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Pallam Heronry

// April 28th, 2009 // No Comments » // Eco Watch

YesterdayI visited Pallam, six kilometers south of Kottayam and found plenty of Little Cormorant nests with chicks; and Pond Herons in breeding plumage near the Government Model Fish Farm. Further west I also observed a few water cocks, purple herons, openbill storks, yellow wagtails, little egrets, common mynas and blue pegions. At least five species […]

Birding in the Nilgiris

// April 14th, 2009 // 2 Comments » // Culture and Ecology

Last week(9th to 12th April 2009) I visited Ooty and the surrounding Nilgiri peaks. The botanical garden and the suburbs of the town are brimming with Oriental white eyes and house sparrows. they are as common as the abundant wild flowers that intoxicate you. Another common bird is jungle myna, so is jungle crow. A […]

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