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The Blue Gymnast!  
November 14th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

The Blue Gymnast!

The Indian Roller (earlier known as the ‘Blue Jay’) is a bird so unique that it has the honour of being the state bird of four large states in India – Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Orissa.

This small passerine acquires its name from the brilliant rolls, dives and aerobatic manoeuvres it displays during the act of courtship. These stunning actions coupled with a display of its bright blue wings is a sight to behold.

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The Little Warriors  
August 12th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

The Little Warriors

A member of the Tern family, the River Tern is an aggressive and gregarious bird. With a Black and Grey body, the bird has three distinct features by way of a forked tail, bright orange legs and a brilliant yellow beak. Read more

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The Snake Birds…  
July 3rd, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

The Snake Birds…

The huge Kabini water expanse, on the banks of which the wonderful Orange County Resorts is built, is home to a huge range of water birds. Among those lesser known avians are the Oriental Darters. Indian Darters, Snake Birds and so on, are other common names of this wonderful species of graceful birds. Read more

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Kabini’s Jewels!  
June 13th, 2014 by Vikram Nanjappa

Kabini’s Jewels!

Most visitors to Kabini are interested in the safaris. And who can blame them? However, this obsession with safaris has a downside too; most of them miss the wealth of nature that surrounds them even outside the park. Read more

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Dive Bombers!  
May 20th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

Dive Bombers!

It was a hot evening on the boat safari last week when we spotted a mid-sized Osprey perched majestically on one of the tree stumps. As we were photographing this bird of prey, we could see its fierce eyes scanning the water for fish through the viewfinder. Read more

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How It All Began…  
March 21st, 2014 by Vaishnavi Rajan

How It All Began…

Behind every successful story, there would definitely be a memorable beginning. Similarly, behind a person’s passion, there would surely be a motivating factor. This was proven right in my case. Read more

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Tigerpie!  
February 28th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

Tigerpie!

Treepies look a lot like Magpies in shape, and belong to the Corvidae (crow) family. Read more

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Defying the Laws of Science – Part 2  
February 20th, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

Defying the Laws of Science – Part 2

Continuing with the mystic charm around the owls, let’s take a peek at the importance of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Hindu civilizations attributed to this bird.

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Defying the Laws of Science – Part 1  
January 22nd, 2014 by Rajan Kanagasabai

Defying the Laws of Science – Part 1

The owl and the bumble bee are classic examples of why Science is not always right. Going by the laws of Physics and concept of flight, the shape of the Bumble bee or the owl are the least suited to flight and by the books, their anti-aero foil shape will simply not permit them to fly. Read more

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The Drummers of Kabini…  
November 29th, 2013 by Rajan Kanagasabai

The Drummers of Kabini…

A Thick Black Coat all over a white shirt exposed in front, with short stumpy legs and a bright Red hat. Read more

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