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Guide for bird-watching in UAE launched

March 29th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 29 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) launched the "Birds of the United Arab Emirates" guide Thursday.The 256-page illustrated guide includes an ... Read more...

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Shimla to hold bird chase to log winged residents

April 23rd, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 23 (IANS) A band of ornithologists has entered unique race in this Himachal Pradesh resort town. They will chase birds in the wilderness, an event organiser said here ... Read more...

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Bird watchers to revive house sparrow chirping in Shimla (March 20 is World Sparrow Day)

March 20th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 20 (IANS) A forum comprising bird watchers is working to save house sparrows and other small birds from extinction in this Himachal Pradesh capital."On World Sparrow Day (Sunday), ... Read more...

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Teenage birds sing better in female’s presence

February 27th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) Teenage male songbirds seem to improve their performance in the presence of female birds, new research says. The finding sheds light on how social cues could offer ... Read more...

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Practicing before females improves males’ performance

February 26th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): UCSF neuroscientists have discovered that teenage male songbirds, still working to perfect their song, perform better in the presence of a female bird.The discovery offers insights into how ... Read more...

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Dadri wetland faces destruction: Environmentalists

February 5th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Feb 5 (IANS) The Dadri wetland area in Greater Noida, which is home to over 220 species of birds, including the very rare Bristled Grassbirds, is facing destruction from encroachers ... Read more...

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Know the bird and count it too - at Pong wetlands

January 25th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Jan 25 (IANS) Can you tell a bar-headed goose from a spotbilled duck? Himachal Pradesh will soon launch a unique drive to promote bird watching and count the exact ... Read more...

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Migratory birds feel at home in Keetham Lake

January 23rd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Agra, Jan 23 (ANI): The favourable winter climate of tropical India attracts thousands of birds from different parts of the globe to Keetham Lake, which is located near Uttar Pradesh's Agra city.Amit ... Read more...

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Shhh! Chandigarh environs are hosting winged visitors

December 17th, 2010 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
By Alkesh Sharma Chandigarh, Dec 17 (IANS) Escaping the harsh cold of their habitats, hundreds of warbling guests - among them brahmi ducks, red-crusted pochards, grebes and geese - have come flocking to ... Read more...

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Assam farmer provides a home to over 12,000 egrets

May 15th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Dirong Kothalguri (Assam), May 15 (ANI): Kameshwar Rabha, a farmer in the Dirong Kothalguri Goalpara region of Assam, has proved himself to be a worthy ornithologist.He has endeavoured to provide an ... Read more...

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With spring, migratory birds fly out of Kashmir (Feature)

March 24th, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
By Faisal Ahmed Srinagar, March 24 (IANS) It's spring in Jammu and Kashmir and time for around a million migratory birds to bid adieu after spending nearly six months in the valley's wetlands. ... Read more...

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Climate change, land development take toll on butterflies

January 12th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A new study led by UC Davis butterfly expert Arthur Shapiro suggests that California butterflies have been hit hard by the change in climate and after effects of ... Read more...

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A dry Bharatpur won’t be much of a bird sanctuary (With Images)

July 22nd, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Bharatpur (Rajasthan), July 22 (IANS) There is an air of despair among bird watchers and officials at the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary here. The rains have played truant so far and ... Read more...

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Siberian cranes flock to Bihar’s Danapur catonement area

May 24th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
Danapur (Bihar), May 24 (ANI): The bird sanctuary in the Danapur cantonment area of Bihar state has some welcome visitors -- Siberian cranes - who have flown in from far off regions.Informed ... Read more...

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Corbett - a haven for bird watchers (With Images)

April 5th, 2009 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma Ramnagar (Uttarkhand), April 5 (IANS) The world famous Jim Corbett National Park, home to the endangered Royal Bengal Tiger, is a paradise for birds, with over 600 different species being ... Read more...

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Buying over-the-counter hearing aids may be risky

August 14th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): Consumers purchasing hearing aids over the counter may be taking risks, for a new study has revealed that the quality of all such devices are not equal. ... Read more...

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New bird discovered in Nepal maybe link between previously known species in India and Pak

February 6th, 2008 - 2:21 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 6 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a previously unknown sub-species of bird in the southern grasslands of Nepal, which might provide an important geographical link between previously-known varieties in Pakistan and ... Read more...

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Its bird and birds in Sirpur wetland near Indore

December 27th, 2007 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
By Rajni Khaitan Indore, Dec.27 (ANI): Visiting Sirpur wetland near Indore can be a special joy for bird watchers these days, as a big number of migratory birds from Central Asian lands and ... Read more...

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