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Bio-Diversity of Western Ghats

Bio-Diversity of Western Ghats

This is a mission to record the biodiversity of our beautiful Western Ghats......... Submit photographs of flora and fauna you encounter. Add descriptive notes about where you made your discovery. Location should be selected accurately in map, this will help others to know where the spottings are located. ............................................please keep in mind..........................,always respect wildlife and its environment. Never causes stress to your subjects for the sake of a picture. Sign in to join mission

Bio-Diversity of Western Ghats
Created by

J.Thomas Cheruvallil

Website 6 participants 144 spottings

The Western Ghats constitute a mountain range along the western side of India. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the eight "hottest hotspots" of biological diversity in the world. The Western Ghats are internationally recognized as a region of immense global importance for the conservation of biological diversity. The Western Ghats are home to four tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forest ecoregions – the North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests, North Western Ghats montane rain forests, South Western Ghats moist deciduous forests, and South Western Ghats montane rain forests. There are over 4,000 species of angiosperms (1500 endemic), 332 species of butterflies (37 endemic), 288 species of fishes (116 endemic), 156 species of amphibians (94 endemic), 225 species of Reptiles (97 endemic), 508 species of birds (19 endemic) and 137 species of mammals (14 endemic) reported from Western Ghats.

Bio-Diversity of Western Ghats

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Recent Spottings

Crested Serpent Eagle Apu John Joseph 1 0 Crested Serpent Eagle
Common Kingfisher duttagupta35504 2 0 Common Kingfisher
Spotting duttagupta35504 4 3 Spotting
Common Wasp Moth duttagupta35504 6 2 Common Wasp Moth
Purple-rumped Sunbird duttagupta35504 6 2 Purple-rumped Sunbird
Grey Heron duttagupta35504 1 0 Grey Heron
Purple-rumped Sunbird (female) duttagupta35504 1 0 Purple-rumped Sunbird (female)
Fire Bush duttagupta35504 0 2 Fire Bush
Indian Pond Heron duttagupta35504 1 0 Indian Pond Heron
Spotting duttagupta35504 1 0 Spotting
Stripe-Necked Mongoose duttagupta35504 1 2 Stripe-Necked Mongoose
The Malabar giant squirrel J.Thomas Cheruvallil 3 0 The Malabar giant squirrel
Royal Bengal Tiger duttagupta35504 2 1 Royal Bengal Tiger
Pea Blue duttagupta35504 2 2 Pea Blue
Hanuman Langur duttagupta35504 3 0 Hanuman Langur
Jewel Bug duttagupta35504 4 3 Jewel Bug
Indian Leopard duttagupta35504 2 2 Indian Leopard
The Purple-rumped Sunbird J.Thomas Cheruvallil 11 5 The Purple-rumped Sunbird
The Oriental Magpie-Robin J.Thomas Cheruvallil 2 0 The Oriental Magpie-Robin
The Red-whiskered Bulbul J.Thomas Cheruvallil 2 0 The Red-whiskered Bulbul
Brahminy Kite duttagupta35504 16 20 Brahminy Kite
The dhole J.Thomas Cheruvallil 1 0 The dhole
The Common Palmfly J.Thomas Cheruvallil 0 0 The Common Palmfly
Bonnet Macaque duttagupta35504 6 4 Bonnet Macaque
GREEN-STRIPED SLENDER DARTLET J.Thomas Cheruvallil 1 2 GREEN-STRIPED SLENDER DARTLET
The Pied Kingfisher J.Thomas Cheruvallil 1 1 The Pied Kingfisher
The Blue Tiger Moth J.Thomas Cheruvallil 0 0 The Blue Tiger Moth
Indian Peafowl duttagupta35504 5 0 Indian Peafowl
Grey Heron duttagupta35504 1 0 Grey Heron
Changeable Hawk-Eagle duttagupta35504 4 5 Changeable Hawk-Eagle
Indian Peafowl duttagupta35504 1 1 Indian Peafowl
Purple Rumped Sunbird (female) amazinganimalssociety 2 3 Purple Rumped Sunbird (female)
Yellow Pansy duttagupta35504 1 0 Yellow Pansy
Gaur/Indian Bison duttagupta35504 1 2 Gaur/Indian Bison
White-Throated Kingfisher duttaguptaneel 9 5 White-Throated Kingfisher
Spotting amazinganimalssociety 0 0 Spotting
Great Cormorant amazinganimalssociety 0 1 Great Cormorant
Little Egret amazinganimalssociety 0 0 Little Egret
Grey Heron amazinganimalssociety 0 1 Grey Heron
Gaur duttaguptaneel 5 1 Gaur
The Brahminy Kite J.Thomas Cheruvallil 5 7 The Brahminy Kite
Serpent Eagle duttaguptaneel 1 0 Serpent Eagle
Red Wattled Lapwing duttaguptaneel 1 3 Red Wattled Lapwing
White-Throated Kingfisher duttagupta35504 4 0 White-Throated Kingfisher
Indian Elephant duttagupta35504 4 4 Indian Elephant
Crested Serpent-Eagle duttagupta35504 3 2 Crested Serpent-Eagle
The Common Tailorbird J.Thomas Cheruvallil 3 4 The Common Tailorbird
The Ashy Woodswallow J.Thomas Cheruvallil 5 3 The Ashy Woodswallow
The Rufous-tailed Shrike J.Thomas Cheruvallil 2 0 The Rufous-tailed Shrike
Sunset Bells J.Thomas Cheruvallil 2 1 Sunset Bells

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