As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Critically endangered bird sighted at Tansa sanctuary

By Vijay Singh, TNN | 29 Nov, 2014, 03.18AM IST 

MUMBAI: The Critically Endangered Forest Owlet, which was till now considered to be endemic to the Satpuda mountain ranges in central India, has now been spotted in Western Ghats by naturalists associated with BNHS. The elusive bird was recently spotted in Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary in Palghar District, Maharashtra. Tansa is designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA) based on the earlier studies carried out by BNHS. This discovery is significant and more studies are required to identify its presen .. 

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