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Cultural and Ecological Legacy of Periyar Valley

// November 22nd, 2009 // 1 Comment » // Cultural Politics, Culture and Ecology, Eco Watch

Today (Saturday, 21 Nov. 2009) I visited Thatekad and adjoining forest patches with Jaime Chithra. We were a bit late to reach the Cuckoo Paradise at eight in the morning. Though we could not see any Cuckoos first we heard the welcome call of Indian Cuckoo. A couple of Red-wattled Lapwings were warming up in […]

Osprey of the Vembanad

// November 22nd, 2009 // No Comments » // Eco Watch

As part of the Bird Race 2009 we visited Kumarakam, Kaipuzha Muttu, Thalayazham, Vaikam, Valanthakadu, Kundannur, Maradu, Mattanchery and Fort Kochi. We, me and Jaime, began our birding from Gandhinagar in Kottayam on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 14, 2009. The first call that awakened me was that of a Black-hooded Oriole. Tree pies, Crows, […]

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