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As India’s temperatures reach record highs, birds fall from the sky

As India’s temperatures reach record highs, birds fall from the sky

A caretaker in Ahemdabad feeds multivitamin mixed with water to a parakeet after it was found dehydrated due to heatwave  (Reuters via Amit Dave)

A caretaker in Ahemdabad feeds multivitamin mixed with water to a parakeet after it was found dehydrated due to heatwave  (Reuters via Amit Dave)

After a parakeet was dehydrated by heatwave, a caretaker in Ahemdabad fed it multivitamin and water (Reuters via Amit David).

Westerners are seeing birds falling from the skies. IndiaDue to exhaustion or dehydration The scorching heatwave continuesFor the third month.

The long run HeatwaveInhabitants continue to be roiled by spells DelhiRecord temperatures reached 49C in some parts of the country, a record. India’s national capital this weekend.

In the western state Gujarat – where the temperature has hovered above 40C for weeks now and is set to touch 46C in several pockets – rescuers are coming across birds that have fallen from the sky.

The heat and its effectsSo far, animals have been neglected while people suffering from heatstrokes or dehydration are being treated at hospitals. In fact, separate wards for heatwave conditions are being set-up in several parts of the state.

In this picture taken on 3 May 2022, Shervin Everett (not pictured), a hospital curator, feeds an Indian Flying Fox bat at Jivdaya Charitable Trust in Ahmedabad (Getty Images)In this picture taken on 3 May 2022, Shervin Everett (not pictured), a hospital curator, feeds an Indian Flying Fox bat at Jivdaya Charitable Trust in Ahmedabad (Getty Images)

This photo was taken on May 3, 2022 by Shervin Everett (not shown), a hospital curator who feeds an Indian Flying Fox bat from Jivdaya Charitable Trust, Ahmedabad (Getty Images).

Conditions have deteriorated significantly for animals because this year’s heat is “one of the worst in recent times,” according to rescuers working in an animal hospital managed by nonprofit Jivdaya Charitable Trust in Gujarat.

“We have seen a 10 per cent increase in the number of birds that need rescuing,” Manoj Bhavsar, who works closely with the trust and has been rescuing birds for more than a decade, told the Reuters news agency.

Activists have been rescuing these birds and taking them to the trust hospital to provide immediate care. This includes injecting water into their mouths using needles and feeding them multi-vitamin tablets.

A vet provides medicine to an eagle in Ahmedabad (Reuters via Amit Dave)A vet provides medicine to an eagle in Ahmedabad (Reuters via Amit Dave)

A vet gives medicine to an eagle at Ahmedabad (Reuters via Amit David)

Extreme heat spells, or heatwaves in India, began earlier than expected. Pakistanthis year, with the first spell being recorded as early as March.

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said two of its weather stations in the capital’s Mungeshpur and Najafgarh areas recorded temperatures at 49.2C and 49.1C respectively in recent days.

Additional reporting by agencies

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