Category: Birds

Birds of Osman Sagar – A checklist

A female Purple Sunbird
A female Purple Sunbird

Osman Sagar is one of the best places in Hyderabad for birding! Although this list is still incomplete, I hope you will find it useful for deciding whether to bird there and what to expect....

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Conserving Nature

In the end we will conserve only what we love.
We love only what we understand.
We will understand only what we are taught.

— Baba Dioum, 1968 at new Delhi.

Recently I came across this simple yet profound quote that made me think for a long time. Environmentalists around the world are faced by the same silly responses every time there’s a cry for...

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Common Pigeon

Common pigeon
Common pigeon

Common Pigeon (Columba livia) Common Pigeons are perhaps the most seen species in urban spaces, and for many children in them, birds means pigeons! The feral populations of Common Pigeon, also called as Rock...

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Tickell’s Thrush

Tickell’s Thrush (Turdus unicolor) Tickell’s Thrushes are a species in the family of Thrushes and are among those birds on which one cannot gather much information on the internet. The only confusable species with...

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Common Moorhen

Common Moorhen ( Gallinula chloropus) Common Moorhens are found in swamps, fresh-water bodies and tanks with some green vegetation throughout India. These playful and open birds are easily recognized by their bright pink frontal...

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