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Grey heron Short Description-

The grey heron (Ardea cinerea) is a long-legged predatory wading bird of the heron family, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of Africa. A bird of wetland areas, it can be seen around lakes, rivers, ponds, marshes and on the sea coast. It feeds mostly on aquatic creatures which it catches after standing stationary beside or in the water or stalking its prey through the shallows.

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Introduction

Standing up to a metre tall, adults weigh from 1 to 2 kg .They have a white head and neck with a broad black stripe that extends from the eye to the black crest. The body and wings are grey above and the underparts are greyish-white, with some black on the flanks. The long, sharply pointed beak is pinkish-yellow and the legs are brown.

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Behaviour

The birds breed colonially in spring in “heronries”, usually building their nests high in trees. A clutch of usually three to five bluish-green eggs is laid. Both birds incubate the eggs for a period of about 25 days, and then both feed the chicks, which fledge when seven or eight weeks old. Many juveniles do not survive their first winter, but if they do, they can expect to live for about five years.

The main call is a loud croaking “fraaank”, but a variety of guttural and raucous noises are heard at the breeding colony. The male uses an advertisement call to encourage a female to join him at the nest, and both sexes use various greeting calls after a pair bond has been established. 

The grey heron has a slow flight, with its long neck retracted (S-shaped). This is characteristic of herons and bitterns, and distinguishes them from storks, cranes, and spoonbills, which extend their necks.

Grey Heron Walking on Grass Bird National Park
Grey Heron Walking on Grass Bird National Park

Breeding

This species breeds in colonies known as heronries, usually in high trees close to lakes, the seashore or other wetlands. Other sites are sometimes chosen, and these include low trees and bushes, bramble patches, reed beds, heather clumps and cliff ledges. The same nest is used year after year until blown down; it starts as a small platform of sticks but expands into a bulky nest as more material is added in subsequent years. It may be lined with smaller twigs, strands of root or dead grasses, and in reed beds, it is built from dead reeds. The male usually collects the material while the female constructs the nest. Breeding activities take place between February and June. When a bird arrives at the nest, a greeting ceremony occurs in which each partner raises and lowers its wings and plumes.

Grey heron in A pond Gangapur City Heaven place for Birds
Grey heron in A pond Gangapur City Heaven place for Birds

Courtship Behaviour

The male calling from the chosen nesting site. On the arrival of the female, both birds participate in a stretching ceremony, in which each bird extends its neck vertically before bringing it backwards and downwards with the bill remaining vertical, simultaneously flexing its legs, before returning to its normal stance. The snapping ceremony is another behaviour where the neck is extended forward, the head is lowered to the level of the feet and the mandibles are vigorously snapped together. This may be repeated twenty to forty times. When the pairing is settled, the birds may caress each other by attending to the other bird’s plumage. The male may then offer the female a stick which she incorporates into the nest. At this, the male becomes excited, further preening the female and copulation takes place.

Grey herons have the ability to live in cities where habitats and nesting space are available. 

Grey Heron Ghana Bird sanctuary National Park Bharatpur
Grey Heron Ghana Bird sanctuary National Park Bharatpur

Source of Information-

Wikipedia

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World Sparrow Day-Images Wallpaper Short Description

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World Sparrow Day is a day designated to raise awareness of the house sparrow and then other common birds to urban environments, and of threats to their populations, observed on 20 March

Do you miss the chirruping of sparrows outside your window when you wake up in the morning? We’re sure you must have noticed how sparrows have slowly vanished from view since the past few years.

March 20th is a day designated to celebrate house sparrows. Ever since the threat to their population is growing at an alarming rate, the Nature Forever Society of India in collaboration with the Eco-Sys Action Foundation (France) and numerous other national and international organisations across the world took a step toward taking this international initiative.

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Happy World Sparrow day
House sparrow perching With nesting Material

The house sparrow that was declared the ‘State Bird of Delhi’ in 2012 is becoming a victim of ‘mindless urbanisation’, which is depriving the bird of its natural habitat.

The conservationist also attributed the depleting population of sparrows to the increased use of packed food, insecticides in farming, and changing lifestyles, resulting in an inadequate availability of food for the birds.

“Unlike pigeons that can make nests on ledges, sparrows need cavities to build their nests. Since the new matchbox style buildings don’t have cavities, sparrows are now homeless.

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World Sparrow Day also has a broader vision to provide a platform where people who are working on the conservation of the house sparrow and other common birds can network, collaborate and exchange conservation ideas which will lead to better science and improved results. It aims to provide a meeting ground for people from different parts of the world to come together and form a force that can play an important role in advocacy and in spreading the awareness on the need of conserving common biodiversity or species of lower conservation status

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House Sparrow Pershing on Tree

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Indian Bush Lark also known as red winged bush lark .The Indian bush lark is most commonly found in arid areas. It is found in Pakistan and north-western, central and south-central India.

Short Description-

Indian Bush Lark  is distinguished from Jerdon’s bush lark by its shorter bill and legs and longer tail.

The plumage of the Indian bush lark is pale and it has a cheek patch completely bounded by a white supercilium and post-auricular border. The crown and upper-parts are heavily streaked. The pale underparts have large spots on the breast. Most of its wing coverts, tertials and central tail feathers have pale centres. The primary coverts look all brown. The rufous wing bars are diagnostic but care must be taken not to confuse the bird with Jerdon’s bush lark in the central Western Ghats and country around where their ranges overlap. Jerdon’s bush lark is darker with more rufous on the wings.

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Indian Bush Lark HD wallpaper

It sings from bush tops but does not usually perch on trees or wires. The calls are similar to that of Jerdon’s bush lark but are lower and have longer rattling tremolos often falling in pitch

The song-flight during the mating season is an amazing spectacle. The bird flutters high over the ground, then holds its wings in an open “V” and “parachutes” down to its perch uttering its song consisting of short tweets and cheeps in three syllables followed by a longer fourth syllable. This combination is repeated till the bird perches again.

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Spotted Dear-HD Wallpaper and Background Images Download

The chital or cheetal ,also known as spotted deer or axis deer, is a deer found in the Indian subcontinent.The spotted deer is perhaps the most beautiful of all deer.The color of body is bright golden brown with white spots. White spots occur in both sexes and run longitudinally in rows throughout the duration of the animal’s life. Males being slightly darker than females.Males have antlers on skull. Antlers have a six tines, three tines on each antler. The brow tine forms nearly a right angle with the beam and the front tine of the terminal fork is much longer than the hind tine. The length of antlers is between 50 to 80 cm

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands-A Heaven Place For Honeymoon Couple

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The Andaman and Nicobar Islands one of the seven union territories of India, are a group of islands at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea.

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Rose Island Shot was taken from Circuit House South point

The Group of islands covering a total area of 8,073 sq kilometers.Initially inhabited by multiple groups of indigenous tribes, the island was later used as a penal colony during the British occupation of India. Despite of the horrid reputation during the colonial period, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands this day are one of the most sought after tourist destination of India. The islands are famous for its serene, white sandy beaches characterized by sparkling blue waters.

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These roughly 300 islands are known for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves and tropical rainforests. Coral reefs supporting marine life such as sharks and rays make for popular diving and snorkeling sites. Indigenous Andaman Islanders inhabit the more remote islands, many of which are off limits to visitors.
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 Havelock is a picturesque natural paradise with beautiful white sandy beaches fringed with green canopy of the rain-fed forests and fun at the azure sea.

Neil Island is beautiful island with lush green forests and silver sandy beaches is connected by boat daily from Port Blair, which provides an ideal holiday for eco-friendly tourists.

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These islands also boast of freedom fighting days’ historically significant landmarks viz. Cellular Jail, Ross Island, Viper Island, Hopetown and Mount Harriet. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been declared as two of the 218 endemic bird area of the world. As many as 270 species and sub-species of birds have been reported existing in these islands, 106 of them being endemic. The Andaman Wood Pigeon, Andaman Padauk and Dugong are declared as State Bird, State Tree and State Animal respectively.

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