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Birdwatching in Munnar

White-bellied Shortwing: A rare endemic of the Western Ghats, this sparrow-sized bird (with long legs for hopping) mostly forages on the ground for worms and grubs. “Endemic” refers to a species found in one geographic region and nowhere else.

Birdwatching in Munnar

11 May 2012

New to bird-watching? GAYATRI HAZARIKA, a recent but no less enthusiastic initiate to this charming passion, introduces you to the soulful joys of a pleasant outdoor activity that you can enjoy with a pair of good binoculars, a field guide and a modicum of patience. Toss in a camera, and the pleasures are yours to share.

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