Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Parakeets & Bee-eaters - Thattekad, Kerala


We'd seen Malabar Parakeets - a beautiful endemic species confined to the Western Ghats - previously and for the first time at Periyar; but for blinding, close-up views in the midst of a stunning landscape, it had to be The Rock, naturally....

 
 
 

....right alongside (amongst another few dozen multi-coloured species) Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters. An explosion in a paint factory sprang instantly to mind.