Red necked falcon

Tryst with the Red necked falcon

Red necked falcon (Falco chicquera) is a relatively small but a powerful bird of prey in the falcon family. This bird quite stands out with its chestnut, red coloured crown and nape. The moustachial stripe and the bright yellow ring around its eye are very distinct too. There are known to be two disconnected populations of Red necked falcons, one in India and the other in Africa. The Indian subspecies (Falco chicquera chicquera) is found across the plains of the Indian Subcontinent....

November 7, 2022 · 5 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

A weekend getaway to Ooty

Summer setting in, temperatures soaring, Bangalore is getting hotter by the day…. Also, with the summer holidays in, the kids are at home all day, not knowing how to spend their time, getting bored and in turn , the BPs of parents are soaring as well :) With the temperatures and the BPs on the rise, there couldn’t be a better time to take a good break…… and so we did....

March 30, 2013 · 3 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy

Birding in Masinagudi

Masinagudi, part of the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, was my destination for the past weekend. This was my first visit to the place and couldn’t have asked for a better one. Had been there with family, but as always, birding was on the agenda, it always is…..isn’t it…. :) From Wikipedia, The Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, now also declared a Tiger Reserve, lies on the northwestern side of the Nilgiri Hills (Blue Mountains), in Nilgiri District, about 150 km (93 mi) north-west of Coimbatore in the westernmost part of Tamil Nadu, on the interstate boundaries with Karnataka and Kerala states in South India....

September 13, 2012 · 2 min · Santhosh Krishnamoorthy