Megha Rao

Research Affiliate, Eastern Himalaya

Master’s in Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Megha Rao

Having spent several summers in the heart of western ghats, forests and birds have always fascinated me. It is this interest that made me take up Master’s in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. I worked on the nesting ecology of the forest owlet for my Master’s dissertation. Post that, I went on to be a part of a socio-ecological study in the western ghats with BRT Tiger reserve and Coorg as my field sites. Later, I was involved with a project at the Indian Institute of Science that studies avian malaria in western Himalaya. I enjoyed field work in the Himalaya and learnt bird handling during my time there. My interest lies in the field and avian biology, and conservation. I like travelling and enjoy learning about the local way of life during field work. 

Projects

Publications

Journal Article

2019

Two new locations for the Vulnerable Black-necked Crane Grus nigricollis (Przhevalsky, 1876) (Aves: Gruiformes: Gruidae) in Arunachal Pradesh, India

Journal Article

2019

An update on the Endangered Black-bellied Tern Sterna acuticauda (Gray,1832) from D’Ering Memorial WildlifeSanctuary and Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, Assam

Journal Article

2019

Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca at Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, Assam

Journal Article

2018

Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris in Anini, Arunachal Pradesh