Habitat Watch

Bird photography from my balcony - Sudhir Shivaram

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By a fig tree in Dandeli - Shrikant Ranade

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Unravelling the proverbial fig leaf
Text: shardul s bajikar
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No Nectar For Me - Sangeetha Kadur

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The Green-tailed Sunbird - The Green-tailed Sunbird feeds on nectar and is one of the most handsome small birds in the Himalayan forests

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The Malabar Pitviper - The Malabar pitviper (Trimeresurus malabaricus) are often seen in different colour forms ranging from green, yellow, brown etc. 

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Nearing a great Indian loss - Though officially called the Great Indian Bustard Bird Sanctuary, the grasslands of Nannaj in Maharashtra, are now witness to rapidly depleting numbers of this species. Thankfully, though, your quest for the elusive bird may also lead you to some other wildlife encounters.
Text and images: Jasminder Singh

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The pot-nosed crocodile - With perhaps less than 300 individuals left in the wild, time is running out for the magnificent GIB. Here's an update.
Text By: Rahulratan Chauhan Images By: Udai Shringi

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A weekly affair - The vibrant tribal markets of Orissa are not simply a forum for economic exchange; these lively and boisterous gatherings are at the heart of all social activity and recreation among the myriad ethnic communities of the state.
Text and images: Joydip Mitra

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The discovery of the Liocichla - In the vast Eastern Himalayan region of India, an obscure 218 sq km forest tract acquired worldwide fame overnight among ornithologists. On 25 May 2006, Ramana Athreya discovered a new Indian bird hitherto unknown to science.

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