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Saturday, July 30, 2016

How to Feed a Baby Bird



Baby birds sometimes fall from their nests, and sometimes are knocked out by storms or other natural causes. If you find a baby bird, here's how to feed it.
  • Step 1) Place Bird in Berry Container : Place the baby bird in an empty berry container on top of a heating pad to it keep warm. Tip : Handle the bird only when necessary.
  • Step 2) Prepare Food : Prepare the food by soaking dog kibble in hot sugar water for 1 hour. 
  • Step 3) Add Egg and Baby Cereal : Remove the kibble from the water and mix it with baby cereal and a hardboiled egg. Feed the baby bird with this mixture for the first couple of days.
  • Step 4) Make a Small Ball of Mixture : Make a pea-size ball with the food mixture and place it in the baby’s mouth using a toothpick. Tip : Never force food or water into the bird’s mouth.
  • Step 5) Feed Every 15 Minutes : Feed the bird every 15 minutes over the first couple of days. When it's stronger, feed it every 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Step 6) Feed Cat or Dog Food, Meat, and Fruit : Feed the baby bird room temperature canned dog food, lean raw beef, and fruit after the first couple of days.
  • Step 7) Wean Away Food : Wean it away from hand-feeding once it starts moving around.
Did You Know?

In 2007, an ostrich egg set a record for the largest egg from a living bird at 5 pounds 9 ounces.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Amazing Crabs Shell Exchange - Life Story - BBC



When a fresh shell washes ashore, as many as 20 hermit crabs might gather to inspect it. Even if the new shell isn't a perfect fit, these crabs looking to upgrade will stick around, knowing that as soon as the proper sized crab comes along, a chain reaction of shell-swapping will be set off.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Friday, November 28, 2014

Dancing of Elephant in Waterfall (Mysore Zoo) (1080p HD)



Mysore Zoo

Mysore Zoo was originally created in 1892 on 10 acres of the summer palace of Maharaja Sri Chamaraja Wodeyar and was originally called the Palace Zoo. The zoo was originally set up by G. H. Krumbeigal. (German horticulturist)

The zoo was opened to the public in 1902 and includes a bandstand and an artificial lake. It was given to the Department of Parks and Gardens of the Mysore State Government in 1948.

The zoo was handed over to the Forest Department in 1972, and was entrusted to Zoo Authority of Karnataka.

The Zoo which has now spread over an area of 250 acres was initially made for the exclusive visit of the royal family but public entry started as early as 1920.

This Zoo has a wide range of animals. At present there are 1450 individuals belonging to 170 different species. The large number of animals is exotics like Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Zebra, Giraffe, African Rhinos, Tapir, Marmoset, Lemur, Baboon, Emu, and Cassowary etc.

The Zoo has a small museum which exhibits the stuffed animals. A small library is also located in the Zoo. Painting and essay competitions are periodically conducted by the zoo authority to create awareness for animals between the children.

The Mysore zoo is a very popular tourist attraction and it's maybe the second sought after attraction in the city after Mysore Palace.

All these beautiful animals can be seen in open natural enclosures. The animals are let in a natural habitat like environment.

The zoo is at a short distance from Mysore Palace, on the way to Chamundi Hills. 

Zoo Timings : 8.30am to 5.30 pm on all days except Tuesdays

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Beauty of Fishes in Pond (Relaxing Video) (1080p HD)



India is rich with inland freshwater fish, with about 940 species known from its rivers, lakes and estuaries. Of these about 500 species are primary freshwater fish with around 65% endemic, cloistered in the two hot spots of India, the Western Ghats and the North East. 

Fishes are member of paraphyletic group of organisms that consist of all gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals that lack limbs with digits. Most fishes are ectothermic "cold-blooded", allowing their body temperatures to vary as ambient temperatures change.

Fish is ectothermic, has streamlined body for rapid swimming, extracts oxygen from water using gills or uses accessory breathing organ to breathe atmospheric oxygen, has two sets of paired fins, usually one or two dorsal fins, an anal fin, and a tail fin, has jaws, has skin that is usually covered with scales, and lays eggs.

Fish can be found in nearly all aquatic environments, from high mountain streams to the abyssal and even hadal depths of the deepest oceans.

Fish are an important resource for humans worldwide, especially as food. 

They lacked true spine, they possessed notochords which allowed them to be more agile than their invertebrate counterparts. 

Unlike groupings such as birds or mammals, fish are not a single clade but paraphyletic collection of taxa including hagfishes, lampreys, sharks and rays, ray-finned fish, coelacanths, and lungfish.

Fish species diversity is divided equally between marine (oceanic) and freshwater ecosystems.

Fish exchange gases by pulling oxygen-rich water through their mouths and pumping it over their gills. The gills push the oxygen-poor water out through openings in the sides of the pharynx. 

Most air breathing fish are facultative air breathers that avoid the energetic cost of rising to the surface and the fitness cost of exposure to surface predators.

Fish have closed-loop circulatory system. The heart pumps the blood in a single loop throughout the body. 

Jaws allow fish to eat wide variety of food, including plants and other organisms. Fish ingest food through the mouth and break it down in the esophagus.

Fish release their nitrogenous wastes as ammonia. Some of the wastes diffuse through the gills

The scales of fish originate from the mesoderm (skin); they may be similar in structure to teeth.

Fish have quite small brains relative to body size compared with other vertebrates.

Most fish possess highly developed sense organs. All daylight fish have colour vision that is good as a human. Fish orient themselves using landmarks and may use mental maps based on multiple landmarks or symbols. Fish sense sound using their lateral lines and their ears.

Fish move by alternately contracting paired sets of muscles on either side of the backbone. The streamlined body of the fish decreases the amount of friction from the water.

Fish reproductive organs include testes and ovaries. Over 97% of all known fish are oviparous that is, the eggs develop outside the mother's body.

The newly hatched young of oviparous fish are called larvae. The larval period in oviparous fish is relatively short (only several weeks), and larvae rapidly grow and change appearance and structure to become juveniles. 

Fish suffer from diseases and parasites. To prevent disease they have variety of defences. 

Freshwater fish seem particularly threatened because they live in relatively small water bodies. Overfishing is major threat to edible fish such as cod and tuna.

Threats to these fauna are aplenty with urbanization, deforestation, habitat loss, pollution, over-harvesting, and culture of exotics. 

The only way for a fish enthusiast to save the fish and its habitats is creating awareness among the people.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Beauty of Ducks in Pond during Sunset (1080p HD)



Watch out peaceful sight of ducks and artificial pond during sunset for relaxation. You will see beautiful and natural colour of the sunset in the water of artificial pond. (Golden Water Waves) 

Everyone has hidden beauty and music; we just need to explore them.

Ducks are aquatic birds smaller than the swans and geese. The can be found in both fresh water and sea water.

A male duck is called a drake and the female duck is called a duck.

The body plan of ducks is elongated and broad, and they are also relatively long-necked.

Ducks exploit a variety of food sources such as grasses, aquatic plants, fish, insects, small amphibians, worms and small molluscs.

The ducks are monogamous although these bonds generally last a single year only.

Most duck species breed once a year in favourable conditions (spring/summer or wet seasons). Ducks also tend to make a nest before breeding and after hatching to lead their ducklings to water. Mother ducks are very caring and protective of their young.

Females of most dabbling ducks make the classic "quack" sound.

Ducks have many predators like large fish like pike, crocodilians, and other aquatic hunters including fish-eating birds such as herons.

Monday, July 7, 2014

White Peacock at Ramakrishna Math (Bangalore) (1080p HD)



Watch out beauty of white peacock at Ramakrishna Math, Bangalore. Everyone has hidden beauty and music; we just need to explore them. 

Indian Peacocks or peafowl have been domesticated for about 3000 years. The male Indian Peafowl, commonly known as the peacock. Life expectancy is generally considered to be 15-20 years. The male peacock sports about 150 of the long "eyed" peacock tail feathers. 

These large, brightly colored birds have a distinctive crest and an unmistakable ornamental train. The train (1.4-1.6 meters in length) accounts for more than 60% of their total body length (2.3 meters). The train is formed by 100-150 highly specialized uppertail-coverts.

Peafowl are forest birds that nest on the ground but roost in trees.

Peafowl are omnivorous and eat most plant parts, flower petals, seed heads, insects and other arthropods, reptiles, and amphibians. 

Feather of Peacock

These feathers are shed annually during the molt. These feathers grow to be several feet long but are shed each year just after the breeding season and regrown in the following season. Each of these long feathers also has a design near its tip which resembles an eye.

Colour of Peacock Feather

The feathers of the peacock are composed of many colors including the crescent sheen of bright blue and green. The shimmering color of the peacock feather is due to phenomena known as interference. Each feather consists of tiny flat branches. This same principle is also responsible for vibrant shimmering colors of butterflies, pheasants, birds of paradise and humming birds. 

Feather structure is as important to colour as pigment. Each feather consists of thousands of flat branches, each with minuscule bowl-shaped indentations. At the bottom of each indentation is a lamellae (thin plate-like layers), that acts like a prism, splitting light. 

White Peacock

The white feathers on a peacock depend on which genes are dominant and which are recessive. They do not have any pigmentation. Any animal can be albino, but what separates an albino from a white peacock is the colour of the skin beneath its feathers. A white peacock has coloured skin whereas an albino's skin will be very pale and without any markings. 

There is a variety of peacock with all white feathers. These are not albino but a color variation of the India Blue peacock. Albino animals and birds have a complete lack of color and red or pink eyes. White peafowl have blue eyes. Indian peafowl of all colors, including white, have pink skin.

The colors in the feathers of a bird are determined two factors: pigment and structure. For example, the green in some parrots is a result of yellow pigments over blue-reflecting feathers. In the case of a white peacock, its unusual lack-of-color is due to a missing pigment. This missing pigment is dark and absorbs incident light, making diffracted and interference light visible. The effect is similar to that of oil on water.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

♡ █▄[̲̅o̲̅]♥[̲̅e̲̅] WHITE PEACOCK ✿◦.¸¸.◦❤◦.¸¸.◦✿



Peacocks are native to India. The white peacock is frequently mistaken for an albino, but the white peacock is a colour variety of the Indian blue peacock, and they are the same in size and behaviour as the other blue peacock.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Loving Moments of Love Birds (Hindi) (1080p HD)



Watch out a loveable moments of Love Birds for relaxation. The Love Bird flirts with their partner like humans. Many Love Birds are very flirty like human and always keep flirting with many female Love Birds. 

This video can be useful for a teenager and biology students for knowing nature.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Wildlife - House Sparrow - Indian Gouriya feeding its chick in the nest



House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) is a very common breeding resident bird. It is found near habitation and cultivated areas of India. In regional language, it is called Gouriya, Chidiya or Chidi. House Sparrow is now declining in population rapidly. This bird needs an attention of human to conserve it.

In this video, you can see a female house sparrow is feeding its chick in a nest made on the ceiling of a house in India.

Sounds of Indian Sparrow for Relaxation (1080p HD)



Check out peaceful sound of Indian sparrow for relaxation. Everyone has hidden beauty and music; we just need to explore them.

House Sparrow is a common breeding resident bird. The Indian house sparrow (Passer domesticus indicus) belongs to the Passeridae family and is common in urban areas and human settlements. The House Sparrow is so named because it has always been associated with human habitation. It is found near habitation and cultivated areas of India. In Indian language, it is called Gouriya, Chidiya or Chidi. House Sparrow is now declining in population rapidly. These birds need an attention of human to conserve it.

They are primarily seed-eaters but they also consume small insects. It feeds mostly on the seeds of grains and weeds, but it is an opportunistic eater and commonly eats insects and many other foods.

They are monogamous with both the male and female helping in nesting activities.

Most House Sparrow vocalizations are variations on its short and incessant chirping call.

It tolerates a variety of climates but prefers drier conditions especially in moist tropical climates.

The House Sparrow is a social bird. At feeding stations and nests, female House Sparrows are dominant despite their smaller size.

The House Sparrow's flight is direct (not undulating) and flapping, averaging 45.5 kilometres per hour and about 15 wingbeats per second.

Most House Sparrows do not move more than a few kilometres during their lifetime but there is limited migration in all regions.

House Sparrows can breed in the breeding season immediately following their hatching. The House Sparrow is monogamous and typically mates for life. Lost mates of both sexes can be replaced quickly during the breeding season.

The nest has an outer layer of stems and roots, a middle layer of dead grass and leaves, and a lining of feathers, as well as of paper and other soft materials.

The yolk comprises 25% of the egg of House Sparrows, the egg white 68% and the shell 7%. Eggs are watery being 79% liquid and mostly protein. The female develops a brood patch of bare skin and plays the main part in incubating the eggs.

Young House Sparrows typically remain in the nest for 14 to 16 days. During this time, they are fed by both parents.

Its predators include domestic cats, hawks, owls, and many other predatory birds and mammals. The House Sparrow's main predators are cats and birds of prey, and other animals prey on them like corvids, squirrels.

Though the bird is abundant in the areas of its occurrence, in recent years it has seen a sharp decline. The use of pesticides and the changing style of house construction that leave very little space for the birds to breed has been cited as a reason for the decline of their population. It has been reports that house sparrow is being affected by radiation from cell phone towers.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bird Sounds for Relaxation (playlist)



Check out peaceful sound of Indian Birds for relaxation. Everyone has hidden beauty and music; we just need to explore them.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Beauty of Black Butterfly (1020p HD)



Watch out beauty of a Black Butterfly. Can you guess scientific name or general name of this Butterfly? Every species has hidden beauty; we just need to explore them. 

A butterfly is a day-flying insect of the order Lepidoptera which includes the butterflies and moths. The butterfly's life cycle consists of four parts: egg, larva, pupa and adult. 

Butterflies have large and brightly coloured wings. Butterflies in their adult stage can live from a week to nearly a year depending on the species. 

Boy Structure : Adult butterflies have four wings : a forewing and hindwing on both the left and the right side of the body. The body is divided into three segments : head, thorax and abdomen. They have two antennae, two compound eyes, and a proboscis. 

The coloration of butterfly wings is created by minute scales. These scales are pigmented with melanins that give it blacks and browns colour to the wings. 

Butterflies feed primarily on nectar from flowers and some derive nourishment from pollen. Butterflies use their antennae to sense the air for wind and scents. The antennae are richly covered with sensory organs known as sensillae. A butterfly has sense of taste 200 times stronger than humans. 

Butterflies have a well developed vision and most species are sensitive to the ultraviolet spectrum. Some butterflies have organs of hearing and some species can make stridulatory or clicking sounds. 

This video can be useful for a teenager and biology students for knowing nature.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Black-Winged Stilt


The Black-winged Stilt is a black and white shorebird, perched on very long and fine pink legs, giving the bird an elegant gait. Himantopus h. himantopus lives in Eurasia, India and Africa. The Black-winged Stilt, Common Stilt, or Pied Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is a widely distributed very long-legged wader in the avocet and stilt family (Recurvirostridae). Opinions differ as to whether the birds treated under the scientific name H. himantopus ought to be treated as a single species and if not, how many species to recognize. Most sources today accept 2 to 4 species.

Adults are 33 to 36 cm long. They have long pink legs, a long thin black bill and are blackish above and white below, with a white head and neck with a varying amount of black. Males have a black back, often with greenish gloss. Females' backs have a brown hue, contrasting with the black remiges. The breeding habitat of all these stilts is marshes, shallow lakes and ponds. Some populations are migratory and move to the ocean coasts in winter; those in warmer regions are generally resident or short-range vagrants. In Europe, the Black-winged Stilt is a regular spring overshoot vagrants north of its normal range, occasionally remaining to breed in northern European countries.

These birds pick up their food from sand or water. They mainly eat insects and crustaceans. The nest site is a bare spot on the ground near water. These birds often nest in small groups, sometimes with Avocets.

Voice : The Black-winged Stilt's calls are a sharp "kek" and a barking "ke-yak". Alarm call is a monotonous, high-pitched "kik-kik-kik-kik-kik-kik". They are noisy on their breeding areas.

Habitat : The Black-winged Stilt lives mainly in freshwater and saltwater marshes and mudflats, shallow lakes, coastal lagoons, flooded fields and rice fields.

Range : The Black-winged Stilt has wide range. We can find it in Australia, Central and South America, Africa, Asia, parts of North America, Eurasia, Hawaii and Philippines.

Behaviour : The Black-winged Stilt feeds in shallow water, wading and catching preys on or near the surface. But sometimes, it plunges the head under the surface to capture some aquatic invertebrate. It picks up its food from sand or water. Its very long legs allow it to walk in deeper water than other waders. This bird rarely swims for food. The Black-winged Stilt is an active forager, and it can employ several methods to catch prey. This species is well adapted to nocturnal vision, which allows them to feed on windy, moonless nights. Stilts walk quickly, with long strides, wading into water. The Black-winged Stilt is a migratory bird, moving to the ocean coasts in winter. European birds winter in sub-Saharan Africa. They are often seen in flocks of 10 to 20 birds, and also in mixed flocks with other species of shorebirds. The Black-winged Stilt nests in small colonies of 2 to 50 pairs, and mated pairs defend vigorously their nest site and territory. They may nest in mixed groups with avocets. They are gregarious and may feed in large flocks of several thousands birds. When alarmed, the birds often bob their head.

Flight : The Black-winged Stilt has rapid direct flight, with steady wing-beats. Legs are projected behind the tail of up to 20 cm, and neck is slightly held.

Stunned Sound of Indian Birds for Relaxation Part 3 (720p HD)



Check out stunned sound of Indian Bird (Black-Winged Stilt) for relaxation. The sound of Black-Winged Stilt surprisingly be similar to the Indian children's sound making device (called in Hindi : Siti). Everyone has hidden beauty and music; we just need to explore them.

The Black-winged Stilt is a black and white shorebird, perched on very long and fine pink legs, giving the bird an elegant gait. The scientific name of Black-winged Stilt is Himantopus himantopus. The bird lives in Eurasia, India and Africa.

These birds pick up their food from sand or water. They mainly eat insects and crustaceans. The nest site is a bare spot on the ground near water. They are noisy on their breeding areas. The Black-winged Stilt lives mainly in freshwater and saltwater marshes and mudflats, shallow lakes, coastal lagoons, flooded fields and rice fields.

This video can be useful for a teenager and foreigner visitors for knowing about Indian Birds and ecosystem.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sound of Ducks for Relaxation Part 3



Watch out peaceful sight of ducks and artificial pond for relaxation. Everyone has hidden beauty and music; we just need to explore them.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Loveable Moments of Monkeys (720p HD)



Watch out a loveable moments of monkeys. The monkeys flirt with their partner like humans. They fight with other monkeys for their partner too. Many monkeys are very flirty like human and always keep flirting with many female monkeys. This video can be useful for a teenager and biology students for knowing nature.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Peaceful Sound of Indian Birds for Relaxation Part 2 (720p HD)



Check out peaceful sound of Indian Birds for relaxation. Everyone has hidden beauty and music; we just need to explore them.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Newly Hatched Sparrow for Relaxation (720p HD)



Watch out innocent eyes of one week old hatched sparrow for relaxation in their natural nest. After Two or three days, this sparrow went out its nest forever. Everyone has hidden beauty and music; we just need to explore them.  

Monday, June 17, 2013

Juvenile form of American Cockroach


It is the juvenile form of American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana) shortly after it has moulted. After a couple of hours, it turns hard and brown, to look something like the nymph.
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