Contents

Vol. 4 No. 3 May—June 2008
Date of publication: 30th January 2009

Sambhar Lake
Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher
Breeding Mallard

The birds of Sambhar Lake and its environs
Harkirat Singh Sangha

Breeding biology of Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx erythaca
Sachin Balkrishna Palkar, Vishwas Dattatrya Katdare, Rohan Janardhan Lovalekar, Ram Vasudev Mone & Vishwas Vishnu Joshi

Breeding biology of White-breasted Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis
Sachin Balkrishna Palkar, Rohan Janardhan Lovalekar & Vishwas Vishnu Joshi

Egg laying, egg parameters and clutch size in Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
G. Mustafa Shah, Ulfat Jan, Fayaz Ahmad Ahanger, Bilal A. Bhat & M. F. Fazili

Short Notes

A record of the Brown Skua Catharacta antarctica from Thiruvananthapuram coast, Kerala
Suresh Elamon & E. Kunhikrishnan

Some behavioural observations of wintering Lesser Charadrius mongolus and Greater C. leschenaultii Sand Plovers in Goa, India
Rainer Mönke & Klaus-Jürgen Seelig

First record of Masked Booby Sula dactylatra from Kachchh, India
Sandeep Munjpara, Arjun Potter, Parimal Solanki & Jyoti Tak

A vulture population survey in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, India
Raju Lal Gurjar

A large congregation of Northern House-Martins Delichon urbica near Pune, India
V. Santharam

Breeding notes on the Rufous-bellied Babbler Dumetia hyperythra
Raju Vyas

Jungle Myna Acridotheres fuscus usurping the nest hole of Grey-headed Starling Sturnus malabaricus
Naba Krishna Nath

Olive-backed Sunbird Cinnyris jugularis nesting from electric wires in Great Nicobar Island
Satish Pande & Niranjan Sant

Recoveries from the Newsletter for Birdwatchers (1970)–21
Zafar Futehally

Sinning by a bird book
Lt. General (Retd) Baljit Singh