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Thursday, August 11, 2022



What do birds and beasts make of freedom?

August 11, 2022 11:28 am

The late Gerald Durrell once said that freedom was really not all it was made out to be. But, even in the animal world, it does matter to be unrestrained

Zoological Survey of India publishes new book on over 1,000 bird species

August 07, 2022 2:17 pm

It highlights quality photographs of birds unlike other books that mainly used drawings, ZSI Director Dhriti Banerjee said Friday.

What not to do when you photograph nesting birds

July 27, 2022 1:17 pm

Don't behave like the paparazzi when it comes to birds and their babies

Where have all the birds gone?

June 20, 2022 6:19 pm

While birds that have disappeared leave us unsettled, those who have stuck it out give us some avian relief

All about Great Indian Hornbill, the 'vulnerable' bird tortured to death in Nagaland

June 18, 2022 7:09 am

Since the species is declining in numbers and its distribution is fragmented, it was listed as 'Vulnerable' on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 2018

Bird Watch: Spot the bee-eating beauties

April 27, 2022 2:29 pm

Green bee-eater and Blue-tailed bee-eater are categorized as very common birds, meaning it is easy to spot these two species in the Tricity.

What I saw from my hospital window

April 12, 2022 5:45 pm

In India, pet therapy may yet not be a legit line of treatment, but staring at birds outside a hospital-room window can be therapeutic

Who can horrify with its giggle or make you nervous with its howl?

April 05, 2022 2:10 pm

Listen in as we travel through the jungle and listen to the soundbox of creatures great and small

How India’s birdman, Sálim Ali, showed us the interconnectedness of life

April 03, 2022 9:08 am

A recent collection of his radio talks point to the stellar role birds play in preserving our environment

The bird who sang for a swimming pool

March 09, 2022 9:00 am

There’s an exuberance about bird calls that make you feel optimistic despite the distress in the world


In pictures: The annual counting of the swan population on River Thames

July 20, 2022 8:03 pm

The tradition is said to date back to the 12th century, when the ownership of unmarked, mute swans was claimed by the Crown, so as to be able to have a steady supply of meat during banquets and feasts.

Amid conflict, pigeon keeping thrives in Kashmir

June 30, 2022 12:14 pm

Many of these are domesticated, raised by one of the thousands of pigeon keepers there

Visitors flocked to Chandigarh Bird Park which reopened after a month; check out these pictures

February 15, 2022 5:52 pm

The Chandigarh Bird Park near Sukhna Lake opened for visitors after being closed due to surge in Covid cases

Starlings are the star performers of the sky; these surreal formations are proof

January 14, 2022 4:22 pm

Nature can surprise us in innumerable ways. And you don't need to escape into the jungle to witness it in its glory. These surreal formations by flocks of birds are an apt example.

Exhibition presents paintings of Indian birds commissioned by East India Company

September 07, 2021 7:12 pm

The exhibition presents a rich selection of Company Paintings of Indian birds, entirely from DAG's gallery collection in honour of the unknown Indian masters commissioned by the East India Company in the late 18th and early 19th centuries