Archive for December, 2018

Morni Wildlife (Insects): Peacock Pansy

December 21, 20180 Comments

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Morni Wildlife (Insects): Blue Pansy

December 21, 20180 Comments

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Birds of Morni: Woolly-necked Stork

December 20, 20181 Comment

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Birds of Morni: Short-toed Snake Eagle

December 20, 20180 Comments

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Birds of Morni: Himalayan Griffon

December 20, 20180 Comments

Himalayan Griffons, especially juveniles, winter in Morni Hills and are frequently spotted soaring high on thermals especially where the breeze from the southern plains meet the sheer Gajhan escarpment.

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Birds of Morni: Rock Bunting

December 19, 20180 Comments

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Trees of Morni: Kandai

December 19, 20180 Comments

Governor’s Plum/Kandai/ Kakai Flacourtia ramontchi/ Flacourtia indica is a small thorny deciduous tree with rough whitish-grey bark; young parts are hairy. Leaves are 2-4 inch long, are ovate and obtusely serrated, smooth above and usually hairy beneath. The leaves and twigs are lopped for fodder (and the tree is hence susceptible to browsing).  It is […]

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