A drive through historical village Buria

The rainy spell, which lasted a couple of days, during my recent visit to the Kalesar National Park provided me with a prospect to visit some of the lesser-known destinations located nearby the forest. Although the unrelenting spells of shower…

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Rhesus Macaque

Rhesus Macaque Local Name: Bandar Distribution: Widely distributed across South, Central and Southeast Asia; inhabit a great variety of habitats from grasslands to arid and forested areas, but also close to human settlements Conservation Status: Common Location: Sultanpur National Park,…

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Common Pigeon

Common Pigeon (Rock Dove/ Feral, Rock, Blue Rock Pigeon); 33 cm Local Name: Kabutar Distribution: Widespread resident; unrecorded in parts of NW and NE subcontinent. Also occurs in Europe, Africa, W and E Asia Conservation Status: Common Location: village Shamlo…

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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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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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