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Ajit Deshmukh

Ajit Deshmukh


I am an Orthopaedic surgeon by profession with a keen interest in wildlife and nature being inspired and encouraged by my parents. Presently, I work in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. I am passionate about birds and persue photography as a tool to create awareness about wildlife and its conservation.

Life member, Bombay Natural History Society
Sarlatai Memorial Hospital, Shrawagi plots, Near Tower,  
Akola,,  Maharashtra  444001  India
Phone: 91-9326821781, 91-724-2436130
Email: ajitortho@rediffmail.com

   Research Interests

Grassland ecology.

Species of Interest: 
  • Rufous-bellied Eagle
  • Black Baza
  • Eurasian Marsh Harrier
  • Montagu's Harrier
  • Pallid Harrier
  • Hen Harrier
  • Pied Harrier
  • Mountain Hawk-eagle
  • Red-necked Falcon
  • Collared Falconet
  • Eurasian Eagle Owl
  • Spot-bellied Eagle Owl
  • Short-eared Owl


Deshmukh, A.J. 2007. Winter encounters with harriers in the Akola District, Maharashtra, India. BirdingASIA 8:31-38.

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