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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)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bird Race 2010 - Kochi - Team Swallow (CNHS)

Hi all,
Please see our brief report below.
Team - Swallow
Birding area - Bhoothathankettu Dam to Edamalayar Dam, Kothamangalam & Nedumbassery,
Time - 6.30 AM to 5.45 PM
Team Captain - Ginu George
Team Members - Jai.P. Jacob, Prinson , Noble, Elias.
Total species count = 92
Bird of the day = Rufous-Bellied Eagle
Dip of the day = Tailor Bird
Mammals = Stripe-necked Mongoose, Dusky Palm Squirrel, Malabar Gaint Squirrel.

Ginu George

See below for full species count.

1. Little Cormorant
2. Little Egret
3. Purple Heron
4. Large Egret
5. Indian Pond
6. Cattle Egret
7. Asian Openbill-Stork
8. Shikra
9. Rufous-Bellied Eagle
10. Crested Serpent Eagle
11. Grey Jungle fowl
12. Purple Moorhen
13. Bronze-Winged Jacana
14. Red-Wattled Lapwing
15. Yellow-Wattled Lapwing
16. Common Sandpiper
17. Whiskered Tern
18. Rock Pigeon
19. Emerald Dove
20. Rose-Ringed Parakeet
21. Plum-Headed Parakeet
22. Blue Winged Parakeet
23. Indian Hanging-Parrot
24. Common Hawk-Cuckoo
25. Greater Coucal
26. Mottled Wood Owl
27. Jungle Owlet
28. Indian Edible-nest Swiftlet
29. Malabar Trogon
30. White-Throated Kingfisher
31. Chestnut-Headed Bee-eater
32. Blue-Tailed Bee-eater
33. Green Bee-eater
34. Indian Roller
35. Malabar Grey Hornbill
36. White-Cheeked Barbet
37. Black-Rumped Flameback
38. Heart-Spotted Woodpecker
39. Greater Flameback
40. Malabar Lark
41. Dusky Crag Martin
42. Barn Swallow
43. Brown Shrike
44. Eurasian Golden Oriole
45. Black-Hooded Oriole
46. Black Drongo
47. Ashy Drongo
48. Bronzed Drongo
49. Greater Racket-Tailed Drongo
50. Ashy Wood Swallow
51. Chestnut-Tailed Starling
52. Common Myna
53. Jungle Myna
54. Southern Hill Myna
55. Rufous Tree Pie
56. White-Bellied Tree Pie
57. House Crow
58. Jungle Crow
59. Bar-Winged Flycatcher Shrike
60. Large Cuckoo-Shrike
61. Black-Headed Cuckoo-Shrike
62. Scarlet Minivet
63. Small Minivet
64. Common lora
65. Gold-fronted Chloropsis
66. Asian Fairy Bluebird
67. Grey-Headed Bulbul
68. Black-Crested Bulbul
69. Red-Whiskered Bulbul
70. Red-Vented Bulbul
71. Yellow-Browed Bulbul
72. Indian Rufous Babbler
73. Jungle Babbler
74. Asian Brown Flycatcher
75. Asian Paradise Flycatcher
76. Black-Naped Monarch Flycatcher
77. Plain Prinia
78. Greenish Leaf Warbler
79. Large-Billed Leaf Warbler
80. Oriental Magpie-Robin
81. White-Throated Ground Thrush
82. Malabar Whistling-Thrush
83. Great Tit
84. Large Pied Wagtail
85. Pale-Billed Flowerpecker
86. Purple-Rumped Sunbird
87. Purple Sunbird
88. Loten's Sunbird
89. House Sparrow
90. Black-Throated Munia
91. Scaly-Breasted Munia
92. Black-Headed Munia

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