Friday, August 26, 2011

Shikra - Accipiter badius

shikraShikra

The Shikra is a small-sized raptor often found within cities. I have often seen them feeding on Rock Pigeons and smaller birds found around my house. This one here i think is a Juvenile or Immature Shikra.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Common Kingfisher with fish

I had always seen images of kingfishers with fish in their beaks and admired them. Finally after quite a long wait, i have managed to get atleast a decent image of a small blue / common kingfisher with a fish. Hope to better this soon!! :)

small blue kingfisher or common kingfisher with fishSmall Blue / Common Kingfisher with fish


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Monday, August 8, 2011

Daroji Bear Sanctuary - Heaven for sloth bears

sunset over watchtower at daroji bear sanctuaryThe Watch Tower at Sunset

Daroji Bear sanctuary is a must for any of you sloth bear lovers. A short drive from Bangalore, this sanctuary is situated very close to the popular tourist destination Hampi. A trip inside the sanctuary costs a very nominal fee, but provides some lovely fauna sighting opportunities. P.S. if asking for directions, ask the locals for 'Karadi Dhama' and not 'Daroji'. :D

sloth bear at daroji bear sanctuarySloth Bear at Daroji Bear Sanctuary

Unlike most of the usual sanctuary's, the best time to visit Daroji is late afternoon, when the bears come out for feeding.

sloth bear at daroji bear sanctuaryTeddy bear with claws :)

One can if lucky sight female bears with cubs, and in some cases the mother carrying the cubs on her back. Sadly i never got to see this.

sloth bear with cubSloth Bear with Cub

Daroji is also home to other fauna such as leopard, hyena, mongooses and the elusive and rare pangolin.

sloth bear at daroji bear sanctuaryStanding tall

sloth bear at daroji bear sanctuarySloth bear

sloth bear at daroji bear sanctuaryOn the Rocks

sloth bear at daroji bear sanctuaryAn image i always wanted

Even bird life is quite spectacular here, with pretty good sightings of painted spurfowls, jungle bush quails, painted francolins and yellow-throated bulbuls. Peafowl are present in large numbers.

painted spurfowlMale Painted Spurfowl with female in the background

daroji bear sanctuaryA view from our tower


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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sloth Bear with Cub

sloth bear with cubA sloth bear with her cub

This image was taken at Daroji Bear Sanctuary, Karnataka.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sloth Bear at Hampi

A must visit for all you bear lovers!! :)

Sloth Bear at Daroji Bear Sancturay



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