Birds of India #89 : Grey Francolin

Birds of India #89 : Grey Francolin

One monsoon morning, I decided to go to a popular birding location on the outskirts of Bangalore called Hesserghatta. On reaching there I realized that the monsoon rains over the last month had converted the grasslands into treacherous off roading tracks and my...
Birds of India #88 : Brown Accentor

Birds of India #88 : Brown Accentor

The Brown Accentor is a widespread resident of the Himalayas and along with the Robin Accentor was one of the few species of birds that seemed to be braving the harsh winter climate that the Ladakh region has to offer. And again like the Robin Accentor, we saw these...
Animals of Sri Lanka #8 : Black-naped Hare

Animals of Sri Lanka #8 : Black-naped Hare

We were on an evening safari in the Yala national park, Sri Lanka when we heard Chital (Spotted Deer) alarm calls. Noel, our host and owner of Leopard Safaris immediately switched off our vehicle engine and then tried to ascertain the direction of the call. Everyone...