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Bird exhibition attracts visitors to National Press Club
A bird landing on a visitor’s hand at the Exotic Birds Show 2018 at National Press Club in Dhaka on Friday. Photo. UNB

Bird exhibition attracts visitors to National Press Club

Dhaka, March 9 – Hundreds of bird lovers thronged the Exotic Birds Show 2018 on the Jatiya Press Club premises here on the weekend to watch birds of different species under one shed.Visitors were enthralled by tweeting of birds which were trying to fly away from inside big cages and bird lovers were snapping pictures and selfies with those while curious children kept beholding at the colorful foreign birds with excessive interest.
Avicultual Society of Bangladesh arranged the two day-long 9th Exotic Birds Show 2018 with the slogan “Rear cage-born birds, let the wild birds to live in forest” (Khachai Pushun Khachar Pakhi, Boner Pakhi Thakuk Bone).
At least 300 foreign birds of 70 species were being displayed at the show which remained open for all from 10 am to 8 pm on Friday.
A bird lover, Ayesha Siddiqa who came from city’s Shidheshawry along with her family said, “Bird rearing is my hobby and every year I come here to see different types of birds from different countries of the world.”
She said that her children also love to see the birds here.
“The organisation has a motto to preserve wild birds by encouraging bird lovers of rearing cage-born birds instead of forest birds,” Dr Amzad Chowdhury, exhibition’s convener and general Secretary of Avicultual Society of Bangladesh, told UNB.
He said if people use to buy and rear cage-born birds, automatically the demand for forest birds will decrease and natural biodiversity and environment will be reserved. – UNB