1. A paradise on wings

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    Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary (0.67 sq. km) is about 18km form Mysore (Karnataka) situated on the banks of the river Cauvery. This Bird Sanctuary owes its existence to the world famous ornithologist Dr. Salim Ali who convinced the Maharaja of Mysore in 1940 to declare Ranganathittu as a protected area. The...
  2. Where have all the birds gone?

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    “One for sorrow, two for joy, three for letter, four for boy….” goes a nursery rhyme we all learnt in childhood. Children used to blissfully count the number of mynas they saw and exchanged notes on whether they would get a letter or go on a journey. Dragon flies and butterflies...
  3. Here I go bird watching again!

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    Ashy Prinia The Ashy Prinia or Ashy Wren-Warbler (Prinia socialis) is a small bird (13-14 cm) belonging to the warbler family. It is commonly seen in the gardens and farmland and has very distinctive colours. It has a longish tail, which is usually held upright. These birds are often heard...
  4. When I shot the birds

    Posted by Prof Dr S Bakhtiar Choudhary
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