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Anser indicus - on a wintery morning!

Red-wattled Lapwing ( Vanellus indicus ) in flight.

 

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IUCN RED LIST STATUS: ENDANGERED;

Indische olifant

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Seen in 'Explore~ Camera Finder~ Pentax~ K200D(Interesting)'. Thanks indeed!!

 

After a long long time indeed! Been so busy for the last few months that I hardly could log in to flickr. Hope all my flickr mates are doing great! Not sure if I'll be able to become regular again but I certainly will try to catch up.. :-)

 

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The Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus) is a goose which breeds in Central Asia in colonies of thousands near mountain lakes and winters in South Asia, as far south as peninsular India. It lays three to eight eggs at a time in a ground nest.

 

C'est l'un des oiseaux volant le plus haut. Elle a été observée à plus de 10 km d'altitude. Le rapport de sa surface alaire à son poids est légèrement supérieur à celui des autres oies, ce qui pourrait l'aider à voler plus haut1. Des études ont montré que sa respiration est plus efficace dans des conditions pauvres en oxygène et qu'elle est capable de réduire les pertes thermiques. L'hémoglobine de son sang a une plus haute affinité à l'oxygène que celle des autres oies.

Cette espèce se rencontre dans le centre de l'Asie (essentiellement en Mongolie et en Chine) où elle fréquente les lacs de haute montagne. L'oie à tête barrée est une espèce migratrice qui passe l'hiver dans le nord de l'Inde et les régions voisines.

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This is a Bronze-winged Jacana (Metopidius indicus) at Santragachi jheel, Howrah, West Bengal, INDIA.

Metopidius indicus

 

Bronze-winged Jacana, the only member of the genus Metopidius. The jacanas are a group of waders in the family Charadriidae, which are identifiable by their huge feet and claws which enable them to walk on floating vegetation in the shallow lakes that are their preferred habitat. They are found worldwide within the tropical zone.

There is a striking white eyestripe. The yellow bill extends up as a red coot-like head shield, and the legs and very long toes are grey. Young birds have brown upperparts. Their underparts are white, with a buff foreneck.

The Indian Stone-curlew or Stone Plover or Indian Thick-knee (Burhinus indicus) is a species of bird in the Burhinidae family. It is found from India and Sri Lanka to Indochina, and winters to Africa and Arabia. It isometimes considered a subspecies of the Eurasian Stone-curlew.

They are wonderfully camouflaged in this stony back ground

   

drinking much water is important these days.... ;)

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Rapang Minta Duit

Red-Wattled Lapwing, Rapang Minta Duit, Vanellus indicus

Is a kind of large Plover. Usually seen in pairs or small groups in open areas such as paddy fields, grazing paddocks and not far from waters. It built (or not really built) a nest on open areas. When a sign of danger approaching even from far, they will gives loud alarm calls. The chicks in the scrape nest lies still, and both parents will flying around with loud noise in order to attract the danger to a different direction.

Burung ini adalah sistem amaran awal kami untuk mengesan bahaya di dalam pedok seperti harimau yang menghendap ternakan lembu kami. Rapang ini bertelur di dalam pedok dan akan membuat bunyi bising dan terbang berlegar di sekeliling apabila ada haiwan lain datang dekat. “Duuittt! Duuitt! Duuitt!”, memberi namanya Rapang Minta Duit.

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elephas maximus

subspecies e.m. indicus

 

IUCN RED LIST STATUS: ENDANGERED

 

Indische olifant

éléphant indien

Indischer Elefant

 

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The White-rumped Shama (Copsychus malabaricus) is a small passerine bird of the family Muscicapidae. It was formerly classified as a member of the Thrush family, Turdidae, causing it to be commonly known as the White-rumped Shama Thrush or simply Shama Thrush.

 

Distribution

They are native to South and Southeast Asia, but have been introduced to Kaua'i, Hawai'i, in early 1931 from Malaysia (by Alexander Isenberger), and to O'ahu in 1940 (by the Hui Manu Society).[2] Their popularity as a cage bird has led to many escaped birds establishing themselves.

 

In Asia, their habitat is dense undergrowth especially in bamboo forests.[4] In Hawaii, they are common in valley forests or on the ridges of the southern Ko'olaus, and tend to nest in undergrowth or low trees of lowland broadleaf forests.

 

The nominate race is found in the Western Ghats and parts of southern India while leggei is found in Sri Lanka. Race indicus is found in the northern parts of India.[4] Race albiventris is found in the Andaman Islands, interpositus from southwester China to Myanmar, Thailand and the Mergui Archipelago. Southern China has race minor while mallopercnus is found in the Malay peninsula. Race tricolor is found in the Sumatra, Java, Banka, Belitung and Karimata islands. Race mirabilis from the Sunda Strait, melanurus from northwestern Sumatra, opisthopelus, javanus, omissus, ochroptilus, abbotti, eumesus, suavis (Borneo), nigricauda, stricklandii and barbouri are the other island forms.

 

Physical Characteristics

They typically weigh between 1 and 1.2 ounces and are around 9 to 11 inches in length. Males are glossy black with a chestnut belly and white feathers on the rump and outer tail. Females are more grayish-brown, and are typically shorter than males. Both sexes have a black bill and pink feet. Juveniles have a more grayish or brownish coloration, similar to that of the females, with a blotchy or spotted chest.

 

Behaviour

CallsThe white-rumped shama is shy and somewhat crepuscular[4] but very territorial. The territories include a male and female during the breeding season with the males defending the territory averaging 0.09 ha in size,[2] but each sex may have different territories when they are not breeding.

 

The voice of this species is rich and melodious which made them popular as cage birds in South Asia with the tradition continuing in parts of Southeast Asia. It is loud and clear, with a variety of phrases, and often mimics other birds. They also make a 'Tck' call in alarm or when foraging.[2] One of the first recordings of a bird song that was ever made was of this species. This recording was made in 1889 from a captive individual using an Edison wax cylinder by Ludwig Koch in Germany.

 

They feed on insects in the wild but in captivity feed on boiled and dried legumes with egg yolk and raw meat.

  

Breeding

In South Asia, they breed from January to September but mainly in April to June laying a clutch of four or five eggs[7] in a nest placed in the hollow of tree.[4] During courtship, males pursue the female, alight above the female, give a shrill call, and then flick and fan out their tail feathers. It is followed by a rising and falling flight pattern by both sexes. It the male is unsuccessful, the female will threaten the male, gesturing with the mouth open.

 

The nest is built by the female alone while the male stands guard.[2][8] The nests are mainly made of roots, leaves, ferns, and stems, and incubation lasts between 12 and 15 days and the nestling period averaged 12.4 days. Both adults feed the young although only the female incubates and broods.[2] The eggs are white to light aqua, with variable shades of brown blotching, and are approximately 0.7 by 0.9 inches.

 

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Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus)

The Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) is a lapwing or large plover, a wader in the family Charadriidae. It has characteristic loud alarm calls which are variously rendered as did he do it or pity to do itleading to colloquial names like the did-he-do-it bird. Usually seen in pairs or small groups not far from water but may form large flocks in the non-breeding season (winter)

 

Red-wattled Lapwings are large waders, about 35cm long (somewhat larger than a Rock Pigeon, with longer legs). The wings and back are light brown with a purple sheen, but head and chest and front part of neck are black. Prominently white patch runs between these two colours, from belly and tail, flanking the neck to the sides of crown. Short tail is tipped black. A red fleshy wattle in front of each eye, black-tipped red bill, and the long legs are yellow. In flight, prominent white wing bars formed by the white on the secondary coverts.

 

Race aigneri is slightly paler and larger than the nominate race and is found in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Indus valley. The nominate race is found all over India. The Sri Lankan race lankae is smaller and dark while atronuchalis the race in north-eastern India and eastern Bangladesh has a white cheek surrounded by black.

 

Males and females are similar in plumage but males have a 5% longer wing and tend to have a longer carpal spur. The length of the birds is 320-350mm, wing of 208-247mm with the nominate averaging 223mm, Sri Lanka 217mm. The Bill is 31-36mm and tarsus of 70-83mm. Tail length is 104-128mm

 

It usually keeps in pairs or trios in well-watered open country, ploughed fields, grazing land, and margins and dry beds of tanks and puddles. They occasionally form large flocks, ranging from 26 to 200 birds.It is also found in forest clearings around rain-filled depressions. It runs about in short spurts and dips forward obliquely (with unflexed legs) to pick up food in a typical plover manner.They are said to feed at night being especially active around the full moon. Is uncannily and ceaselessly vigilant, day or night, and is the first to detect intrusions and raise an alarm, and was therefore considered a nuisance by hunters. Flight rather slow, with deliberate flaps, but capable of remarkable agility when defending nest or being hunted by a hawk

 

 

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Kortgeleden deze Exoot gekiekt, wel erg veel geduld nodig, maar dan heb je ook een echte exoot!!

 

Hoop niet dat het vervelend wordt, want ik kon het niet laten meteen een serie te schieten.

 

De Indische gans of streepkopgans (Anser indicus) is een gans die broedt in Centraal-Azië en over de Himalaya vliegt om te overwinteren in het drasland van India (van Assam tot zuidelijk in Tamil Nadu), Noord-Birma en de wetlands van Pakistan.

Speciale aanpassingen

Deze gans is een van 's werelds hoogst vliegende vogels. De hoogst waargenomen vliegende gans, vloog op 7290m hoogte. Bij een wetenschappelijke test van de Britse universiteit van Bangor, waarbij op 91 Indische gansen een gps was bevestigd, bleek dat de meesten onder de 5500m hoogte blijven.

Omdat dit dier zo hoog over de Himalaya vliegt, heeft het een aantal bijzondere aanpassingen aan de lage luchtdruk en de koude op grote hoogte. Daardoor heeft de Indische gans een iets groter vleugeloppervlak dan andere ganzen van hetzelfde gewicht. Verder is aangetoond dat zij bij lage zuurstofgehaltes, efficiënter zuurstof kunnen opnemen. Het hemoglobine van hun bloed heeft een hogere zuurstofaffiniteit dan die van de andere ganzen. Verder zijn ze in staat om het warmteverlies te beperken.

 

Voorkomen in Europa en Nederland in het bijzonder

In Europa leeft de Indische gans als exoot sinds exemplaren uit gevangenschap zijn ontsnapt. Ook in Nederland komen Indische ganzen voor die nazaten zijn van vogels die zijn uitgezet of ontsnapt. Het eerste gedocumenteerde broedgeval in het wild vond plaats in 1977. Daarna gebeurde er weinig tot in 1986. Tussen 1986 en 1999 steeg het aantal broedparen tot 60 - 80 paar. Het gebied met de meeste broedende vogels ligt langs de Lek (rivier) tussen Hagestein en Culemborg. In de winter komen zij in een veel groter gebied binnen Nederland voor, mogelijk aangevuld met verwilderde Indische ganzen uit andere Europese landen. In het winterseizoen 2007/08 zijn in Nederland maximaal ca. 300 Indische ganzen geteld. [bron Wikipedia]

  

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Again, in my granpa's farm, I was shooting the cattle of Nelores (Bos taurus indicus) when I saw this scene. Man, I couldn't go away and not photograph, hahaha! My friend and I laughed really loud!

 

You got strong stomach? She does... :P

 

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Outra vez, na chácara do meu avô, eu estava tirando foto do rebanho de Nelores (Bos taurus indicus) quando me deparei com essa cena grotesca. Não poderia deixar passar, hahaha! Meu amigo e eu rimos muito alto com o resultado!

 

Você tem estômago forte? Ela tem... :P

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Bar-headed Geese in eveninglight,

This are really amazing animals.These guys are able to cross the Mount Everest without any extra oxygen and any extra protection against the temperatures at that height!

They fly at cruising hights of airliners which is about 30,000 feet!

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A mob of Droughtmaster cows and calves with an Angus bull what else, because the golden arches tells us so....:)

 

Droughtmaster was the name originally coined by a group of astute cattlemen in North Queensland for the breed of cattle which they developed through crossing Bos taurus and Bos indicus breeds to over come the perennial problems of drought, cattle ticks, heat, eye cancer and many other problems that reduced production and profitability.

 

With the arrival of cattle ticks into North Queensland in 1896, it became apparent that maintaining herds of British breed cattle (such as Shorthorns, Herefords and Shorthorn-Devon cross) in the harsh tropical environment was virtually unviable. Consequently, graziers began experimenting with crossbreeding.

 

In 1910 three Zebu bulls (the first Bos indicus cattle imported into the area) from the Melbourne Zoo were made available to grazier friends in the north by the Curator of the Melbourne Zoological Gardens.

 

These bulls created a strong and favourable impression on northern graziers, at a time when drought, heat, ticks and general hard times were causing severe losses in their herds of British bred cattle.

 

In 1926 a northern grazier, Mr. R. L. (Monty) Atkinson saw several descendants of the Melbourne bulls, and despite the region experiencing severe drought conditions at the time, all the Zebu-British cross cattle were in good condition.

 

He was so impressed by the descendants of the Zebu bulls from Melbourne, that he set about attempting to develop a breed which had the attributes required to withstand the severe environment of the tropics (from the Zebu), but in the right proportions to retain the benefits offered by the British breeds (Bos taurus).

 

A consignment of Brahman cattle was imported into Queensland in the early 1930's and Monty Atkinson was given access to three red half-bred Brahman bulls, which through the following years he joined to Shorthorn and Shorthorn-Devon cross females.

 

The best quarter-bred progeny were selected for retention in the breeding herd. This process was carefully carried on over the years in a 'grading-up' program.

 

During the 1940's Mr. Robert Rea of 'Kirknie', Home Hill, also commenced developing a herd suitable for the Queensland environment.

 

The Kirknie herd was started with a red half-bred Brahman bull from St. Lawrence, followed by a purebred Brahman from 'Wetherby Stud', Mt Molloy. Another astute cattleman who had a profound effect on the Droughtmaster breed was Mr. Louis Fischer of 'Daintree' north of Cooktown.

 

Those were the pioneering days, and creating a new breed was not only a great challenge, it also severely 'rocked the boat' of conventional cattle breeding, in what was a very traditional and conservative industry.

檔名File name: 白眉林鴝﹝BIRD04266﹞

英名English Name:White-browed Bush Robin

學名 Scientific Name: Tarsiger indicus formosanus

科名 Family:鶇亞科 (Family Turdidae)

中文名稱 Chinese Name:白眉林鴝【雌鳥♀】

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焦距長度Focal length﹝mm﹞:300

感光度ISO speed ratings:100

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拍攝地點 Location:

台灣 台中 大雪山國家森林遊樂區

DaSyueShan National Forest Recreation Area, Taichung , TAIWAN

身體的長度 Length of body:L 13cm

生態與分佈 Ecology :

白眉林鴝為台灣特有亞種,其外形與栗背林鴝類似,以昆蟲、植物種子及果實為主食;多單獨活動,分佈海拔 2000 公尺至3600 公尺,停棲時大多身體挺直,常棲息於樹林冠木叢、草叢地帶或其附近之林緣地帶活動,數量稀少,比較容易發現的地方是塔塔加、大雪山。

  

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The world's highest flying bird is an Asian goose that can fly up and over the Himalaya in only about eight hours. the researchers discovered that instead of flying in the early afternoon, when heat from the earth can create 12-mile-per-hour updrafts, bar-headed geese consistently fly at night or during early-morning hours, when there is actually a slight downdraft.

Another hypothesis about why the geese choose to fly over rather than around the Himalaya is that the birds have been doing so for millions of years—long before the mountains reached their current heights.

 

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Gray faced buzzard -eagle

Butastur indicus

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THIS IS NOT THE TREE MENTIONED IN THE TALE OF LORD KRISHNA & THE GOPIS.

This flower is often mistaken for Mitragyna parviflora, a tree (sometimes also mistakenly called kadamba) associated with the Indian village of Brindavan and legends of the Hindu deity Krishna. A well-known tale involves Krishna stealing the clothes of the Gopis, cow-herd girls and devotees of Krishna, then climbing up the nearest kadamba tree and making the girls retrieve their garments. Mitragyna parviflora is native to the hot, dry forests of the Brindavan area while Neolamarckia cadamba prefers moist forests and it would not survive under those conditions.

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This was known previously as;

 

Nauclea cadamba

Anthocephalus cadamba

Anthocephalus indicus

Anthocephalus. indicus var. glabrescens

Sarcocephalus cadamba

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Neolamarckia cadamba

Family Rubiaceae

Roadside Tree, South-West Ranches, Florida, USA.

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'Botany Photo Of The Day' @ Univ. Of British Columbia, Canada.

www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/potd/2011/06/neolamarckia-cada...

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For any possible confusion about the proper nomenclature of this plant, please check the following references;

 

Flowers Of India

www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Kadam.html

 

Kew Gardens, England

www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-133819

 

Wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neolamarckia_cadamba

 

USDA

plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=NECA7

 

ARS-GRIN

www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?410705

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The sounds of lapwings resembles an agitatated and penetrating "Did he do it?

 

These are the red-wattled lapwings (Vanellus indicus) with black cap and breast, red bill with black tip and yellow legs, a widespread resident of the Indian subcontinent.

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The Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) is a lapwing or large plover, a wader in the family Charadriidae. It has characteristic loud alarm calls which are variously rendered as did he do it or pity to do itleading to colloquial names like the did-he-do-it bird. Usually seen in pairs or small groups not far from water but may form large flocks in the non-breeding season (winter)

 

Red-wattled Lapwings are large waders, about 35cm long (somewhat larger than a Rock Pigeon, with longer legs). The wings and back are light brown with a purple sheen, but head and chest and front part of neck are black. Prominently white patch runs between these two colours, from belly and tail, flanking the neck to the sides of crown. Short tail is tipped black. A red fleshy wattle in front of each eye, black-tipped red bill, and the long legs are yellow. In flight, prominent white wing bars formed by the white on the secondary coverts.

 

Race aigneri is slightly paler and larger than the nominate race and is found in Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Indus valley. The nominate race is found all over India. The Sri Lankan race lankae is smaller and dark while atronuchalis the race in north-eastern India and eastern Bangladesh has a white cheek surrounded by black.

 

Males and females are similar in plumage but males have a 5% longer wing and tend to have a longer carpal spur. The length of the birds is 320-350mm, wing of 208-247mm with the nominate averaging 223mm, Sri Lanka 217mm. The Bill is 31-36mm and tarsus of 70-83mm. Tail length is 104-128mm

 

It usually keeps in pairs or trios in well-watered open country, ploughed fields, grazing land, and margins and dry beds of tanks and puddles. They occasionally form large flocks, ranging from 26 to 200 birds.It is also found in forest clearings around rain-filled depressions. It runs about in short spurts and dips forward obliquely (with unflexed legs) to pick up food in a typical plover manner.They are said to feed at night being especially active around the full moon. Is uncannily and ceaselessly vigilant, day or night, and is the first to detect intrusions and raise an alarm, and was therefore considered a nuisance by hunters. Flight rather slow, with deliberate flaps, but capable of remarkable agility when defending nest or being hunted by a hawk.

Cape Sainte Marie (Tanjona Vohimena) is and the southernmost point of Madagascar in the Androy region. This is where the two oceans meet: the Indian Ocean and the Mozambique Channel. A functional lighthouse dominates this windswept sea that will have no other shore the Southern Lands and South Pole. It is also the location of the Cap Saint Marie Special Reserve, a nature reserve which occupies most of the cape and was created in 1962.

 

The zebu (Bos indicus), Malagasy cattle, is an important feature of Malagasy. Madagascar has nearly as many zebus than people. They are synonymous with wealth and it is not unusual to see huge herds in the South and West regions of the island. For some ethnic groups, such as Bara, steal a zebu is a sign of courage and strength.

 

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Gray faced buzzard eagle

(Butastur indicus)

Location: Kin, Okinawa

high in the sky !

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Aythya australis-The Hardhead, ( White-eyed Duck) found in Australia. particularly near the coasts. Both male and female are a fairly uniform chocolate-brown above, with rufous flanks and white undersides .The trailing edges and almost the entire underside of the wings are white. In the male, the eyes are a striking white, in the female, brown.

Réalisée le 21 novembre 2014 au Parc National de Bundala, Sri Lanka.

 

Made on November, 21rst / 2014 at the Bundala NP, Sri Lanka.

The Asian or Asiatic elephant (Elephas maximus) is the only living species of the genus Elephas and is distributed in Southeast Asia from India in the west to Borneo in the east. Three subspecies are recognized—Elephas maximus maximus from Sri Lanka, the Indian elephant or E. m. indicus from mainland Asia, and E. m. sumatranus from the island of Sumatra. Asian elephants are the largest living land animals in Asia.

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