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  1. Most of the snake bite cases in West Bengal have...

    Most of the snake bite cases in West Bengal have been due to Common Krait (Bungarus caeruleus). Its venom consists mostly of powerful neurotoxins, which induce muscle paralysis. Other venomous snake...
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    Nice perch. The Crested Serpent-Eagle is looking...

    Nice perch. The Crested Serpent-Eagle is looking out for prey from a branch high up commanding a clear view of surroundings. Nice composition.
    Thanks for sharing. SaktiWild
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    Beautiful photograph. The Chital's ability to...

    Beautiful photograph.
    The Chital's ability to exist in a reduced physical condition and its fast breeding have enabled Indian predators to roar back from near extinction in early seventies.
    Thanks...
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    Sharp image. Greater Racket -Tailed Drongo....

    Sharp image. Greater Racket -Tailed Drongo. Backward curving crest is smaller in peninsular India. Thanks for sharing. SaktiWild
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    Nice congregation. Elephants - adults, young and...

    Nice congregation. Elephants - adults, young and baby, sambar with sore patch, mynas all are happy ...
    Who does not like occasional servings !
    Thanks for sharing. SaktiWild
  6. Madhaviah Krishnan (1912) was awarded Jawaharlal...

    Madhaviah Krishnan (1912) was awarded Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship in 1968 to study the status of India's wild animals which suffered considerable depletion and change due to human encroachment on...
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    Nice image sending alarm signal to the forest...

    Nice image sending alarm signal to the forest department and the naturalists too! Thanks for sharing.SaktiWild
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    COUNTRY NOTEBOOK: M.Krishnan : Tiger, tiger, not burning bright :The Sunday Statesman:1...
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    Nice camouflage. As always alert pose. Vertical...

    Nice camouflage. As always alert pose. Vertical pupils. Nice take.
    Saw scaled viper delivers small quantum of potent venom even by scratching only which causes serious tissue loss.
    Thanks for...
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    There is a salt-water crocodile breeding centre...

    There is a salt-water crocodile breeding centre at Bhagabatpur near Bakkhali within Sundarban Biosphere Reserve set up in mid -seventies when there was apprehension that estuarine crocodile may...
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    Rare sighting. Ace photography. Is it in Pirkhali...

    Rare sighting. Ace photography. Is it in Pirkhali area? What I have heard from fishermen, crab catchers and some field directors who visited the denser southern part of the Sundarbans also, is that...
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    Nice exhibit of golden hour photography in soft,...

    Nice exhibit of golden hour photography in soft, reddish light just before sunset. It appears that the leopard has reached the age of Rudraprayag's leopard. Good take. Thanks for sharing. SaktiWild
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    Shri Sabyasachi, I visited Corbett in Feb 1973...

    Shri Sabyasachi,
    I visited Corbett in Feb 1973 and May 1988. Things might have changed but for many reasons, I believe, it will remain eternal for ever. I am still dreaming about Corbett.
    Kind...
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    How tranquil ! How quiet ! The 'white spots' or '...

    How tranquil ! How quiet ! The 'white spots' or ' 'illusionary eyes' on the back of the ears (presumably) to fool the prey or to discourage the predator who attacks from behind, appear bright....
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    Wonderful details. CHE (Spizaetus cirrhatus)has...

    Wonderful details. CHE (Spizaetus cirrhatus)has many races. This short-crested nominate with pale morph is fairly common in Indian Sundarbans.Thanks for sharing. SaktiWild
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    Amazing details. Common Hawk Cuckoo (Hierococcyx...

    Amazing details. Common Hawk Cuckoo (Hierococcyx varius) - In West Bengal we could hear its loud shrieking, repetitive call - 'pee pee ah, pee pee ah' even in winter-nights in villages. Thanks for...
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    Nice image. Nice normal balancing pose captured....

    Nice image. Nice normal balancing pose captured. Colours have come out well. Thanks for sharing. SaktiWild
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    COUNTRY NOTEBOOK : M. Krishnan : Wallowing in the mire : The Sunday Statesman : 4 August 2019...
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    Nice sighting. The dark colouration of CHE is...

    Nice sighting. The dark colouration of CHE is rare in Indian Sundarbans. Lovely image. Thanks for sharing. SaktiWild
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    Beautiful image of the song bird. I still dream...

    Beautiful image of the song bird. I still dream of listening to the sheer melody of its call ...'Bou katha kao , bou katha kao....' which I heard at Jena bill in Simlipal TR in April 1980. It is a...
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    Wonderful. Elephants live in a family normally...

    Wonderful. Elephants live in a family normally led by an elderly female whose rich experience makes invaluable contribution in protecting the young in a tigerland. I have seen this formation in...
  22. Serene atmosphere in the jungle. Nice...

    Serene atmosphere in the jungle. Nice composition. Great details and natural walking pose. Thanks for sharing. SaktiWild
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    Watchful eyes. Nice details. How can human being...

    Watchful eyes. Nice details. How can human being be trusted? Thanks for sharing. SaktiWild
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    Rare and lovely. You got this summer visitor to...

    Rare and lovely. You got this summer visitor to the NE. Nice calling pose and eye contact. Did you see them in Manas and Orang? Thanks for sharing. SaktiWild
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    COUNTRY NOTEBOOK : M. Krishnan : A Tiger of the Treetops : The Sunday Statesman : 28 July 2019...
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