Vol. 9 No. 5&6

Vol. 9 No. 5&6

Date of publication: 02 December 2014

Notes on Indian rarities–2: Waterfowl, diving waterbirds, and gulls and terns
Praveen J., Rajah Jayapal & Aasheesh Pittie

Seabird observations off the western coast of India
Anuj Gandhe

Sighting of Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe from the Nubra Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, and a review of previous records from the Indian Subcontinent
Siddharth Damle & Tim Inskipp

Sighting of Black Tern Chlidonias niger in Gujarat, India, with notes on identification of marsh terns occurring in western India
Nirav Bhatt, Prasad Ganpule & Gulamahmad Vora

The first breeding record of the Saker Falcon Falco cherrug milvipes for the Indian Subcontinent in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
Harkirat Singh Sangha, Sandeep S. Dhumal & Samir Ovalekar

A Record of Lesser- Anser erythropus and Greater White-fronted Geese A. albifrons from Gujarat, India
Shreeram M. V. & Arpit Deomurari

European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria at Pong Lake, Himachal Pradesh, India
C. Abhinav & Devinder Singh Dhadwal

Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla in Gujarat: Status and distribution, with notes on its identification
Prasad Ganpule

Recent sighting of Amur Falcons Falco amurensis near Soheldev Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh
Rajat Bhargava, Nikhil Shinde, Asad R. Rahmani & Rupak De

First record of the Chinese Thrush Turdus mupinensis from the Indian Subcontinent
R. Rajagopal & Tim Inskipp

Status of Red Avadavat Amandava amandava in Goa, India
Pronoy Baidya, Vaibhav Chindarkar, Harshada Gauns, Hanuman Gawas, Sandesh Gawas, Vibha Dicholkar, Conrad Pinto, Eveny Luis & Renuka Gawas

Records of Indian Blue Robin Larvivora brunnea from Gujarat, India
Ashok Mashru

First report of Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna from the Vidarbha region, Maharashtra, India
J. S. Wadatkar & G. A. Wagh

Sighting of Greylag Goose Anser anser in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Siddhesh S. Surve, Mrugank Prabhu, Parveen Shaikh & Sujit S. Narwade

The Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens japonicus at Tal Chhapar, Churu District: A new species for the Thar Desert, Rajasthan
Surat Singh Poonia, Harkirat Singh Sangha, Sharad Sridhar & Manoj Sharma

Leg colour in Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
Maulik Varu, Gaurang Bagda & Prasad Ganpule

Sighting of Yellow-bellied Warbler Abroscopus superciliaris in Odisha, India
Durgesh Kumar Singh & Aditya Chandra Panda

Charcoal usage in nesting by Red Munia Amandava Amandava
Anil Mahajan

SAVE 3rd meeting updates vulture priorities

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Vol. 9 No. 4

Vol. 9 No. 4

Date of publication: 20 May 2014.

Two new nesting colonies of Painted Stork Mycteria leucocephala from northern India
Nawin Kumar Tiwary, Bharat Bhushan Sharma & Abdul Jamil Urfi

Some noteworthy records from the Lohit Valley, eastern Arunachal Pradesh, India
Manoj Sharma, Harkirat Singh Sangha & Atul Jain

Heronries of Mathura District, western Uttar Pradesh, India
Rajneesh Dwevedi, Sandeep K. Singh & Vinoy Krishna

Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus feeding on Indian flap-shell turtle Lisseymys punctata
Manoj Thaker & Raju Vyas

What is the specific identity of the frigatebird Fregata sp., in the collection of the Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata, India?
Gopinathan Maheswaran & Imran Alam

Sighting of Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis at Ganga Barrage, Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh
Rajesh Panwar & Sheela Panwar

Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata at Loktak Lake, Manipur
Raju Kasambe & R. K. Birjit Singh

Grey-faced Buzzard Butastur indicus from Kamorta Island, Nicobar Islands, India: First photographic documentation
A. P. Zaibin, Niranjan Sant, Krys K. & P. Pramod

Blue-and-white Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana: First record for Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India
S. Rajeshkumar, C. Raghunathan & G. Maheswaran

Yunnan Nuthatch Sitta yunnanensis from Walong, Arunachal Pradesh: A new species for South Asia Chewang
R. Bonpo & Jainy Kuriakose

Observations on the feeding habits of the Yellow-breasted Greenfinch Carduelis spinoides in Himachal Pradesh, India
Mohammed E. Dilawar & Varun Sharma

Reviews

Postcard from airports

Letter to the Editor

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Vol. 9 No. 3

Vol. 9 No. 3
Date of publication: 2 April 2014

Birds of the Sirumalai Hills

V. Santharam, Kumaran Sathasivam, T. Badrinarayanan & K. V. Sudhakar

First records of Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos and Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus from Kerala
P. C. Rajeevan, K. M. Khaleel, Jayan Thomas & Harkirat Singh Sangha

Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla recorded in Rajasthan, India in 2001
Magnus Ullman

Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus from the western coast of India: Identification in retrospect
Dipu Karuthedathu

Lesser Noddy Anous tenuirostris from Kanyakumari coast, Tamil Nadu
Praveen Manivannan, Murugan Mohan, Dipu Karuthedathu & Muthunarayanan K.

Wind-blown pelagic birds from Odisha, India
Panchami Manoo Ukil & Dipu Karuthedathu

Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia sighted in Delhi after nearly a century
Janaki Turaga

Sighting of Common Swift Apus apus from southern India
Dipu Karuthedathu, Vinay N. Das & Muhamed Jafer Palot

Baikal Bush-warbler Locustella davidi from Dibru-Saikhowa National Park and Biosphere Reserve, Assam, India: A new species for India
James A. Eaton & Ranjan Kumar Das

Kashmir Flycatcher Ficedula subrubra at Bengaluru: A first record for Karnataka
Shubha Bhat

Letter to the Editor

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Vol. 9 No. 2

Vol. 9 No. 2

Date of publication: 24 February 2014

On Salim Ali’s trail: A comparative assessment of southern Kerala’s avifauna after 75 years
C. Sashikumar, C. K. Vishnudas, S. Raju & P. A. Vinayan

Steppe Buzzard Buteo buteo vulpinus in the Little Rann of Kachchh, and its distribution in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat, India
Prasad Ganpule & Nirav Bhatt

Diet of the Spotted Owlet Athene brama in an urban landscape
Ashish N. Nerlekar, Gaurang G. Gowande & Pratik S. Joshi

Godlewski’s Bunting Emberiza godlewskii in Arunachal Pradesh: A first breeding record for the Indian Subcontinent and review of its status in the region
Manoj Sharma, Harkirat Singh Sangha & Atul Jain

The evolution of The Unfeathered Bird
Katrina van Grouw

Sighting of white-throated vittata morph of Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka from Tabo, Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Soma Jha

Black-necked Storks Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus sighted along the India—Bangladesh border: Malda district, West Bengal, India
Arunayan Sharma

Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki from Neil Island, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India
Swarnendu Das

Vol. 9 No. 1

Vol. 9  No. 1

Date of publication: 17 January 2014

The Southampton University Ladakh Expeditions 1976—1982: Full details of nine species previously unrecorded in India and four second records
Simon Delany, David Garbutt, Charles Williams, Clare Sulston, John Norton & Clive Denby

Some significant avian records from Odisha
Dipu Karuthedathu, Vinay Das, Praveen J., Vijay Ramachandran & Sachin Shurpali

On the vagrancy of the Himalayan Vulture Gyps himalayensis to southern India
Praveen J., P. O. Nameer, Dipu Karuthedathu, Chaitra Ramaiah, Binu Balakrishnan, K. Mrutyumjaya Rao, Sachin Shurpali, Rajesh Puttaswamaiah & Igor Tavcar

Sighting of the Blue-winged Pitta Pitta moluccensis on Narcondam Island, India
Shirish S. Manchi & Justin Sumit Kumar

First photographic record of Asian Stubtail Urosphena squameiceps from the Indian Subcontinent
Sayam U. Chowdhury

Asian Stubtail Urosphena squameiceps in Rabindrasarobar, Kolkata: A first record for India
Sandip Das

Letter to the Editor

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