Birds

  • Why Is The Vulture Population Declining In India?

    Why Is The Vulture Population Declining In India?

    The population of the White-rumped vulture (Gyps bengalensis) fell 99.7% between 1993 and 2002. The populations of the Indian vulture (Gyps indicus) and the slender-billed vulture (Gyps tenuirostris) fell 97.4%.

  • Green Pheasant - The National Bird Of Japan

    Green Pheasant - The National Bird Of Japan

    The Green Pheasant is unofficially the National Bird of Japan. It is believed that Pheasants can detect an earthquake a few minutes before the happening and make loud sounds.

  • Hoopoe - The National Bird Of Israel

    Hoopoe - The National Bird Of Israel

    The Hoopoe is the national bird of Israel. It was chosen as Israel's national bird back in the year 2008, following a national survey, outpolling the white-spectacled bulbul.

  • Fakhta Bird / Collared Dove

    Fakhta Bird / Collared Dove

    Fakhta/Fakta is an urdu/Persian name for collared Dove. Unlike pigeons, Doves cannot be tamed and do not like interacting with humans.

  • Chakor / Chukar Patridge

    Chakor / Chukar Patridge

    In India, there is a myth that Chakor flies around the moon or keeps staring at it. This chicken like bird prefers to run and can barely fly.