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As reported by Hindustan Times: More than 550 exotic birds were rescued from illegal pet trade market in central Kolkata, in a number of consecutive raids, early this week. The raids were jointly organised and conducted by the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau

A birder’s life is never dull, following the wings and whimsy of the feathered friends leads to interesting experiences and anecdotes to share. The arid and semi-arid habitat of Western India is often referred to as ‘Raptor-land’ of India. It was

Historical ruins, biodiversity and mythology, all come together to make an excursion to the World Heritage site of Hampi and its surrounding forests an experience to cherish for life. When one hears or thinks about Hampi, the picture that generally forms

Anticipation is a wonderful feeling, especially if you have waited for the moment almost all your life. The cherished desire to capture in frame a family of Sarus cranes bears fruit in Keoladeo National Park for our avifauna enthusiast. When I

The Common rock thrush derives its nomenclature from its habitat. With its distinctively vivid coloring, it is a joy to behold, and apatent resident of a birder and photographer’s portfolio. Vikramsinh Sodha speaks about his interest in birding, and specifically the

One of the rarest species of nuthatches in the world, the Beautiful Nuthatch has seen its localised habitats reduce due to logging and forest clearance to make way for human habitation. The Beautiful Nuthatch—one of the largest nuthatches—is also one of

This video was shot by Rathika Ramasamy,Mentor for #Youth4clicks 2019

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