew it, during winter many birds come to the water reservoir of Hirakud dam, near my city, they come from very far places like Russia Many are killed and sold my local hunters. When is your marriage
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@shibham (16977)
• India
23 May 12
Thanks Baba... It is very bad that birds are sold or killed in that area. What the hell animal activists are doing there? Hmmmm... thinking in October. Have a nice time.
@sona22 (1430)
• India
30 Apr 12
shibham, I have heard and read about the behavior of birds at Jatinga. I am a resident of your neighboring state and I live in North Bengal. I along with my friends desired to visit Jatinga in the year 1990 but my fate could not allow me to go there.
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@shibham (16977)
• India
1 May 12
Hi sona... Oh Great. So you are a Bengali? Kemon Aaso? Well, next time, i hope you will be able to have a tour to Jatinga and this time, me and my fiance will accompany you. lol. Have a nice time.
@ifa225 (11090)
• Indonesia
8 May 12
but i think they just lost track and never know that is a harmful place ..
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@lady1993 (27104)
• Philippines
6 May 12
A thorn bird does--are they the same thing? i am not quite sue abut this, but i read somewhere that thorn birds push themselves on thorn bushes when a mate rejects them, and they sing the most beautiful song then, as they are dying.
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@viju0410 (2286)
• India
30 Apr 12
Hi shibham, Finally good to see you back here... how are you? Still tied up with marriage preprerations or something else? This is a piece of information for me thought i heard about birds hitting the neon lamps and dying.
@shibham (16977)
• India
1 May 12
Hi viju.... Thanks for your concern. I am fine and busy with my college duties. Have not start the preparation yet but in the evening, fiance is stealing my time as i have to talk to her over phone.. Almost same case of disorientation or getting confused. Have a nice time.
@Hatley (163983)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Apr 12
hi Shibham that is fascinating and I had not known that. I have seen birds here get confused and try to fly through a plate glass window and get knocked out.somehow to them they do not connect the glass with its being a barrier. Sometimes I have seen the same bird do this several times.he would fall to the ground,walk around in a daze then come back and try again. silly birds.
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@shibham (16977)
• India
1 May 12
Hi hatley.... It is very hard to find out the reason that why do birds behave that way. It is also known to me that birds often get killed hitting on the telephone or wireless towers being blind or confused by lights. I have read that. have a nice time.
@Graceekwenx (3162)
• Philippines
29 Apr 12
very intersting! I am a filipino and it is my first time to have heard of tawang! ahahah!
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@shibham (16977)
• India
29 Apr 12
owwaaahhh... wish to know about "tawang". have a nice time.
@Cutie18f (9557)
• Philippines
29 Apr 12
Poor birds. I have not heard about "tawang" in our place.
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@shibham (16977)
• India
1 May 12
Yeah. poor birds. I also dont know much about "tawang". Wish to hear from friends. Have a nice time.
@thanks1961 (7035)
• India
29 Apr 12
I learned from school about the it, many years back.
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@shibham (16977)
• India
1 May 12
Hmmm.... okay. have a nice time.
@CTHanum (8234)
• Malaysia
30 Apr 12
Hi shiby! Long time no see. I wonder where have you been?? Are you too going to 'disappeared'?? I hope not~ Anyway the answer for your is still no~(^^) I have watched national geographic before about a case that quite similar to these but it happened in US. Unfortunately they can't trace the reason why the birds did so. I believe that it is not natural and there might be 'something' which distract their sight or other sense and eventually cause it to happen.(^^)
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@shibham (16977)
• India
1 May 12
Hi sister... Thanks for your concern. I was busy with my college duties and your sister in law is also stealing my time.. I will not disappear unless mylot does that. Yes, in USA. Many birds die per year getting confused by the red light of towers. Almost same case as Jatinga. Have a nice time.
@naija4real (1291)
30 Apr 12
This is an interesting news for science to research. I just hope that the media get to know this fact and then make adequate follow up to arrive at the fact. However, thanks for sharing this information with the reading public.
@shibham (16977)
• India
1 May 12
Hi. Its true that it is an interesting news to research but science has already trying hard to find out the reason but no satisfactory reason found. Thanks for your nice words. Have a nice time.
• China
30 Apr 12
It is really a surprise and interestin to me, that's what I never heard before. Thanks for sharing the information. My eyes are more open to birds world.
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@shibham (16977)
• India
1 May 12
Thanks. I am an animal lover and already have started many discussions on birds. You may give a look. have a nice time.