Wildlife highlights from a cultural trip to Northern India with a couple of life-long University buddies in November 2009

Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel
Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel

Bharatpur, 12 November

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Eurema hecabe
Eurema hecabe

Common Grass Yellow, Bharatpur, 13 November

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Eurema laeta
Eurema laeta

Spotless Grass Yellow, Bharatpur, 13 November

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Oriental Magpie Robin
Oriental Magpie Robin

Bharatpur, 13 November

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Danaus chrysippus
Danaus chrysippus

Plain Tiger, Bharatpur, 13 November

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Azanus ubaldus
Azanus ubaldus

Bright Babul Blue, Bharatpur, 13 November

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Precis almana
Precis almana

Peacock Pansy, dry season form, Bharatpur, 13 November

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Zizeeria hylax
Zizeeria hylax

Tiny Grass Blue, Bharatpur, 13 November

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Egrets and Drongo
Egrets and Drongo

Bharatpur, 13 November

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Ixias marianne
Ixias marianne

White Orange-tip, female, Bharatpur, 13 November - and the following 18 photos

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Ixias marianne
Ixias marianne

White Orange-tip, male

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Ixias marianne
Ixias marianne

White Orange-tip

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Bharatpur ride
Bharatpur ride
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Ixias pyrene
Ixias pyrene

Yellow Orange-tip

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Ixias pyrene
Ixias pyrene

Yellow Orange-tip

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Ixias pyrene
Ixias pyrene

Yellow Orage-tip

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Ixias pyrene
Ixias pyrene

Yellow Orange-tip

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Brahman cattle
Brahman cattle

Bharatpur

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Rose-ringed Parakeet
Rose-ringed Parakeet

Bharatpur

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Cepora nerissa
Cepora nerissa

Common Gull, male

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Cepora nerissa
Cepora nerissa

Common Gull, male

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Rhesus Monkey troupe
Rhesus Monkey troupe

Bharatpur

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Soft-shelled Turtle
Soft-shelled Turtle

Bharatpur

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Sambur deer
Sambur deer

Bharatpur

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Colotis amata
Colotis amata

Small Salmon Arab

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Squirrel
Squirrel

Bharatpur

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Bharatpur shoot
Bharatpur shoot

inter-war carnage

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Black-winged Stilts
Black-winged Stilts

Bharatpur canal

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Colourful trucks
Colourful trucks

on the way from Agra to Unchagaon, 15 November

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Heavy load
Heavy load

pity the poor chap underneath!

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Mycalesis mineus
Mycalesis mineus

Dark-brand Bushbrown, dry season form, Fort Unchagaon, 15 November

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Fort Unchagaon
Fort Unchagaon

The main Trophy Room, one of several, 15 November

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Unchagaon
Unchagaon

early morning departure on 16 November

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Canal from Ganges
Canal from Ganges

en route from Unchagaon to Corbett National Park, 16 November

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Laxmi and her mahoot Mobin,
Laxmi and her mahoot Mobin,

Corbett National Park, 16 November

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Sambur stag
Sambur stag

in dense, out of control Lantana, Corbett National Park, 16 November

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Giant Hornbill
Giant Hornbill

Corbett, early on 17 November

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Langur
Langur

inside Corbett, 17 November

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Danaus chrysippus
Danaus chrysippus

Plain Tiger on polygonum in the Kosi river bed, taken on 17 November

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Rapala jarbus
Rapala jarbus

Indian Red Flash, 17 November

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Catochrysops strabo
Catochrysops strabo

Forget-me-not, female, on the polygonum, 17 November

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Catochrysops strabo
Catochrysops strabo

Forget-me-not, male, 17 November

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Precis orithya
Precis orithya

Blue Pansy, male, 17 November

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Phalanta phalantha
Phalanta phalantha

Common Leopard, 17 November

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Papilio demoleus
Papilio demoleus

Lime Butterfly, riverbed, 17 November

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Kosi river
Kosi river

looking downstream towards the Corbett Hideaway, evening on 17 November

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Ibisbills
Ibisbills

superbly camouflaged against the river boulders, at dusk on 17 November

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Dusk over the Kosi River
Dusk over the Kosi River

17 November

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Tiger!
Tiger!

Corbett National Park, early on the morning of 18 November

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Tiger
Tiger
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