Proposal will create ‘shock absorber’ around sanctuaries; impose curbs

GUURGRAM: The outbreak of Newcastle virus among peacocks, reported from Bhondsi on Friday, has prompted district authorities to take prompt action.

GURUGRAM: You would normally associate the undulating belt of Aravali hills that lies between Golf Course Road and Gurugram-Faridabad Road with luxury housing societies that dot its perimeter.

If reincarnation is a thing, one of the worst life forms in which to return must be the chick in the second egg laid by a southern ground hornbill.

Experts stress on need to create awareness of birds among students and public

NAVI MUMBAI: After more than a decade of sharp fall in the number of bird species, the Karnala Sanctuary has this year seen a 100% rise compared to 2017.

The unique ornamental features and extreme sexual traits of Peacock have always intrigued the scientists. However, the genomic evidence to explain its phenotype are yet unknown. Thus, we report the first genome sequence and comparative analysis of peacock with the available high-quality genomes of chicken, turkey, duck, flycatcher and zebra finch.

The future of the vulnerable Cape Vulture hangs in the balance as older design power lines continue to kill or maim birds, non-governmental organisation VulPro said this week.

Crested Auklets (Aethia cristatella) and Least Auklets (A. pusilla) are crevice-nesting birds that breed in large mixed colonies at relatively few sites in the Aleutian Island archipelago, Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, and Sea of Okhotsk. Many of these colonies are located on active volcanic islands. The eruption of Kasatochi volcano, in the central Aleutians, on August 7, 2008, completely buried all crevice-nesting seabird habitat on the island. This provided an opportunity to examine the response of a large, mixed auklet colony to a major geological disturbance.

One in eight bird species is threatened with global extinction, but atleast twenty-five bird species have been brought back from the brink of extinction so far this century finds this new study of global bird populations by Birdlife International

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