Vol. 7 No. 6

Vol. 7 No. 6
Date of publication: 1 June 2012

The female/first winter Kashmir Flycatcher Ficedula subrubra: an identification conundrum
Prasad Ganpule

Pale Rock Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla in Gopalpura Hills, Tal Chhapar (Churu district, Rajasthan): a new species for the Indian Subcontinent
Surat Singh Poonia, Manoj Sharma & Harkirat Singh Sangha

Ernst Schafer comprehensive historical bird collection from Sikkim and Tibet at the Museum fur Naturkunde Berlin
S. Frahnert, P. Eckhoff & J. Fiebig

Spotted Crake Porzana porzana sightings in Saurashtra, Gujarat, India
Ashok Mashru & Bhavesh Trivedi

Status of Oriental White Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus in Assam with notable recent records
Anwaruddin Choudhury

Photographic record of Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus from Singalila National Park, West Bengal
Sanjeeb Pradhan, Pemba Tshering Bhutia & Rajarshi Chakraborty

Circumorbital skin- and eye-colour of young Indian Grey Hornbills Ocyceros birostris
Raju Kasambe, Pravin Charde, J. L. Tarar & Anil Pimplapure

Sighting of Green Imperial Pigeon Ducula aenea in Chandrapur district, Maharashtra
Veena P. G. & Prachi Mehta

First record of Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris from Kerala
P. C. Rajeevan, P. B. Biju & Jayan Thomas

Tickell’s Thrush Turdus unicolor: a new bird for Gujarat
Arpit Deomurari

Records of the Ultramarine Flycatcher Ficedula superciliaris in Gujarat
Ashok Mashru

Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria in Gajner, Bikaner district, Rajasthan: a new record for the Thar Desert
Harkirat Singh Sangha

Purple-backed Starling Sturnus sturninus in the Andaman Islands, India, and its status in the Indian Subcontinent
Manoj Sharma & Harkirat Singh Sangha

Post card from Belize, Central America

Review

Letters to the Editor

Vol. 7 No. 5

Vol. 7 No. 5
Date of publication: 1 February 2012

Habitat use and food habits of Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus in Anaikatty Hills, Western Ghats
N. Rajeshkumar & P. Balasubramanian

Finding fascinating Finfoots
Sayam U. Chowdhury

Bird hunting in Mishmi Hills of Arunachal Pradesh, north-eastern India
Ambika Aiyadurai

A photographic record of a displaying Malayan Night-Heron Gorsachius melanolophus in Goa, India
Amit Bandekar, Prasanna Parab & Shriguru Shetkar

Huge concentrations of the White-eyed Buzzard Butastur teesa at Tal Chhapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Churu district, Rajasthan
Harkirat Singh Sangha, Gobind Sagar Bhardwaj & Surat Singh Poonia

Occurrence of Lesser Florican Sypheotides indicus in Bangalore, Karnataka, India
M. Raghavendra

Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis from northern Kerala : a third record for India
P. C. Rajeevan & Jayan Thomas

Feeding record of the Green Cochoa Cochoa viridis in Pakke Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh
Nandini Velho

Notes on two migratory cuckoos from the Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu, southern India
V. V. Robin & Sudheendra Rao

First photographic record of Blyth’s Rosefinch Carpodacus grandis from Sikkim, India
Biswapriya Rahut, Mousumi Dutta & Chewang Rinchen Bonpo

Figs in the diet of Greater Golden-backed Woodpecker Chrysocolaptes lucidus
Rachakonda Sreekar

Observations on the nests of Scaly-breasted Wren-babbler Pnoepyga albiventer: do trails affect nesting success?
T. Bashir, T. Bhattacharya, K. Poudyal, & S. Sathyakumar

Photographic record of Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach tricolor from Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh, India
Dipak Sawant

Review

Letters to the Editor

Vol. 7 No. 4

Vol. 7 No. 4
Date of publication: 21 December 2011

Birds of the upper catchment of Ravi River, Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh, India
Arun P. Singh

Avifaunal survey of South- and Middle-Andamans, November 2009
Satish Pande, Niranjan Sant & Shivkumar Pednekar

Avifaunal survey of Netrani Island, Karnataka, and importance of offshore islands for bird life
Satish Pande, Niranjan Sant, Shivkumar Pednekar, Amit Pawashe, Nitin Sakhdeo & Anil Mahabal

Sighting of Red-naped Shaheen Falco peregrinus babylonicus in Little Rann of Kachchh, Gujarat
Prasad Ganpule

Common Coot Fulica atra: first report for Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Himalaya, Uttarakhand, India
Ishwari D. Rai, Sabuj Bhattacharyya & Bhupendra S. Adhikari

First record of Siberian Blue Robin Luscinia cyane from Nagpur, central India
Parag Deshmukh

Photographic record of Rufous Treepie Dendrocitta vagabunda feeding on Black Drongo Dicrurus macrocercus, and bat (Chiroptera)
Rohit Ganpule

Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis and Jerdon’s Baza Aviceda jerdoni in Saiha, Mizoram
Nimesh Ved & T. John

Plumage description of the juvenile White-bellied Shortwing Brachypteryx albiventris, and a note on its phenology
V. V. Robin

Hornbills in southern Mizoram: history, beliefs, and recent sightings
Nimesh Ved

Bibliographic notes on EHA’s ‘The common birds of Bombay’
Aasheesh Pittie

Story of a bird book: it’s journeys and owners– a postscript
Lieut General (retd) Baljit Singh

Letters to the Editor

Vol. 7 No. 3

Vol. 7 No. 3
Date of publication: 21 October 2011

Special Issue: Pelagic birds

Observing oceanic birds in Sri Lanka
Rex I De Silva

Some Observations from Lakshadweep and the Laccadive Sea off Kerala
Mike Prince

Significant pelagic bird sightings from off-shore waters of the Malabar coast, southern India
Praveen J., Dipu Karuthedathu, Muhamed Jafer Palot, Mike Prince & Sathyan Meppayur

A note on pelagic bird sightings off the Mulki coast of southern India
M. Shivashankar, S. Subramanya, D. Karuthedathu, & A. Shivaprakash

Sighting of Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus in Little Rann Of Kachchh, Gujarat
Prasad Ganpule

Swinhoe’s Storm-petrel Oceanodroma monorhis and other pelagic birds from the Thrissur coast, Kerala
Vivek Chandran A., Praveen J., P. P. Sreenivasan, P. O. Nameer & Dilip K. G.

White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus from Kerala, South India
Muhamed Jafer Palot

Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus at Kannur coast, south-western India
C. Sashikumar, C. K. Vishnudas, S. Raju, P. A. Vinayan & V. A. Shebin

Bridled- Sterna anaethetus and Sooty- Sterna fuscata Terns from Thrissur coast, Kerala
P. O. Nameer & P. P. Sreenivasan

A bibliography of pelagic ornithology from South Asia: 1847—2011
Aasheesh Pittie

Sighting of the Sooty Tern Sterna fuscata near Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Humayun Taher, Umesh Mani, K. B. Rao & Nilay Raha

Ring recoveries of Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis along the Maharashtra coast, India
Raju Kasambe & Vaibhav Deshmukh

Marine Important Bird Areas (IBA) Programme in India
Raju Kasambe

Pelagic birding off India’s western coast: a first person account
S. Subramanya

Photo gallery

Vol. 7 No. 2

Vol. 7 No. 2
Date of publication: 15 October 2011

A view from the past: shortwings and sky islands of the Western Ghats
V. V. Robin, A. Sinha & U. Ramakrishnan

Birds of three different forest habitats in Nainital district (Western Himalaya), Uttarakhand, India
K. Joshi & D. Bhatt

Distribution, and potential breeding records, of Lesser- Leptoptilos javanicus, and Greater- L. dubius Adjutant-Stork in Bihar, India
D. N. Choudhary, J. Mandal & R. Rohitashwa

High density nesting of White-Bellied Sea-Eagles Haliaeetus leucogaster on Netrani Island, Karnataka
S. Pande, N. Sant, S. Pednekar, N. Sakhdeo & A. Mahabal

Additions to the birds of Goa, India
P. Lad & P. Rangnekar

The status and distribution of Amur Falcon Falco amurensis in Gujarat, India
P. Ganpule

Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus catching fish in association with Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus in Rajasthan
H. Singh Sangha, S. Kumar & Divyabhanusinh

Wryneck Jynx torquilla feeding on bird in Sundarbans, West Bengal, India
N. Vikas Madhav & J. R. Victor

Unusual nesting site of the Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus in human habitation in Jaipur, Rajasthan
H.  S. Sangha

Western Crowned Warbler Phylloscopus occipitalis in Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary, southern Rajasthan
H. S. Sangha & G. Sagar Bhardwaj

Dusky striped squirrel Funambulus sublineatus as a part of mixed-species bird flocks
R. Vivek, Prerna R. Agarwal & R. Sreekar

Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri feeding on an old beehive
P. Ganpule

Oriental White-eye Zosterops palpebrosus and Purple Sunbird Nectarinia asiatica feeding on yellow oleander Thevetia peruviana
J. Turaga

The dates of seven new taxa described by W. E. Brooks (Certhia Hodgsoni, Sitta Cashmirensis, Dumeticola major, Horites [sic] Pallidus, Phylloscopus Tytleri, Motacilla Cashmirensis, and Alauda Guttata)

A. Pittie

Crested Serpent-Eagle preying on termites (Termitidae) in Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Gujarat, India
A. Vasava

Letters to the Editor

Review

Vol. 7 No. 1

Vol. 7 No. 1

Date of publication: 25 April 2011

Threats to habitat and wildlife in Changthang and Rupshu areas of Ladakh: a case study at Hanle
Rishad Naoroji & Harkirat Singh Sangha

On the status of Lesser Fish-Eagle Ichthyophaga humilis in southern Kerala
C. Sashikumar, C. K. Vishnudas, S. Raju, P. A. Vinayan & S. Kannan

On the breeding of Lesser Fish-Eagle Ichthyophaga humilis in Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary, Karnataka
Dinesh Ramarao, Dipu Karuthedathu, Mohanram K., Prakash H. L., Raju A. K., Sreekumar H., Srikanth Kumar & Vinay Das

An update on the distribution of Lesser Fish-Eagle Ichthyophaga humilis in southern India
Praveen J.

Winter diet of Short-eared Owls Asio flammeus in Akola, Maharashtra
G. A. Jathar, A. J. Deshmukh, V. S. Khawale, P. S. Patil, M. S. Pradhan, S. S. Talmale, P. D. Nandvikar, & A. D. Sawant

Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus: a first record for Manas National Park, Assam
Namita Brahma & Bibhuti P. Lahkar

Occurrence of the Grey-crowned Prinia Prinia cinereocapilla in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Sanjay Sondhi

Review
Aasheesh Pittie

Post card from the Pacific Ocean: a boat trip to see seabirds off the California coast
Ragupathy Kannan

Birds on Indian postage stamps
Col. Ashwin Baindur