Fabulous Friday

The lush green valley of Valparai is a good place for wildlife and birding. The morning’s outing gave us a small bird list, but with a couple of “lifers” (birders’ shorthand for seeing a bird for the first time in one’s life). I put together four great sightings in the photos above. Going left to right, top to bottom they are two juvenile great Hornbill (Buceros bicornis) with their deep calls and immense flapping wings, the rare Malabar giant squirrel (Ratufa Indica), a bull Gaur (Bos gaurus, also called the Indian Bison) keeping a wary eye on us, and one of a band of endangered lion-tailed macaques (Macaca silenus) that now feeds on garbage heaps around villages.


By I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.

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