Monthly Archives: December 2011

Triplewart Seadevil Fish Sexual Dimorphism

Did you know? In an extreme case of  reverse sexual dimorphism the male is so small that it attaches itself to the female as a parasite. Sexual dimorphism is the difference between (morphology) – structure and specific structural features  between … Continue reading

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White Throated Kingfisher

White Throated Kingfisher This is a large kingfisher, 28 cm in length. The adult has a bright blue back, wings and tail. Its head, shoulders, flanks and lower belly are chestnut, and the throat and breast are white. The large … Continue reading

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Sunbird Pu La Deshpande Garden

Sunbird Pu La Deshpande Garden Sunbirds they feed mainly on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. They have a fast and direct flight and can take nectar by hovering like a hummingbird but often perch … Continue reading

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Swallow Did you know? The body shape of swallows allows them to have a very efficient flight, the shape costs 50-75% less for swallows than equivalent passerines of the same size. Swallows usually forage at around 30–40 km/h, although they … Continue reading

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Asian Openbill Stork Bhigwan

Asian Openbill Stork Bhigwan The Asian Openbill or Asian Openbill Stork, is a large wading bird. Asian Openbill Stork is a broad-winged soaring bird, which relies on moving between thermals of hot air for sustained flight. Like all storks, (unlike … Continue reading

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The Common Hoopoe

The Common Hoopoe Did you know? The Hoopoes have well-developed anti-predators defences in the nest. The uropygial gland of the incubating and brooding female is quickly modified to produce a foul-smelling liquid, and the glands of nestlings do so as … Continue reading

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Wasp Did you Know? Wasps have complete voluntary control over the sex of their offspring. In wasps, as in other Hymenoptera, sexes are significantly genetically different. Females have 2n number of chromosomes and come about from fertilized eggs. Males, in … Continue reading

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Heron The herons are long-legged freshwater and coastal birds. There are 64 recognized species in this family. Interesting Fact: Some species of heron , such as the Little Egret and Grey Heron, have been documented using bait in order to … Continue reading

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White Throated Fantail

White Throated Fantail Fantails are highly active birds, with several of the smaller species continuously on the move; even when perched they continue to rock back and forth, spin 180° on the spot, wag their tail from side to side … Continue reading

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World’s Fastest Camera

World’s Fastest Camera If you thought that the technology that enabled photographing a fired bullet was a great achievement, then hold your breath. Now scientists at MIT’s Media Lab have created a new imaging system that can capture waves of … Continue reading

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