Friday, September 16, 2011

Fan-throated lizard - hunting

Was trying to get a fanning shot of Fan-throated lizard (Sitana ponticeriana), but got something even more interesting :)

Shame-faced crab (Calappa sp.)

Shame-faced crab (Calappa sp.)
They are called so because of the way they cover their face :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Green Scarab Beetle

Hexagonal scales

Hexagonal scales: Hook-nosed sea snake

Wild dogs (Dholes) marking their territory

Wild dogs (Dholes) mark their territory by defecating and urinating. They generally defecate in small amounts which is spread over an area. In this video you can see both male and female are engaged in marking.

River Lapwing (Vanellus duvaucelii) at Bor dam

Saw a River Lapwing (Vanellus duvaucelii) at Bor dam with Dr. Tarique Sani, Swati Sani, Tarun Balpande, Rohit & Rohan Chakravarty. This is the first record of this bird from the Nagpur region.

Indian Bullfrog (Hoplobatrachus tigerinus)

Indian Bullfrog - blue vocal-sacs @ Mahadev Pahadi.

The second Karanth - Getty award