Category Archives for "Wildlife Biology"

Common Rosefinch: Carpodacus erythrinus

The common Rosefinch is also known as scarlet rosefinch which belongs to the family Fringillidae under order Passeriformes. It is found in Asia and Europe. In winter season, they are observed in southern Iran, South-east China, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and Indonesia. In summer, they are found in woodland, forest edges very near to rivers while […]

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Spotted Crake : Porzana porzana

The spotted crake (Porzana porzana) is a migratory waterbird which belongs to the family Rallidae under order Gruiformes. During winter, they migrate to Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh from Europe and Western Asia.Systematic PositionPhylum: ChordataSubphylum: VertebrataClass: AvesOrder: GruiformesFamily: RallidaeGenus: PorzanaSpecies: Porzana porzanaHabit and HabitatSpotted crake is an aquatic bird.  They prefer to live in wetlands rich […]

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Reptiles: General Characteristics, Classification and Examples

Reptiles belong to the class Reptilia under subphylum Vertebrata of phylum Chordata. The representatives of modern reptiles include turtles and tortoises, crocodiles and aligators, snakes, lizards, amphisbaenians and,  tuataras.  The science which deals with study of modern amphibians and reptiles is collectively called herpetology.The body size ranges from 17 mm (0.7 inches) to   6 […]

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Amphibia: Characteristics, Classification and Examples

The class Amphibia belongs to the subphylum Vertebrata of phylum chordata. All the representatives of Clssa Amphibia are ectothermic, tetrapod vertebrate animals which inhabit a wide variety of habitats including terrestrial, arboreal, fossorial,  or freshwater aquatic ecosystems. The name amphibian is derived from Greek word “amphibious” which means “living a double life”. Because some species […]

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Aves: Characteristics, Classification and Examples

Aves is a class of vertebrates that comprises the birds’ species. Birds are bipedal, feathered, and endothermic egg-laying animals. They are found worldwide, and their size ranges from 5 cm (bee hummingbird) to 2.75 m (ostrich). Among the tetrapod classes, birds constitute the largest number of species. There are about 10,000 living modern bird species […]

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Wildlife and Its Conservation

Ecological balance is maintained when the environmental factors remain in a state of balance. If one or more of these factors are disturbed to any extent, then they may be recovered soon. But gross natural calamities like flood, earthquake, volcanic eruption, etc. destroy the ecological balance considerably and environmental organisms are liable to destruction. The […]

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