Technical Reports & Publications


Technical Reports

  • Conservation of the Andaman Serpent Eagle Spilornis elgini in the Andaman Islands: Phase – I, submitted by Dr. Shirish Manchi,  Sálim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Executive Summary
  • Behavioural Ecology of Black Kites Milvus migrans subsisting on urban resources in Delhi (August 2016- July 2018) – Nishant Kumar, Wildlife Institute of India, Uttarakhand. Read Final Report
  • “Conservation strategies for securing critically endangered White-rumped Vulture Gyps bengalensis and Long-billed Vulture Gyps indicus species in the Tamil Nadu part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve”. Read Final Report
  • Resource Selection by Black Kites Milvus migrans – A summary of the Black Kite Project team’s work in the second phase. Download report
  • Amur Falcon Conservation Project – Bano Haralu, Ramki Sreenivasan, Nagaland Wildlife Biodiversity & Conservation Trust, Nagaland. Click Here for 2013-14 and 2014-15 and 2015-16 Reports (Download report 2013-14 and Download report 2014-15 and Download Report 2015-16)
  • Influence of Habitat Structure and Anthropogenic Disturbances on Diurnal Raptor Community in Rajaji National Park, India – Monica Kaushik. Download report
  • A Study of Resource Selection by Black Kites Milvus migrans in the Urban Landscape of National Capital Region, India – Nishant Kumar, Wildlife institute of India, Uttarakhand. Download report

Journal Publications

  • “Offspring defense by an urban raptor responds to human subsidies and ritual animal-feeding practices” Nishant Kumar , Qamar Qureshi, Yadvendradev V. Jhala, Andrew G. Gosler, Fabrizio Sergio. PLOS One.
  • “Diets of Sympatric Forest Owlets, Spotted Owlets, and Jungle Owlets in East Kalibhit Forests, Madhya Pradesh, India” Prachi Mehta and Jayant Kulkarni, Shyamakant Talmale, Ridhi Chandarana. Journal of Raptor Research. Link:
  • “Density, Laying Date, Breeding Success and Diet of Black Kites Milvus migrans govinda in the City of Delhi (India)” Nishant Kumar, Dhananjai Mohan, Yadvendradev V. Jhala, Qamar Qureshi. BIRD STUDY, Journal of British Trust of Ornithology.
  • “Habitat Selection by an Avian Top Predator in the Tropical Megacity of Delhi: Human Activities and Socio-religious Practices as Prey-facilitating Tools”Nishant Kumar, Urvi Gupta, Yadvendradev V. Jhala, Qamar Qureshi, Andrew G. Gosler, Fabrizio Sergio. Urban Ecosystems.[Open access at:;  With permission from Springer Nature SharedIt initiative.]