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

Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel
Bharatpur, 12 November
Eurema hecabe
Common Grass Yellow, Bharatpur, 13 November
Eurema laeta
Spotless Grass Yellow, Bharatpur, 13 November
Oriental Magpie Robin
Bharatpur, 13 November
Danaus chrysippus
Plain Tiger, Bharatpur, 13 November
Azanus ubaldus
Bright Babul Blue, Bharatpur, 13 November
Precis almana
Peacock Pansy, dry season form, Bharatpur, 13 November
Zizeeria hylax
Tiny Grass Blue, Bharatpur, 13 November
Egrets and Drongo
Bharatpur, 13 November
Ixias marianne
White Orange-tip, female, Bharatpur, 13 November - and the following 18 photos
Ixias marianne
White Orange-tip, male
Ixias marianne
White Orange-tip
Bharatpur ride
Ixias pyrene
Yellow Orange-tip
Ixias pyrene
Yellow Orange-tip
Ixias pyrene
Yellow Orage-tip
Ixias pyrene
Yellow Orange-tip
Brahman cattle
Bharatpur
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Bharatpur
Cepora nerissa
Common Gull, male
Cepora nerissa
Common Gull, male
Rhesus Monkey troupe
Bharatpur
Soft-shelled Turtle
Bharatpur
Sambur deer
Bharatpur
Colotis amata
Small Salmon Arab
Squirrel
Bharatpur
Bharatpur shoot
inter-war carnage
Black-winged Stilts
Bharatpur canal
Colourful trucks
on the way from Agra to Unchagaon, 15 November
Heavy load
pity the poor chap underneath!
Mycalesis mineus
Dark-brand Bushbrown, dry season form, Fort Unchagaon, 15 November
Fort Unchagaon
The main Trophy Room, one of several, 15 November
Unchagaon
early morning departure on 16 November
Canal from Ganges
en route from Unchagaon to Corbett National Park, 16 November
Laxmi and her mahoot Mobin,
Corbett National Park, 16 November
Sambur stag
in dense, out of control Lantana, Corbett National Park, 16 November
Giant Hornbill
Corbett, early on 17 November
Langur
inside Corbett, 17 November
Danaus chrysippus
Plain Tiger on polygonum in the Kosi river bed, taken on 17 November
Rapala jarbus
Indian Red Flash, 17 November
Catochrysops strabo
Forget-me-not, female, on the polygonum, 17 November
Catochrysops strabo
Forget-me-not, male, 17 November
Precis orithya
Blue Pansy, male, 17 November
Phalanta phalantha
Common Leopard, 17 November
Papilio demoleus
Lime Butterfly, riverbed, 17 November
Kosi river
looking downstream towards the Corbett Hideaway, evening on 17 November
Ibisbills
superbly camouflaged against the river boulders, at dusk on 17 November
Dusk over the Kosi River
17 November
Tiger!
Corbett National Park, early on the morning of 18 November
Tiger
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