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Backyard Birds
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Backyard Birds

By Ragoo Rao, Ethologist The Purple Swamp Hen is a large water hen with a distinctive heavy red bill and forehead shield. It has red eyes and a deep blue head and breast with black upper parts and wings. In bright sunlight the plumage shines with an intense blue sheen. These birds use a variety…

Feathered Fathers
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Feathered Fathers

By Ragoo Rao Mom, both in human world and animal kingdom, is often the first to get the due respects when it comes to raising children. But let us not forget to give dad the credit where credit is due. The best dads in the animal kingdom will go to great lengths when it comes…

Marvellous Birds…
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Marvellous Birds…

Pelicans are large squat birds of the water bodies. Of the three Species of Pelicans in the Indian Region, the Great White Pelican – Pelicanus onocotalus; The Dalmatian Pelican – Pelicanus crispus, and the third Spot-billed Pelican – Pelicanus philippensis, the third Spot-billed Pelican – Pelicanus philippensis, is the most widespread resident bird. It is…

Birds and Butterflies of Mysuru: Fluttering Jewels, a vital link in the lifecycle of plants…
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Birds and Butterflies of Mysuru: Fluttering Jewels, a vital link in the lifecycle of plants…

Things are changing, some not for the better. Life-supportive native plants are being replaced by exotic varieties. Some harmful, some beneficial while some really degrade the ecosystem. Felling of trees is not the only habitat destruction; planting wrong species is the more harmful act of habitat degradation. Small native shrubs and grasses which are life-sustaining…

The Sparrows didn’t go…  …We drove them away !
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The Sparrows didn’t go… …We drove them away !

By Ragoo Rao The humble and adorable little birds, chirping and flitting around in our compounds and  courtyards, the House Sparrow is a confirmed hanger on to man ever since humans started depending on agriculture and created settlements. These birds have even been mentioned in most of our mythologies and folklores, along with the common…

RAPTORS OF MYSURU
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RAPTORS OF MYSURU

By Ragoo Rao Birds! Whenever one thinks of birds, visualises songs, flight, colour and adorability. Of course birds are adorable, they wake us up at dawn with their beautiful songs, keep our day animated with their presence and flitting around us. They make the world loveable and lively. A fairy tale setting is unimaginable without…

Living with the Leopard
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Living with the Leopard

As humans have a right to live, so do leopards. The only way to leopard-proof urban areas is to stop discarding animal waste around the areas inhabited by humans. By indiscriminately discarding meat waste, we are inviting leopards and they are only accepting our invitation, says Ethologist Ragoo Rao in this article. By Ragoo Rao…

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