New mascot for National Games: flame-throated bulbul

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News:The flame-throated bulbul has been chosen as the mascot of the 36th National Games.

Facts:

About Flame throated Bulbul:

  • The flame-throated bulbul (Pycnonotus gularis) is a member of the bulbul family of passerine birds.
  • They are also called the Rubigula and they are the State bird of Goa.
  • They are found only in the forests of the Western Ghats in southern India.
  • IUCN Status : Least Concern 
  • They are listed as Schedule IV species under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.