Archive for April, 2013

Morni Wildlife (Insects): Black-headed Skimmer

April 30, 20130 Comments

Black-headed Skimmer

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Shrubs of Morni: Delicate Prickly Pear

April 29, 20130 Comments

Delicate Prickly Pear/ Plains Prickly Pear (Opuntia Macrorrhiza) is a small opuntia with rounded spiny pads and bright yellow flowers. The cactus tolerates drought and grows well in sunny conditions and in a well drained soil. The flowers are 2 to 3 inches in diameter and have 8 to 12 yellow rays with a bushy […]

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Birds of Morni: White-crested Kalij Pheasant

April 29, 20130 Comments

White-crested Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos hamiltonii)- a pheasant of the western-Himalayas, especially the foothills. The males have a thin white crest, crimson face wattles and a glossy blue-black body. The breast and abdomen has grey-white feathers. The rump as well as middle and lower back is whitish. The bill is greenish-white. The legs are grey-white. The females […]

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Morni Wildlife (Insects): Orange Dragonfly

April 25, 20130 Comments

Orange Dragonfly/Flame Skimmer

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Morni Wildlife (Insects): Painted Lady

April 24, 20130 Comments

Painted Lady– Vanessa Cardui (Linnaeus)– found in the Himalayas upto 4500 metres,  prefers forest openings and meadows in high mountains. It feeds on rotting flowers and fruit.  

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Shrubs of Morni: Mexican poppy

April 23, 20132 Comments

Mexican poppy/ Devil’s Fig ( Argemone ochroleuca/ Argemone mexicana L)    

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Trees of Morni: Kachnar

April 22, 20130 Comments

Kachnar    

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Morni Wildlife (Insects): Common Mormon

April 22, 20130 Comments

Common Mormon

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Demographic profile of voters in Morni

April 13, 20130 Comments

The electoral rolls published by the Chief Electoral Officer of Haryana contain a wealth of demographic details of the adult population of the State. The author has made an effort to extract some of this information pertaining to the Morni ‘ilaqa’ and present it to the readers. The electoral rolls give basic details of voters […]

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Bhoj Tipra

April 12, 20130 Comments

Bhoj Tipra lies on the hills that lie north of river Ghaggar that form the northern boundary of the Morni ‘ilaqa’. Beyond the hills of Tipra farther to the North lies Himachal and the imposing Bursinghdeo Range, a virtual straight wall that extends from Nahan in the east through Sarahan to Naina Tikkar in the […]

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