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Birds of Pune and India Malabar Trogon

It is found in the forests of peninsular India and Sri Lanka. In India it is mainly found in the Western Ghats, hill forests of central India and in parts of the Eastern Ghats. They are insectivorous and although they … Continue reading

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Birds of Pune and India The Indian Pitta

The Indian Pitta is native to the Indian subcontinent. It is a bird that breeds in the forests of the Himalayas, hills of central and western India. It is considered Least Concern by IUCN. This bird is mostly seen on … Continue reading

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Birds of Pune and India Rock Bush Quail

The Rock Bush Quail is native to India mainly on the western side. Usually you will see them in groups walking along or crossing small pathways in the bushes. It is very similar to the jungle bush quail. It can … Continue reading

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Birds of India and Pune Jungle Bush Quail

The jungle bush quail, or Perdicula asiatica is a species of quail found in Indian Subcontinent, ranging across India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In India it has been photographed in Jamwaramgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Jaipur District, Rajasthan, Masinagudi, The Nilgiris … Continue reading

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Bird of Nagpur City Oriental Honey Buzzard or Crested Honey Buzzard

The City bird of Nagpur is Oriental Honey Buzzard or Crested Honey Buzzard. The crested honey buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus) is a bird of prey in the family Accipitridae which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, eagles and … Continue reading

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Tiger Cubs in the Pench Tiger Reserve A Film by David Attenborough

Pench National Park (about 100 KM from Nagpur check on google maps) is in Seoni and Chhindwara districts of Madhya Pradesh in India. It derives its name from the Pench River that flows through the park from north to south … Continue reading

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Bird Watching Spots Near Nagpur

Paradgaon Lake Nagpur This is about 36 KM from Nagpur and is a good site for birdwatchers. The Mongolian Bar-headed Goose spend the winter at Paradgaon and Saiki lakes on Umred road every year. Some other birds that can be seen … Continue reading

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Insects of Pune and India Dragonfly

A dragonfly is an insect. Adult dragonflies are characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, sometimes with colored patches, and an elongated body. Dragonflies are predators. Fossils of very large dragonfly ancestors in the Protodonata are … Continue reading

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Butterflies of India and Pune Common Tiger or Striped Tiger

Common Tiger (Danaus genutia) Striped tiger. This is one of the most common butterflies of India. It looks similar to the monarch butterfly of south America. It is orange Tawny in color with black stripes and white spots hence called … Continue reading

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Plants and Flowers of Pune and India Golden Candle plants or Lemon Lollipop Flowers and golden shrimp plant

Pachystachys lutea, is a perennial (lasting or existing for a long time) herb. It is massed in beds or maintained as a background plant.   It is also known by the common names Golden Candle plants or Lemon Lollipop Flowers and … Continue reading

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