Brothers Mohammad Nadeem and Mohammad Saud, run one of the world's biggest hospitals dedicated to predatory birds in the world in Delhi's Wazirabad housing many exotic birds
Brothers Mohammad Nadeem and Mohammad Saud, run one of the world's biggest hospitals dedicated to predatory birds in the world, which is located in Delhi’s Wazirabad. Here a kite, which was recently operated upon, recovering in the bird hospital (Credit: Vikas Choudhary/CSE)
The bird hospital receives around 2,500 birds every year, one of which is this barn owl with injured wings, relaxing in the hands of Mohammad Saud. (Credit: Vikas Choudhary/CSE)
Many birds that are treated in the hospital are injured by long threads or manjha used in kite-flying, which causes sharp cuts. This Egyptian vulture was one of them (Credit: Vikas Choudhary/CSE)
Doctors treat a kite’s old wound to prevent further complications or diseases (Credit: Vikas Choudhary/CSE)
This migratory black-eared eagle has cataract and cannot take flight, thus being bound to land. While there are many birds hospitals in the world, including a major one in Delhi, few cater to birds that have meat-based diets (Credit: Vikas Choudhary/CSE)
This open cage houses many of the recovering birds treated at the hospital. Mohammad Saud calls it the final test for them: if the birds manage to reach the top opening, they are fully fit to fly away (Credit: Vikas Choudhary/CSE)
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