Thursday, March 28, 2013

Purple Rumped Sunbird (Male)

Purple Rumped Sunbird is an attractive and very active little bird . Given here are the photos of the male bird, a frequent visitor to our garden flowers. Recently, I had posted about the female bird, hope you had seen that. If not take a look at that and you can see how different the male and female birds are.


Purple Rumped Sunbird - Male

Friday, March 15, 2013

Forest Skink of Western Ghats

This creature may be familiar to the people in and around the Western Ghats. It is popular in Kerala by the name 'arana' in Malayalam. But its significance is that it is an endemic species. That is, it is confined to the Western Ghats only.

Dussumier's Forest Skink

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Clipper Butterfly

Clipper is comparatively a large butterfly, almost similar in size to Blue Mormon, but slightly less than that. I see this frequently as it is a daily visitor on the fire bush in our backyard. 

Clipper Butterfly

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Greater Coucal

The Greater Coucal, also known as Crow Pheasant is a beautiful large bird commonly seen in India and other regions of South Asia.

Greater Coucal

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Green Katydid

Found this green Katydid sitting on a Colacasia leaf when I was walking in my backyard one evening.

Green Katydid