Varayadu(Nilgiri tahr) in Eravi- kulam National Park,Munnar, Idukki,Kerala,India

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Eravikulam National Park is a 97 km² national park located along the Western Ghats in the Idukki district of Kerala in India, between 10º05'N - 10º20'N latitude and 77º0'E - 77º10'E longitude. The park is administered by the Kerala Department of Forests and Wildlife, Munnar Wildlife Division, together with the nearby Mathikettan Shola National Park, Anamudi Shola National Park, Pambadum Shola National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and the Kurinjimala Sanctuary. The Western Ghats, Anamalai Sub-Cluster, including all of Eravikulam National Park, is under consideration by the UNESCOWorld Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site. Twenty six species of mammals have been recorded in the park including the largest surviving population of Nilgiri Tahr, estimated at about 750 in number. The other ungulates are Gaur, Indian Muntjac and Sambar Deer. Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Wild dog, Dhole, leopard and tiger are the main predators. Some little known animals such as Nilgiri langur, Stripe-necked Mongoose, Indian Porcupine, Nilgiri Marten, small clawed otter, Ruddy Mongoose, and Dusky palm squirrel are also found. Elephants make seasonal visits. 132 species of birds have been recorded which include endemics like Black-and-orange Flycatcher,Nilgiri Pipit, Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, White Bellied Shortwing, Nilgiri Verditer Flycatcher and KeralaLaughingthrush.Endemic butterflies confined to the shola-grass land ecosystem like the Red Disk Bushbrown and Palni Four wing are among the 101 species in the park.19 species of amphibians have been recorded in the park . The Nilgiri tahrs are stocky goats with short, coarse fur and a bristly mane. Males are larger than the females, and have a darker color when mature. Both sexes have curved horns, which are larger in the males, reaching up to 40 centimetres (16 in) for males and 30 centimetres (12 in) for females. Adult males weigh 80 to 100 kilograms (180 to 220 lb) and stand about 100 centimetres (39 in) tall at the shoulder. Adult males develop a light grey area on their backs and are thus called "saddlebacks".

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unnippillai on October 31, 2014

Thank you very much for your visit to my gallery and for very nice comments and Ys and Likes...Greetings- unnippillai

Людмила Гончарова on November 3, 2014

Красивое фото природы!

unnippillai on November 23, 2014

Thank you Friends, for visiting my photos and recording very nice comments and Ys and Likes....Best Wishes

Natmara on November 23, 2014

Bonjour Unnippillai. Et "l&f", pour votre très belle et très sympathique capture photographique. Avec mes amicales salutations.

Ioannis Ouzounidis on November 23, 2014

Impressive view and well captured. LIKE

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unnippillai on December 21, 2014

Thank you Panoramio Friends for visiting my photo gallery and offering very nice and valuable comments and Likes and Ys

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majasa on December 23, 2014

Very interesting picture!


Greetings, majasa

I wish you a Merry Christmas and happy NEW YEAR 2015!

unnippillai on December 30, 2014

Thank you Friend for your visit and valuable comments and Likes and Ys.....

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Filippo Bilotti on January 2, 2015

HOLA, **.

Esta fotografia merece el LIKE 98, Una muy bella fotografia,de buena realizacion....


Bert Keegstra on January 6, 2015


Best regards from Holland

kalina10 on January 7, 2015

Bardzo interesująca fotografia z tym uroczym koziołkiem! Like,
Pozdrowienia! Kalina

unnippillai on January 9, 2015

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Rajapaksa Bandara on February 10, 2015

An interesting shot. Beautiful view that the goat too seems to enjoy.Kind regards.

Axl Bach on February 10, 2015

Very well captured!


Cheers. AXL

unnippillai on February 21, 2015

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n.p. photography on October 4

Very nice photo L+F!

unnippillai on October 25

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 19, 2013
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    by unnippillai
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T200
    • Taken on 2012/06/27 12:28:57
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 7.89mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash