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Kiren Rijiju shares stunning image of rare Indian Hornbill but attributes wrong location

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 September 2019, 13:05 IST

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday shared a splendid picture of six great Indian Hornbill sitting on a branch of a tree, on his Twitter handle. But, he made a mistake while giving a photo caption to it.

The Union Minister mistakenly attributed a wrong location to the rare photo of the bird and also didn’t credit the photographer who captured the unconventional picture.

Kiren Rijiju attributed the location to his home state of Arunachal Pradesh while showcasing the mesmerizing beauty of the northeastern state.

“Come to amazing Arunachal Pradesh. You might get to click like this in the early morning!,” Kiren Rijiju tweeted.


After sharing the tweet, Rijiju realized the gaffe and also credited the photographer who clicked the amazing photo.

Also, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was among the first who commented on the post of Union Minister.

She tweeted, “ So exotic! From the beautiful Arunachal. Just looking at it brings joy.”



Well, these rare Indian great hornbill photo was captured in West Bengal, not in Arunachal Pradesh.


The picture was clicked by the photographer, Setu Sunnu, who captured the amazing moment on the outskirts of Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary in Bengal.

He wrote, “Sorry to see no credit was given and the location was also changed.”


Rijiju also wrote, "Waw... @susheelwomaniya this is such a nice click! When we were young we use to see lot's of Hornbills in the forests but it's become rare sight. But we are creating more awareness for better conservation."




“Sir, indeed these birds are also found in Arunachal and a lot of other beautiful birds. But this particular image is a work of lot of efforts, patience and passion. Thus, should not be shared without dur credit,” Sunnu added.

Later, Rijiju not only replied on his comment and also thankful for his awestruck click.




Rijiju said: “Thank you @setusunnu for clicking such amazing picture! Come to Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary, Namdapha or any of the Wildlife Sanctuaries in Arunachal Pradesh where you can have pictures of endemic species!”

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First published: 26 September 2019, 12:54 IST