• For the first time, Black-headed Bunting, a migratory bird from Europe, has been sighted in the State.
  • Another passerine bird, Red-Headed Bunting, too was sighted at the same spot.
  • The Buntings migrate from Europe during winters and land in northern India via Iran.
  • The Red-headed Bunting has been sighted in Kerala in the last few years.
  • But this is for the first time, the Black-headed Bunting has been sighted in Tamil Nadu
  • Sivarakottai, where rain-fed millet farming has been going on for several decades, has also been host to other foreign migratory birds such as Syberian Stonechats, Blue Throats and Olive-backed Pipits that have been sighted in the last five years.