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Birds
Calcutta  /  Published 27.11.20

8 macaws rescued

Eight macaws were rescued on Thursday while they were allegedly being smuggled from Bangladesh, a BSF officer said. BSF officers posted along the India-Bangladesh border near Tentulberia, in North 24...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 26.11.20

Conservation should take wings

Small, tired birds are arriving from colder countries to India’s coastlines and shores. The onset of autumn and winter in India is synonymous with local wetlands, rivers and sea-fronts filling u...
By Neha Sinha in

Jharkhand  /  Published 17.11.20

Winged guests already at Tilaiya Dam

Local residents said earlier 30,000 to 35,000 birds used to come here. But due to human interference at this dam followed by poaching, the numbers had reduced to few thousands with every passing day. ...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Koderma

Calcutta  /  Published 17.11.20

Bortir Bill wetland, a killing field for birds

“There is nothing that suggests that the birds are being hunted for commercial use. Some people might hunt birds for personal consumption. We are looking into the issue and will do all that is n...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 15.11.20

Munia Mania

I decided to try birding early in the morning and set off around 5.30am one day. The Swedes have a word for it, gokotta (pronounced zho-kot-tah) — the rejuvenating act of rising at dawn to liste...
By Tarun Sircar in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 02.11.20

Two water bodies, two policies

“We have cleared water hyacinths from a large part of the jheel. We have created 11 islands. Several Lesser Whistling Ducks have already arrived. Work will be completed by November 15,” sa...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 30.10.20

Cockatoos rescued at border

More than a dozen White cockatoos were rescued on Thursday while they were possibly being smuggled into the city from Bangladesh, the BSF said. Border Security Force officers posted along the India-B...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 19.10.20

Chirp delight & Chhath worry

Among the other significant sightings were a Crow-Billed Drongo and a Chestnut Winged Cuckoo, which breed in the Himalayas, said Sarkar. “Both these birds are passage migrants, meaning their sta...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 15.10.20

One-legged bird goes for maiden flight

A week after the amputation surgery of a cattle egret in Daltonganj, the bird went for a short maiden flight after it was released on the bed of the Koel river on Thursday by its rescuer Jyoti Kumari....
By Our Correspondent in Daltonganj

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.10.20

Saga of a bird

In a small town like Daltonganj, where broken bones are set right only after a visit to the state capital, a bird’s fractured leg was amputated to relieve it of its pain, as our feathered friend...
By Our Correspondent in Daltonganj


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