[4 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ] |
Desktop Wallpaper Calendar – June 2011

For our valued readers, Birds of Kerala happily presents desktop wallpaper calendar for the month of June, 2011. Our motive is to familiarize one bird species per month to our readers and to their We provide you a set of four different resolution to match with your screens.
Note: Clicking on any of the images will lead you to the high resolution preview where you can download the same.
Wallpaper Calendar June-(1366-x-911)

Wallpaper Calendar June-(1366-x-854)

Wallpaper Calendar June-(1366-x-768)

Wallpaper Calendar June-(1280-x-1024)

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[2 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ] |
All Kerala Bird Photography Competition 2010

In connection with Dr.SalimAli Day, WWF India is conducting an All Kerala Bird Photography Competition 2010 in this month. Selected entries will be included in the exhibition conducted on 12th & 14th Nov. 2010 at Museum Auditorium, Thiruvananthapuram.  The last date for submitting your entries is on 9th November, 2010. Hurry Up! The details are as follows:
All Kerala Bird Photography Competition, 2010
Ref Source: WWF India Website
Subject: Birds of Kerala (Any bird species reported within the boundaries of the state of Kerala and reported till June 2010. Human elements …

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[26 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ] |
Bird of the Week – Common Kingfisher

The Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia and North Africa. It is also known as Eurasian Kingfisher or River Kingfisher. It is resident in much of its range, but migrates from areas where rivers freeze in winter. They are important members of ecosystems and good indicators of freshwater community health.
In Kerala with 44 main rivers and countless other water bodies, this species is a common resident here. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special …

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[13 Oct 2010 | 4 Comments | ] |
Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher has Spotted from Thattekad, Kerala

After a long 15 years, we once again heard the wing flaps of Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx erithaca) from Kerala, that too from Thattekad, one of the famous bird sanctuary here. The bird is also known as Black Backed Kingfisher or Three Toed Kingfisher in many places.
It was in 1995, last time it is reported from Thattekad. Dr. R Sugathan the famous ornithologist and a student of Dr. Salim Ali, identified one Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher near a stream inside the sanctuary. Two weeks back, Ornithologists spotted this beautiful bird once …

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[12 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ] |
Bird of the Week – Malabar Trogon

The Malabar Trogon (Harpactes fasciatus) is a beautiful bird species in the trogon family. It is endemic to the forests of Sri Lanka and India, mainly at Western Ghats. These birds are very shy in nature and that makes them difficult subjects to bird photographers.
In Kerala, it’s known as “Thee-kakka” – meaning a fire-crow – due to its bright crimson red colored underside. These birds usually perch still, preferred to be in a territory without moving around so much. Its bright colors and the sound of wing flaps often make …

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[28 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ] |
News: First Oceanic Bird Survey in Kerala

Glad to let you all know about the Oceanic Bird Survey, first of its kind in Kerala – conducted jointly by Kerala Birder and Malabar Natural History Society. This is a great initiative for sure, a bit late but better than never. We on behalf of ‘Birds of Kerala’ appreciate the team for successfully conducting this survey. We hope more and more such expeditions will be conducted in coming months at various places. Climate and seasons plays a vital role in spotting and occurrences of certain species. A single survey …