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Nature walk at Hulimavu Gudda & Hadinaru Tank

posted Nov 10, 2015, 8:08 AM by Sharath Adavanne   [ updated Nov 10, 2015, 8:09 AM ]

Date: 08/11/2015, Sunday 
Habitat:   Hulimavu Gudda & Hadinaru Tank; Thorn Scrub with plantations &  Paddy fields surrounded irrigation tank 
Duration:  7.00 to 11 AM 
Highlight:  28 Adults + 7 children, observed  60 +35  bird species at Hulimavu gudda and Hadinaru tank respectively, 26 butterfly  and few flowering  plant species.  Few interesting sightings -
  • Two were lucky enough to see Marshall's Iora (not included in eBird list)
  • Common Joker (Byblia ilithyia) butterfly was laying eggs on Tragia cannabina (in flower) and its caterpillar foraging the leaves;  fruiting Phoenix farinifera 
  • Butterflies–Southern Birdwing, Apefly, Banded Blue Pierrot, Slate Flash.  
  • Birds –Eurasian Cuckoo (photographed by Kashyap), Cotton Pygmy-Goose, Red Avadavat; Common Coot (600), Whiskered Terns, .
  • S/s Suhel Quader, Madhusudhan MD & Pavitra Sankaran were our guest of honor.
  • Notice time was very short for Nature walk; planned just after completion of Mysore City Bird Atlas talk (07/11/2015 @ 20.30 hrs).