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Dedicating today's picture to the indomitable spirit of my neighbours from the @koratagiri Village. Camping by the side of the Hosur-Denkannikottai street for the last 4 days in incessant rain, women, children & men and now police in riot gear. #IndiAves @mkstalin @ptrmadurai 1/5
Driven to desperation by the incessant quarrying around the village, the villagers, in early April, had refused to send their children to school. The issue was resolved then by what soon would prove to be hollow promises. A road, cutting through the village was re-done 2/5
And lorries laden with gravel, once again given permission to travel day and night. Now the argument is that the villagers have no right to object to movement on these roads. Gravel needed by the rest of the citizens is allowed to ruin their lives. 3/5
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Journey2 #Pothigai is a great opportunity2see the vegetational variation in #KMTR,as the altitude varies, as crucial part of the trek is vertical climb& while nearing the peak, it's almost 90degree slope.This is view of Karaiyar&the surrounding vegetation from Thulukkan mottai
From Karaiyar to almost mid way to kannikatti, Tropical evergreen forest with many layers and dominated by taller and bigger trees like Ficus. The ground is not too wet and the springs in the higher altitude have already become big streams. #Pothigai #Tirunelveli #KMTR #forests
Midway2kannikatti,the size of the tree trunks reduces.Still trees are taller and ground becomes moist&the moisture level increases as we go up. In this season,this belt is invaded by giant spiders.This is near Injikuzhi. #Pothigai #KMTR #Tirunelveli Follow this thread 2 know more
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Ready to take off on his flight path today! This Short-eared Owl got beaten down by the heat wave and was found lying recumbent near Pune's grasslands. He's made a full recovery in 1 week with intensive treatment @resq_wildlife more about SEOs in the thread 👇#indiaves
The owl was admitted in a severely dehydrated condition and was completely unable to lift its head or fly. After 2 days of intensive treatment, rehydration & rehab, it finally perked up & began perching. On day 3 it began taking short flights and self-feeding.
The Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) is a wide-ranging species found across almost all continents except Antarctica and Australia. It is a winter migrant species in the Indian sub-continent, and is one of the few owls known to be migratory.
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1. On the occasion of #WetlandDay, here is a #thread on Reeds(varieties of tall aquatic grass) that grow in wetlands or marshy grounds. Reedbeds support a large variety of birds sp. eg, the Bitterns

#WetlandWonders #IndiAves #birdphotography #birding #birdwatching #NatureBeauty
2. Reeds are also home to some elusive species like the crakes & the rails (Family: Rallidae). Commonly seen Grey-headed Swamphen and Common moorhen are also belong to the same family.

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#birdphotography #birding #birdwatching #NatureBeauty #nature
3. Reedbeds are favorite among the herons. The Purple herons are always there along with their cousin Pond herons. Egrets and Cormorants are also found throughout the year around the reeds.

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A lot can happen in 10 minutes - Let me tell you a short story about this picture of Arrowhead when she was a cub. #IndiAves no birds though but interesting. #ThePhotoHour
7 years ago towards the end of the safari time we reached the exit with about 20 minutes to spare. The park had been very quiet. My friend and guide Raj Kumar decided that we are going to check an area for activity one last time. I went along reluctantly not expecting much but..
I was wrong. With a few minutes we heard Sambar deer frantically calling out in alarm and soon saw a tigress called Krishna with her 3 cubs in tow walking down the road. I remember Rajkumar telling me “Boss you have 10 minutes” and a lot can happen in 10 minutes
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Following up the (rather longish) #BirdsSeenIn2021 thread from last year with a #Lifers2022 this year.

Hoping to add on to the India 🇮🇳 list of #BirdsSeenIn2022 with this 🧵

1. Black-capped Kingfisher (Halcyon pileata)

#IndiAves #ThePhotoHour #TwitterNatureCommunity #Lifers Image
2. Malabar Grey Hornbill (Ocyceros griseus)

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3. Malabar Parakeet (Psittacula columboides)

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Commonly seen as part of Bird waves here.... restless Lil bullets hard to 'freeze frame' on them!
273. Golden Babbler(Stachyridopsis chrysaea) #Birding #BirdsofnortheastIndia #Indiaves ImageImage
When I saw these guys on my Birding walk, ar first glance I thought it was the usual Grey Treepie because of the size and tail( It is dark and wet in the mornings here,in that Palm Grove in particular), then I heard the calls!
274.Long-tailed Sibia #BirdsSeenIn2022 @IndiAves Image
Frequently seen as a part of 'bird waves' here
275. Rufous-faced Warbler (Abroscopus albogularis) , West Siang
#BirdsSeenIn2022 @Britnatureguide @IndiAves #Birding Image
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My favourite owl - the Spotted Owlet or Athene brama - common and wide spread across Indian south of Himalayas. This picture actually got me an award - not a great shot but getting the focus right was tough and had to be done manually as the auto focussing wasn’t fast enough then
They are small owls that roost and nest in holes on trees, rocks and even buildings. And we get them at our home too. Loud guys in the night. #OwlSomeDiwali #IndiAves
Some more pictures of Spotted Owlets for an #OwlSomeDiwali - greetings to all my friends on #IndiAves and to other lesser mortals who don’t look out for birds. 🙏
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At Chhapar, a sleepy village 4 hours from Jaipur, life for the birds is high energy and high stress. A constant battle for survival. This black-winged kite flew from a distant perch to come close to me. He was carrying a skink. Sequence follows.
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Choosing the safe perch of the moment.
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Yesterday's got a leucistic Jungle Babbler @ Ayodhya #IndiAves
In leucistic birds, affected plumage lacks melanin pigment due to the cells responsible for melanin production being absent. #birdwatching #nature #BirdsSeenIn2021 #BBCWildlifePOTD @Avibase @ThePhotoHour
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This results in a white feathers, unless the normal plumage colour also comprises carotenoids (e.g. yellows), which remain unaffected by the condition. Although leucism is inherited, the extent and positioning of the white colouration
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can vary between adults and their young, and can also skip generations if leucistic genes are recessive.
The reduction of pigment in leucistic birds causes feathers to weaken and be more prone to wear.
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On #WorldTourismDay let me tell you about my favourite place on this planet - the area of the three lakes in Ranthambhore national park. It’s a stunning place. I will take a few minutes of your time but it may brighten up your day. 🙏
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The overall backdrop is stunning because of a plus 1000 years old UNESCO World Heritage site Hill fort from which the park gets it name. It’s just too imposing. #Rajasthan Image
There are lots of pretty places but few where our countries glorious ancient past mixes with raw nature is such a mind blowing manner. Hundreds of years ago people actually prayed in this mosque. Monuments here are a classic mix of Rajput and Mughal architecture #IncredibleIndia Image
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Pictures of common birds from a tiny sanctuary that we call home. We bought a barren piece of land to build our house on and are slowly trying to turn it into a mini sanctuary. All these pictures are from within our compound. #IndiAves #TribeIndiAves
It’s easy to do and great fun. Every new species that we see is a ‘major discovery’ for us
It soon becomes a pretty cool outdoor studio for lazy blokes like me. No carrying heavy equipment over rough tracks cause we can shoot with a beer glass in one hand. Makes life easier
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53. Dug up this old thread, will continue some posts for #TitliTuesday on this to collate pics and info at one place

GREAT MORMON(Papilio memnon)....4 forms of the male and 9 of the female is seen, this is the typical male form 'agenor' , N.E India #Indiaves ImageImage
53. GREAT MORMON continued... This is the tailed female form 'alcanor', N.E India #Titlituesday @IndiAves ImageImage
Couple of Rare Nymphalids now

54. Chocolate Jungle Queen ( Stichophthalma nourmahal )Even in a tattered state in the dark underbrush this one was a stunner( Well it does belong to the Morphinae subfamily, same as the stunning new world Morpho butterflies!) #butterfliesofIndia Image
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White-rumped Snowfinch (Onychostruthus taczanowskii) is one of the two species of Snowfinches that can be seen reliably in India only in the Tibetan Plateau region of North Sikkim, generally above 4500 meters (the other being Rufous-necked Snowfinch)
White-rumped Snowfinch associate very strongly with Black-lipped Pika or Plateau Pika , the most abundant mammal in this cold desert. Their burrows are used for nesting and also used for roosting, particularly by the juveniles.
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Here is a Ground Tit, alongside a yak dung pat, from the cold plateau around Gurudongmar, North Sikkim.
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#IndiAves #birds #nature #NaturePhotography #birdwatching #birding #Luv4Wilds #WaytoWild #WorldofWilds #IndiWild
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Dung of large herbivores, particularly that of Domestic Yak has an important place in the grassland ecology of this high plateau. Dungs increases the abundance of arthropods particularly the larvae of coleopteran beetles which are consumed by a number of species of birds.
Many birds are often found close to areas with an abundance of dung pats. Ground Tits have long and curved beaks to probe into the dung pats and the soil around it for insects.
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A Chinese ink and brush painting thread on the birds of the Indian Subcontinent... All the inkwork is by yours truly of course!
1. Sarus cranes, the tallest of the flying birds a symbol of marital fidelity
Chalat musafir moh Liya re pinjre wali muniya!..... More enchanting( mohifying) when free !
2. Red Avadavat or the Red Munia
My favouritest of the 'common birds' from the subcontinent , endearing chatterboxes😊
3. Red -whiskered Bulbul
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My #BirdsWithTalons long #Thread from Delhi. Seeing raptors around Delhi is a Joy. Each sighting is unique but not always gr8 wrt #photograghy

On a good day, they can be found up close
Black-winged kite & White-Eyed buzzard
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And there are days when they surprise me by visiting the fig tree just outside my house -like this Shikra which I clicked from my balcony.
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#BirdsSeenIn2021 #birds #birdwatching #thePhotohour #birdphotography #NaturePhotography
But on some other days(should I call them bad days?) they are quite far. Like this Grey-headed fish eagle from Okhla & the Short-toed snake eagle from Mangar.

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The huge Peacock had adopted our house as his territory ! He sensed that human tenants on his territory were nice ! They would offer wheat and and other tidbits to eat !
He also brought along his harem of around 5 peahens ! (1/3)
His active love-life eventually bore fruits! Umm...rather, bore eggs .
One of the hens chose the leaf-covered top of a large crate to lay eggs on ! Here she is seen sitting on the eggs!
My family waited patiently for days to see the chicks come out ! (2/3) ImageImage
Alas, no chicks came out ! And one fine day, dictated by instinct, she finally abandoned the eggs !
Here is the pic of the abandoned 'nest', if I may call it so ! 😥😢(3/3) Image
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Almost all wild cats are ‘ambush hunters’ and #Camouflage is really important to them. I would have never spotted this leopard if he did not turn his head to look towards us

- a photo thread for #IndiAves
Same here. If this Caracal had not moved her head to show her gorgeous ‘tufted ears’ my guide would have never spotted her.
Name: सिया or Ink - गोश or ears : to make सियागोश in Hindi, their name
We had spotted this Jungle cat entering this patch of short grass and then totally lost her till she came out in the open. We are good at spotting wildlife, really good but this one played with us.
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This beautiful collection of owls found in #IndianSubcontinent, created from his own pictures by @KamleshMirkale

#birds #birdwatching #birdphotography #IndianBirds #IndiAves #nature #BirdTwitter #PhotoOfTheDay #owls
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(Please read & View from left to right – Row-wise)
Collared Scops Owl (Otus lettia) – Tinsukia, Assam
2. Serendib Scops-Owl (Otus thilohoffmanni) – Sri Lanka.
3. Sri Lanka Bay Owl (Phodilus assimilis) - Thattekad, Kerla
4. Andaman Barn Owl (Tyto deroepstorffi) - A&N
5. Spot-bellied Eagle-Owl (Bubo nipalensis) – Nameri Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam
6. Oriental Bay Owl (Phodilus badius) - Dehing Patkai, Assam
7. Andaman Scops Owl (Otus balli) - Andaman & Nicobar Islands,
8. Mountain Scops Owl ((Otus spilocephalus) – Tinsukhiya, Assam
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Asian Barred owlet #Thread

I have photographed (shared earlier here) a pair of Asian barred owlet earlier last month which I found in the backyard of my home in Assam in my recent visit in April.

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Today, my bother called me in the morning and told me that he found a chick at the bottom of a tree with a large hole. I ID the bird and he managed a bamboo 🪜 to place the chick in the hole. He noticed 2 more chicks there.

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While doing so he was attacked by one the parents. The hole was little wide at its mouth so we concluded that the chick came out of its own while crawling inside the hole.

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