The goose was headed for the bar, as it were. Or, at least that’s how some understood it. Never take a bird’s name too literally – and other wisdom from interacting with non-birders. Continue reading Will a goose by any other name…
Why did the caterpillar cross the road? Apparently, to get to the other side. In a tearing hurry. Continue reading Why did the caterpillar cross the road?
The nictitating membrane protects a bird’s eye from dryness and injury. You might call it a Meluha moment, this blinking of the third eye. Take a look and be amazed. Continue reading Meluha Moment – In which I blink my third eyelid 😉
On the first day of 2014, we found this adorable Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) in half minds whether to sing or not. Warm sunshine, sandy beaches and blue skies – who wouldn’t want to? Continue reading Morning Raga by the Kentish Plover
Humans toss pancakes but birds like the Blue-tailed Bee-eater grab venomous insect prey like wasps and bees in mid-air and thrash them dead to dislodge the sting before tossing them in the air a la Rajinikanth with the cigarette Continue reading Winning The Toss: Blue-tailed Bee-eater pops a meal
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?
It’s already June, eh? We’re pretty hung-over, having just returned from the Great Himalayan National Park, where we spent most of the last week of May … Continue reading Download the June calendar wallpaper!
To download this file, just enter your email address and you will receive the download link by email. [download file=”http://greenogreindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/MayWallpaper.jpg”] If you have trouble receiving the … Continue reading The Green Ogre Calendar Wallpaper for May!
The red-and-black seeds frequently used in the indoor games of my childhood, I learned recently, are deadly poisonous. Introducing the pretty and dangerous Rosary Pea or … Continue reading Indian Licorice – Black-eyed beads of death
Photo: Sandeep Somasekharan Enjoy more Wordless Wednesday posts — when we Ogres get picturesque speechless! 😉 Continue reading Wordless Wednesday – Darn this itch!
In Valparai the endangered Lion-tailed Macaque inhabits tracts of dense evergreen forest hemmed in by tea plantations. It lives, literally and alarmingly, on the edge. Here are memories of a brief but illumining encounter with these fascinating primates
Continue reading In the kingdom of the Lion-tailed Macaque
By Sandeep Somasekharan More on hornbills More Wordless Wednesdays Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Flight of the Hornbill