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Friday, December 04, 2020



1000 volunteers, five years, rough terrain: How Kerala's bird atlas was painstakingly compiled

September 24, 2020 9:45 pm

Earlier this month, a team of over 1,000 birdwatchers wrapped up field surveys of the ‘Kerala Bird Atlas’, perhaps Asia’s largest citizen science bird project that will throw light on the distribution of birds in the state and more importantly chronicle the impact of habitat destruction and climate change on the avian species.

Down in Jungleland: Hello, Sunshine

September 01, 2019 6:01 am

Why rely on alarm clocks, when you have the musical charms of the bulbul to begin the day with?

In the Guwahati Zoo, a talking bird revives its defunct animal adoption scheme

May 16, 2018 8:48 pm

The Guwahati Zoo has revived its defunct Animal Adoption Scheme after 11 years, courtesy a young girl’s inexplicable attachment to a Blue and Yellow Macaw

Bird survey in Arunachal Pradesh's Upper Siang region identifies 66 new species

May 01, 2018 6:34 pm

A recent bird survey of Arunachal Pradesh’s Upper Siang district identifies 66 new species, building a strong case for the maintenance of the traditional shifting cultivation practice of the region's indigenous Adi Tribe.

The sky's my playground: Watching a parakeet court his lady

October 05, 2014 1:01 am

The ancient Romans were so impressed by the birds’ domed foreheads — that bespoke great intellect — that they cut them off and ate them, hoping to imbibe some of the birds’ wisdom.

State govt takes a small step towards implementing rural livelihoods mission

April 01, 2011 5:20 am

The state government has decided to set the ball rolling for the launch of UP State Rural Livelihoods Mission in four districts.

Pollution,poaching keep away birds from Harike

January 07, 2010 11:15 pm

Rise in pollution levels,dying natural habitats and threat of poaching have led to a decrease in the number of migratory birds at the Harike wetland.