The raider and the myna

While ambling along the backwaters, winding through the magical mangroves of Sundarbans, we moved past a dry stump of a tree. Something caught our eyes. There was something, like a tail, dangling down from the top of it. There also seemed to be a lot of commotion among a flock of jungle mynas close by. They were vigorously calling and flying around the same tree stump. We were sure that something was up and turned our boat towards it....

September 7, 2017 · 3 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Southern Flying Lizard

Southern Flying Lizard, more commonly known as the Draco, are amazing reptiles found across the Western Ghats and other hill forests of southern India. They have this unique ability to glide from tree to tree , something akin to flying, thus getting their name. They are most commonly seen climbing up on tree trunks amidst something like the arecanut plantations. A Draco’s day begins just as the light of morning sun starts streaming in through the canopy....

May 28, 2015 · 3 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy