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Mystery of Bird Suicide at Jatinga in India

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The Bird Mystery is a unique phenomenon that occurs at Jatinga between September and November each year. During these late monsoon months, several migratory and local birds commit mass suicide at the village. Just after sunset, between 7 and 10 pm, hundreds of birds descend from the sky, plummeting to their deaths by crashing into buildings and trees. Since birds aren’t known to be suicidal, the phenomenon has baffled villagers, visitors and scientists alike.

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Bird myth busted, but mystery continues

- Dima Hasao administration wants to cash in on Jatinga puzzle to attract tourists DIPANKAR ROY 18regJatinga_185205.jpg A captured bird. Telegraph picture

Haflong, March 17: His eyes light up at the mention of the birds. Last year, he alone killed 30 of them.

Bansaindr Suchiang, a Class X student and resident of Jatinga village, about 9km from here, is not alone. Other residents of the village, too, wait for the time when the birds flock to Jatinga, never to return as they fall prey to waiting sticks and other instruments of death.

“They taste nice,” Suchiang recalled, the glint in his eyes clear.

The myth about Jatinga’s bird suicide is long exploded, but the mystery of the winged visitors said to arrive only at nights at a certain time of the year — between August and October — in certain weather conditions and drawn to light remains; It is when these birds drop to the ground near the lights that they are captured or clubbed to death. “We switch on lights or light lanterns to attract the birds,” Suchiang said.

Source (Calcutta Telegraph): http://www.telegraphindia.com/1130318/jsp/northeast/story_16684585.jsp#.U-dr9Xnloic

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lol poor birds dumb villagers.

lol poor birds dumb villagers.

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