The White-bellied Sea Eagle Haliaeetus leucogaster is one of the most common raptors along the Indian coastline. Nevertheless, the sight of this soaring, broad-winged, white and black bird of prey is nothing less than majestic
On February 19, 2016, I found myself on a Forest Department boat, sailing toward the Jahaji Beach on the south-western coast of Rutland island, in South Andaman. The idea was to conduct a short and rapid shorebird survey on this roughly two kilometre-long beach. With the rising sun being our alarm clock in the morning and a quick cup of tea our energiser, I, along with two members of the Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park Forest Department (Jahaji beach falls within this marine national park), set out to walk the beach in search of birds.
CHAOS ON A SEA MOHWA TREE!
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