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Nature Walk at Hulimavu Gudda & Hadinaru Kere

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
For details: 
Shivaprakash A