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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...

Nilgai
2007-12-21 10:53:55

The Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus), is one of the most commonly seen wild animals of northern India and eastern Pakistan. In India they are found from the base of the Himalayans in the north, down to the state of Karnataka in the south. They are found all along the entire eastern length of Pakistan and across the border of Rajasthan in the West to the states of Assam and West Bengal in the...

Northern Plains Gray Langur
2007-12-18 15:03:44

The Northern Plains Gray Langur (Semnopithecus entellus), is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae. It is found in Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and possibly Bhutan. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Bronzed Drongo
2007-10-26 13:20:28

The Bronzed Drongo (Dicrurus aeneus), is a small Asian bird. They are restricted to the Old World tropics. It is a resident breeder in tropical southern Asia from India east to southern China and Indonesia. It is usually found in moist broadleaved forest. These are aggressive and fearless birds, 9.44 inches in length, and will attack much larger species if their nest or young are...

Golden-headed Cisticola
2007-10-26 12:35:16

The Golden-headed Cisticola (Cisticola exilis), also known as the Bright-headed Cisticola, is a species of warbler found from India to Australia. It is very similar in appearance to the Zitting Cisticola, however, in the breeding season males acquire a breeding plumage in which their head, throat and breast are a bright golden-orange color. The species is found in rank vegetation in and around...

Barred Buttonquail Common Bustard-Quail
2007-10-24 12:57:02

The Barred Buttonquail or Common Bustard-Quail (Turnix suscitator), is one of a small family of birds which resemble, but are unrelated to, true quails. This species is resident from India across tropical Asia to south China, Indonesia and the Philippines. In India it is widespread and is found up to 8200 feet in elevation in the Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia and most of...

Small Buttonquail
2007-10-24 12:54:07

The Small Buttonquail (Turnix sylvatica), also known as the Andalusian Hemipode is a buttonquail and one of a small family of birds which resemble, but are unrelated to, true quails. The species is resident from Southern Spain and Africa through India and tropical Asia to Indonesia. It avoids thick forest and hilly country. It lives preferably in cornfields and stretches of grassy plain as well...

Indian Pangolin
2007-10-22 16:10:04

The Indian Pangolin (Manis crassicaudata), is a pangolin that is found in many parts of India. Like other pangolins, it has large, overlapping scales on the body which act like armor. It can also curl itself into a ball as self defense against predators such as the Tiger. It is an insectivore and feeds on ants and termites, digging them out of their mounds using its long claws that are as long...

Indian Rhinoceros
2007-10-22 15:00:13

The Indian Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis), also known as the Great One-horned Rhinoceros, is a large mammal found in Nepal and in Assam, India. The rhino once inhabited areas from Pakistan to Burma and may have even roamed in China. But because of human influence their range has shrunk and now they only exist in small populations in northeastern India and Nepal. These rhinos live in tall...

Chinkara
2007-10-22 09:50:10

The Chinkara (Gazella gazella bennetti), also known as the Indian Gazelle, is a species of gazelle found in South Asia. It lives in grasslands and desert areas in India, Pakistan, and parts of Iran. The population of Chinkara is declining due to being hunted for game. Indian film star Salman Khan was sentenced to a 5 year imprisonment for hunting and killing several chinkaras and blackbucks....

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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