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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

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