Category Archives: Threat to the birds

The Brave Barn Owl

When the world sleeps, this bird awakes to hunt down dark forces like rats & mice, just like our superheroes – the same dark forces that make us shriek-at-sight and panic. About: These are beautiful birds with a face that has a heart-shaped gold border to it & big black eyes. They have gold bordered creamy white speckled bodies with

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The Silent Common Snipe

These birds are masters at blending with the surroundings. About: One may say they look a little different from the other birds as they seem to lack a tail and neck and have long straw-like beaks which adds to the strangeness. It is difficult to describe these birds because no two individuals look the same. They are migrants in the

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Asian Koel: Of Melody & Noise

One may not be familiar with the Koel’s looks, but its kooo…koooo…koooo…… call is very well known. About: A pair – perhaps not on talking terms… The boys are entirely glossy black with fiery red eyes. Sometimes, a faint silvery eye-ring can also be seen. The beak is tea green. The girls are very different. They are mainly brown/black above

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SOS, says the Vulnerable MacQueen’s Bustard

THIS IS NOT A REGULAR BLOG POST. I felt compelled to write this when I came across this editorial in the Indian Express, a daily newspaper in India, of 19th December 2019. Posting the clipping below: Vulnerable and internationally protected, MacQueen’s bustard or Houbara Bustard belongs to the family of heaviest flying birds. (Remember, the Ostrich & Emu though bigger, are flightless).

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The Agile Grey-throated Martin

About: These birds are among the smallest in their family comprising Swallows, Swifts and Martins. They are dark brown above with white bellies and, as their name suggests, have a grey throat and appear to be wearing a brown necklace.   Their eyes are specially adapted for the forward vision for them to be able to see & catch insects

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The Fight For Flight:

My usual blog posts are about birds and their problems and threats to their survival. This time I am supporting fellow bird lovers at Fauna Creative who made this film titled ‘The Fight for Flight‘. This short film is about bird migration and is aimed at spreading awareness about the problems birds face while they migrate. It is also about

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