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April 2023 - Week 4 Roundup


Cattail Grass Hopper

Sighted on: 24.Apr.2023

A Cattail Grass Hopper was sighted during the Nature Walk. Leptysma marginicollis, to give it its scientific name, is a slender, elongated insect adept at hiding behind slender stems of grasses. It feeds on sedges, grasses and rushes bordering ponds and waterways.

Content Creator / Photographer:

Shanmuga Kumar


Crested hawk - eagle

Sighted on: 26.Apr.2023

A Crested hawk-eagle was sighted perched high on a barren tree. It was lit by the setting sun making for the perfect photo opportunity. The Crested hawk-eagle relies on its fantastic eyesight to home in on its target, which it overpowers by stealth and sheer power. It is also, in my opinion, one of the best-dressed predators in Kabini.

Content Creator / Photographer:

Abhishek Uthappa


Jumping Spider

Sighted on: 28.Apr.2023

Did you know that Jumping spiders have four sets of eyes? Two large eyes are right in front, with a smaller eye on either side. Then, on the top of their heads, jumping spiders have two medium-sized eyes and two smaller eyes. And those eight adorable eyeballs aren't just for staring at you. We were lucky to see one individual during the Nature Walk.

Content Creator / Photographer:

Shanmuga Kumar


Albino Spotted Deer

Sighted on: 29.Apr.2023

An albino Spotted Deer fawn was sighted during the morning safari. Albinism is a condition caused by the congenital absence of melanin, resulting in partial or complete loss of pigmentation. As a result, their skin tone is much paler compared to other members of their species. While not common, a few instances of albinism in Spotted Deer have been recorded over the years in Kabini.

Content Creator / Photographer:

Sharath Remesh

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