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Parrots are tropical birds of roughly 393 species of the order Psittaciformes, that can be further subdivided into three super families: the Psittacoidea, the Cacatuoidea, and the Strigopoidea. I have seen about112 species of birds in Nhava Sheva during my

Things to do for the avid wildlife enthusiast during these monsoon months. Breeding of Oriental dwarf kingfisher in Mumbai. One of the brilliantly colored birds which can be found during one of the typical monsoon walks in Konkan. Do not miss the

In the next installment of his series on the birds of NhavaSheva, Sylvester Alphonso talks about the Asian koel. While ruminating on my completion of a year with TS Rahaman at Nhava Sheva, I wonder at the beauty around me. The

Omnivorous and opportunistic in feeding, the Rufous treepie is a pleasant visitor to our young correspondent, as she recounts her encounter with the bird during her vacation in Ranthambore. My family and I went to Ranthambore National Park in the summer

In the second of the series of birdlife encountered by the author while posted in NhavaSheva, we present to you the Rosy Starling(Pastor roseus). It has been almost a year since I am at NhavaSheva – a most delightful year whereI

The pristine glory lost of Kolleru Lake – erstwhile largest pelicanry of the world, shocks the author when he reaches the site to conduct the Annual Flamingo Count, by BNHS. The Annual Flamingo Count, by the BNHS, is an exercise by

A Bird’s Paradise Amidst Concrete Jungle– welcome to the Valley School area near Bangalore, Karnataka. Arial root patterns of an old Banyan tree (photo credit: Dipankar Saha Chowdhury)                          

A majestic bird of prey belonging to the Accipitridae family, the Crested Serpent Eagle(Spilornis cheela) is a raptor found frequently in Asia. What happens when you interrupt this fierce bird while it attempts to hunt for prey?   It was perhaps one

A beautiful terrestrial bird belonging to the Cuculidae family, the coucal is a large non-parasitic member of the cuckoo order of birds, and has a mind of its own, as discovered by Sylvester Alphonso during his foray into bird photography. It

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