Zimbabwe bird sanctuary has 400 species, not enough tourists
There is a martial eagle, a black eagle, an Egyptian vulture and hundreds of other birds. With an estimated 400 species of birds on an idyllic spot on Zimbabwe's Lake Chivero, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Harare, the Kuimba Shiri bird sanctuary has been drawing tourists for more than 15 years.
Extinction watch: Giant Ibis - the national bird of Cambodia
In 2005, the Giant Ibis was designated the national bird of Cambodia. Deforestat...
Extinction Watch: Eating a songbird into extinction
The species is known as the “rice bird” in China, where it is hunted for food — a practic...
New report finds India's birds in overall decline, "in some cases catastrophically so"
A first-of-its-kind nationwide study of India’s birds has found that among the species for which long-term trends could be established, over half have declined since 2000, of which 22% were declining strongly. Among the 146 species for which annual trends could be estimated, 80% were found to be declining, with close to 50% declining strongly.
Govt proposes 10-year comprehensive plan for conservation of birds, their habitats
Amid growing threats to a number of bird species in the country, the Union environment ministry has come out with a 10-year comprehensive plan for conservation of birds and their habitats in India through multiple measures including curbing illegal trade of birds and constant surveillance of avian disease to prevent a situation like what Rajasthan had recently witnessed in terms of deaths of thousands of birds at Sambhar Lake.
Extinction Watch: Saving the Macaw, one headdress at a time
Macaws are monogamous, remaining bonded for life. The species is listed on the IUCN Red List as critically endangered. Recent population and range estimates suggest that only about 350–400 individuals remain in the wild. This species is one of the rarest in the world.
DRI busts exotic birds trafficking syndicate, arrests 2 for smuggling 22 macaws from Bangladesh
The joint operation was carried out in coordination with the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) and the Customs Department at the Kolkata airport. The DRI officials intercepted the consignment at the airport’s cargo area on Sunday morning.
So, are chickens Chinese or Indian?
A new Chinese study has disputed the subcontinental origin of chickens.
Extinction Watch: Solitary in nature, very few in the wild
This is a solitary species that is most often seen alone or in pairs, and rarely in parties of 4-5, which perhaps are family groups. It feeds characteristically by standing in fast flowing rivers.
Birds may have complex hierarchical societies: Study
The researchers, including those from the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior in Germany, found the existence of a multilevel society in a small-brained bird called the vulturine guineafowl found in parts of Northeast Africa such as Ethiopia and Kenya.
Early birds report impact on Q4 profits, but improved margins
Analysts had earlier estimated the impact of a nationwide lockdown that started on March 24 on the March quarter financials of India Inc.
Watch: Flamingo birds turn Mumbai city pink amid lockdown blues
Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra), May 01 (ANI): A large number of migratory Flamingo birds have flocked at the creek in Navi Mumbai. The fascinatin...
Environmental DNA test may reveal where birds flock together: Study
The study, published in the journal Endangered Species Research, noted that eDNA -- which is DNA collected from environmental samples like soil, seawater, or even air rather than direct sampling from an individual organism -- can be used to detect the presence of threatened terrestrial species in an ecosystem.