Hide and Seek with Wildlife: Part 15

As I mentioned in my first post of this series, I shall share photos of wildlife in this section to showcase the extent of their amazing camouflaging abilities. Spotting wildlife in such a situation is exciting. Here is a tricky one for the week! The location is close to Srinagar (Kashmir). We specifically went to this place looking for something. It was pouring like crazy but we weren’t let down.

Kashmir, June 2022

Clue: Only part of the specimen can be seen.

Image: We had really given up on looking for this gorgeous specimen. But there it was moving in plain sight!

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Image: In this, the bird has moved, so you can go back up and find out which was the bird amongst the stones.
Image: This bird is called the Ibisbill.

A wader, found in pebble laden banks of a river and which has an unmistakable red coloured down-ward curving beak (like an ibis). During these months (May-June), they are known to breed in regions close to Srinagar. Despite it being a rainy day, we saw 3 Ibisbills wading through the fast flowing water busy foraging for aquatic invertebrates.

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My name is Adithi Muralidhar. I am a nature enthusiast based in Mumbai, India.

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