Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Nicobar Megapode

The Nicobar Megapode or Nicobar Scrubfowl is a megapode found in some of the Nicobar Islands. Like other megapodes relatives, it builds a large mound nest with soil and vegetation, with the eggs hatched by the heat produced by decomposition.
Megapodes are so named for their large feet and like others in the group, this species is fowl like with dark brown plumage, a short tail and large feet and claws.
During the day, they move around in thick jungle adjacent to the sea shore. In the dark, they venture out on the shore. They move in pairs or small groups. The group may consist of birds of various ages including just hatched ones. When disturbed, they prefer to escape by running but take to wings when pressed. The group keeps in touch with cackling calls.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Radha nagar beach, Havelock Island

Radha nagar beach, Havelock Island, which is known for its long stretches of white and golden sand and crystal clear water, the Radhanagar beach is ideal for long swims and walks.
Asia's Best Beach and rated amongst world's top ten beaches.
The beach is the favorite among all nature lovers who love to explore the nature of different places. Radhanagar Beach offers a wide range of fauna and flora for one to explore.
The main attraction of the Radhanagar Beach is its calm and clean surrounding which offers you a soothing sensation and relieves you of all the worldly worries. The beach is also a favorite hangout of love birds as the place has nothing to hinder their privacy.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Howrah Bridge, Neil Island

Amazing natural bridge shaped rock which is more popularly known as "Howrah Bridge" by the Bengali locals who once came in and settled in this beautiful secluded island in huge numbers.They refer to the original "Rabindra Sethu" which is also known as "Howrah Bridge" and is situated in Kolkata,West bengal of India. Another fascinating thing about this beach is the abandance of beautiful corals and marine life,specially at the twilight hours,and makes the shallow sea bed look like a underwater garden.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Some interesting facts about sea turtles in Andaman Islands!

- World’s largest sea turtles - the leatherback turtles - come to the calm and serene waters of Andaman Islands every year for nesting.
- These turtles flock to Andaman coast line in huge numbers - as many as 1,000 turtles every year.
- As many as 94 islands have been chosen as National Parks - including those with nesting leatherback turtles.
- Only four places in the world can boast of these nesting places and Andaman is one with 30 of its islands where the turtles nest nominated as National Parks.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy Onam!

Onam is a festival celebrated by the people of Kerala, India. Onam is an ancient festival which still survives in modern times. During Onam, people create a multi-coloured floral decoration on the ground in the front of their home called pookkalam.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Andaman Wild Pig

Wild pig, also known as wild boar, (Sus scrofa) is a species of the pig genus Sus, part of the biological family Suidae.
The body of the wild pig is compact; the head is large, the legs relatively short. The fur consists of stiff bristles and usually finer fur. The colour usually varies from dark grey to black or brown.
The hair of the boar was often used for the production of the toothbrush until the invention of synthetic materials in the 1930s.
Wild boar are a main food source for tigers in the regions where they coexist. Tigers typically follow boar groups, and pick them off one by one. Tigers have been noted to chase boars for longer distances than with other prey, though they will usually avoid tackling mature male boars. In many cases, boars have gored tigers to death in self defense.
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