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Grey-Headed Fish Eagle

Vikram Nanjappa

The Grey-Headed Fish Eagle is one of my favorite birds of prey. Seen regularly during the boat safari, this large sized resident has a grey head, a largely white tail and a broad black sub terminal band.

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Jewels of Kabini

Narendran M M

Kabini is blessed with a treasure in terms of insect diversity. The insects around us, take turns in staging shows throughout the day.

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Brahminy Kite

Vikram Nanjappa

The Brahminy Kite is one of the most seen of all birds of prey in Kabini, and hence often overlooked. This handsome bird with a white head on a chestnut body, found all along the backwaters is the Garuda of Indian Mythology, associated with Lord Vishnu.

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Malabar giant squirrel

Nawaraj Tiwari

A flash of rust and a long bushy tail never fails to disappoint us on the evening Jeep Safari. The Malabar Giant Squirrel, on being spotted, sets off excitement among the guests and naturalists.

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Wild Dogs at Play

Vikram Nanjappa

Till today we have been seeing Wild Dogs chasing prey and eating prey (mostly Spotted Deer) but this morning safari was going to be different!

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Ever watchful eyes

Narendran M M

You will see them almost everywhere. They are on the trees, on the ground, in between the spotted deer, or just by themselves. They are the Hanuman Langur.

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Gaurs galore

Nawaraj Tiwari

Winter is closing in, and the Gaurs are slowly returning from the center of the forest to the peripheries. Throughout the year, they are found deep inside the national parks in swampy grasslands called Hadlus. One of the reasons for coming out into the peripheries is that the temperature inside the forest goes really low,…

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Gentle giants

Vikram Nanjappa

The Kabini region is famous for the large ivory carrying bulls that converge here during the winter and summer months. They form temporary associations with each other and also mingle freely with the family herds.

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