Karnataka is the emerging hub of nature research and education. It also dons the mantle of ‘Elephant State’ and ‘Tiger State’ of India. In addition to these mega fauna, our forests have a lot to offer. ‘Focus’ does just that, with detailed articles focusing on a specific species. Flora or fauna, big or small, we’ve got it covered.

Toads of Karnataka

February 01, 2022

Toads are a group of frogs. In that, the difference between a family of frogs and toads is no more different than the differences between two families of frogs. Toads […]

The Rallidae Family: unsung attractions of Karnataka’s wetlands

December 01, 2021

I have immense love for colourful birds and raptors and that reflects in my photography. But I am equally fascinated by lesser-known bird families that I believe undeniably deserve more […]

Primates of Karnataka

October 01, 2021

As I cycled through the agricultural fields and orchards of Bangalore’s GKVK campus, I heard a loud scream from one of the hostel buildings. Still too far away to see […]

Storks of Karnataka

August 01, 2021

Standing tall on their long legs, with an upright posture, storks bear a faint resemblance to us humans. Across millennia, these large and iconic birds have lived alongside us, around […]

Pigeons of Karnataka

May 01, 2021

Karnataka is home to seven species of pigeons, ranging from the widespread to the endemics of the Western Ghats.   Grey-fronted Green-Pigeon or the Pompadour Green-Pigeon (Treron affinis) The pitter-patter […]

Prinias of Karnataka

March 01, 2021

We moved to our house in Bangalore in 1992. This was before the city began growing vertically with multi-storeyed apartments, but was still growing horizontally by converting peri-urban marshes, lakes […]

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