Pied Paddy Skimmer is a small dragonfly which is very often seen around ponds and other water bodies. Species name is Neurothemis tullia.
Rufous Woodpecker is a brown colored woodpecker from the family Picidae. It is found in many parts of Asia, especially South and South East, including India. In Kerala, it is found in forested areas.
Pied Bushchat is a bird from the Muscicapidae family (flycatchers), and is common and widely distributed. Here are some pictures of the bird…
Black Tipped Forest Glory is a large damselfly, seen throughout in India. As the name suggests, it has black patch on the tip of each wing. That helps to distinguish it from Clear Winged Forest Glory, a similar species.
Brown Backed Red Marsh Hawk is a medium sized skimmer dragonfly (family: Libellulidae). Scientific name is Orthetrum chrysis.
Stellate River Hawk is a big dragonfly rarely seen in villages or human settlements. Its scientific name is Onychothemis testacea. Its green eyes, and black and yellow colored body helps to easily identify it.
Malabar Trogon is a beautiful rare bird found in forests only. It belongs to the family Trogonidae.
Greater Crimson Glider is a skimmer (Libellulidae) which is red in color. It is very common in Kerala and can be seen around streams, ponds and marshes.
Common Cerulean (Jamides celeno) belongs to the Lycaenidae family of butterflies.
Trumpet Tail Dragonfly belongs to Libellulidae (skimmers) and is small in size. It is commonfly found near water bodies and grasslands near water bodies.
Stream Ruby (Rhinocypha bisignata) is a damselfly belonging to Chlorociphidae family (known as stream jewels). It can be found near streams, especially forest streams of South India.
Common Five Ring is a butterfly belonging to the Nymphalidae family. They are identified with the five spots (ocelli) on their wings, and hence the name.