Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society (JBNHS)

JournalCover Journal of Bombay Natural History Society (JBNHS)

Print ISSN : 0006-6982

Online ISSN: 2454-1095

Frequency : Triannual

Executive Editor : Dr. Deepak Apte

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Bombay Natural History Society publishes, since 1886, concise reports of original research in natural history, taxonomy and other aspects of zoology and botany of general interest. JBNHS aims to publish as rapidly as is consistent with the requirements of peer-review and normal publishing constraints.

Keywords: Natural History, zoology, botany, behaviour, habits, habitats, systematics, conservation

Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS)– a membership-driven organization - has been promoting the cause of a natural India for the past 130 years since 1883. It was started by 8 Mumbai citizens, of which two were Indians. The Society's guiding principle has always been that conservation must be based on scientific research - a tradition exemplified by its former president, late Dr. Sálim Ali. Designated as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.

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Volume 112, Issue 2, May-August 2015

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Table of Contents


Asad R. Rahmani 53-54
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Mapping the Potential Distribution of the Critically Endangered Forest Owlet Heteroglaux blewitti in India
Girish Jathar, Dharmaraj Patil, Mohit Kalra, Thilina de Silva, A. Townsend Peterson, Mohammed Irfan-Ullah, Asad R. Rahmani, Prachi Mehta, Jayant Kulkarni 55-64
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Distribution, Abundance, and Habitat Signature of the Indian Giant Flying Squirrel Petaurista philippensis (Elliot 1839) in the Western Ghats, India
Santhanakrishnan Babu, Honnavalli Nagaraj Kumara, Eluvathingal Antony Jayson 65-71
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Diatoms in Sub-Surface Sediment Cores from Mangrove Forest Floors of Deltaic Islands in Sundarbans, India
Manjushree Mandal, Biswajit Biswas, Sanoyaz Sekh, Neera Sen Sarkar 72-82
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New Description


Nature without Borders
Asad R. Rahmani 86-86
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The Annotated Malay Archipelago
Asad R. Rahmani 87-87
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Miscellaneous Notes - Mammals

Miscellaneous Notes - Aves

First Report of Black Baza Aviceda leuphotes from Vidarbha Region, Maharashtra, India
Gajanan Bapat, J. S. Wadatkar 92-92
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Sighting of a Juvenile White-Tailed Eagle at Jor Beed Carcass Dump, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
Asif N. Khan 92-93
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First Breeding Record of Saker Falcon Falco cherrug milvipes in India
Pankaj Chandan, Taej Mundkur, Jigmet Takpa, Pushpinder Singh Jamwal, Intesar Suhail, Tsewang Rigzin, Rohit Rattan 93-95
Total views: 362  
White-Breasted Waterhen Amaurornis phoenicurus Nesting on a Tree
C. Gangadharan Menon 95-95
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Sighting of Common Black-Headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus Linnaeus and Wedge-Tailed Shearwater Ardenna pacifica (Gmelin ) from South Andaman, Andaman & Nicobar is., India
C. Sivaperuman, P. Naveen Kumar, G. Gokulakrishnan 95-96
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Observations on the Breeding of the Brown Fish-Owl Ketupa zeylonensis in Kerala, Southern India
T. N. Bindu, Peroth Balakrishnan 97-98
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Sighting of Grey Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus in Narara Marine National Park, Gujarat, India
Nosherwan Sethna, Kunal Munsiff 98-99
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White-Capped River-Chat Phoenicurus leucocephalus (Vigors):First Record for Jharkhand State, India
Anwaruddin Choudhury 99-100
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Night Roosting on Iron Poles by the White-Naped Tit Parus nuchalis in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
Satish Kumar Sharma 100-101
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A New Low Elevation Summer Record of Blanford's or Crimson Rosefinch Agraphospiza rubescens (Blanford) from Sikkim, India
Anwaruddin Choudhury 101-102
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Sap-Drinking by Birds on Tapped Indian Date Palm Phoenix sylvestris
Vishal Rasal 102-103
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Miscellaneous Notes - Reptiles

Miscellaneous Notes - Fish

First Report of Mcadam's Scorpionfish Parascorpaena mcadamsi (Fowler, 1938) from Indian Waters
Anil Mohapatra, Prasad Chandra Tudu, Dipanjan Ray 104-106
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Miscellaneous Notes - Insects

Other Invertebrates



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