A newsletter on the Natural History, Ecology
and Conservation of the Agasthyamalai region, Western Ghats, India.

Any and all opinions expressed in this newsletter are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of ATREE. 

Centre for Excellence in Conservation Science
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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
      April 2011

Editorial Team
Editor: Allwin Jesudasan
Associate editor: Rajkamal Goswami
Editorial Review: R. Ganesan, M. Soubadra Devy, T. Ganesh
Design and presentation: Kiran Salegame

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