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Birds of Malabar ( Perambikulam, Ooty)

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In May, 2010 we visited the picturesque Ooty and the Perambikulam Tiger reserve.  Ooty had a beautiful view of Tea gardens and clouds in the adjacent hills.





At Ooty we saw common birds like the bushcat, common Mayna, Bulbul and sunbird














From Flora and Fauna of Nilgiris

From Flora and Fauna of Nilgiris




Perambikulam was an amazing experience. This tiger reserve is 3 hours from Coimbatore and has perhaps the most evolved Forest department facilities and staff. We spent some time at the Forest information centre which was very well equipped. The forest is around 3 lakes and has a variety of birds and wildlife. The tiger was however elusive.....
Water birds like cormorants, Herons, Egrets, Darters and kingfisher are common around the waterbodies.
From Flora and Fauna of Nilgiris

From Flora and Fauna of Nilgiris
From Flora and Fauna of Nilgiris

From Flora and Fauna of Nilgiris  The wildlife consisted mostly of Chital, Indian bison, langoor and Nilgai.. We were lucky to see a herd of elephant. But th…