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The Cochin Natural History Society is a non-profit making, non-political charitable institution registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955. This is a society of amateur naturalists who live in harmony with nature and seek to protect and to preserve the biodiversity and healthy natural environment. The mandate of the society is to undertake studies and documentation of biodiversity around us and to draw attention to the aesthetic, economic, scientific and conservation aspects.The society also intends to provide a platform to those who are concerned to come together and share, enlarge and correct our knowledge about Nature and its magnificence. Any person, who has a love, interest and commitment towards conservation of our biodiversity and natural history may become a member of the society*.

"You can know the names of a bird in all languages of the world,but when you are finished ,
You will know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird.....
So let`s look at the bird and see what it`s doing --that`s what counts.
I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something."

-Nobel Laureate Richard P Feynman(1918-1988)

Monday, October 11, 2010


We used to feed the squirrels around our place. Bread is their favourite food. Feed them banana or nuts, they look at you with an expression, "what the heck Lady, we get it all the time from your orchard!". Guess like human beings, they are also getting addicted to junk food.
Recently, our guest list has stretched to include a couple of other species - a pair of Red whiskered Bulbul , a pair of Magpie Robins, a family of Treepies and mynas and few crows. Among them, the juvenile Treepies are my favourites. They are so friendly that if I'm late to feed them in the morning, they unabashedly make a racket with their loud "kekke kekke kekke".(By the way has anybody noticed one thing? Treepies do make this sound when they come across food.)Infact, one of them is a such a daredevil that he/she doesn't mind taking the bread pieces left on my window sil.:)
They don't mind fighting with the squirrels for their share of bread. It's quite a sight to see them trying to intimidate the squirrels by puffing up their feathers.
So anybody interested in befriending a treepie, try to lure them with bread.


  1. really good observation on bird behavior. the photos are simply superb and interesting writeup too.

  2. Beautiful pictures and writeup...