Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: Birds

This owl flew from Europe to India & was nearly killed by heatwave. Now, it’s ready to take off

The 'short-eared' owl was found near a Pune grassland, severely dehydrated and unable to lift its head or fly. It was then taken to the RESQ Wildlife Treatment Transit Centre.

Peace on Pakistan border boosts J&K’s Gharana Wetland, 15 new migratory bird species show up

On World Wetlands Day, here's a look at how J&K's Gharana Wetland seems to have benefited from India & Pakistan reiterating their ceasefire last year.

Corbett beyond tiger safaris — explore it for different animal sightings & experiences

From forests, temples, adventure activities, nature trails to the rich Kumaoni heritage, explorers can never get bored of the Corbett national park.

Salim Ali wasn’t just your next-door bird lover. He conducted India’s first systematic survey

India is dotted with sanctuaries, institutions and birds named after Salim Ali. He loved birds without academic jargon and sentimentality.

‘Birds of India’ — an exhibition of East India Company paintings by ‘unknown’ Indian artists

Curated by Dr Giles Tillotson, the exhibition by art company DAG showcases 125 paintings of Indian birds commissioned by East India Company.

This bird has become the world’s first ‘digital species’ for conservation

The Seychelles magpie-robin is being offered as a limited-edition non-fungible token – a one-of-a-kind of digital content linked to an image or video.

Bird flu found in migratory birds in Himachal, cases in 4 other states — all you need to know

Around 1,800 migratory birds were found dead in Himachal's Pong Dam Lake in Kangra district. Cases have also been reported from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana & Kerala.

Climate change clips nightingales’ wings, making them less likely to survive migration: Study

A new study has found that natural selection driven by climate change is causing nightingales to evolve with shorter wings.

India’s facing a bird extinction crisis. They need attention that only wild animals get

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Population of over 100 species of Indian birds on decline, claims first-of-its-kind report

The study, titled State of India’s Birds 2020, states raptors, migratory seabirds & habitat specialist birds were most affected in past decades.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.