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Winged Jewel : Black Winged Stilt

 "Black Winged Stilt" (Wiki) is one of our favourite birds because of its long  pink legs. This bird is usually found near water bodies. Though it has a reputation of being shy, this time it seemed very friendly and gave us an opportunity to captures its various moods. 
Meal Time
Its Walky time after the meal!
The above picture was shot near Rushikulya beach ,Orissa. The beach is known for its mass nesting of Olive Ridley Turtles during January - March.
Identification Guide : A field Guide to the Birds of India, by Krys Kazmierczak   
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Winged Jewel : A Cute Family

Male Purple Sunbird
Female Purple Sunbird
The Cutest member of this Family
Juvenile Purple Sunbird 


Winged Jewel : Hoopoe

   The  Common Hoopoe  is a colorful and distinctive bird known for its fan-like crest . The bird derives its name from its soft "poop! poop!" cry and can be seen singly or in pairs, often around human inhabitation and feeds by digging in the ground .
Crest Open
 
 Hoopoe
        

Winged Jewel : Ashy Crowned Lark

       Ashy Crowned Sparrow Lark  (wiki) is a common bird found in stone areas with sparse scrub, dry cultivation, sandy riverbeds and dry tidal mudflats. Though we have spotted this bird many a times, this trip gave us an opportunity to photograph the bird. Below are some captures of the lark's photo shoot!



Ashy Crowned Sparrow Lark (Male)

Handsome! Ain't I?

  This bird was spotted near Devaragudda , Haveri district.

Identification Guide : A field Guide to the Birds of India, by Krys Kazmierczak  

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Critters of Thodikana

         The trek to Devaragundi waterfalls gave us a wonderful opportunity to sight various magnificent life forms. Most of these are endemic to this region (western ghats) .
        Butterflies are always the most interesting and colorful creatures to spot. Though we have spotted Malabar Banded Peacock  many times , this was the first time it posed for us, though for a few seconds. Usually its a very busy butterfly giving us less opportunity to capture it .
Malabar Banded Peacock
Malabar Banded Peacock (Swallow Tailed)
Common Fourring
Malabar Raven
          Scientific Names of the Butterflies in the above photos :
1 Malabar Banded Peacock : Papilio buddha (Belongs to family :Papilionidae) Endemic
2 Common Fourring :Ypthima huebneri (Belongs to family :Nymphalids)
3 Malabar Raven : Papilio dravidarum (Belongs to family :Papilionidae) Endemic

   The various life forms spotted by us :
Spirostrepid Millipede
Pill Millipede (Endemic)
Damsel Fly
 Green Damsel
Beetle
Moth
Long Legged Flies
Hoppers at Work
Snail
    Lovely place to trek and wonderful waterfalls, looks magical especially during monsoons and post monsoon.

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