Wednesday, October 31, 2007

ZOO GIRL

BIRD TAMILNADU







Grebes


     Little Grebe Mukkulippan

Tropicbirds

     White-tailed Tropicbird

Pelicans

     Spot-billed Pelican Kuzhai Kada

Cormorants


     Little Cormorant Chinna Neer Kagam
     Indian Cormorant Kondai Neer Kagam
     Great Cormorant Peria Neer Kagam

Darters

     Darter Pambu Thara

Bitterns, herons and egrets
Cattle Egret


     Little Egret Chinna Kokku
     Reef Heron Karai Kokku
     Grey Heron Sambal Narai
     Purple Heron Sen Narai
     Striated Heron Dhosi Kokku
     Great Egret Peria Kokku
     Intermediate Egret Vellai Kokku
     Cattle Egret Unni Kokku
     Indian Pond Heron Kuruttu Kokku
     Black-crowned Night Heron Erakokku
     Chestnut Bittern Sengurugu
     Black Bittern Karunkurugu

Storks

     Painted Stork Manjal Mooku Narai
     Asian Open-billed Stork Nathai Kuthi Narai
     Woolly-necked Stork Sengaal Narai


     Glossy Ibis Arival Mookan
     Black-headed Ibis Vellai Arival Mookkan
     Black Ibis Karuppu Arival Mookkan
     Eurasian Spoonbill Karandivayan

Flamingos

     Greater Flamingo Poo Narai

Ducks

     Lesser Whistling Duck Cheezhkai Siragi
     Comb Duck Chendu Vathu
     Cotton Teal Kulla Thara
     Gadwall Karuval Vathu
     Spot-billed Duck Pulli Mookku Vathu
     Northern Shoveler Andi Vathu
     Pintail Oosival Vathu
     Garganey Neela Chiragi
     Common Teal Kiluvai


     Black Baza Karum Kondai Vallooru
     Oriental Honey Buzzard Then Parundhu
     Black-shouldered Kite Siria Karum Parundhu
     Black Kite Kalla Parundhu
     Brahminy Kite Semparundhu
     White-tailed Sea Eagle Kadal Parundhu
     Egyptian Vulture Manjal Thirudi Kazhugu
     Indian White-backed Vulture Venn Mudhugu Kazhugu
     Red-headed Vulture Senthalai Kazhugu
     Short-toed Snake Eagle Onan Kothi Kazhugu
     Crested Serpent Eagle Paambu Parundhu
     Western Marsh Harrier Setru Poonai Parundhu
     Pallid Harrier Poonai Parundhu
     Pied Harrier Vellai Poonai Parundhu
     Shikra Valluru
     Besra Chinna Valluru
     White-eyed Buzzard Vellaikkann Vairi
     Black Eagle Karum Parundhu
     Tawny Eagle Aaalipparundhu
     Bonelli's Eagle Raasali Parundhu
     Booted Eagle Punjai Parundhu
     Rufous-bellied Eagle Perum Parundhu
     Changeable Hawk Eagle Kudumi Parundhu
     Osprey Viraal Adippan

Falcons

     Common Kestrel Sivappu Valluru
     Peregrine Falcon Pori Vallooru


     Red Spurfowl Sundang Kozhi
     Painted Spurfowl Varna Sundan Kozhi
     Grey Junglefowl Kattu Kozhi
     Indian Peafowl Neela Mayil
     Painted Francolin Varna Kowdhari
     Grey Francolin Kowdhari
     Common Quail Kaadai
     Rain Quail Karung Kaadai
     Jungle Bush Quail Pudhar Kaadai
     Painted Bush Quail Varna Kaadai

Buttonquails

     Yellow-legged Buttonquail Manjalkaal Kaadai
     Common Buttonquail Kurung Kaadai

Rails, Crakes and Coots
Purple Moorhen in Singanallur lake

     Little Crake Chinna Kaanaan Kozhi
     Slaty-legged Crake Kaanan Kozhi
     Slaty-breasted Rail Neela Maarbu Sambang Kozhi
     White-breasted Waterhen Kambul Kozhi
     Ruddy-breasted Crake Sivappu Kaanaan Kozhi
     Water Cock Thanneer Kozhi
     Purple Moorhen Neela Thazhai Kozhi
     Common Moorhen Thaazhai Kozhi
     Common Coot Naamak Kozhi

Bustards

     Lesser Florican Varagu Kozhi

Jacanas

     Pheasant-tailed Jacana Neela Vaal Ilai Kozhi
     Bronze-winged Jacana Thamarai Ilai Kozhi

Avocets and stilts

     Pied Avocet Konamookku Ullan
     Black-winged Stilt Nedungaal Ullan

Pratincoles and coursers

     Collared Pratincole Karuvalaya Tholkuruvi
     Little Pratincole Chinna Tholkuruvi
     Indian Courser Kal Kuruvi

Plovers and lapwings

     Pacific Golden Plover Kalporukki Uppukkothi
     Little Ringed Plover Pattani Uppukkothi
     Lesser Sand Plover Manal Nira Uppukkothi
     Crab Plover Nandu Thinni
     Great Stone Plover Musal Kinnathi
     Yellow-wattled Lapwing Sivappu Mookku Aalkatti
     Red-wattled Lapwing Sivappu Mookku Aalkatti

Sandpipers and allies

     Marsh Sandpiper Chinna Pachai Kaali
     Green Sandpiper Aatru Ullan
     Wood Sandpiper Pori Ullan
     Terek Sandpiper Terek Ullan
     Common Sandpiper Ullan
     Curlew Sandpiper Curlew Ullan
     Broad-billed Sandpiper Agandra Alagu Ullan
     Ruff Pedhai Ullan
     Ruddy Turnstone Kalthiruppi Ullan
     Little Stint Kosu Ullan
     Temminck's Stint Pachai Kaal Kosu Ullan
     Common Redshank Pavazha Kaali
     Common Greenshank Pachai Kaali
     Eurasian Woodcock Malai Mookkan
     Red-necked Phalarope Chengazhuthu Ullan
     Black-tailed Godwit Karuvaal Mukkan

Snipes and Curlew

     Greater Painted Snipe Mayil Ullan
     Common Snipe Visirivaal Ullan
     Jack Snipe Korai Ullan
     Whimbrel Kottan
     Eurasian Curlew Peria Kottan
     Stone Curlew Kankiledi

Gulls

     Brown-headed Gull Pazhuppu Thalai Kadal Kakkai

Terns

     Common Tern Aala
     Gull-billed Tern Parutha Alagu Aala
     River Tern Aatru Aala
     Black-bellied Tern Karuppu Vayitru Aala
     Whiskered Tern Meesai Aala

Sandgrouses

     Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Kal Kowdhari
     Painted Sandgrouse Varna Kowdhari

Doves and Pigeons
Eurasian Collared Dove in Nilgiris

     Blue Rock Pigeon Mada Pura
     Nilgiri Wood Pigeon Nilagiri Kattu Pura
     Little Brown Dove Chinna Thavittu Pura
     Spotted Dove Pulli Pura
     Red Turtle Dove Thavittu Pura
     Eurasian Collared Dove Kalli Pura
     Emerald Dove Pancha Varna Pura
     Pompadour Green Pigeon Sambal Netri Pura
     Yellow-footed Green Pigeon Pachai Pura
     Green Imperial Pigeon Peria Pachai Pura
     Mountain Imperial Pigeon Mandhi Pura

Parrots and Parakeets

     Vernal Hanging Parrot Kuttai Kili
     Alexandrine Parakeet Peria Pachai Kili
     Rose-ringed Parakeet Senthaar Pynkili
     Plum-headed Parakeet Senthalai Kili
     Blue-winged Parakeet

Cuckoos
Blue-faced Malkoha pictured in Singanallur Lake, Coimbatore

     Jacobin Cuckoo Sudalai Kuyil
     Red-winged Crested Cuckoo Sevviragu Kondai Kuyil
     Brainfever Bird Akka Kuyil
     Indian Cuckoo Kuyil
     Banded Bay Cuckoo Senkkuyil
     Indian Plaintive Cuckoo Chakkalathi Kuyil
     Drongo Cuckoo Karichan Kuyil
     Asian Koel Kokilam
     Blue-faced Malkoha Pachai Vayan
     Sirkeer Malkoha Chevvaayan
     Greater Coucal Shenbagam

Barn Owls

     Barn Owl Koogai Andhai

Typical owls

     Collared Scops Owl Pattai Kazhuthu Chinna Aandhai
     Eurasian Eagle Owl Komban Aandhai
     Forest Eagle Owl Kattu Aaandhai
     Brown Fish Owl Poomar Andhai
     Mottled Wood Owl Pooripulli Aandhai
     Jungle Owlet Chinna Kattu Aandhai
     Spotted Owlet Pulli Aandhai
     Brown Hawk Owl Vettaikara Aandhai
     Short-eared owl Kuttai Kaadhu Aandhai

Nightjars

     Indian Jungle Nightjar Kattu Pakki
     Jerdon's Nightjar Neendavaal Pakki
     Indian Nightjar Chinna Pakki

Swifts

     Indian Edible-nest Swiftlet Chinna Uzhavaran
     Needletail Swift Mulwall Uzhavaran
     Asian Palm Swift Panai Uzhavaran
     Alpine Swift Malai Uzhavaran
     House Swift Nattu Uzhavaran
     Crested Treeswift Kondai Uzhavaran

Trogons
Malabar Trogon photographed in Anaimalai hills

     Malabar Trogon Theekakkai

Kingfishers

     Small Blue Kingfisher Siraal Meenkothi
     Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher Chinna Meenkothi
     Stork-billed Kingfisher Peria Alagu Meenkothi
     White-throated Kingfisher Venthondai Meenkothi
     Black-capped Kingfisher Karunthalai Meenkothi
     Pied Kingfisher Karuppu Vellai Meenkothi

Bee-eaters
Chestnut-headed Bee-eater in Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary
Green Bee-eater in Coimbatore

     Blue-bearded Bee-eater Kattu Panchuruttan
     Green Bee-eater Pachai Panchuruttan
     Blue-tailed Bee-eater Neelawal Panchuruttan
     Chestnut-headed Bee-eater Chenthalai Panchuruttan

Rollers and Hoopoe

     Indian Roller Panangadai
     Broad-billed Roller Parurha Alagu Panangadai
     Hoopoe Kondalathi

Hornbills
Great Hornbill perched on a Mesua tree at Valparai

     Malabar Grey Hornbill Ottrai Iruvaayan
     Indian Grey Hornbill Saambal Iruvaayan
     Malabar Pied Hornbill Karuppu Vellai Iruvaayan
     Great Pied Hornbill Peria Karuppu Vellai Iruvaayan

Barbets

     Brown-headed Barbet Kattu Pachai Kukkuruvaan
     White-cheeked Barbet Chinna Kukkuruvaan
     Coppersmith Barbet Chemmarbu Kukkuruvaan

Woodpeckers

     Speckled Piculet Pulli Maram Kothi
     Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker Sinna Maram Kothi
     Yellow-crowned Woodpecker Manjal Netri Maram Kothi
     Rufous Woodpecker Karum Sivappu Maram Kothi
     Lesser Yellownape Manjal Pidari Maram Kothi
     Streak-throated Woodpecker Sethil Vayitru Maram Kothi
     Golden-backed Woodpecker Merkathia Ponmudhugu Maram kothi
     Lesser Golden-backed Woodpecker Ponmudhugu Maram Kothi
     Greater Flameback Peria Ponmudhugu Maram Kothi
     Heart-spotted Woodpecker Karumpulli Maram Kothi

Pitta and Larks

     Indian Pitta Thottakkallan
     Indian Bushlark Sivappu Irakkai Vaanambadi
     Jerdon's Bushlark Pudhar Vaanambadi
     Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark Sambalthalai Vaanambadi
     Rufous-tailed Lark Sigappuvaal Vanambai
     Malabar Crested Lark Kondai Vaanambadi
     Oriental Skylark Chinna Vaanambadi

Swallows and martins

     Dusky Crag Martin Paarai Thagaivilaan
     Barn Swallow Thagaivilaan
     Pacific Swallow Nattu Thagaivilaan
     Wire-tailed Swallow Kambiwall Thagaivilaan
     Red-rumped Swallow Sivappu Pitta Thagaivilaan
     Streak-throated Swallow Chinna Thagaivilaan

Wagtails and pipits

     White Wagtail Vellai Vaalatti
     Forest Wagtail Kodikkaal Vaalatti
     Large Pied Wagtail Karuppu Vellai Vaalatti
     Grey Wagtail Karum Saambal Vaalatti
     Paddyfield Pipit Vayal Nettai Kaali
     Richard's Pipit Richard Nettai Kaali
     Nilgiri Pipit Nilgiri Nettai Kaali

Cuckoo-shrikes

     Large Cuckoo-shrike Kuyil Keechaan
     Black-headed Cuckoo-shrike Karunthalai Kuyil Keechaan
     Small Minivet Chinna Min Chittu
     Scarlet Minivet Min Chittu
     White-bellied Minivet

Bulbuls

     Grey-headed Bulbul Sambalthaalai Chinnaan
     Black-crested Bulbul Chenthondai Chinnaan
     Red-whiskered Bulbul Sivappu Meesai Chinnaan
     Red-vented Bulbul Chinnaan
     Yellow-throated Bulbul Manjal Thondai Chinnaan
     White-browed Bulbul Venpuruva Chinnaan
     Yellow-browed Bulbul Manjal Puruva Chinnaan
     Black Bulbul Karuppu Chinnaan
     Common Iora Manja Chittu
     Golden-fronted Leafbird Pachai Chittu
     Asian Fairy Bluebird Neelachittu

Thrushes and allies

     Blue-capped Rock-thrush Neelthalai Poong Kuruvi
     Blue Rock Thrush Neela Poong Kuruvi
     Malabar Whistling Thrush Seegaar Poong Kuruvi
     Orange-headed Thrush Senthalai Poong Kuruvi
     Scaly Thrush Nilagiri Poong Kuruvi
     Eurasian Blackbird Malai Chittaan
     White-bellied Shortwing Kuttai Irakkayan
     Bluethroat Neelakantan
     Oriental Magpie Robin Karuppu Vellai Kuruvi
     White-rumped Shama Isaipaadum Shama

Cisticola and allies

     Golden-headed Cisticola Chenthalai Kadhirkuruvi
     Zitting Cisticola Karungottu Kadhirkuruvi
     Grey-breasted Prinia Velir Sambal Kadhirkuruvi
     Jungle Prinia Kattu Kadhirkuruvi
     Ashy Prinia Saambal Kadhirkuruvi
     Plain Prinia Kadhirkuruvi

Old World Warblers

     Grasshopper Warbler Thathukili Kadhirkuruvi
     Paddyfield Warbler Vayal Kadhirkuruvi
     Blyth's Reed Warbler Blyth Naanal Kadhirkuruvi
     Clamorous Reed-warbler Naanal Kadhirkuruvi
     Booted Warbler Mara Kadhirkuruvi
     Greenish Warbler Pachai Kadhirkuruvi
     Common Tailorbird Thaiyal Chittu

Old World Flycatchers


     Brown-breasted Flycatcher Pazhuppu Marbu Eeppidippan
     Red-throated Flycatcher Chenthondai Eeppidippan
     Black-and-orange Flycatcher Karuppu Orange Eeppidippan
     Nilgiri Flycatcher Nilagiri Eeppidippan
     White-bellied Blue Flycatcher Vellai Vayitru Neela Eeppidippan
     Blue-throated Flycatcher Neelathondai Eeppidippan
     Tickell's Blue Flycatcher Ticklell Neela Eeppidippan
     Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher Sambal Thalai Eeppidippan
     Asian Paradise Flycatcher Arasawal Eppidippan
     Black-naped Monarch Karumpidari Neela Eeppidippan
     White-throated Fantail Venthondai Visirival Eeppidippan
     White-browed Fantail Flycatcher Venpuruva Visirivall Eeppidippan
     Indian Robin Karunchittu
     Common Stonechat Kalkuruvi
     Pied Bushchat Karuppu Vellai Pudhar Chittu

Babblers


     Wynaad Laughingthrush Wayanattu Chirippan
     Nilgiri Laughingthrush Nilagiri Chirippan
     Kerala Laughingthrush Venbaru Sirippan
     Indian Scimitar Babbler Valaindha Alagu Silamban
     Tawny-bellied Babbler Venthondai SIlamban
     Dark-fronted Babbler Karunthalai Silamban
     Yellow-eyed Babbler Manjalkan Silamban
     Yellow-billed Babbler
     Common Babbler Thavittu Silamban
     Large Grey Babbler Peria Sambal Silamban
     Rufous Babbler Karunchivappu Silamban
     Jungle Babbler Kattu Silamban
     White-headed Babbler Venthalai Silamban
     Brown-cheeked Fulvetta Kalakalappan Silamban

Titmice

     Great Tit Pattani Kuruvi
     Black-lored Yellow Tit Manjal Kan Pattani Kuruvi

Nuthatches

     Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch Sembazhuppu Vayitru Pasaiyeduppan
     Velvet-fronted Nuthatch Velvet Netri Pasaiyeduppan

Sunbirds and Spiderhunters

     Purple-rumped Sunbird Oodha Pitta Thenchittu
     Small Sunbird Chinna Thenchittu
     Purple Sunbird Oodha Thenchittu
     Loten's Sunbird Lotun Thenchittu
     Little Spiderhunter Chinna Silanthi Pidippan

Flowerpeckers

     Thick-billed Flowerpecker Parutha Alagu Malar Kothi
     Tickell's Flowerpecker Tickell Malar Kothi
     Plain Flowerpecker

White-eyes

     Oriental White-eye Vellai Kanni

Old World orioles

     Golden Oriole Maangkuil
     Black-headed Oriole Karunthalai Maangkuil

Shrikes

     Bar-winged Flycatcher-shrike Karuppu Vellai Keechaan
     Brown Shrike Pazhuppu Keechaan
     Bay-backed Shrike Karunchivappu Mudhugu Keechaan
     Rufous-backed Shrike Chemmudhugu Keechaan

Woodshrikes

     Common Woodshrike Kattu Keechaan

Drongos

     Black Drongo Karung Karichaan
     Ashy Drongo Karichaan
     White-bellied Drongo Vellai Vayitru Karichaan
     Bronzed Drongo Karumpachai Karichaan
     Spangled Drongo Kondai Karichaan
     Greater Racket-tailed Drongo Thuduppu Vaal Karichaan

Woodswallows

     Ashy Woodswallow Sambal Thangaivilaan

Crows and Treepies

     Indian Treepie Vaal Kakkai
     White-bellied Treepie Vellai Vayitru Vaal Kaakkai
     House Crow Kakkai
     Jungle Crow Andam Kakkai

Starlings


     Chestnut-tailed Starling Sambalthalai Naganavaai
     Brahminy Starling Karunkondai Naganavaai
     Rosy Starling Chollakkuruvi
     Common Myna Naganavaai
     Jungle Myna Kattu Naganavaai
     Southern Hill Myna Malai Naganavaai

Weavers

     Streaked Weaver Karungeetru Thookkanam
     Baya Weaver Tookanag Kuruvi

Buntings

     Red-headed Bunting Kattu Chenthalayan

Finches

     Common Rosefinch Koombalagan

Waxbills and allies

     Red Munia Sivappu Chillai
     White-throated Munia Venthondai Chillai
     White-rumped Munia Venmudhugu Munia
     Black-throated Munia Karunthondai Chillai
     Spotted Munia Pulli Chillai
     Black-headed Munia Karunthalai Chillai

Sparrows

     House Sparrow Chittu
     Yellow-throated Sparrow Manjal Thondai Chittu

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder


The Young Birder’s Guide to Birds of Eastern North America (Peterson Field Guides)

Snowy Owls: Who Are They?


Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America

Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North America (Peterson Field Guide Series)

Birds of East Asia: China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Russia (Princeton Field Guides)

Birds of Eastern Africa: Updated Edition (Princeton Illustrated Checklists)

Birds of Southern Africa

Hummingbirds of North America: Attracting, Feeding, and Photographing


The Arizona Breeding Bird Atlas

Birding Illinois

Atlas Of The Breeding Birds Of Nevada

Watchable Birds of the Black Hills, Badlands And Northern Great Plains (Watchable Birds)

Where the Birds are in Northeast Spain


How and Why Species Multiply: The Radiation of Darwin’s Finches (Princeton Series in Evolutionary Biology)

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Birds



Peterson Reference Guides: Gulls of the Americas (The Peterson Reference Guide Series)

A Photographic Guide to North American Raptors


Lars Jonsson’s Birds: Paintings from a Near Horizon

Kingbird Highway: The Biggest Year in the Life of an Extreme Birder

Pete Dunne on Bird Watching : The How-to, Where-to, and When-to of Birding

Golden Wings, and Other Stories About Birders and Birding
The Wind Masters: The Lives of North American Birds of Prey
Pete Dunne’s Essential Field Guide Companion: A Comprehensive Resource for Identifying North American Birds
Good Birders Don’t Wear White: 50 Tips From North America’s Top Birders

Tales of a Low-Rent Birder
More Tales of a Low-Rent Birder
Small-headed Flycatcher. Seen Yesterday. He Didn’t Leave His Name.: and other stories
The Feather Quest: A North American Birder’s Year
Letters From Eden: A Year at Home, in the Woods
Birdwatcher: The Life of Roger Tory Peterson

Roger Tory Peterson: A Biography (Mildred Wyatt-Wold Series in Ornithology)

Corvus: A Life with Birds

Birds in Flight: The Art and Science of How Birds Fly

Shorebirds: Beautiful Beachcombers

THE BLAST

CHENDA

Friday, October 19, 2007

K.S.E.B METER READING

PIN CODE - FIRST TWO DIGITS

    11 - Delhi
    12 - 13 Haryana
    14 - 16 Punjab
    17 - Himachal Pradesh
    18 - 19 Jammu & Kashmir
    20 - 28 Uttar Pradesh
    30 - 34 Rajasthan
    36 - 39 Gujarat
    40 - 44 Maharashtra
    45 - 48 Madhya Pradesh
    49 - Chhattisgarh
    50 - 53 Andhra Pradesh
    56 - 59 Karnataka
    60 - 64 Tamil Nadu
    67 - 69 Kerala
    682- Lakshadweep
    70 - 74 West Bengal
    744- Andaman & Nicobar
    75 - 77 Orissa
    78 - Assam
    79 - Arunachal Pradesh
    79 - Manipur
    79 - Meghalaya
    79 - Mizoram
    79 - Nagaland
    79 - Tripura
    80 - 85 Bihar
    80 - 83, 92 Jharkhand

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

MENTAL HOSPITAL NEAR MANANTHAVADY

One friend asked this.mental hospital near mananthavady is louise mount hospital at chennalode - thariode ,about 25 km from mananthavady.psychiatry unit is available at district hospital - mananthavady.Vincent Giri hospital mananthavady has a psychiatry unit.P.H.C Appappara has a mental health camp once in a month.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

MADIKERI TOURIST PLACES


    Abbi Falls
    Omkareshwara temple
    Talakauvery

    Tibetian Temple
    Dubare
    Harangi dam
    Mallali Falls.


    Chelavara Falls
    Tadiandamol trek

        Abbi Falls
        Irpu Falls
        Chelavara Falls
        Mallali Falls

    Talakauvery
    Tibetian Temple
    Omkareshwara temple



 

Tadiandamol trek
    Pushpagiri Trek
    Dubare

Abbey Falls
Bhagamandala
Chelavara Falls
Dubare
Gadhige (Rajas'tombs)
Golden Temple
Harangi Dam
Irpu Falls
Mallali Falls
Madikeri Fort
Nagarhole National Park
Nisargadama
Omkareshwara Temple
Pushpagiri Hill
Raja seat
Talakaveri   
Tadiandamol


TIGER SPOTTING - SUNDARBANS


KERALA PEACOCK