Vol. 8 No. 6

Vol. 8 No. 6
Date of publication: 15 October 2013

Notes on wintering Merlin Falco columbarius in the Little Rann of Kachchh, Gujarat
Prasad Ganpule & Nirav Bhatt

Status of Indian Peafowl Pavo cristatus in Nepal
Hem Sagar Baral & Carol Inskipp

Notes on the breeding of the Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis
Raju Vyas, Kartik Upadhayay, Mital R. Patel, Rahul D. Bhatt & Pritesh Patel

Recovery of a Cory’s Shearwater Calonectris borealis from Thaikadapuram beach, Kasaragod district, Kerala
Praveen J., Muhamed Jafer Palot, & Dipu Karuthedathu

First record of Pallid Scops Owl Otus brucei in Rajasthan, India
Harkirat Singh Sangha & Surat Singh Poonia

Occurrence of Black-capped Kingfisher Halcyon pileata in Satpura National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Anant Pande, Gaurang Patwardhan & Amol Kumbhar

Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs, Brambling F. montifringilla, and Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella in Himachal Pradesh, India
Manoj Sharma, C. Abhinav & Devinder Singh Dhadwal

Sighting of Chinese Pond Heron Ardeola bacchus from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Samyak Kaninde

Chinese Pond Heron Ardeola bacchus in Rajasthan, India
Surat Singh Poonia, Manoj Sharma & Harkirat Singh Sangha

Mangrove Pitta Pitta megarhyncha from Sundarbans, West Bengal, India
Sujan Chatterjee

Record of a Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus from Nagpur, India
Kartik Shukul

Recovery of White Tern Gygis alba at Athirapilly, Kerala, India
Jayson E. A., Babu S. & Suresh K. Govind

Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator from Alibaug, Maharashtra: A first record for India
Parag S. Nandgaonkar

Snapshot sightings

Letter to the Editor

Vol. 8 No. 5

Vol. 8 No. 5
Date of publication: 5 September 2013

Notes on Indian rarities—1: Seabirds
Praveen J., Rajah Jayapal & Aasheesh Pittie

Birding in Lohit Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
Neeta Gode

White-tailed Tropicbird Phaethon lepturus off the north-western coast of India
Abhishek Jamalabad

Mascarene Petrel Pseudobulweria aterrima from Mumbai: A correction
Praveen J. & Lim Kok Peng Kelvin

Elliot’s Laughingthrush Trochalopteron elliotii and Black-headed Greenfinch Chloris ambigua from Anini, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Shashank Dalvi

Short-tailed Shearwater Ardenna tenuirostris from Namkhana, West Bengal: A first record for India
Paritosh Giri, Ajanta Dey & Sumit K. Sen

Sighting of Mongolian Gull Larus [vegae / smithsonianus] mongolicus at Chilka, Odisha
Srimonti Dutta

Lord Derby’s Parakeet Psittacula derbiana, and Black-headed Greenfinch Carduelis ambigua in Arunachal Pradesh, India
Arun P. Singh

First record of Tristram’s Bunting Emberiza tristrami from India
Rohit Naniwadekar, Ashwin Viswanathan, Raman Kumar & Shashank Dalvi

First record of Short-tailed Shearwater Puffinus tenuirostris from Bangladesh
Paul M. Thompson, C. M. Reza & Enam Ul Haque

Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia: A first record for Ladakh
Martin Kelsey

The Black-browed Tit Aegithalos bonvaloti in Arunachal Pradesh: A new species for the Indian Subcontinent
Harkirat Singh Sangha, Manoj Sharma & Atul Jain

Letter to the Editor

Snapshot sightings

Vol. 8 No. 4

Vol. 8 No. 4
Date of publication: 26 July 2013

Tribal reserves, IBAs, and bird conservation: The unique case of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Pankaj Sekhsaria

Avifaunal diversity of Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary, Odisha, India
Sunit K. Das, Debi P. Sahoo, Nibedita Dash & Hemanta K. Sahu

Observations on the breeding of the Woolly-necked Stork Ciconia episcopus in Bhagalpur, Bihar, India
D. N. Choudhary, T. K. Ghosh, J. N. Mandal, Rahul Rohitashwa & Subhatt Kumar Mandal

Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus in Pong Dam, Himachal Pradesh, India
Devinder Singh Dhadwal

A photographic record of the White-winged Wood-duck Asarcornis scutulata from Pakke Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh, India
K. Muthamizh Selvan, Salvador Lyngdoh, Bilal Habib & Gopi Govindan Veeraswami

Sabine’s Gull Xema sabini from Puthankadapuram, Kerala, India: a first record for South Asia
P. P. Sreenivasan, Praveen J., Mike Prince & Dipu Karuthedathu

Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicaria at Tal Chhapar, Churu district, Rajasthan: the fourth record for the Indian Subcontinent
Harkirat Singh Sangha, Manoj Sharma, Surat Singh Poonia, Sharat Sridhar, Gaurav Bhatnagar & Atul Jain

Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus at Sultanpur National Park, Haryana, India
Manoj Sharma, Harkirat Singh Sangha, Sharad Sridhar & C. Abhinav

Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicaria: An addition to the avifauna of Peninsular India
Tejinder Singh Rawal, Hemant Kumar & Kuldeep Shukla

First record of Rufous-throated Wren-babbler Spelaeornis caudatus from Buxa Tiger Reserve, West Bengal, India
Biswapriya Rahut

Spot-bellied Eagle Owl Bubo nipalensis in northern Eastern Ghats, Andhra Pradesh, India
Sathyanarayana Srinivasan

The Himalayan Beautiful Rosefinch Carpodacus pulcherrimus in Sangla Valley, Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh
Harkirat Singh Sangha, Somendra Singh & C. Abhinav

Snapshot sightings

Letters to the Editor

Vol. 8 No. 3

Vol. 8 No. 3
Date of publication: 22 March 2013

Bird diversity of the Sharavathy landscape, Karnataka
Sahas Barve & Rekha Warrier

Stray bird notes from Rishi Valley
V. Santharam

Records of the Andaman Barn-owl Tyto deroepstorfii from North-, and Middle Andaman Islands
S. Manchi

Commensalism of Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Dicrurus paradiseus with Phayre’s langur Trachypithecus phayrei in the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, Tripura, India
Doki Adimallaiah & M. Maranko

First record of Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla from Maharashtra, India
Chinmay Rahane & Siddhesh Bramhankar

A record of a Brown Booby Sula leucogaster off the Nivati coast, Maharashtra, India
Abhishek Jamalabad

Introduced birds of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India
P. Rajan & P. Pramod

Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla from Puthankadapuram, Kerala, India
Sandeep Das, Suhaaz Kechery, P. P. Sreenivasan & Sreeranj C.

Firethroat Luscinia pectardens from Habra, West Bengal, India
Abhishek Das

Occurrence of Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina in Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts, Tamil Nadu, India
K. Muthunarayanan, P. J. Vasanthan, S. Chandrasekaran & Vinoba G. V. Anand

First photographic record of Fieldfare Turdus pilaris from the Indian Subcontinent
Mayukh Banerjee & Tim Inskipp

Pale Rock Sparrow Carpospiza brachydactyla from Manipal, Karnataka, India
Ramit Singal

The Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Harike: a new record for Punjab
Harkirat Singh Sangha

Important bird areas of Gujarat: Ranmal Lake, Jamnagar

Snapshot sightings

Letters to the Editor

Vol. 8 No. 2

Vol. 8 No. 2
Date of publication: 18 March 2013

On the breeding biology of the Indian Spotted Eagle Aquila hastata
Niranjan Sant, Vidhyadhar Shelke & Shridhar Shelke

Some observations of the Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus from Keoladeo National Park, Rajasthan, India
Ashok Verma & Deepali Sharma

Recovery of breeding Mallards Anas platyrhynchos in Kashmir, India
Fayaz Ahmad Ahanger, G. Mustafa Shah & Ulfat Jan

Population status of Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala and Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus in southern Rajasthan, India
Vijay Kumar Koli, Mohammed Yaseen & Chhaya Bhatnagar

Status of Rufous-necked Laughingthrush Dryonastes ruficollis in Nepal
Hem Sagar Baral, Dhan Bahadur Chaudhary & Hem Subedi

Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas from Kannur coast, Kerala
Dipu Karuthedathu, Muhamed Jafer Palot, Praveen J., P. P. Sreenivasan & K. V. Uthaman

First record of Bean Goose Anser fabalis from Uttarakhand, India
Anushree Bhattacharjee

Photographic record of Jerdon’s Baza Aviceda jerdoni in Tripura, India
Kaushik Deuti

The status and distribution of Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni in Gujarat, India
Nirav Bhatt & Prasad Ganpule

First record of Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola from Kerala
P. C. Rajeevan & Jayan Thomas

First sighting of Bristled Grassbird Chaetornis striata from Kerala
P. C. Rajeevan & K. M. Khaleel

Gleanings

Infanticide (egg destruction) by male House Sparrow Passer domesticus and Great Tit Parus major feeding on the same egg
Sachin Anpat & Girish Jathar

In memoriam: S. M. Osman (1925—2013)

Reviews

Vol. 8 No. 1

Vol. 8 No. 1

Date of publication: 29 January 2013

Observations of breeding of Greater Painted-snipe Rostratula benghalensis in the rice paddies of Wayanad, Kerala
C. K. Vishnudas & N. V. Krishnan

Peculiar choice of nesting of Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus in an urban area in Mumbai, Maharashtra
Adithi Muralidhar & Sahas Barve

Nesting of Indian Black Ibis Pseudibis papillos on electricity pylons near Bikaner, Rajasthan
Harkirat Singh Sangha

Records of Grey-headed Fish-eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus, and Flame-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus gularis from the Western Ghats of Maharashtra
Prachi Mehta & Jayant Kulkarni

Sighting of Ringed Bar-headed Geese Anser indicus in Ujani Wetland, Maharashtra, India
Sudhakar Kurhade

Crested Hawk-eagle Nisaetus cirrhatus feeding on Madras Treeshrew Anathana ellioti
Vijay Sirdesai, Max Ali & M. S. R. Shad

Crested Hawk-eagle Nisaetus cirrhatus feeding on nilgai Boselaphus tragocamelus fawn carcass
Aditya Joshi & Raju Kasambe

Recent sightings of the Sooty Gull Larus hemprichii off the coast of Mumbai
Mohina Macker

A sighting of Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus near Mangalore, south-western India
Mital Patel

Range extension for the Orange-breasted Green-pigeon Treron bicinctus to western Uttarakhand, India
Monica Kaushik

John Henry Gould’s (1830—1855) ornithological collections from the Indian Subcontinent
Justin J. F. J. Jansen

Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat: a range extension
Prasad Ganpule

Occurrence of Yellow-throated Bulbul Pycnonotus xantholaemus in Yelagiri Hills, Eastern Ghats, Tamil Nadu
Kalai Mani A.

An instance of adult male Grey-bellied Cuckoo Cacomantis passerinus feeding a juvenile
Jainy Kuriakose

The House Sparrow Passer domesticus decline: Conservation tools emerge from a contrasting North American perspective
Douglas R. Leasure

Two letters from Allan Octavian Hume

Reviews

Letter to the Editor