Wildlife in and around Ashoka University, Haryana


I am a student in Ashoka University, studying Environmental Studies, Sociology and Anthropology. During my time here, I have spent hours exploring the surroundings for wildlife. This is all the wildlife I and some friends have found here.

Common birds

Note that these distribution maps are not 100% accurate. They merely reflect the locations that I’ve documented these respective birds; they are free ranging creatures and can move about as they wish.

These findings are continually being updated as and when I make new observations. If you find any discrepancy in the data, or you just want to talk in general, write to me at ishan.shanavas@gmail.com.

Common Pigeon (Columba livia)

  1. Age: 6 years
  2. Weight: 0.240 – 0.380 kg
  3. Length: 30 – 35 cm

Rose Ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

  1. Age: 34 years in captivity
  2. Weight: 0.130 kg
  3. Length: 16 inches

Red Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)

  1. Age: 9 years
  2. Weight: 0.180 kg
  3. Length: 35 cm

Brown Rock Chat (Cercomela fusca)

Length: 17 cm

White Browed Wagtail (Motacilla maderaspatensis)

  1. Length: 21 cm

Jungle Babblers (Turdoides striata)

Length: 21 cm

Red Vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)

  1. Weight: 26- 45g
  2. Length: 21 cm

You can find the full list of birds and mammals that I have documented in and around Ashoka down below.


  • Red Wattled Lapwing
  • Red Vented Bulbul
  • Jungle babblers
  • Plain Prinia
  • Ring Dove
  • White Breasted Kingfisher
  • Lesser Cormorant
  • Crow Pheasant / Coucal
  • Rose Ringed Parakeet
  • Asian Koel
  • Spotted Dove
  • Common Pigeon
  • Indian Sparrow
  • Little Swift
  • Indian Robin
  • Laughing Dove
  • Shikra
  • White browed Wagtail
  • Common Hawk Cuckoo
  • Common Moorhen
  • Citrine Wagtail
  • Pied Myna
  • Purple Sunbird
  • Indian Bushlark
  • Lesser White Throat
  • Yellow Footed Green Pigeon
  • Tailor Bird
  • Ashy Crowned Sparrow Lark
  • Yellow Wattled Lapwing
  • Siberian Stonechat
  • Indian Spotbilled Duck
  • Oriental Turtle Dove
  • Greater Painted Snipe
  • Baya Weaver
  • Wren Babbler
  • Oriental Honey Buzzard
  • Woolly Neck Stork
  • Plain Martin
  • Little Grebe
  • Red Breasted Flycatcher
  • Eurasian Thicknee
  • Pond Heron
  • Purple Sunbird
  • Indian Grey Hornbill
  • Green bee-eater
  • House Crow
  • Grey Heron
  • Coppersmith Barbet
  • Ashy Prinia
  • Brahminy Starling
  • Hoopoe
  • Black-headed Ibis
  • Red-naped Ibis
  • Black Winged Stilts
  • Little Egret
  • Cattle Egret
  • Indian Roller
  • Grey Francolin
  • Indian Peafowl
  • Black Drongo
  • Brown headed Barbet
  • Rufous Treepie
  • Brown Rock Chat
  • White Breasted Waterhen
  • Alexandrine Parakeet
  • Indian Silverbill
  • Black Redstart
  • Glossy Ibis
  • Scavenger Vulture
  • Barn Swallow
  • Plain Martin
  • Green Sandpiper
  • Wire Tailed Swallow
  • Bluethroat
  • Paddyfield Pipit
  • Yellow Wagtail
  • Pied Starlings
  • Black Francolin
  • Ashy Crowned Finch Lark
  • Bay Backed Shrike
  • Crested Lark

Reptiles and Amphibians

  • Bronzeback Tree Snake
  • Spectacled Cobra
  • House Gecko
  • Red Sand Boa
  • Common Wolf Snake
  • Checkered Keelback
  • Common Krait
  • Oriental Garden Lizard

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  • Nilgai
  • Small Indian Mongoose
  • Rhesus Macaque
  • Five striped squirrel
  • Porcupine
  • House Shrew

Cover image is from Ashoka University website.

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Published by Ishan Shanavas

I am a young adult, interested in nature, photography, art and culture. An aspiring polymath, I share my learnings through my blog. I also include insights from my favourite books.

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