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True Blue: the Blue-winged Parakeet  
August 14th, 2014 by Deepti Michelle John

True Blue: the Blue-winged Parakeet

The Blue-winged Parakeet, also called the Malabar Parakeet is a species of parakeet endemic to the Western Ghats of Southern India. They can be spotted in small flocks in Coorg. These birds fly rapidly in forest clearings, making screeching sounds that differ from those of other parakeet species within their distribution range. Read more

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Tweets from Coorg!  
October 12th, 2013 by Clayton Menezes

Tweets from Coorg!

Coorg, called the ‘Scotland of India’ as well as the ‘Kashmir of the south’, is among the most enchanting places to go on a vacation. Its mesmerizing mountains and luscious greenery is the reason it’s attractive. Read more

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Let the Good Times Roll!  
September 14th, 2013 by Deepti Michelle John

Let the Good Times Roll!

The Indian Roller is the state bird of Karnataka. The largest populations of the species are found within India. In agricultural habitats in Southern India, the species has been found at densities of about 50 birds per km! Read more

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A Birder’s Haven Called Coorg…  
August 7th, 2013 by Ganesh H. R.

A Birder’s Haven Called Coorg…

Coorg is a haven for nature lovers and bird watchers. In a place like Coorg, watching birds is an enjoyable pastime, and could be a forerunner to a scientific study of the faunal world. Read more

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Preserving the Birder’s Haven  
July 29th, 2013 by Ganesh H. R.

Preserving the Birder’s Haven

The total number of bird species that inhabit the earth has been estimated to be about 8600. The Indian subcontinent itself is home to over 2060 species and sub-species of birds. It is amazing to note that nearly 25% of these are found in Coorg alone! Read more

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The Multi-hued Avian!  
May 31st, 2013 by Deepti Michelle John

The Multi-hued Avian!

The Plum-headed Parakeet is a parakeet species that calls the Indian Subcontinent home. This Parakeet is spotted in flocks, with the males sporting a pinkish purple head and the females, a grey one. Read more

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Blowing Its Horn?  
April 19th, 2013 by Deepti Michelle John

Blowing Its Horn?

The Malabar Grey Hornbill is a hornbill species endemic to the Western Ghats and associated hills of Southern India. It is distinguished by its large prominent beak. Read more

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Nagarahole National Park  
February 11th, 2013 by Meena G. Iyer

Nagarahole National Park

One of the major attractions for a tourist or local is the national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and zoos. Everyone is always fascinated by these 3 places, starting from children to older adults. Read more

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The Flying Colours of Coorg!  
December 29th, 2012 by Clayton Menezes

The Flying Colours of Coorg!

The Wright brothers might have learned a little something from them, but there’s still much we can learn today from these little wonders of nature. Read more

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The Little Spiderhunter  
November 23rd, 2012 by Ganesh H. R.

The Little Spiderhunter

The Little Spiderhunter is a species of long-billed nectar feeding sunbirds found in the moist forests of South and Southeast Asia. It is also found in the Western Ghats. Read more

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