Tickell’s blue flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae)

Tickell’s blue flycatcher (Cyornis tickelliae) is a small passerine bird in the flycatcher family. This is an insectivorous species which breeds in tropical Asia, from the Indian Subcontinent eastwards to Southeast Asia. Its range stretches across all the countries from India to Indonesia. They are blue on the upperparts and the throat and breast are rufous. They are found in dense scrub to forest habitats.

The name commemorates the British ornithologist Samuel Tickell who collected in India and Burma

Ponmudi (The Golden Peak) Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Ponmudi, Thiruvananthapuram

Meenvallam Waterfalls, Palakkad

Meenvallom waterfalls is situated in Mannarkad, Palakkad district, Kerala

Gaur and tea

The gaur, also called Indian bison, is the largest extant bovine, native to the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It has been listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 1986.Wikipedia

Common tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)

Common tailorbird (Orthotomus sutorius)

Golden-fronted leafbird

  The golden-fronted leafbird (Chloropsis aurifrons) is a species of leafbird. It is a common resident breeder in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and parts of Southeast Asia. It often includes the Sumatran leafbird… Continue reading

The Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)

The Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is the most numerous tiger subspecies. By 2011, the total population was estimated at fewer than 2,500 individuals with a decreasing trend. None of the Tiger Conservation Landscapes within the Bengal tiger’s range is considered large enough to support an effective population size of 250 adult individuals. Since 2010, it is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List

Kesavanpara, Nelliyampathy, Kerala

Nelliampathy is surrounded by tea and coffee plantations. The village has its own gram panchayat and forms a part of the Chittur taluk. Pothundi Dam, which was constructed in the 19th century, is the entrance to Nelliyampathy.
Another attraction of Nelliyampathy is Kesavam para viewpoint. The film Mrigaya starring Mammootty was shot here.

Leopard (Panthera pardus)

Leopard from Rajiv Gandhi National Park in Nagarhole, Karnataka.