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After the infamous diclofenac debacle that caused the most plunging decline of vultures in the history of South Asia, another brand-new threat rears its ugly head. This feature investigates how common antimicrobial treatments meted to livestock affect and jeopardize surviving populations

The shallow Maguri wetland near Dibru-Saikhowa National Park in Assam is a lesser known destination but a haven of birds and aquatic beauties. It is still a virgin destination, connected with the Dibru River and surrounded by villages on three

 Lao Tzu has said that “Nature does not hurry, yet everything gets accomplished”. All we need to do is to look and observe, and act upon the lesson learnt from wildlife that is openly flaunted , accessible and waiting for

A cockatoo is classified as one of the 21 parrot species belonging to the family Cacatuidae, the only family in the super family Cacatuoidea or talking birds. The macaws are colorful parrots from the American continents, often considered to be

The Indian nightjar (Caprimulgusasiaticus) is a small crepuscular bird with a distinctive call. Most usually found in open woodland, scrub, and cultivation and sometimes roads, it usually sits on the ground or low trees and is not found on high perches. Birdlife is

The Atlantic puffin (Fraterculaarctica), also known as the common puffin, is a species of seabird in the auk family. The only puffin native to the Atlantic Ocean, their conservation status in the IUCN list is  Vulnerable (Population decreasing). After a lonely winter, Skomer

A stroll on a whimsy around a pond led to a breathtaking photo opportunity of a lifetime involving a peregrine falcon and a common teal. Allow me to take you to an instance of time when I was at the right

High tension overhead wires poses a serious hazard for the flamingos of Manchlapur Lake. Raichur district of Karnataka state is the home for nearly 250 species of birds. It is also the second home for many migratory birds. Manchlapur Lake, which has

Locally known as the green munia in parts of the Indian peninsula there have been numerous songs made in tribute of the green avadavat. A member of the Estrildidae finch family, this quirky bird is a joy to behold and

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