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Frogs and Toads Order Anura

Observer

bijoy

Date

March 18, 2016 07:13 PM IST

Place

Madikeri, Madikeri, Karnataka, IN (Google, OSM)
Fungi

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Fungi including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

Observer

bijoy

Date

March 19, 2016 10:25 AM IST

Place

Madikeri, Madikeri, Karnataka, IN (Google, OSM)

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Giant Huntsman Spiders Genus Heteropoda

Observer

bijoy

Date

March 20, 2016 11:37 AM IST

Place

Madikeri, Madikeri, Karnataka, IN (Google, OSM)

Description

Common in the house

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Ghatophryne ornata

Observer

karthikak2

Date

October 26, 2014 07:31 PM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A rare encounter

A rare and endangered species of toad endemic to the southern Western Ghats. There are two morphs of this species. The more common of the two is jet black with bright yellow spot on the upper side and red patch in the underside.

This particular specimen is even rarer than the brightly colored morph. I was fortunate enough to see this rare specimen and document it. This was shot in pitch dark with external flash!!

This is one of the poses I like from these tiny gems. The head raised high, with perfectly placed hands!! Just amazing.

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Narycius opalus

Observer

karthikak2

Date

October 3, 2014 11:38 AM HST

Place

virajpet (Google, OSM)

Description

A shoot tip or an insect!!

During a walk in the thick forest of western ghats, one of the shoot tip of a plant on the path caught my attention which made me take a second look. The shoot tip i thought was actually this flower chafer, a male Narycius opalus, a in the tribe Cetoniini in the familiy Scarabaeidae. The genus Narycius only consists of this single species which is endemic in the Western Ghats.
It guess it was mimicking the shoot tip. Shot in very low light conditions!

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Pedostibes tuberculosus

Observer

karthikak2

Date

May 24, 2015 09:15 PM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A malabar tree toad (Pedostibes tuberculosus) hanging from a twig next to a stream in a remote place in southern Karnataka.

My first encounter with this endangered and endemic toad species from Western Ghats. I got to see more than 10 individuals within 100 meter radius. All were males. Calling out loud to attract the females. Females were nowhere to be seen. I feel this pre monsoon showers were not just enough to bring out the females not just in this species but other species of frogs that i came across.
And the monsoon magic has started!!

More to come :)

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Southern Bronzeback Dendrelaphis grandoculis

Observer

karthikak2

Date

August 13, 2015

Place

virajpet (Google, OSM)

Description

It was a cool sunny day.
The forest floor had little bit of moisture from the rains a week back. As we walked along the path filled with leaf litter, one of my accomplice stopped and said, a snake! over there! It was an endemic species of tree snake. It was right in front of us, a few feet from us. It was stunned like a statue, it was not moving. Its entire body was flat. It had transformed into a dry stick. I went close without making sudden movements and took some images.
And from no where a frog jumped across the snake, the snake's head turned towards it. Then we thought there might be some drama. The frog leaped again and went further, the snake started chasing it, but before we could spot the frog and snake, both had disappeared into the leaf litter.
The snake would have had his meal for sure!! The perfect camouflage and its silent movement made us loose the sight!

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Kannan Caecilian Uraeotyphlus narayani

Observer

karthikak2

Date

October 7, 2015 07:26 AM IST

Place

12.0946..., 75.8204... (Google, OSM)

Description

Long and legless but not a snake!!

The place was not wet as it is supposed to be in this time of the year. We started exploring the forest floor. The leaves were almost dry with very little moisture. I started to look under the rocks and logs, only to find lots of termites and ants. One of the log was free of ants and termites, i knew there would be something but never thought i would see a caecilian. It was very calm and not moving. I had never seen a caecilian so calm. After documenting, left him under the same log under which he was found.
Most of the caecilians that i have come across is during night and in streams. Earlier in july i came across 2 caecilian larvae in Agumbe in morning, in a small rain fed stream. They were very fast and were moving upstream. And a few adults in Amboli at night in streams. This was my first caecilian in this part of coorg!! Better version here
http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayimage.php?id=542392

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Anil's Bush Frog Raorchestes anili

Observer

karthikak2

Date

October 6, 2015 11:20 PM IST

Place

Kodagu, IN-KA, IN (Google, OSM)

Description

And the show began!
Anil's bush frog - Raorchestes anili | Coorg
The most beautiful specimen of this species that i have come across till now.
He was on a tree at about 5 feet, calling out loudly. It took me a while to spot this guy. He seemed to be camera shy, always trying to face away from camera.While i was taking some record shots and it started to rain, then all of a sudden he was not there on the tree!!
He was on this broad leaf that was a perfect stage for him.Then on he was least bothered about my presence, even the sudden movement of to leaf due to the wind didn't bother him.

http://www.indianaturewatch.net/displayimage.php?id=539603

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Polka Dot Plant Hypoestes phyllostachya

Observer

csparr

Date

August 11, 2012 06:08 PM EDT

Place

Madikeri, Karnataka, India (Google, OSM)

Description

Rainforest Retreat at Mojo Plantation, near Madikeri, Coorg, Karnata, 12 August 2012

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What

Plants Kingdom Plantae

Observer

csparr

Date

August 11, 2012 06:31 PM EDT

Place

Madikeri, Karnataka, India (Google, OSM)

Description

Rainforest Retreat at Mojo Plantation, near Madikeri, Coorg, Karnata, 12 August 2012

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Ferns Phylum Pteridophyta

Observer

csparr

Date

August 11, 2012 06:34 PM EDT

Place

Madikeri, Karnataka, India (Google, OSM)

Description

Rainforest Retreat at Mojo Plantation, near Madikeri, Coorg, Karnata, 12 August 2012

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Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

csparr

Date

August 11, 2012 06:39 PM EDT

Place

Madikeri, Karnataka, India (Google, OSM)

Description

Rainforest Retreat at Mojo Plantation, near Madikeri, Coorg, Karnata, 12 August 2012

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Coffee Coffea arabica

Observer

csparr

Date

August 12, 2012 08:17 AM EDT

Place

Kalooru, Karnataka, India (Google, OSM)

Description

Rainforest Retreat at Mojo Plantation, near Madikeri, Coorg, Karnata, 12 August 2012

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Sunflower Family Family Asteraceae

Observer

csparr

Date

August 12, 2012 11:40 AM EDT

Place

Kalooru, Karnataka, India (Google, OSM)

Description

Rainforest Retreat at Mojo Plantation, near Madikeri, Coorg, Karnata, 12 August 2012

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Genus Gloriosa

Observer

csparr

Date

August 12, 2012 12:05 PM EDT

Place

Kalooru, Karnataka, India (Google, OSM)

Description

Rainforest Retreat at Mojo Plantation, near Madikeri, Coorg, Karnata, 12 August 2012

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

csparr

Date

August 12, 2012 01:03 PM EDT

Place

Kalooru, Karnataka, India (Google, OSM)

Description

Rainforest Retreat at Mojo Plantation, near Madikeri, Coorg, Karnata, 12 August 2012

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Butterflies Superfamily Papilionoidea

Observer

csparr

Date

August 12, 2012 01:04 PM EDT

Place

Kalooru, Karnataka, India (Google, OSM)

Description

Rainforest Retreat at Mojo Plantation, near Madikeri, Coorg, Karnata, 12 August 2012

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Butterflies Superfamily Papilionoidea

Observer

csparr

Date

August 12, 2012 01:06 PM EDT

Place

Kalooru, Karnataka, India (Google, OSM)

Description

Rainforest Retreat at Mojo Plantation, near Madikeri, Coorg, Karnata, 12 August 2012

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

csparr

Date

August 12, 2012 01:09 PM EDT

Place

Kalooru, Karnataka, India (Google, OSM)

Description

Rainforest Retreat at Mojo Plantation, near Madikeri, Coorg, Karnata, 12 August 2012

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What

Genus Arthrosphaera

Observer

csparr

Date

August 12, 2012 02:46 PM EDT

Place

Kalooru, Karnataka, India (Google, OSM)

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Lemon Citrus × limon

Observer

csparr

Date

August 13, 2012 09:52 AM EDT

Place

Kalooru, Karnataka, India (Google, OSM)

Description

Coorg, near Madikeri, Rainforest Retreat at Mojo Plantation

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Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

csparr

Date

August 13, 2012 03:55 PM EDT

Place

Sampaje, Karnataka, India (Google, OSM)

Description

Growing in a scrubby, open area on the plantation where land is used to generate vegetation for processing as fertilizer.

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Flowering Plants Phylum Magnoliophyta

Observer

csparr

Date

August 13, 2012 03:55 PM EDT

Place

Sampaje, Karnataka, India (Google, OSM)

Description

The local name (in English) because it likes to take over.

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Millipedes Class Diplopoda

Observer

chetan_gharat

Date

May 15, 2015

Place

Coorg, Karnataka, India (Google, OSM)

Description

This Millipede is captured at Coorg, Karnataka, India. Millipedes are arthropods in the class Diplopoda characterised by having two pairs of jointed legs on most body segments. Each double-legged segment is a result of two single segments fused together as one.
Scientific name: Diplopoda
Rank: Class
Higher classification: Myriapoda

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Skippers Family Hesperiidae

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

April 26, 2015

Place

Harihara, Karnataka (Google, OSM)

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Lizards and Snakes Order Squamata

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

April 26, 2015

Place

Harihara, Karnataka (Google, OSM)

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Gossamer-winged Butterflies Family Lycaenidae

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

April 26, 2015

Place

Harihara, Karnataka (Google, OSM)

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Joker Byblia ilithyia

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

April 26, 2015

Place

Harihara, Karnataka (Google, OSM)

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What

Something...

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

April 26, 2015

Place

Harihara, Karnataka (Google, OSM)

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What

Lizards and Snakes Order Squamata

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

April 26, 2015

Place

Harihara, Karnataka (Google, OSM)

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Grey Langurs Genus Semnopithecus

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

April 25, 2015

Place

Harihara, Karnataka (Google, OSM)

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What

Something...

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chiefredearth

Date

March 13, 2015

Place

Medikeri (Google, OSM)

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What

Something...

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chiefredearth

Date

March 13, 2015

Place

Medikeri (Google, OSM)

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White-browed Wagtail Motacilla madaraspatensis

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

March 13, 2015

Place

Medikeri (Google, OSM)

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What

Something...

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chiefredearth

Date

March 13, 2015

Place

Medikeri (Google, OSM)

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What

Something...

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

March 13, 2015

Place

Medikeri (Google, OSM)

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What

Something...

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

March 13, 2015

Place

Medikeri (Google, OSM)

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What

Something...

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

March 13, 2015

Place

Medikeri (Google, OSM)

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What

Something...

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chiefredearth

Date

March 13, 2015

Place

Medikeri (Google, OSM)

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What

Something...

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

March 13, 2015

Place

Medikeri (Google, OSM)

Description

This seeds were found lying on the road and it resembles a Kodaku knife or a Gurkha knife.

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Butterflies and Moths Order Lepidoptera

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

March 13, 2015

Place

Medikeri (Google, OSM)

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What

Something...

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chiefredearth

Date

March 13, 2015

Place

Medikeri (Google, OSM)

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What

Something...

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

March 12, 2015

Place

Medikeri (Google, OSM)

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What

Something...

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

March 12, 2015

Place

Medikeri (Google, OSM)

Description

This plant was found on a tall tree - previous spotting.

http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1342574

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What

Something...

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

March 12, 2015

Place

Medikeri (Google, OSM)

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morning glories and bindweeds Family Convolvulaceae

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

March 12, 2015

Place

Medikeri (Google, OSM)

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What

Something...

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

March 12, 2015

Place

Medikeri (Google, OSM)

Description

This tall tree has leaves are sharp and pointed.

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What

Something...

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

March 11, 2015

Place

Medikeri (Google, OSM)

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tobacco plants Genus Nicotiana

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

March 11, 2015

Place

Cherambane (Google, OSM)