The first Junglecapes non-profit wildlife excursion. PLEASE SKIP THIS POST.
Girish, Parimala, Santosh and I visited the Canopy Goa resort for
their Amphibian/Reptilan excursions package. Everything was organized
by Ramesh, who, however, had to drop out at the last minute. It was a
memorable trip. I have put up photos on my Facebook albums, and here
is the creatures list that we have compiled.
I strongly recommend Ramesh Zermakar and Omkar Dharwadkar...their
knowledge is very impressive, and they are very helpful. Ramesh and
Pankaj Lad (along with his brother Gowreesh Lad) run the resort
extremely well. Even our Innova driver, Ali, was very helpful showing
us Monitor Lizards on the side of the road as he was driving, and
showing us pictures of a python that had eaten a macaque and later
Er, no, we did not have any Feni. We were drunk on the beauty of the
monsoon, and the wonderful beings that we could see and observe.
Amboli bush (id yet to be confirmed)
Common Indian Bullfrog
Waynad or Marten's bush frog (id yet to be confirmed)
Fejervarya, Indirana, and Nyctibatrachus species...I do not know the others.
Eagle, Crested Serpent
Flycatcher, Tickell's Blue
Hornbill, Malabar Grey
Hornbill, Malabar Pied
Parrot, Vernal Hanging
Robin, Oriental Magpie
Eagle, Changeable Hawk
Thrush, Malabar Whistling
Birds sighted from train:
Bee-eater, Small Green
Drongo, Greater Racket-tailed
Demon, Grass (cat)
Eggfly, Great (Cat also)
Mormon, Blue (also cat and eggs)
Mormon. Common (also cat)
Yellow, Common Grass
Yellow, Spotless Grass
Yellow, Three-spot Grass
Dart, Malabar Torrent
Glider, Crimson Marsh
Glory, Clear-winged Forest
Insects and Others
Spiders: Crab, Giant Wood, Jumping, Lynx, Orb-Weaver, Wolf.
Assassin Bug, Centipede, Grasshoppers, plain and painted, Mayfly,
Millipede, Bark Mantis, Praying Mantis, Robberfly Stick Insect,
and other assorted Moths, Beetles and Insects. One Web Scorpion,
Several crabs of all sizes.
Viper, Hump-nosed Pit
Lizard, Garden (Calotes versicolor)
Skink, un id
I would like help with the id of the Skink, I am sending the pic herewith
I've put up the photograph on FB:
The Green Vine Snake taking the frog up into the tree canopy:
I have put up videos:
Saw-scaled Viper showing why it is so named:
Ramesh Zermakar handling a Beddome's Keelback:
A Hump-nosed Pit Viper:
Two videos of the Green Vine Snake taking a captured frog up into the canopy:
We missed Ramesh and Shalini very much, as they had to drop out…Ramesh, literally, on the last day.