Chennai man hosts 8,000 parakeets for more than 10 years

Updated: Feb 05, 2018, 16:04 IST | Agencies

Camera technician and parakeet enthusiast Joseph Sekar with a parakeet at his house in Chennai. Parakeets flock to his terrace every day in the morning and evening for rice

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Camera technician and parakeet enthusiast (inset) Joseph Sekar with a parakeet at his house in Chennai. Parakeets flock to his terrace every day in the morning and evening for rice.

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Known as the 'Birdman of Chennai', 63-year-old Sekar has been hosting up to 8,000 parakeets for more than 10 years. He started feeding them after the tsunami. He spends half his daily income to feed his feathered friends by keeping about 30 kg rice on specially set up wooden planks.

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