Q. With respect to the recent bird count conducted at the Nalbana Bird Sanctuary, consider the following statements:
It is located in Odisha.
The Nalbana Island is under water in the monsoon season.
Select the correct option from the codes given below:
Answer: [D] Both 1 and 2 are correct
Notes: Statement 1 is correct:
The Nalbana Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Odisha. It is located inside the Chilika Lake and is declared to be a Ramsar Site. The annual bird count in January 2020 recorded over a million migratory birds, most of which were spotted at this sanctuary.
Statement 2 is correct:
The Nalbana Wildlife Sanctuary is on the Nalbana Island. This island, in the Chilika Lake, is submerged by the water in monsoon completely. The term ‘Nalbana’ means weed covered island in Odia language. The island is exposed in the winter, which is when the migratory birds arrive.