Autor: Ralf BürglinSeite 1 von 14

Markhor (Capra falconeri)

The „king of the goat tribe“ H. L. Haughton called the Markhor in 1913: „His very looks and bearing are regal.“ [7] For Schaller (1977) it is simply…

Straight-horned Markhor (C. f. megaceros)

As the name suggests: the distinctive feature of this subspecies is its straight horns. There are two phenotypes: Kabul Markhor and Suleiman Markhor. Both forms are rather small….

Wildlife in the Darwaz Mountains of Tajikistan

I visited Tajikistan between February 15th and March 2nd 2020. They main purpose of the trip for me was to see Markhor. Of course I was equally excited to observe all other wildlife species –…

Winter birds of Darwaz, Tajikistan

Here are some of the birds that I encountered on my trip through Tajikistan. To find out more about the country and its wildlife switch to my other…

Afghanistan, 2020

No, I haven’t been there. But during my trip to Tajikistan I had the chance to look across the border every day, got an impression how life is…

The ultimate mammal watching lens: Nikon 500 mm F5.6 PF ED VR

Maybe some of you remember that I had promised to write a review on a lens my wife wanted to present me for having won the „NUTTER Awards…

Anatolian Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra asiatica)

remains to be compiled

Caucasian Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra caucasica)

Find listed below a series of Caucasian Chamois photos

Mishmi Hills Encounter: Chinese Serow in India?

During a field trip to the Mishmi Hills, Arunachal Pradesh, India between October 24th and October 31th, 2017 a serow was observed. Comparing physical features of different species…

Serows (genus: Capricornis)

Serows are small to medium-sized, goat- or antilope-like caprinae species. They are the most generalized representatives of the subfamily. Therefore it is thought that all Caprinae species evolved…