Contents

First record, and recovery of Wedge-tailed Shearwater from the Andaman Islands, India
S. Rajeshkumar, C. Raghunathan & N. P. Abdul Aziz

A compilation of frigatebird sightings from 2014, including Christmas Island Frigatebird Fregata andrewsi
Dipu Karuthedathu, David James, Aneesh Sasidevan, Mymoon Moghul, Prasanna Parab, S. S. Davidson, Sakthi Manickam, Vijayalakshmi Rao & Vineeth M.

Notes on breeding of Ashy Prinia Prinia socialis in Gujarat, India
Raju Vyas & Kartik Upadhyay

White-winged Duck Asarcornis scutulata in Hollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, Assam, India
Narayan Sharma, Samrat Sengupta, Dilip Boruah, Noren Bhuyan, Deben Borah, Lalit Saikia & Gunin Saikia

Active bait-fishing in Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii
Michel Antoine Réglade, Mohammed E. Dilawar & Ulhas Anand

Sighting of Western Reef Egret Egretta gularis in Sirohi District, Rajasthan
Vivek Sharma, Rakesh Kumar Kumawat, Dinesh Meena, Divaker Yadav, Abdhesh Kumar, Naresh Kumar Kumawat & K. K. Sharma

Painted Storks Mycteria leucocephala breeding in Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Kerala
Shibi Moses

Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus with unusual symmetrically pale claws
Nirav Bhatt & Prasad Ganpule

Migrating flock of Oriental Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus at the Indo-Bhutan border
Sachin P. Ranade & Vibhu Prakash

Lord Derby’s Parakeet Psittacula derbiana nesting at Meshai, Anjaw District, Arunachal Pradesh
Praveen J., Atanu Mondal, Dipu Karuthedathu, Sachin Shurpali & Vinay Das

Oriental Pied Hornbill Anthracocerus albirostris, and Indian Pitta Pitta brachyura in Delhi, India
Yasser Arafat, M. Shah Hussain & Aisha Sultana

A futile nesting attempt by endemic Wynaad Laughing-thrush Garrulax delesserti in Silent Valley National Park, Kerala, with a comment on its altitudinal distribution
M. Divin Murukesh & Peroth Balakrishnan

First record of European Roller Coracias garrulus from Tamil Nadu
Sarayu R.

Rosy Starling Pastor roseus: A first record from Uttarakhand, India
Raman Kumar

A report of Brambling Fringilla montifringilla from Mandala Road, Arunachal Pradesh
Qupeleio De Souza

Sind Woodpecker Dendrocopos assimilis from Jaisalmer District, Rajasthan, India
Anant Pande, Anirudhkumar G. Vasava, Ridhima Solanki & C. M. Bipin

Letters to the Editor

Snapshot sightings