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Sundarbans- the land of vanishing islands have always managed to astonish people through its complex maze of mangrove trees harboring unique wildlife. The fabled Bengal Tiger is one such species that has garnered fame around the globe for its mystical way of life in this largest estuarine forest reserve.
Inside the thick foliage of Western Ghats, lies the residence of a unique bird that has gathered worldwide attention for its brightly-colored plumage and tiny size amongst its family members.
Yes, we are talking about the stunning Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher that brings rainbow colors to the forest that is largely covered by the hues of green. Roosting in the dense thickets of Goa and Maharashtra, Monsoon is the best season to see this bird from close quarters. This image was recently sent by one of our naturalist who is well-versed with the bird sanctuaries of Goa.
Living peacefully in the Himalayas of Northeast India, Red Panda is the most adorable and the most endangered species on this planet. Gone are the days when the clan of this elusive mammal dominated the bamboo forests of Asia.
Today their turf has shrunk to a handful of countries and fortunately, India is one of them. It only contributes to the unique wilderness heritage thriving on the world's most populous country for centuries.
Crisscrossing the serpentine pathways of Himachal Pradesh opens a gateway to the vicinity of picturesque villages, ancient temples, lofty mountain range, and gurgling streams. However, this unspoilt land of the Himalayas is also a native to the rich birdlife and Himalayan Monal is one such species that has enthralled people with its colorful plumage, elegant walks, and captivating flight.
Besides dazzling people with its charming display, this is one of the few pheasants on this planet who is not suffering the wrath of the dwindling population.
Traversing through the vast streches of Western India will bring you to a unique village that has got every birder talking for its vast congregation of Desmoiselle cranes. Every year, these cranes escape the bone-chilling winds of Mongolia and settle for a short duration in Khichan for its relatively warmer climate, and favorable ambiance for breeding and sustaining during the winters.
While trailing through the riverine ecosystem of Manas National Park, our expert naturalist of North East Region chanced upon sighting Red-headed Trogon. The conservation status of this gorgeous bird varies from place to place and country to country.
Being a member of the Trogonidae Family, Red-headed Trogon can be frequently sighted in Bhutan, and Northeastern states of India, however, due to habitat destruction its population number is rapidly declining in the forest of Nepal.
The arrival of monsoon gives life to many of nature's resplended beauties. One such delight is to witness the spectacular 'Dance of Courtship' displayed by a rare bird who has taken refuge in the tall grasslands and vast arable fields in Rajasthan.
Belonging to the Bustard Family and endemic to the Indian Subcontinent, the bird is known by several local names such as Likh and Kharmore, but it is popular amongst the Birdwatchers as Lesser Florican. There was a time when the population of this species was spread all across India. But today they are forced to breed in the restricted regions of the country due to incessant poaching and habitation loss and Sonkhaliya- a small village in Rajasthan is one such paradise for this shy and beautiful winged species.
P.C: Dalveer Singh