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Lion-tailed Macaque
2007-01-01 13:23:34

The lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) is an Old World monkey that lives only in southwest India. The skin of the lion-tailed macaque is dark-brown or black. Its most outstanding characteristic is the silver-white mane that surrounds the head from the cheeks down to its chin. The hairless face is black colored. It has a head-to-tail length of 17.72 to 23.62 in (45 to 60 cm) and a weight...

Red Slender Loris
2006-12-27 14:57:59

The red slender loris (Loris tardigradus) is a small, nocturnal prosimian native to the Rainforests of India and Sri Lanka. Its body length on average is 7 to 10 in. (17.5 to 26 cm), with an average weight of a mere 3 to 13 oz (85 to 350g). It eats insects, lizards, bird eggs, and occasionally other invertebrates. They also feed on berries, leaves, and buds. This loris is a small, slender...

Indian Star Tortoise
2006-12-26 16:12:15

The Indian Star Tortoise, Geochelone elegans, is a species of tortoise found in dry areas and scrub forest in India and Sri Lanka. Although raising these animals in captivity is extremely difficult, this species is quite popular in the exotic pet trade. The Indian Star Tortoise has a convex shell with its dorsal shields often forming humps. Its head is moderate with a swollen convex...

Gaur
2006-12-12 12:46:49

The 'Gaur' (pronounced "GOWr")-(Malayalam kattupothu; Bos gaurus, previously Bibos gauris) is a large, dark-coated ox of the hilly areas of South Asia and Southeast Asia, which may be found wild or domesticated. The species is found primarily in India. It is also called the seladang or Indian bison, which is technically incorrect. Wild life experts as the largest of all wild cattle's have...

Black-headed Bunting
2006-11-11 17:30:12

The Black-headed Bunting, Emberiza melanocephala, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It breeds in southeast Europe east to Iran. It is migratory, wintering in India. It is a rare but regular wanderer to western Europe. This bird is 6.7 inches long, larger than the Reed Bunting, and long-tailed. The breeding male has bright yellow under parts, chestnut upper parts and a...

Boar
2006-09-12 10:37:52

The Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig. It lives in woodlands across much of Central Europe, the Mediterranean Region (including North Africa's Atlas Mountains), and much of Asia as far south as Indonesia. It is in the same Suidae biological family as the Warthog and Bushpig of Africa, the Pygmy Hog of northern India, Babirusa of Indonesia and others. It is more...

Green Imperial Pigeon
2006-09-11 13:32:43

The Green Imperial Pigeon, Ducula aenea, is a widespread resident breeding bird in tropical southern Asia from India east to Indonesia. There are a number of sub-species of this bird including the Chestnut-naped Imperial Pigeon. The Imperial Pigeon is a forest bird. Green Imperial Pigeon is a large plump pigeon, 17.7 inches in length. Its back, wings and tail are metallic green. The head...

Laughing Dove
2006-09-04 13:09:57

The Laughing Dove, Streptopelia senegalensis, is a small pigeon resident to the tropics in Africa south of the Sahara, the Middle East and southern Asia east to India. It is also known as the Little Brown Dove in India. Probably as the result of stowaways from Africa or India, the bird is also found in a localized area of Perth and Fremantle of Western Australia. It is commonly found in scrub...

Nilgiri Wood Pigeon
2006-09-01 13:27:19

The Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, Columba elphinstonii, is a bird endemic to moist deciduous forests and shoals of the Western Ghats in southwestern India. They are identified in the field by the checkerboard pattern on their napes. This pigeon species qualifies as vulnerable owing to its small, declining population, restricted range and widespread destruction of its forest habitat. Its...

Ganges and Indus River Dolphin
2006-09-01 13:04:41

The Ganges River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) and Indus River Dolphin (Platanista gangetica minor) are two sub-species of freshwater or river dolphins found in India and Pakistan. From the 1970s they had commonly been regarded as separate species. The Ganges River Dolphin is primarily found in River Ganges and its tributaries in India while the Indus River Dolphin is found in the...

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