Vol. 14. No. 5

Date of publication: 21 November 2018

CONTENTS

Population assessment of Broad-tailed Grassbird Schoenicola platyurus around Belgaum, Karnataka, and notes on its breeding
Niranjan Sant, Achal Charantimath, Rahul Khanolkar, Vidhyadhar Shelke & Shridhar Shelke

Notes on six rare avian visitors to Pong Lake, Himachal Pradesh
C. Abhinav, Devinder Singh Dhadwal & Mukesh Dhiman

Notes on the breeding of the Laggar Falcon Falco jugger
Amith Rao & Kushal R. Adaki

Birds of Afghanistan: Species not recorded in the ‘Indian Subcontinent checklist’
Praveen J.

Fork-tailed Drongo Cuckoo Surniculus dicruroides in Rajasthan, with notes on its identification
Mittal Gala & Shasank Ongole

Swinhoe’s Minivet Pericrocotus cantonensis in Gujarat
Irshad N. Theba, Ankita K. Patel & Naushad N. Theba

Damage to paddy Oryza sativa by Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus near Chulannur Peafowl Sanctuary, Kerala, India
Suresh K. Govind & E. A. Jayson

Correspondence
Rufous, and grey-brown morphs of Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia from Madras Christian College, Tamil Nadu, south-eastern India
S. Sangeeth Sailas & M. Karthikayan

Records of Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani from Uttarakhand
Manoj Sharma

Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis, and Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola in the Andaman Islands
Gokulakrishnan G., C. Sivaperuman & Minakshi Dash

Indian Vulture Gyps indicus breeding at Pavagadh Hills, Panchmahal District, Gujarat
Chandni Valodkar, Kartik Upadhyay, Rahul Bhatt & Mital Patel

Rediscovery of Red-faced Liocichla Liocichla phoenicea in Nepal, and other notable birds from Gadhi, Chitwan, Nepal
Hem Sagar Baral, Raju Tamang, Tika Giri, Badri Chaudhary, Basu Bidari, Bishnu Mahato, Fuleshwor Chaudhary, Ram Gir Chaudhary, Som Tamang. Rupendra Karmacharya

Steppe Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor pallidirostris at Pong Lake, Himachal Pradesh
C. Abhinav

A Malayan Night Heron Gorsachius melanolophus near Amboli, south-western Maharashtra, India
Tushar Dixit, Shubham Alave, Rashmi Dixit & Mohan Dixit

Changeable Hawk Eagle Nisaetus cirrhatus scavenging
Aishwarya Bhandari & Naman Goyal

Notes on birds rescued at Lakshmangarh, Sikar, with a further record of Pallid Scops Owl Otus brucei from Rajasthan
Kailash Chand Saini, Manish Joshi & Sanjay Keshari Das