May 27, 2018 6:05 am
Let not the beauteous egret fool you of its attacking skills. The snowy little egrets on reedy black legs and splayed yellow feet mince around ponds and waterbodies, where they display myriad fishing techniques.
June 12, 2016 6:25 pm
What happened to the endangered great Indian bustard could happen to others too.
March 29, 2015 1:00 am
Psychedelic colours in nature nearly always look stunning on the creatures that sport them.
March 15, 2015 1:01 am
They might be rooted to the spot, but plants ensure their progeny travels far and wide
February 01, 2015 1:00 am
But the forest owlet is diurnal and that would not work in the city — at the best of times, owls are heckled and mobbed by other birds, which is why they hunt at night.
November 23, 2014 1:00 am
In a two-part series, a ready reckoner of the ‘dabbler’ ducks who come calling every year around this time.
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.
September 28, 2014 1:00 am
That elephants obey our commands — how that bloats our egos, and helps us forget the pain and distress inflicted during the “training” process, on what is essentially a peace-loving beast.
September 07, 2014 1:00 am
It was touching to think that the government was so concerned about each and every tree and required every last iota of information about it.
August 17, 2014 1:00 am
It’s not so much the shells we find washed up on the beach, it’s the commercial collection of living molluscs that are taken from the sea bed that causes the problem.