Monthly Archives: May 2017

SOS From Grey-Headed Swamphen

This is about loss of habitat. Green before the digger came…   This is an SOS message from this bird and the other species that live and breed in Madiwala lake, Bangalore. Last year in May, I shot videos of several Grey-Headed Swamphens feeding their chicks. The Swamphen family lived in the Madiwala lake area, not far from where I

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About: This migratory bird is one of the first migrants to arrive in my country, India, every year and I have observed that they are one of the last birds to leave. The body of the male bird looks like a work of art with four distinct ‘art’ areas. The head and neck are chocolatey brown, the belly is white

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Black-Tailed Godwit

About: They have very long, black-tipped pink beaks that look like straws. In winters they are dressed in dull brown feathers with white undersides with long, nearly black legs. Their wing feathers may have dark centres. Their tails are black with white tips. As the breeding season approaches, Their necks turn rusty-orange and black stripes appear on their belly. Their

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