Sea bird’s deep diving feat stuns researchers

August 1st, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) An imperial cormorant dived 150 feet deep into the ocean within 40 seconds, looking for prey on its floor where it eventually caught a snakelike fish, ... Read more...

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UAE asks people to vote for seven wonders contest

August 25th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 25 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has asked its people to vote for the country's Bu Tinah island, which has been short-listed as one of the ... 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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In they fly, in thousands, keeping winter date with Kashmir (Letter from Kashmir)

November 7th, 2010 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
By F. Ahmed Srinagar, Nov 7 (IANS) As mallards, pintails, pochards and thousands of other migratory birds fly in, filling up the sky and the picturesque locales of the valley with their winter ... Read more...

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Bharatpur back in business - with birds

October 19th, 2010 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Bharatpur (Rajasthan), Oct 19 (IANS) The chirping of birds can be heard again in the world famous Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan. Painted storks, cormorants and grey herons are all back to ... Read more...

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Dharamshala residents fear migratory birds may cause bird flu

February 17th, 2008 - 11:42 pm ICT by admin
By Akhilesh Bharti Dharamshala, Feb.17 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh's Pong reservoir in Dharamshala is a favourite destination for many species of migratory birds. But these days the area is under bird flu threat, as ... Read more...

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