Tag: Birds

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  • Winged Companions

    Winged Companions

    November 13, 2016
  • The predatory squirrel

    The predatory squirrel

    Mrs Barua’s letter in The Statesman about a squirrel that caught and ate a sparrow surprised me. The common striped squirrel, like others of its tribe, is much more varied and cosmopolitan in its diet than is generally supposed. I have already described its feeding habits in this column more than once — to summarise, …

    November 13, 2016
  • The last flight

    The last flight

    In a country where conservation concerns are more reactive than proactive, those that fly high, slip under the radar. Most raptors are large-ranging avian predators that are on the top of their food chain species and maintain the population structure of their prey. Their position at the top of the food chain means that their …

    November 3, 2016
  • The migration story

    The migration story

    Migration is one of the most studied, yet poorly understood aspects of the natural world. Let us look at the history of man’s observations on migration, on how man first began to notice and explain the appearance and disappearance of birds and animals around him. Young naturalists will discover in time how migration and animal …

    September 21, 2016