Posts Tagged 'ethology'

blue marsh hawk and the skimmers

Posted by on 12 Jun 2014 | Category: photography, prakriti

The blue marsh hawk belong to the dragonfly family of skimmers, and are conspicuous with their blue thorax and tail.

blue marsh hawk,  orthetrum glaucaum

Dragonflies, especially the males of some species, are also territorial in nature. Research shows that among some marsh skimmers, the males with longer hind wings have an upper hand in winning territorial conflicts.

Species: orthetrum glaucaumFamily: libellulidae

Here are a few other skimmers from our earlier articles:

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south indian rock agamas

Posted by on 12 Oct 2009 | Category: photography, prakriti

If you have been to the woods of Hyderabad, India, chances are that you might have met one of these colorful agamas – of the lizard family. These are the South Indian Rock Agamas, psammophilus dorsalis, also known as Peninsular Rock Agamas. Specifically, the ones you see in this article are the males in their breeding season, when they adorn bright red colors and stay on the rocks displaying their availability.
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