Gangotri and Gomukh

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Gangotri is situated in the Uttarkashi distrct of Uttarakhand in the Garhwal Himalayas. Gangotri is abode of maa Ganga one of the Chota Char dham temple. Gangotri is nearest road head to reach Gomukh glacier and Gangotri national park. To … Continued

Spotted owl (Strix occidentalis) : Birds of India

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Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Strigiformes Family: Strigidae Genus: Strix Species: S. occidentalis

Blossom-headed parakeet (Psittacula roseata)

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Blossom-headed parakeet (Psittacula roseata) is native to northeast Asia extended to the east in south-east Asia. It undergoes local movement which is driven by the availability of fruits and blossom which makes its diet. It is the bird of forests and open … Continued

Nilkantha (mountain) Peak

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Nilkantha (or Neelakant, Neelkanth, Nilkanth, Nilkanta) in Sanskrit (नीलकण्ठ) peak in Uttarakhand Garhwal  Himalayas is the major peak in the Garhwal division of the Himalayas although much higher peaks are present in this Himalayan circuit. This peak is only 9 … Continued

Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) Birds of India

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Common name: Indian roller Scientific name: Coracias benghalensis Alternate Names:  नीलकंठ पक्षी , Indian blue jay Regional Names: Telugu: Pala Pitta Kannada: neelakanthi Size: 26-27 cm long Migratory Status: Resident some seasonal movements. Visibility: Common Facts: State bird of Andhra Pradesh later … Continued

White Throated Kingfisher

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White-throated Kingfisher is also know as White Breasted Kingfisher or Smyrna kingfisher is widely distributed species of tree kingfisher.   Common name: White-Throated Kingfisher Scientific name: Halcyon smyrnesis Alternate Names: White Breasted Kingfisher or Smyrna Regional Names: Size: 28 cm Migratory … Continued