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SLOTH BEAR

A forest bear with a long snout and long, shaggy hair, its white V shaped chest marking are are prominent features. The snout is long and the lips are so protrusible that they can be stretched over the nostrils as a cover. It is very well equipped to suck up termite from termite mounds. ...

November 15, 2018

TADOBA TIGERS

A beautiful young tiger cooling himself off at a pond in Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reservei in the state of  Maharashtra. ...

April 23, 2018

SARUS CRANE

A pair of beautiful Sarus Crane at Keoladeo Ghana National Park, A Unesco World Heritage site near Agra. Size 165 CM and mostly found in North and Central India. Grey Cranes with a red head and red upper necks, small pale grey ear patch on head sides; sparse black feathers on the chin and upper neck; pale brown to orange eyes. Long pointed grey bill with pinkish-red legs. Sexes alike but females are slightly smaller. In Pairs, family pairs or flocks; also feeds along with other waterbirds and kn...

December 3, 2017

SPOT THE SNOW LEOPARD

Snow leopard region landscape in the winter months. We operate snow leopard spotting tours in February and March in Ladakh and Spiti. The region of Hemis national park and visitis to Husing, Rumbak, Uley in Ladakh and the region around Kibber in Spiti valley is frequented to see this elusive beauty. Here are some of the images from the snow leopard spotting tour. Can you spot the snow leopard in one of the images ?...

October 16, 2017

TADOBA TIGERS

The mother fighting off her son to leave her territory and find his own.....a very memorable moment in the wild. This image was taken at Tadoba Andheri Tiger Reserve in the Maharashtra state of India. Tiger population is on the rise in India and making photographers happy....

October 11, 2017

SNOW LEOPARD

Endangered species and best seen at Hemis National Park in Ladakh and Spiti valley in Himachal Pradesh. It is marginally small then the common leopard and the name snow leopard is very apt for it as it lives in the snow covered areas. often solitary, although overlap of home ranges of males and with other males and with females have been seen. Despite being a large carnivore, the harsh terrain and climate forces it to have a wide dietary range and that includes birds, rodents and wild goats...

September 30, 2017

ONE HORNED RHINOCEROS

Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros The second largest mammal in India after the elephant, the greater one-horned Rhinoceros is best recognised by its large bulk and a single horn. The actual color of the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros's skin is a deep slaty-grey, but it looks ashy when encrusted with alluvial mud. Distributed as nine district population spread in the Terai and Bhabar tracts of Northern India, and the Brahmaputra river basis in the northeast. It occurs in Assam (Kaziranga, Orange, Pob...

September 30, 2017

INDIAN SKIMMER

A Globally threatened species and a very beautiful bird. A Large yellowish orange beak and the lower mandible is much longer; slender and pointed-wings and tern-like pied plumage, blackish-brown above, contrasting with white underbody; white forehead, neck collar and wing bar, red legs, sexes alike....but female slightly smaller. It is common in North and central India, East to Assam and less common in South Maharashtra and North Andhra Pradesh. Size 40 CM. We see this beauty regularly on our to...

September 30, 2017

RUFOUS TAILED LARK

Dark brown upper parts; rufous brown underpants, with brown streaks on throat, breast;rich rufous tail with black band across tip diagnostic.  Tis bird mostly keeps to ground and runs erratically. Four commonly from east of Kutch to about Delhi, East to West Bengal and South to North Andhra Pradesh. About 16 CM in size.This picture was taken at Velavadar Blackbuck National park....

September 27, 2017

GREAT HORNBILL CHASED BY RACQUET TAIL DRONGO

Great Hornbill is being chased by a racquet tail drongo....look carefully at the tail and you will see some of the racquet tail drongo :) We saw this at Panbang vicinity (South Central Bhutan) when we were photographing the Great Hornbills....suddenly a racquet tail drone started chasing the great hornbill for intruding their territory. It was a great scene to watch. ...

September 18, 2017

SPECIE IN FOCUS AND INFORMATION

A large beauty of a bird ranges from 95 - 105 CM and resident of Himalayas, North east India, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Western Ghats. Big size and massive yellow casque and bill, and white tail with black subterminal band. Has black face band contrasting with yellowish-white named, neck and upper breast. In flight, shows broad whitish wing-bar and trailing edge to wing. Neck, breast, white wing -bars and base of tail typically stained yellow with preen gland oils. male has red Irish, black circumo...

September 12, 2017

SPOTTED LAUGHINGTHRUSH

Size 32 CM and resident of Himalayas. A very beautiful bird to sight. Large chestnut laughing thrush with profuse black based white spotting on chestnut upper parts. Also blackish cap, rufous supercilium, lores and chin, deep chestnut ear coverts, blackish throat defusing into black barring on breast, buff lower breast and belly, chestnut and black wings with grey panel and with white tips to primaries, and white tip to chestnut, grey and black tail.Mostly found in undergrowth and bamboo in...

September 12, 2017

MALABAR PIED HORNBILL

Size is 92 CM and scarce endemic breeding resident in foothills of western and eastern Ghats and Sri Lanka, where commoner, probably overlaps in NC India with the oriental pied.Habitat is Open forests and growth, particularly ficus and other fruiting trees on hillside.Striking, medium sized, with large creamish bill and very prominent black and yellow casque. Black head and neck ; black orbital skin, white eye ring, black white-tipped wings, white underparts. Female smaller with pale blue orbita...

September 12, 2017

BLOOD PHEASANT

Resident Himalayas....Crested head and red orbital skin and legs and feet. Male has blood red throat, grey upper parts streaked with white and greenish underparts and plumage is splashed with red. female has grey crest and nape and rufous orange face, dark brown upper parts  and rufous brown underparts.  Feeds on ground scratching for food. These beauties are seen regularly on our Bhutan tours....

September 11, 2017

HOOLOCK GIBBON

One of the most fascinating primate to see in the wild and what a gymnast they are. It is an awesome sight to see them move up in the trees and hear them. The eastern and western hollock gibbons are both found in India in the North east region. The newborns are milky white or yellowish and the turn dark brown in nine months and both the male and female turn dark black in two years time. Males stay black and a clear scrotum emerges by four years of age and become distinct by seven. Females, durin...

September 11, 2017

Birding tours underway

Indian sub continent.....Land of Contrasts.The Golden Langur long considered sacred by Himalayan people is one of the endangered species in India. It was first discovered by naturalist EP Gee in 1950 and it is found in parts Bhutan and western part of Assam. A beautiful primate....was initially discovered in1838 in central Bhutan.The coat of the adult golden langur ranges from cream to golden on its flanks and chest the hairs are darker and often rust coloured; the coats of the ju...

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