Lal is an author, environmentalist and bird watcher.
Of first impressions and coloured perceptions in the animal world.
In the animal kingdom, the first impression is rarely the last one.
Besides being game birds, grey francolins are also great fighters.
Great Indian Bustards slide into extinction.
To observe nature, sometimes it's enough to look out the window.
In a peacock’s world, every body part, from the ornamental headdress to the train, plays a role.
Raindrops in the hills make a melody, both quiet and clinky.
Bribery, honey traps, illicit affairs — all’s fair when it comes to species propagation.
Bribing, entrapment and other underhand tactics of plants are all geared towards procreation.
Why carnivores need hideouts, but herbivores wander free.
Today, your average garden spider, sitting in her fabulous orb-web, can produce six different types of silk from the spinnerets (nozzles) at her rear end — depending on what she wants to use it for.
Which makes Birds of Sri Lanka of particular interest to anyone keen on the subject (and especially ornithology) in India. Islands are where the tendency for new species to develop is arguably the greatest because of their relative isolation
Some animals and birds have learned to live like us.
All about majesty and splendour.
Animals fight over mates, territory, feeding rights, and, even honour and ego.
The lithe langur is a highly adaptable animal with a complex social system.
A foray into the kingdom of recyclers and decomposers.
An essential guide for birders to the rich avian life in the eastern Himalayas.
Eyes, in all their variations, are the true evolutionary wonders of the animal kingdom.
Three common birds prove that when it comes to heart, skill and volume, size does not matter.