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Wildlife of Pakistan
Wildlife of Pakistan

Wildlife of Pakistan

Pakistan includes a total of 786 bird species, of which 39 are rare. The chukar is the official national bird of Pakistan, and the shaheen falcon is the symbolic icon of the Pakistan Air Force. This "Wildlife of Pakistan" blog is mainly the record of my birding experience in different locations of Pakistan mainly in Margalla Hills, Islamabad.


Fulvous breasted woodpecker

13 Jun 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Zagham Travel

In Margalla hills many species of woodpecker are found but Fulvous breasted woodpecker is most allusive to find. This woodpecker mostly visits Margalla in summer and after short stay they migrate again. I have been in search of this woodpecker for y...

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22 Apr 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Zagham Travel

 

Yellow-throated Marten - Wildlife

5 Mar 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Zagham Travel

The yellow-throated marten is a marten species and mostly lives in Asia. They are omnivores and can kill some bigger animals like deer and monkeys. They are very furious and sometimes attack humans if feel threatened. Mostly they are found in pairs....

Rook - Birding / Wildlife

15 Feb 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Zagham Travel

The rook is a member of the crow family. It is a migratory bird and is found in urban areas. I saw this bird many years ago while driving in a hilly area. At that time, I had not started birding but after several years I saw this bird again. They ar...

Colorful Birds in Wildlife

27 Jan 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Zagham Travel

Last weekend, I visited the Gojar Khan area to see my friend, who has a farmhouse. In this area, a lot of water dams are situated and I also saw some bird's activity. I saw many common birds foraging on the ground as many fields and fruit trees grow...

Birding in Margalla Hills

19 Jan 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Zagham Travel

Yesterday I visited the D12 area of Islamabad to attend an art 7 craft expo. After attending the expo, I had some spare time so I decided to do birding in this area. This is mainly the foothill area of Margalla hills and many unique birds visit this...

White-breasted Waterhen

6 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Zagham Travel

The white-breasted waterhen is a waterbird and is commonly found in lakes and ponds. The waterhen lives in shallow water and is also found in cultivated lands. They are very shy and hide in bushes on seeing any human. I saw this bird in Rawal lake a...

Birding Season has Started

4 Dec 2020 1 minute read 9 comments Zagham Travel

In Pakistan, winter is in full swing, and snowfall in high altitude areas so many birds are migrating to low altitude areas like Margalla Hills, Islamabad. After a long absence, I decided to visit some birding spots in a remote area of Islamabad. So...

Brahminy Starling - Birding / Wildlife

1 Dec 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Zagham Travel

The brahminy myna or brahminy starling is a migratory bird and every year visits Pakistan. Brahminy Starling is a member of the starling family. Brahminy Starling is a very beautiful and colorful bird and usually lives in small flocks. They are foun...

Swan - Elegant and Graceful Aquatic Bird

10 Nov 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Zagham Travel

Swans are very beautiful birds and close to the family of the geese and ducks. Mostly they are considered fancy birds and are found in every park and zoo. They are also kept in houses as a pet if they have some water pond in the house. Swan's pair l...