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Tickells Flowerpecker
2008-08-08 15:05:42

The Tickell's Flowerpecker (Dicaeum erythrorhynchos), also sometimes known as the Pale-bellied Flowerpecker, is a tiny bird found in India. The species is quite common and is easily seen in urban gardens with fruit trees. The call of this flowerpecker is a short tick call. Photo Copyright and Credit

Rampur Greyhound
2008-06-08 15:53:29

The Rampur Greyhound is a sighthound native to the Rampur region of Northern India. It was used by the Maharajas for jackal control, as well as for hunting lions, tigers, leopards, panthers, and wild boar. Combining blood lines from the Tazi "“ an Afghan breed, and the English Greyhound, his Royal Highness Ahmed Ali Khan Bahadur bred the Rampur Greyhound. The breed appears similar to the...

Rajapalayam
2008-06-08 13:37:07

The Rajapalayam is a sighthound from India which was used as a companion breed for the aristocracy in Southern India as well as for hunting wild boar and guarding. The name of the breed comes from the town in which it is probably the most popular. The breed may have been used in creation of the Dalmation. It was used during the Carnatic Wars to attack British calvary in their stables. The breed...

Black-winged Snowfinch
2008-05-12 15:32:28

The Black-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla adamsi), also known as Adams's Snowfinch or Tibetan Snowfinch, is found in China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is actually a sparrow rather than a true finch.

Bronze-winged Jacana
2008-04-29 00:09:04

The Bronze-winged Jacana (Metopidius indicus), is the only Jacana in the genus Metopidius. It is a member of the Charadriidae family. They are found worldwide within the tropical zone. Their preferred habitat is floating vegetation in shallow lakes. It breeds in India and southeast Asia. The Bronze-winged Jacana is noticeable and unmistakable. It is roughly 12 inches long, females being...

Yellow Bittern
2008-02-05 15:54:07

The Yellow Bittern (Ixobrychus sinensis), is a small bittern. It is from the Old World, breeding in tropical Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to Japan and Indonesia. It is mainly resident, but some northern birds migrate short distances. Their breeding habitat is reed beds. This is a small species at 15 inches in length, with a short neck and longish bill. The male is uniformly dull...

Spotted Sandgrouse
2008-02-05 14:33:28

The Spotted Sandgrouse (Pterocles senegallus), is a species of bird in the Pteroclididae family of birds. It is found in Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Western Sahara.

Indian Pond Heron
2008-02-05 14:16:17

The Indian Pond Heron (Ardeola grayii), is of Old World origins, breeding in southern Iran and east to India, Burma and Sri Lanka. The Indian Pond Heron's breeding habitat is marshy wetlands in warm countries. This is a very common species in India, where it is often quite tame and easily approachable. It can often be seen foraging around rubbish heaps on the outskirts of villages, as well as...

Black Bittern
2008-02-05 13:54:01

The Black Bittern (Ixobrychus flavicollis), is a bird of Old World origins. It breeds in tropical Asia from India and Sri Lanka east to China, Indonesia and Australia. It is mainly resident, but some northern birds may migrate short distances. The Black Bittern is a fairly large species at nearly 23 inches in length, with a longish neck and long yellow bill. The adult is uniformly black...

Blackbuck
2007-12-21 12:16:11

The Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra), is a species of antelope found mainly in India, but also in parts of Pakistan and Nepal. There are also introduced populations in various parts of the world including numerous ranches in Texas in the United States of America. There are also free-ranging populations in Argentina. The horns of the Blackbuck are ringed with 3 to 4 turns and can be as long...