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June 12, 2013

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Virajpet (Google, OSM)

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A curious looking bug..More info would be appreciated..

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May 30, 2013

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It is found in tropical moist evergreen and deciduous forests, and coffee plantations with a natural canopy cover. It can be found in tree holes between two and four metres above ground level (Inger et al. 1984), and in the leaf-litter substrate. It may also be found in abandoned eucalyptus plantations close to forest. It presumably breeds by larval development, like other members of its genus, but it is not known whether or not it requires waterbodies for breeding.

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Chunam Tree Frog Polypedates maculatus

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June 2, 2013

Place

Betoli (Google, OSM)

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Indian Tree Frog vocalising..Its only been a couple of days since the rains have kicked in,the frogs have already arrived!Augurs well for the season ahead :)

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Malabar Gliding Frog Rhacophorus malabaricus

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February 15, 2013

Place

Virajpet (Google, OSM)

Description

It is an arboreal species of tropical moist evergreen forest, deciduous forest, secondary (disturbed) forest and coffee plantations. It is present in the lower canopy and understorey levels of the forest. It breeds in vegetation overhanging ponds, and the tadpoles develop in the pools.

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December 12, 2012

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virajpet (Google, OSM)

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If not for the eyes almost impossible to locate this!

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December 12, 2012

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Virajpet (Google, OSM)

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Beddome's Leaping Frog (Indirana beddomii) is a species of frog found in the Western Ghats. They are usually detected by the long leaps as the flush from the ground when disturbed. The species is named after the naturalist Richard Henry Beddome.

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December 17, 2012

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Virajpet (Google, OSM)

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The blue-eyed bush frog (Philautus neelanethrus) is a small, distinctive frog which gains its common name from the bright blue ring running around the edge of its protruding, golden eyes. Its scientific name, neelanthrus, means ‘blue eyes’ in Sanskrit, a historical local dialect (2).

The skin of the blue-eyed bush frog varies between yellow and cream and there are brown dots and blotches on the upperside of the body, indicating areas of granulation which can differ in intensity between individuals. The skin on the underside of the body has round, white blotches and is also granulated. The skin on the wide head of the blue-eyed bush frog features circular brown spots, and the snout is pointed and protrudes forward beyond the mouth (2).

The colouration of the male blue-eyed bush frog becomes more yellow and vivid during the breeding season. The female blue-eyed bush frog is likely to be slightly larger than the male (2).

Vocalisations are made by the blue-eyed bush frog during the breeding season, using the unpigmented vocal sac in the throat. Calls usually begin as a shrill ‘treek’ and are followed by a recurring ‘tink’ note (2).

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November 28, 2012

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True to its name,this froggy proved tricky to ID..The female is a brilliant green with little resemblance to the male.. Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is estimated to be 7,204 km2, it is known from three threat-defined locations and its population is considered to be severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat in the Western Ghats of India Thanks Vipin Baliga for the ID :-)

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winged gliding frog Rhacophorus lateralis

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November 13, 2012

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Rhacophorus lateralis is an endangered species of Rhacophorid tree frog endemic to the Western Ghats in South India. Its natural habitats is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, intermittent freshwater marshes and plantations

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Dusky Torrent Frog Micrixalus fuscus

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November 10, 2012

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The Dusky torrent frog (Micrixalus fuscus) is a species of small frog found in dense forested hill streams in the Western Ghats of India.

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October 25, 2012

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The bronzed frog (Hylarana temporalis) is a species of true frog found in the riparian evergreen forests of the Western Ghats, India and the highlands of Southwestern Sri Lanka. They are found abundantly on or close to the ground near water. Individuals are not shy and react by jumping only when provoked

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August 14, 2012

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Virajpet (Google, OSM)

Description

A cute little Spider I bumped into one afternoon

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September 17, 2012

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A secretive frog located only by its calls amongst dense leaf litter and bushes in the coffee plantation and the sacred grove

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September 14, 2012

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Virajpet (Google, OSM)

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An ant mimic spider mimics the ant to perfection.

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September 7, 2012

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virajpet (Google, OSM)

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Another spidey with stunning colours..Was gobbling up a few flies that afternoon..

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Two-striped Telamonia Telamonia dimidiata

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September 7, 2012

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virajpet (Google, OSM)

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Never imagined Spiders could be so colorful!And whats that on her head? A football!?
Phew!Stunning,isn't she?

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August 21, 2012

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Virajpet (Google, OSM)

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Found this chap in a sacred grove..No bigger tha a couple of cms.

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August 17, 2012

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perumbadi (Google, OSM)

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Habitat shot of this Endemic species.

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August 9, 2012

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The Paris Peacock is a visual treat..Especially the hind portion,has got patches of brilliant blue..Is a surreal sight in flight! Seen here 'Dung Puddling'.

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A lush dense patch of forest adjacent to a lake-A biodiversity hotspot.

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Olive Ridley Lepidochelys olivacea

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April 15, 2012

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Bicolored Frog Clinotarsus curtipes

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July 19, 2011

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A fairly common frog here in the western ghats :-)

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March 15, 2012

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Found this rare gem by a perenial stream in a patch of evergreen forest in Coorg :-)

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