Wildlife

Wings of hope

Dr Vaithianathan Kannan Photographs by Abishek Mimani

 

Brown-headed gull (Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus). Photo: ABHISHEK MIMANI
Crab plovers (Dromas ardeola). Photo: ABHISHEK MIMANI
Eurasian curlew (Numenius arquata), instantly recognisable by its distinctive down curved bill. Photo: ABHISHEK MIMANI
Dunlin (Calidris alpina), also known as red-backed sandpiper. Photo: ABHISHEK MIMANI
Pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta). Photo: ABHISHEK MIMANI
Marsh sandpipers (Tringa stagnatilis). Most sandpipers are northern-latitude breeders that in many cases undertake amazing migrations to the southern extreme of the globe. Photo: ABHISHEK MIMANI
Pallas’ gulls (Icththyaetus ichthyaetus), also known as the great black-headed gulls. Photo: ABHISHEK MIMANI
A pair of brown-headed gulls. These birds breed in the high plateaus of Ladakh to Mongolia and winter on the coasts and large inland lakes of the Indian subcontinent. Photo: ABHISHEK MIMANI
Little tern (Sternula albifrons) which, as its name suggests, is a small bird, 21–25 centimetres long with a 41–47-centimetre wingspan. Photo: ABHISHEK MIMANI
Bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica), which travels more than 10,000 kilometres in seven days. Photo: ABHISHEK MIMANI
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia), famed for its long-distance migratory flying. Photo: ABHISHEK MIMANI
Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola). Photo: ABHISHEK MIMANI
Great Knot (Calidris tenuirostris). Photo: ABHISHEK MIMANI
Ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres). Photo: ABHISHEK MIMANI
A pair of Heuglins gulls (Larus heuglini). Photo: ABHISHEK MIMANI
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