Now you see it, now you don’t. Whether it is stalking prey or just being scarce, the Desert Cat is an elusive customer that inhabits the magical landscape of Banni Grasslands. Continue reading Kutch Diaries – Spying on the elusive Desert Cat
On a wintry morning in Kutch, we waited among the dense Salvadora bushes for a glimpse of a rare winter visitor from West Asia – the Grey Hyocolius Continue reading Kutch Diaries – Breakfast with the Grey Hypocolius
Introducing a lovely series of reminiscences from Andy’s travels in Kutch from the winter of 2018. Stay tuned. Continue reading Kutch Diaries: A whiff of the Rann
The Crab Plover (Dromas ardeola) is a bird of decidedly unique appearance. It found along the coasts of Asia and Africa, where it chases after crabs and deftly pries them open with its highly specialized steak-knife of a bill. Here’s a picture of one on a beach in Kerala. Continue reading Say, does this Crab Plover speak Malayalam?
The Chinkara or Indian Gazelle (Gazella bennettii), more of a newsmaker for its association with a trigger-happy Salman Khan, is a sight to behold in the arid wilderness of Rajasthan and Kutch Continue reading Encounter: Chinkara or Indian Gazelle
The Indian Desert Jird, a diurnal rodent, lives in huge colonies and is a great food source for desert cats, jungle cats, jackals, mongooses and raptors. Continue reading Encounter: The Indian Desert Jird
All right, shoot me. I have never had any luck with the Black Francolin. Continue reading Encounter – Black Francolin