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Endemic Birds of Assam

Endemic Birds of Assam Assam Plains is one of the 12 Endemic Bird Areas (EBA) in India, which supports more than a dozen of restricted-range bird species. Beautiful Sibia. Image ©Kshounish Sankar Ray. By Mithu Das   November 27, 2011 It is a phenomenon well known to biologist that certain areas of the world, particularly in tropical regions, support concentrations of animal and plant species with restricted ranges, i.e. species that are found nowhere else in the earth. The Endemic Bird Areas of the World Birds found in certain natural areas and could not be seen anywhere else may called restricted-range birds. According to Stattersfield and their colleagues, a r

The Critically Endangered and Endangered Birds of Assam

The Critically Endangered and Endangered Birds of Assam At least seventeen rarest birds of Assam are included in the World's Rarest Birds Project. Below you can find a list of those birds. White-Bellied Heron ©Thet Zaw Naing By Mithu Das   November 03, 2011 Erik Hirschfeld is a birder and author, who, in 2010, along with his two friends—Andy Swash and Rob Still—started the World's Rarest Birds Project to contribute to Birdlife International's Preventing Extinctions Programme by raising funds. "The project started with the launch of an exciting photo competition, aimed at providing the images for a new book entitled The World's Rarest Birds," said th

Vulnerable and Near Threatened Birds of Assam

Vulnerable and Near Threatened Birds of Assam Lesser Adjutant Stork. Image ©Fletcher and Baylis By Mithu Das   November 03, 2011 Vulnerable Birds of Assam Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus) Lesser Adjutant Stork (Leptoptilos javanicus) Wood Snipe (Gallinago nemoricola) Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris) Swamp Francolin (Francolinus gularis) Manipur Bush Quail (Perdicula manipurensis) Chestnut-breasted Partridge (Arborophila mandellii) Blyth's Tragopan (Tragopan blythii) Pale-capped Pigeon (Columba punicea) Dark-ba