Nightjars own the dark. To spy one by daylight is a gift from the night. An Indian Nightjar with a baby by its side is a vision Continue reading Indian Nightjar, Sweet Child O’Mine
Look closely at the eyes of a Black-winged Kite. Are they red? Or orange? Or yellow? The eyes will tell you if you are looking at an adult or a juvenile bird. Continue reading TL;DR – What colour are a Black-winged Kite’s eyes?
Seeing one White-naped Woodpecker is exciting. Seeing a pair at work in the woodland is a bonus. And here’s a fun fact about the bird’s Latin name. Continue reading TL;DR – White-naped Woodpecker Double Bill
There are no ugly ducklings. And here’s proof! Just one look at these adorable young Indian Spot-billed Ducks and you’ll want to adopt them Continue reading TL;DR – No Ugly Ducklings
Little Grebes are tiny wetland birds specially adapted for diving in search of food. Each dive can last up to 30 seconds! Continue reading TL;DR – Little Grebe, Holy Diver, Tireless Parent
Pheasant-tailed Jacanas exhibit polyandry, a reversal of sexual roles in which a female courts and maintains a harem of males Continue reading TL;DR – Pheasant-Tailed Jacanas in Love
Black-winged Stilts are anxious parents, always patrolling their nesting sites. Predators get a brutal sendoff. Continue reading TL;DR – Black-winged Stilts, helicopter parents
Bring the grasslands back, rethink mindless tree-planting projects, and we will begin to hear the skylark again. Continue reading TL;DR: Oriental Skylark, Grassland Songster
The harsh habitat of the Zanzibar coastline shelters a uniquely adapted reptile, the African Coral-rag Skink Continue reading Encounter – African Coral-rag Skink
Saul Kere is one of the richest biodiversity areas in urban Bengaluru and a birding hotspot. However, thoughtless development may put an end to that Continue reading Make Bengaluru’s Saul Kere bird-friendly again
Close encounters with a nesting Malabar Whistling-thrush in the violated hill station of Munnar Continue reading Song Sung Blue – A Malabar Whistling-thrush broods in Muthirapuzha
Dead trees are vital habitats for nourishing life. Then why do we have a problem with them? Continue reading The trees are dead! Long live the forest!
Ravens, choughs, blackbirds… the stars of the snow-white alpine playground of the Swiss Alps are mostly black. A birding diary from the fabled Jungfrau region Continue reading Birdsong in Grindelwald – Notes from the Bernese Alps
Tiger or dhole? What floats your boat? Notes from a safari in Kabini while suffering the company of Serious wildlife photographers Continue reading Why so serious? Eavesdropping on dogs and cats at Kabini
Writhing on the beach under the glare of the sun and the heat of the fishermen’s ire, the Hook-nosed Sea Snake had little to choose between the devil and the deep sea Continue reading A Sea Snake out of water