National Bird Day Quick Facts

Event NameNational Bird Day ()
Event LevelNational Day
Observed byIndian government

National Bird Day Brief

National Bird Day is celebrated every year on 12 November across the country. National Bird Day was declared by the Government of India on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Dr. Salim Ali, India's famous Ornithologist, and Naturalist.

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Biography of Dr. Salim Ali:

Dr. Salim Ali was born on 12 November 1896 in a Sulaimani Bohra Muslim family of Bombay. Dr. Salim Ali was a world-renowned Indian ornithologist and naturalist. The full name of Dr. Salim Ali is Dr. Salim Moizuddin Abdul Ali.

Salim Ali's early education took place at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. Under the supervision of WS Millard, secretary of the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Salim began serious studies on the birds, who had identified the unusually colored sparrow.

Dr. Salim Ali died on 27 June 1987 at the age of 91. Salim Ali Ornithology and Natural History Center was established in his name by 'Bombay Natural History Society' and 'Ministry of Environment and Forests' at a place called 'Anaikatty' near Coimbatore.

Important interesting facts related to Dr. Salim Ali:

  • The 'Government of India' has declared the birthday of bird expert Salim Ali as National Bird Day.
  • Dr. Salim Ali was also known as "Bird Man" in India.
  • Salim Ali wrote many books related to birds. 'Birds of India' is the most popular book among them.
  • The postal department has also issued a postage stamp in his memory.
  • Institutions like Delhi University and Aligarh Muslim University awarded him honorary doctorates.
  • Salim Ali was decorated with 'Padma Bhushan' in 1958 and 'Padma Vibhushan' in 1976.

Peacock National Bird of India:

'Peacock' is the national bird of India. Peacock is a very beautiful and attractive bird. It is found in all regions of India. On the head of a peacock, there is a beautiful crown like a crown. It has a beautiful blue velvet color on its long neck. The female of a peacock is called a peacock. Due to the amazing beauty of the peacock, the Government of India declared it a national bird on January 26, 1963.

The national bird of our neighboring countries Myanmar and Sri Lanka is also the peacock. Peacock hunting is completely banned in India. It has been given full protection under the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Important Days of November Month - (National Days and International Days):

Day Event Name - Event Level
10 NovemberWorld Science Day - International Day
11 NovemberNational Education Day - National Day
12 NovemberNational Bird Day - National Day
14 NovemberChildrens Day - International Day
14 NovemberWorld Diabetes Day - International Day
16 NovemberInternational Tolerance Day - International Day
17 NovemberNational Epilepsy (Apasmar) Day - National Day
17 NovemberNational Journalism Day - National Day
19 NovemberWorld Toilet Day - International Day
20 NovemberInternational Child Rights Day - International Day
21 NovemberWorld Fisheries Day - International Day
21 NovemberWorld Doordarshan (Television) Day - International Day
22 NovemberJhalkari Bai Jayanti - National Day
25 NovemberInternational Womens Violence Eradication Day - International Day
26 NovemberNational Law Day - National Day
26 NovemberWorld Environment Protection Day - International Day
26 NovemberNational Milk Day - National Day
नवंबर माह का तीसरा गुरुवार of NovemberWorld Darshan Day - International Day

National Bird Day FAQs:

National Bird Day is observed every year on 12 November.

Yes, National Bird Day is an National Day that is celebrated every year on November all over the India.

National Bird Day is observed every year by Indian government.

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