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[27 Mar 2011 | 6 Comments | ]
Birding Trip – Masinagudi and Thrissur Kole Wetlands

Recently me, Anil (Neelakandan) and a few other members of Discover Planet Intl. had a trip to Masinagudi and Thrissure Kole wetlands. The trip was conducted in two consecutive weekends.  A clear route map and preferred birding spots were already prepared which was very helpful to make it a huge success.
We took a slightly different route to accommodate maximum birding spots which really get paid off. I am sharing you a few images which I managed to click during these trips. It’s my pleasure to share these for your valuable suggestions and …

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[16 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
Nilgiri Laughingthrush – Birds of Kerala

Nilgiri laughingthrush, Trochalopteron cachinnans, is an endangered (IUCN 3.1) bird species endemic to the Nilgiri areas of Western Ghats. This species is also known as Rufous-breasted Laughingthrush or Black-chinned Laughingthrush. Its global population is principally confined to the Nilgiri Hills, India. Once rich, its shola habitat witnessed significant loss during the 19th and 20th centuries with the arrival of tea plantations. The remaining habitat also faces severe threat from grazing, lopping, and intrusion.