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Thursday, August 21

Birds of India - Red Billed Blue Magpie

Red-billed Blue Magpie (Urocissa erythroryncha), one of the most beautiful birds in Himachal Pradesh.It is known to have five subspecies, among which the one found in HP is occipitalis. The clip here shows a red billed magpie enjoying the shower near Dramman in #Kangra District of #Himachal Pradesh in #India. 

This is the first of a series of posts on birds of India. 
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Thursday, July 10

Citron barb, a new barb species, spotted from Western Ghats Rivers of Maharashtra

Citron Barb (Pethia lutea), a new barb species discovered from Western Ghat Rivers of Maharashtra
(Image Courtesy: Ralf Britz/JOTT)

Researchers studying the fish diversity in Western Ghats Rivers have discovered a yet unknown species of fresh water barb from the Western Ghats River systems in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The new species belongs to the Pethia genus of fishes which constitutes barbs found only in South Asia and Myanmar region.