National Parks #4 – India

Like we mentioned in Wild places – Indian Wilderness Part – 1, India is a country with lots of wild places, which are abundant in diverse flora and fauna. Though there are so many places we are yet to travel to, we are blessed to have been able to visit...
Birds of India #74 : Common Hawk-Cuckoo

Birds of India #74 : Common Hawk-Cuckoo

The Common Hawk-cuckoo popularly known as the brain-fever bird for its high pitched call is a species of Cuckoo that look so similar to the Shikra that they are often mistaken for the same. Invariably one will first hear this bird before spotting on, thanks to its...
Birds of India #72 : Streak throated Woodpecker

Birds of India #72 : Streak throated Woodpecker

The Streak-throated Woodpecker is a wide spread resident of the Indian Wilderness. In our opinion, they are the most photographer friendly Woodpecker. We have seen these Woodpeckers not just in the forests of Peninsular India but also in tea and coffee plantations...

Birds of India #62 – Shikra

The Shikra is a small raptor, which is a widespread resident in both the open countryside and the forests of India. Adult Shikra closely resemble the Besra, however they have a distinctly paler plumage.This bird of prey is comfortable living not only in the forests,...

Birds of India #61 – Crested Serpent Eagle

The Crested Serpent Eagle along with the Changeable Hawk Eagle is one of the most common raptors found in the Indian wilderness. As the name suggests, they are specialists in hunting snakes, lizards and other reptiles, which form majority of their diet.The Crested...