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Common Woodshrike

Tephrodornis pondicerianus


Common Woodshrike predating on a Praying Mantis. We came across this struggle for survival in Gir National Park which is known for being the last abode of Asiatic Lions in the world. Mantis gave a really tough fight and was able to stand ground for around 20 minutes, but eventually ended up being a part of the food chain.


Dry deciduous forest of Gir National Park.

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DanielePralong 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated Vipul!

Vipul Ramanuj
Vipul Ramanuj 5 years ago

Thanks Ava T-B, I've added this to the mission.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 years ago

This spotting could go in the Hunters and Animal Feeding Behavior mission at

Vipul Ramanuj
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Vipul Ramanuj

Gujarat, India

Spotted on Feb 14, 2016
Submitted on Dec 22, 2016

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