Friday, 23 December 2011

Destinations: Theosophical Society Gardens, Chennai

The gardens of the Theosophical Society in Chennai, India, are a pleasant and easy place to take a bird-walk in an otherwise hectic city. Birds include Orange-headed Thrush, Ashy Minivet, Yellow-billed Babbler and Black-rumped Flameback. Another highlight is a 400 year old Banyan Tree. Ask at the entrance whether cameras can be used and perhaps pay a small fee. The gardens are easily reached by taxi.  

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Wildlife: Vernal Hanging Parrot

Vernal Hanging Parrot Loriculus vernalis is a tiny (just 14cm long) agile, little parrot found in parts of India and a few other places in SE Asia. This one, living up to its name, photographed on South Andaman Island in November 2012 (Gerard Gorman).