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
In the Banni grasslands of Kutch, raptors hold sway, holding sway over sky, scrub and tree-line Continue reading Kutch Diaries: Up close with the raptors of Banni
Lockdown birding gets a boost with the arrival of a nesting family of Northern Cardinals at a North Carolina home feeder. Here’s the first post of an absorbing pictorial series Continue reading Faces at a Feeder: Northern Cardinal
While the lockdown brings birds and beasts out into the cities, clandestine moves are underway to destroy the pristine forests in which they live. Praveen Tangirala recounts a birdwatching trip to the beautiful Kali Tiger Reserve in Dandeli, great stretches of which are threatened to be swallowed up by the proposed Hubbali-Ankola railway line Continue reading Bird-watching in Dandeli’s fragile forest
Continuing the Kutch Diaries, with close encounters with three different species of sandgrouse in Banni grasslands Continue reading Kutch Diaries – Going Waku Waku with Sandgrouse in Banni
One hundred days of birding. And the last lap in the midst of a lockdown! Continue reading Lockdown Diaries – 100 days of birding
The Oriental Magpie-Robin is an accomplished songster. But its powers of mimicry are often underrated. Continue reading Hush! This Magpie-Robin just stole a bulbul’s song!
A run in with a rat snake prompts a question about conservation and ethics while setting up nest-boxes for Eastern Bluebirds Continue reading Eastern Bluebirds – Spare the rod and spoil the child?
Mangalajodi in Odisha is not just a winter birding hotspot. To the passionate birder, this is a place of pilgrimage. Besides the opportunity to watch a number of species at extremely close quarters with minimum intrusion, it offers something else — serenity Continue reading Mangalajodi – birds and serenity in a winter wetland
Winter has come to Bengaluru’s Kasavanahalli Lake but the migrants are slow to arrive. A few sandpipers here, a few wagtails there and the odd Warbler or Ashy Drongo or two. It’s a slow start to winter birding in 2018 Continue reading Backyard Birding Notes from Kasavanahalli Lake in winter
A White-bellied Sea Eagle won’t make that astronomical push without a gastronomical pull and this one had no apparent interest in playing the avian Sisyphus. Continue reading A White-bellied Sea Eagle fishes for compliments
Meeting Anna’s Hummingbird, with its startling metallic pink head and dazzling green plumage, is nothing short of birding epiphany Continue reading Encounter – Anna’s Hummingbird