09:42 GMT01 December 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Mumbai hosts the pink migratory birds every year, but this year the number of birds visiting India's financial capital have spiked due to the lockdown, which has kept people indoors.

    A video going viral on social media shows hundreds of flamingos flocking in the wetlands of Mumbai as Indians remain locked down in their homes due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

    ​Mumbaikars are sharing pictures and videos from different parts where the parts of city have, been invaded by the pink birds. The birds visit Mumbai every year but not in such huge groups.

    ​Witnessed in the Navi Mumbai, Uran, Thane Creek, Panju Island and Vasal areas, the flamingo spike has been attributed to less polluted water, the absence of humans and reduced noise pollution by the wildlife experts.

    India has remained under an unprecedented lockdown since 25 March which was introduced by the Modi government to contain the spread of coronavirus, which has infected 15,711 people across the country so far. 

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