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CWLS/Galibore outing, 240115

We (Ashok Sengupta, Nitin Achari, Prashanth Bhat, Rama Warrier, Rohit Girotra and I) left while it was still dark:

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The sun slowly came up...

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The Kaveri flowed in all her usual beauty:

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Manjunath, the Forest Guard, was with us throughout:

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Some of the birds:

WOOLLY-NECKED STORK

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ORIENTAL DARTER

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HOOPOE:

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CRESTED SERPENT EAGLE:

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BLACK-RUMPED FLAMEBACK

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GREATER SPOTTED EAGLE

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WIRE-TAILED SWALLOW:

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RED-RUMPED SWALLOW

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HOUSE SPARROW

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JUNGLE MYNA:

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INDIAN ROBIN

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INDIAN PITTA

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Insects:

A beautiful wasp:

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Plants:

We saw the seeds and wind dispersal of this particular milkweed:

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with

the "pencil-shaving" bark Acacia

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I call these thorns the "bad habit thorns as they are easy to get into, and very tough to get out of, thanks to their inward-curving hooks!

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the beauty of this Acacia trunk:

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Un id flowering tree

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The beauty of these un id seed-pods:

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Liana vines:

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Rohit clicking a Little Orange-tip:

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Then noting it down with his meticulous field notes:

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Here are some of the butterflies.

COMMON SILVERLINE

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SPOTLESS GRASS YELLOW

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YELLOW ORANGE-TIP

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PLAIN TIGER:

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LITTLE ORANGE-TIP:

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AFRICAN MALLOW SKIPPER:

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INDIAN SKIPPER

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ZEBRA BLUE

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COMMON JEZEBEL

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SPOTLESS GRASS YELLOW

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COMMON PIERROT

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ROUNDED PIERROT

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JEZEBEL

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GREAT ORANGE-TIP

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PLAINS BLUE ROYAL

that we saw at Chunchi Falls

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Mammals..

GRIZZLED GIANT SQUIRREL:

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At Chunchi Falls, we were awed by the sight of this

SMOOTH-COATED OTTER

right on the road, as it ran along the irrigation canal:

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Reptiles... a rock would wave its tail..



that rock would be a croc...

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a COBRA

we saw on the road:

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The beautiful villages:

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This is "oLagaLLi", the village where Chunchi Falls are..

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Some had pink houses and lovely trees!

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The path winds away into the future...

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Children sometimes have to be dragged!

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Colourful "gOpurA"

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Shiva, with matted locks, dressed in deerskin, with snakes at his throat, hands and feet, with some politicians

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At one village, a fire had been set:

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Lovely roof design...

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Colourful little vans...

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More colourful houses

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With colourful washing:

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Still figuring out what kind of Nazis these are:

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Some random artwork in a village on the way:

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We visitd Chunchi Falls, another beautiful place:

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We ate a delayed lunch:

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Birds:

Babbler, Jungle
Babbler, Yellow-billed
Barbet, White-cheeked
Bee-eater, Green
Bee-eater, Blue-tailed
Bulbul, Red-vented
Bulbul, Red-whiskered
Bulbul, White-browed
Bushchat, Pied
Bushlark, Jerdon's
Bushlark, Indian
Buzzard, Oriental Honey
Buzzard, White-eyed
Coot, Common
Cormorant, Great
Cormorant, Indian
Cormorant, Little
Coucal, Greater
Crow, House
Crow, Jungle
Cuckoo-shrike, Large
Darter, Oriental
Dove, Eurasian Collared
Dove, Laughing
Dove, Spotted
Drongo, Ashy
Drongo, Black
Duck, Spot-billed
Eagle, Booted
Eagle, Crested Serpent
Eagle, Greater Spotted
Egret, Cattle
Egret, Great
Eagle, Lesser Fishing
Egret, Intermediate
Egret, Little
Flowerpecker, Pale-billed
Francolin, Grey (call)
Garganey
Grebe, Little
Greenshank, Common
Heron, Grey
Heron, Pond
Heron, Purple
Hoopoe, Indian
Jacana, Bronze-winged
Kingfisher, Pied
Kingfisher, White-breasted
Kite, Black-winged
Kite, Brahminy
Kite, Common
Koel, Asian
Lapwing, Red-wattled
Myna, Common
Myna, Jungle
Parakeet, Rose-ringed
Pelican, Spot-billed
Pigeon, Blue Rock
Pipit, Paddyfield
Pitta, Indian
Prinia, Ashy
Prinia, Plain
Robin, Indian
Roller, Indian
Sandpiper, Common
Sandpiper, Marsh
Sandpiper, Wood
Shrike, Brown
Shrike, Long-tailed
Silverbill, Indian
Sparrow, House
Stork, Painted
Stork, Woolly-necked
Sunbird, Purple
Sunbird, Purple-rumped
Swallow, Barn
Swallow, Red-rumped
Swallow, Streak-throated
Swamphen, Purple
Tit, Great
Wagtail, Grey
Wagtail, White-browed
Warbler, Booted
Warbler, Blyth's Reed
Warbler, Clamorous Reed
Warbler, Greenish
Waterhen, White-breasted

Butterflies (Rohit's list)


Hesperiidae - Skippers Telicota bambusae bambusae Oriental Dark Palm-Dart

Hesperiidae - Skippers Spialia galba Indian Grizzled Skipper

Lycaenidae - Blues Castalius rosimon rosimon Continental Common Pierrot

Lycaenidae - Blues Catochrysops strabo strabo Oriental Forget-me-not

Lycaenidae - Blues Chilades lajus lajus Indian Lime Blue

Lycaenidae - Blues Jamides celeno celeno Oriental Common Cerulean

Lycaenidae - Blues Lampides boeticus Pea Blue

Lycaenidae - Blues Leptotes plinius plinius Asian Zebra Blue

Lycaenidae - Blues Prosotas nora ardates Indian Common Lineblue

Lycaenidae - Blues Tarucus nara Striped Pierrot

Lycaenidae - Blues Zizeeria karsandra Dark Grass Blue

Lycaenidae - Blues Zizina otis indica Indian Lesser Grass Blue

Lycaenidae - Blues Zizula hylax hylax Indian Tiny Grass Blue

Lycaenidae - Blues Rapala iarbus sorya Indian Red Flash

Lycaenidae - Blues Spindasis vulcanus vulcanus Indian Common Silverline

Lycaenidae - Blues Tajuria jehana Plains Blue Royal

Nymphalidae Danaus chrysippus chrysippus Oriental Plain Tiger

Nymphalidae Euploea core core Indian Common Crow

Nymphalidae Acraea violae Tawny Coster

Nymphalidae Phalanta phalantha phalantha Oriental Common Leopard

Nymphalidae Neptis hylas varmona Indian Common Sailer

Nymphalidae Neptis jumbah nalanda Nalanda Chestnut-streaked Sailer

Nymphalidae Hypolimnas misippus Danaid Eggfly

Nymphalidae Junonia lemonias lemonias Chinese Lemon Pansy

Nymphalidae Junonia orithya swinhoei Pale Blue Pansy

Nymphalidae Melantis leda leda Oriental Common Evening Brown

Nymphalidae Ypthima asterope mahratta Indian Three-ring

Swallowtails Pachliopta aristolochiae aristolochiaeIndian Common Rose

Swallowtails Pachliopta hector Crimson Rose

Swallowtails Papilio polytes romulus Indian Common Mormon

Pieridae Catopsilia pomona pomona Oriental Lemon Emigrant

Pieridae Catopsilia pyranthe pyranthe Oriental Mottled Emigrant

Pieridae Eurema brigitta rubella Red-line Small Grass Yellow

Pieridae Eurema hecabe hecabe Oriental Common Grass Yellow

Pieridae Colotis aurora Plain Orange-tip

Pieridae Colotis danae danae Crimson Tip

Pieridae Colotis etrida etrida Indian Little Orange-tip

Pieridae Delias eucharis Indian Jezebel

Pieridae Eurema laeta laeta Indian Spotless Grass Yellow

Pieridae Hebomoia glaucippe australis Sahyadri Great Orange-tip

Pieridae Ixias marianne White Orange-tip

Pieridae Ixias pyrene sesia Dakhan Yellow Orange-tip

Pieridae Leptosia nina nina Oriental Psyche

Pieridae Pareronia hippia hippia Wanderer

Insects:

Bees,Damselflies, Dragonflies, Grasshoppers, Spiders, Wasps, various

Mammals:

Boar, Wild
Civet, Palm
Chital
Mongoose, Common
Shrew, Indian Field
Squirrel,Grizzled Giant
Squirrel,Three-striped Palm
Otter, Smooth-coated

Homo butteriens:

Ashok
Deepa
Nitin
Prashanth
Rama
Rohit


Reptiles:

Cobra
Lizard, Monitor
Snake, Rat
Crocodile



Let me close with this Plains Blue Royal, which was a lifer for me:

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Tags: butterflies, insects, karnataka, kaveri, nature, photography, scenery, trees, video, villages, wildlife, youtube
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