Tag: M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav

‘The King of Kings’
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‘The King of Kings’

The Pied Kingfisher – Ceryle rudis, as it is called in Ornithology, is a Real King of all the Kingfishers. As the name suggests, Kingfishers are masters at hunting fish. There are in all about 90 species of Kingfishers, out of which 12 are found in India and 8 are found in South India and…

Battle-ready for Burning Issue
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Battle-ready for Burning Issue

With the onset of summer in the entire landscape covering Bandipur-NagaraholeTiger Reserves, the Forest Department is bracing up to ward off the threat of forest fires. Like every year, forest fire is a burning issue to the Department and it has to be ready to protect the wildlife zone that supports a rich density of…

The Wedding Gown!
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The Wedding Gown!

This is an Intermediate Egret – Mesophoyx intermedia, a member of the Ardeidae family of Egrets. The bird is in breeding plumage, with flowing Mantle Plumes. The Feathery Plumes give it the name Egret — “Aigrettes” meaning flowing soft feathers in French and Old English. These birds were hunted down in this plumage, to get…

Conquering the strip between two roads
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Conquering the strip between two roads

Buoyed by the positive response to median strip gardens at Hardinge Circle and some roads, the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) is extending the beautification project to other areas too. While the median gardens (median strip or central reservation is the reserved area that separates opposing lanes of traffic on divided roadways, such as divided highways,…

Happy Anniversary: Mysuru Indira Canteens turn one…
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Happy Anniversary: Mysuru Indira Canteens turn one…

Indira Canteens, launched by previous government headed by Siddharamaiah, have served lakhs of meals to Mysureans since the past one year. The scheme was launched exactly a year ago (Jan.11, 2018) and the consensus so far: It’s a healthy, tasty and affordable option for all, but especially for the poor and those who need to…

The Hunting Buddies…
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The Hunting Buddies…

This interesting picture of ‘two birds on a perch’ — Small Blue Kingfisher – Alcedo atthis and Green Bee-eater – Merops orientalis — is a behaviour document captured by Star of Mysore photographer M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav. As an ethologist explains, the Small Blue Kingfisher, is a ‘Diving Kingfisher,’ it does not hover above the water-body…

Pink – Winter’s secret
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Pink – Winter’s secret

WINTER’S SPECIAL BOUNTY: This is winter season and many trees in the city dress up in new garb. One of the first ornamental tree to do this is called ‘Pink Lapacho’ inside the Oval Grounds opposite Crawford Hall with the botanical name Handroanthus impetiginousus (earlier called Tabebuia impetiginosa). [Pic. by M.N.Lakshminarayana Yadav].

Fighting the biting cold…
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Fighting the biting cold…

Farmers, who camp at the Vegetable Market on M.G. Road (behind Exhibition Grounds) at night with their produce, light a camp fire to brave the biting cold yesterday. Pic. by M.N. Lakshminarayana Yadav

Eye of the EAGLE
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Eye of the EAGLE

Crested Serpent Eagle – Spilornis cheela is a marvellous raptor that predominantly hunts snakes and rodents in agricultural areas especially beside rivers and canals. The bird figures in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species 2016. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and…

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