PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018: Black-necked crane (Grus nigricollis) and Traffic

PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018 Black-necked crane (Grus nigricollis) and Traffic Black-necked crane (Grus nigricollis) Vulnerable — IUCN Red List  state bird of Jammu and Kashmir It is reveredin Buddhist traditions and culturally protected across much of its range Range Tibetan Plateau and remote parts of India and Bhutan Habitat Breeds in alpine bog meadows and riverine marshes, favouring lacustrine marshes from 2,600-4,900 m. It …

PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018: Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) and Wetlands International 

      . PRELIMS BOOSTERS 2018 Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) and Wetlands International    Great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis)   Near threatened– IUCN Red List State bird of Kerala and Arunachal Pradesh Local names —  homrai(Nepal), banrao, Vezhaambal Long-lived, living for nearly 50 years in captivity Found in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia Predominantly frugivorous, but is an opportunist and will …

PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018: Indian roller (Indian blue roller, northern roller and southern blue roller) and BirdLife International 

      . PRELIMS BOOSTERS 2018 Indian roller (Indian blue roller, northern roller and southern blue roller) and BirdLife International    Indian roller (Indian blue roller, northern roller and southern blue roller) Least Concern (LC) — IUCN Red List Neelkant — throat and upper breast are purple in color state bird of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Karnataka and Telangana Range — widely across tropical Asia from Iraq eastward …

PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018: Dugong and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

      . PRELIMS BOOSTERS 2018 Dugong and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)   Dugong   Vulnerable — IUCN Strictly marine herbivorousmammal Largely dependent on sea grasscommunities for subsistence and is thus restricted to the coastal habitats which support sea grass meadows Habitat   Coastal areas, shallow to medium deep, warm waters with sea grass …

PRELIMS BOOSTERS – 2018:Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

      . PRELIMS BOOSTERS 2018 Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)   Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) Vulnerable– IUCN Red List state animal of Meghalaya CITES Appendix I animal Named after the distinctive ‘clouds’ on its coat – ellipses partially edged in black, with the insides a darker colour than the background colour of …