Fauna Documentation at Peechad, Munnar

Malabar Whistling Thrush. Shot by Ishan Shanavas in Munnar, Kerala, India

Introduction

Our family is cultivating cardamom in Peechad, a small town in Munnar, Kerala, India. Located deep inside the Idduki district, our plantation borders a thick rainforest. Thus we get a wide variety of fauna visiting the plantation. Here, I list all the species I have documented in and around the region.

Birds

  • Asian Fairy Bluebird
  • Malabar Trogon
  • Malabar Whistling Thrush
  • Yellow Browed Bulbul
  • Racket Tail Drongo
  • Lesser Flameback woodpecker
  • White Bellied Treepie
  • Lesser Hill Myna
  • Red Whiskered Bulbul
  • Tailor Bird
  • Crested Serpent Eagle
  • White Breasted Kingfisher (Around water bodies)
  • Lesser Cormorant (Around water bodies)
  • Orange Minivet
  • White Bellied Woodpecker
  • Crow Pheasant / Coucal
  • Rose Ringed Parakeet
  • Plum Headed Parakeet
  • White Bellied Drongo
  • Brown Fish Owl
  • Asian Koel
  • Spotted Dove
  • Common Pigeon
  • Pond Heron
  • Grey Wagtail
  • Loten’s Sunbird
  • Blossom headed Parakeet
  • Pale Billed Flowerpecker
  • Malabar Grey Hornbill
  • Orange headed Thrush
  • Black eagle
  • Asian Paradise Flycatcher
  • Chestnut Headed bee-eater
  • Red or Painted Spurfowl
  • White Cheeked Barbett
  • Booted Eagle
  • Oriental Honey Buzzard
  • Black Bulbul
  • Great Flameback woodpecker
  • Vernal Hanging Parrot
  • Common Hawk Cuckoo
  • Emerald Dove
  • Brown breasted flycatcher
  • Red Rumped Swallow
  • Grey Tits
  • House Crow
  • Jungle Crow
  • Hoopoe
Bird Images
  • Red whiskered Bulbul. Shot in Munnar, Kerala, India by Ishan Shanavas
  • The common hawk-cuckoo, also known as the brain fever bird. Shot in Munnar, Kerala, India by Ishan Shanavas
  • Female Sunbird. Shot in Munnar, Kerala, India by Ishan Shanavas
  • Brown Breasted Flycatcher. Shot in Munnar, Kerala, India by Ishan Shanavas
  • Chestnut Headed Bee-eater. Shot by Ishan Shanavas in Munnar, Kerala, India
  • Little Cormorant. Shot by Ishan Shanavas in Kochi, Kerala, India
  • Racket-Tail Drongo. Shot by Ishan Shanavas in Munnar, Kerala, India
  • Asian Fairy Bluebird. Shot by Ishan Shanavas in Munnar, Kerala, India
  • Malabar Whistling Thrush. Shot by Ishan Shanavas in Munnar, Kerala, India
  • Oriental White-Eye. Shot by Ishan Shanavas in Munnar, Kerala, India
  • Yellow Bulbul. Shot by Ishan Shanavas in Munnar, Kerala, India
  • Indian Pond Heron portrait. Shot by Ishan Shanavas in Calicut , Kerala, India
  • Paradise Fly Catcher. Shot in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Reptiles and Amphibians

  • Travancore Wolf Snake
  • Rat Snake
  • Thackeray’s cat snake
  • Brown Vine Snake
  • Bi Coloured Frog
  • Golden Frog
  • Nilgiri Forest Lizard
  • Green Vine Snake
  • Malabar Pit Viper

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Mammals

  • Malabar Giant Squirrel
  • Asiatic Elephant
  • Gaur
  • Sambhar Deer
  • Barking Deer
  • Nilgiri Marten
  • Porcupine
  • Bonnet Macaque

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Published by Ishan Shanavas

I am a young adult, interested in nature, photography, art and culture. An aspiring polymath, I share my learnings through my blog. I also include insights from my favourite books.

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