Monday, 17 December 2018

A Hornbill Chick's First Day out of its Nest

Hornbills nest in sealed tree cavities to lower the risk of predation. But is this enough to lower the risk of predation by governments?

Comic from my column with Sunday Mid-day.

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Bioacoustics and Biodiversity Trends

Comic # 4 in my series with Current Conservation magazine 'Research in Translation', comics based on science papers, speaks about bioacoustics and their role in monitoring trends in biodiversity, based on a paper by Dr. Rachel Buxton. The bird in the comic is the Grey Catbird, one of the most vocal residents of the Rocky Mountains National Park in the USA, where the research is based.

More on the series here.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Art for the Coringa Bird Festival

Macha the Fishing Cat, Coringa's official park mascot goes fishi... I mean birding today at the Coringa Bird Festival! The festival will bring together bird experts, photographers, artists and birders from different parts of the country and will give them a chance to explore one of India's most pristine mangrove forests together. 

Here are a couple of posters I created for the event, commissioned by the dynamic DFO Mr. Anant Shankar. The Indian Skimmer, a rather rare and threatened species finds a home in Coringa, along with the Fishing Cat!