Saturday, 21 March 2015

Endemic Birds of Western Ghats.

The western ghats of India are a mountain range that runs parallel to western coastal belt. Surrounded by thick forests it hosts rare medicinal plants, vivid flora and fauna, scenic beauty spots, natural streams. The range starts from Kerala and ends in Maharashtra.

I had the deepest desire to watch endemic species up close and only one place could fulfill it--Dandeli. So, I packed my bags for 3 days and headed to this small town. Due to year end, I could not get a stay at Dandeli, however I managed to get one at Kalache, a remote village near Yellapur. This place comes under Western Ghats of India and it offers an amazing bird count.

Besra.
Second Look---Unfortunately could not get front view.
Malabar Pied Hornbill--Female.
Malabar Pied Hornbill--Male.
Orange Minivet--Male.
Orange Minivet--Female.
Crimson Backed Sunbird--Male.
Crimson Backed Sunbird--Female.
Plum Headed Parakeet--Male.
Plum Headed Parakeet--Female.
Vernal Hanging Parrot.
Hill Myna.
Grey Fronted Green Pigeon.
Chestnut Headed Bee Eater.
Malabar Grey Hornbill--Juv.
Malabar Barbet.
Flame Throated Bulbul.
Yellow Browed Bulbul.
Square Tailed Bulbul.
Indian  Yellow Tit.
Blyth's Starling.
Malabar Trogon--Female.