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Butterfly larva

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Butterfly larva of family saturniidae. It is a native butterfly of Uttarakhand, India. This Butterfly is now on the verge of becoming endangered because of habitat destruction due to urbanization. Photographed By: Dr Vishal Rajput

Sparrow (Goraya)


Sparrows: Sparrows (Goraya) were once abundant in the city spaces and rural markets in India. But rising concrete jungles, increasing pollution and now, mobile phone towers are causing them to disappear from the Indian landscape. Goraya is now announced a state bird of Delhi on 6 Oct 2012. The first World Sparrow Day was celebrated

Shikra (Accipiter badius)


The Shikra (Accipiter badius) is a small bird of prey in the family accipitridae found widely distributed in Asia and Africa where it is also called the Little Banded Goshawk. This bird of prey is comfortable living not only in the forests, but also in urban areas. Male is ashy blue-gray in color with broad



Mangroves are buffers between the land and the sea. Photographed By: Dr Ashok Kumar

Indian fish-eating crocodile


It was photographed from a pond in Kutch (Kachchh District of Gujrat). It is a fish-eating crocodile. As the species has undergone both chronic long term and a rapid short-term declines it is listed as a Critically Endangered species by IUCN. According to IUCN, there has been a population decline of 96–98% over a three-generation

Chandra Taal Lake (Spiti H.P. India)


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