Himalayan Lynx Hunting Markhor in Pakistan

WWF Pakistan have released a rare video which is being claimed as the first capture of a Himalayan Lynx in Tooshi-Shasha Wildlife Conservancy, Chitral. The Himalayan Lynx is one of the most elusive and powerful cats living in these mountains, rivaled only by the famous snow leopard. While filming a …

Kashmir Gray Langur

The Kashmir Gray Langur is a leaf-eating monkey and lives in several types of forests at altitudes between 2200 and 4000 meters. The Kashmir Gray Langur is considered to be endangered. This is due to its restricted range, fragmented population, and threats from human agriculture and development activities. These langurs …

Marco Polo Sheep in Pakistan

Most Marco Polo sheep in Pakistan live in the Pamir Mountains region adjacent to the borders of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and China. Their elevation ranges from 3,700 to 4,800 m (12,100 to 15,700 ft) above sea level; The subspecies lives mainly in the northwestern part of the Hunza district along …

Black Shouldered Kite

The Black-shouldered Kite (Elanus axillaris) is a small raptor. Measuring 35–38 cm (13.8–15 in) in length with a wingspan of 80–95 cm (31.5–37.4 in), the adult Black-shouldered Kite is a small and graceful, predominantly pale grey and white, raptor with black shoulders and red eyes. Their primary call is a …

Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis finds it feeding in shallow waters. They nest in freshwater or wetlands in reeds, papyrus or rushes and small trees or bushes. They prefer marshes around lakes and rivers but also found at lagoons, flood-plains, wet meadows, reservoirs, sewage ponds, paddies and irrigated farmland. The diet of the …

Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher is a sparrow-sized bird. It is a short tailed and large headed bird. The upper part is and under parts are orange and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special visual adaptions to enable it to see prey under water. Common …