Saturday, 24 September 2011

Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, 17.9.2011

This weekend was the big one - a long road trip to Kerala into the wilderness of Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

So, we rented a Hyundai i10 and drove straight down from Chennai via Trichy and Dindigul into Periyar.



Place : Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kumily, Kerala

Access : NH45 from Chennai till Dindigul, then State Highway to Theni, then straight down to Kumily.

Exhaustive List of Species Spotted:

Rana Frog?
1. Spotted Dove
2. Blue Rock Dove
3. Laughing Dove
4. Common Myna
5. Loten's Sunbird
6. Purple Sunbird
7. Purple-Rumped Sunbird
8. Crimson-Backed Sunbird
9. Asian Koel
10. Greater Coucal
11. Black Drongo
12. Malabar Pied Hornbill
13. Indian Treepie
14. Brahminy Kite
Snakebird  / Oriental Darter
15. Shikra
16. Black Eagle
17. Black-Winged Kite
18. Snakebird
19. Little Cormorant
20. Great Cormorant
21. Red-Vented Bulbul
22. Red-Whiskered Bulbul
23. Little Grebe
24. Garganey
25. Blossom-Headed Parakeet
26. Rose-Ringed Parakeet
27. Spot-Billed Duck
28.White-Bellied Treepie
Malabar Grey Hornbill
29. White-Cheeked Barbet
30. Crimson-Breasted Barbet
31. Little Egret
32. Common Coot
33. Intermediate Egret
34. Cattle Egret
35. Great Egret
36. Cinnamon Bittern
37. Grey Heron
38. Painted Stork
39. Lesser Yellownape
40. Blue-Tailed Bee-eater
41. Little Green Bee-Eater
42. Indian Roller
Nilgiri Langur
43. Yellow-Billed Babbler
44. Jungle Babbler
45. House Crow
46. Thick-Billed Crow
47. Brown Crake
48. Red-Wattled Lapwing
49. Indian Blue Robin
50. Oriental Magpie Robin

51. Hanuman Langur
52. Nilgiri Langur
53. Bonnet Macaque
54. Malabar Red Squirrel
55. Indian Palm Squirrel
56. Gaur
57. Spotted Deer

And a lot of other insects . . .