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A fresh perspective from one of our young contributors, Maitreya Sukumar, on trivia about avifauna. Two of India’s rarest birds are the Himalayan Quail (Ophrysia superciliosa) and the Jerdon’s Courser (Rhinoptilus bitorquatus). We know more about the Jerdon’s Courser, 32 pairs

Here is a recap of the best of the best from the year gone by. 2018 has been a wonderful journey for us, and we invite you to glance again with fondness for the news, views and pictographic memories of

The lesser floricans (labelled as “Endangered” by IUCN) were estimated by Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun to be only about 264 individuals in the year 2017. The author ponders about their conservation status while trying to capture the leap

One of the most vibrant migratory bird to brighten the Indian subcontinent, the Greater Flamingos(Phoenicopterus roseus) are a sight for sore eyes. Its that time of the year when our city is painted pink and red by the flocks of flamingos

Birding in the NorthEast is always a pleasure, with its varied array of species. We bring to you yet a few more uncommon destinations for the avid birder -  the Dibru Saikhowa National Park and the Dihing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary. Some

Lessons from the field on how to capture the image of the elusive Indian blue robin hunting for prey, as experienced by Pratik Humnabadkar, during one of his hiking trips in the Tamhini forest of Pune. Indian blue robin is a

Experience the amazing journey of discovery from nesting, through the entire stages of egg-laying, incubation, hatching, to flying the coop, as seen first-hand by the author. It was March 2nd, 2018 - the day of Holi. While talking over the phone

The annual winter migration of the Indian Skimmers carried them further afield, all the way down to the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent. A bird of north Indian waters, the Indian Skimmer, can now be seen in the southernmost tip

A walk in the clouds, trekking on the treacherous trails of Chopta to Tungnath temple while following the trails of the elusive Himalayan monal, makes for wonderful and poignant memories for the author and friends. The sign on the road said,

As the famous poem by Kofi Awoonor states, the weaver bird does preach salvation and teaches us to hope to see the wonderful creation of its nests of artistry. While you might chance upon a sparrow in the urban scenario, the