India Pitta, a small and colourful bird which is endemic was spotted at Aravalli Biodiversity Park in Delhi after 60 years recently.
A rare butterfly, Striped Blue Crow, was also seen for the first time at Aravalli Biodiversity Park.
Indian pitta is mainly found in the Himalayan foothills and Western Ghats in winters is mainly seen in closed canopy forest.
The bird is also known as the Blue-Winged Pitta, the Bengal Pitta, the Painted Thrush and Navaratna in Hindi because of it vibrant colours.
The bird sighting was last reported by omithologist Usha Ganguli in her book A Guide to the Birds of Delhi.
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