posted Dec 5, 2016, 7:20 AM by Sharath Adavanne
updated Dec 19, 2016, 12:41 PM
Date: 18.12.2016, Sunday
Habitat: Thorn-scrub, dry grassland & woodland, a village Tank rain/canal fed
Duration: 07.00 to 11.00 AM
- 24 participants listed 83 species of birds.
- Dr. Sampathkumara K introduced us to few rare plants: CANSJERA RHEEDII (Opiliaceae), MAERUA ARENARIA (Capparaceae)
- Grassland specific birds JERDON & INDIAN BUSHLARK, JUNGLE BUSH-QUAIL, BAY-BACKED SHRIKE, KESTREL were present. Sparsely spread shrubs were supporting LONG-TAILED SHRIKE, COMMON IORA, GREEN BEE-EATER.
- At Hadinaru, a moderate congregation of EURASIAN COOT, COTTON TEAL, SPOT-BILLED DUCK, and EURASIAN WIGEON observed. OSPREY was resting in its usual perch.
- Talked about Baya Weaver Birds breeding behavior (on the basis of Salim Ali and VC Ambedkar's studies).
- And, semi-arid grasslands supporting lesser diversity and density also came for discussion.
When: 18.12.2016, Sunday
Where: Hulimavu Gudda & Hadinaru Kere, Nanjanagudu Taluk, Mysore District
Habitat: Thorn-scrub & woodland, a village Tank rain/canal fed
How long: 07.00 to 11.00 AM
Distance: 25 Km from Mysore Railway Station
Assembly point and time: 06.15 am at the junction of Mysore ring-road crossing Mysore – Nanjanagudu highway (at APMC premises).
Note & Tips:
- Program is open to all
- Carry sufficient water and snacks for individual requirement
- Field trip involves strolling / walking on rough terrain