A leopard was sighted by Seshadri, Chian, Johnson and Murthy along a stream inside Kodayar forest on 4th march 2011. On 7th March 2011, the team saw another leopard at 0830 hrs in Nalmukku tea estate.
A communal roost of needle tailed swiftlets was located at a hill in the Kodayar valley. A flock of about 500 individuals were seen emerging from the rock-face at 6 in the morning by Seshadri on 4th march 2011.
A solitary pied avocet was spotted in the drying up Maanur tank during the waterfowl survey.
A black eagle in the plains opposite to the ACCC was sighted. The bird was found attacking weaver bird nests on a palmyra tree and managed to capture a weaver bird in flight and flew back to the hills.
A pair of red-necked falcon was spotted nesting on a palmyra tree at Songaganavilai.
Volume 5, Issue 1
Editor: Allwin Jesudasan
Associate editor: Rajkamal Goswami
Editorial Review: R. Ganesan, M. Soubadra Devy, T. Ganesh
Design and presentation: Kiran Salegame
A S H O K A T R U S T F O R R E S E A R C H I N E C O L O G Y A N D T H E E N V I R O N M E N T
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