Category: Wildlife

Red-billed Chough

Red-billed Chough (Chough); 37-39 cm Local Name: Karnbhedi Distribution: Resident. Mountains of W Pakistan and Himalayas. Moves lower in winter. Also occurs in Europe, Africa, W, C, N, E Asia. Conservation Status: Less common Location: Sarchu, Himachal Pradesh, Sept 2012

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White-throated Kingfisher

White-throated Kingfisher (White-breasted); 28 cm Local Name: Safed Chhati Kilkila Distribution: Abundant breeding resident throughout lowland parts of region. Conservation Status: Common Location: Bhambhewa Wetlands, Jind, Dec 2011

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House Sparrow

House Sparrow (F); 15 cm Local Name: Gauraiya Distribution: Breeding resident throughout plains and foothills. Rare in NW and NE. Also occurs in Europe, Africa, W, N, C Asia, Myanmar and Indonesia. Introduced to the Americas and Australia Conservation Status:…

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Blue Bull (Nilgai)

Nilgai (Male) Local Name: Roz Distribution: Throughout lowlands of the region Conservation Status: Common Location: Sultanpur National Park, Haryana, Dec 2011

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Comb Duck

Comb Duck (Knob-billed Goose); 56-76 cm Local Name: Nakta Distribution: Common breeding resident throughout. Also occurs in Africa, China and S America Conservation Status: Fairly Common Location: Village Gatauli, Jind, Haryana, Dec 2011

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