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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:47 pm Post subject: Re: Recipe for a collection trip Reply with quote

 Great  trip,  Rahul,  Madhu.
 
 Good  narration  and  nice  pictures.
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 I  want  Madhu's  shorts.  Very Happy
 
 Twas  an  excellent  trip,  can't  wait  for  the  fish  pics.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:12 pm Post subject: Re: Recipe for a collection trip Reply with quote

                                                   
Shankar  wrote  (View  Post):                

 BTW,  why  not  move  this  thread  as  well  to  the  Indian  Native  Fish  section??                

 
 This  thread  is  just  about  our  adventures.  I'll  post  the  fish  pics  in  the  natives  forum  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 9:45 pm Post subject: Re: Recipe for a collection trip Reply with quote

                                                   
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I  want  Madhu's  shorts.  Very Happy
                 

 
 Neil,
 You  can  win  that  shorts  if  you  take  us  to  where  nobilis  and  N.andrewi  lives  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:14 pm Post subject: Re: Recipe for a collection trip Reply with quote

                                                   
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I  want  Madhu's  shorts.  Very Happy
                 

 
 Neil,
 You  can  win  that  shorts  if  you  take  us  to  where  nobilis  and  N.andrewi  lives  Very Happy                

 
 Sure,  we'll  just  toddle  down  to  the  Ichamati  River  for  'em,  you'd  better  not  be  wearing  the  shorts  at  that  point.  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:19 pm Post subject: Re: Recipe for a collection trip Reply with quote

 Do  that....  and  you  can  get  Rahul's  Scarlet/Black  "Flame  Vinyl"  Shorts  too....   Chuckle
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:01 pm Post subject: Re: Recipe for a collection trip Reply with quote

 Nah,  would  attract  less  fish  and  more  mermaids.  We'll  catch  the  fish  and  watch  Rahul  run  around  trying  to  shake  them  off.  Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:06 pm Post subject: Re: Recipe for a collection trip Reply with quote

                                                   
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 This  thread  is  just  about  our  adventures.  I'll  post  the  fish  pics  in  the  natives  forum  Very Happy                

 
 Rahul  let's  have  the  biotope  info  etc.,  in  one  place.  I  am  moving  this  to  Native  Indian  Fishes  Forum.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:47 am Post subject: Re: Recipe for a collection trip Reply with quote

 Here  is  the  Route  for  the  trip:
 
 Day  1  :  Salem  -  Sankari  Durg  -  Chittode  -  Gobichetipalayam  -  Satyamangalam  -  Bhavani  Sagar  and  the  same  way  back  covers  close  to  350  kms.
 Day  2  :  Salem  -  Thoppur  -  Dharmapuri  -  Pennagaram  (1  km  before  Pennagaram  you  can  take  a  diversion  for  hogenakkal)  -  Hogenakkal  -  Mecheri  -  Mettur  Dam  -  Salem  covers  around  250  kms.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:07 am Post subject: Re: Recipe for a collection trip Reply with quote

 this  much  distance  in  bike  only  ah......  its  price  less  thing  madu  thanks  .   Cheer   Cheer
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 i  think  you  cant  get  up  from  the  bet  after  few  days............   right  madu
 
 Deepak,  Improve  your  writing  skills.  Always  start  a  sentence  with  a  capital   letter.  Your  spellings  of  even  proper  names  are  careless.  Take  time  and  double  check  you  spellings  before  you  post.  ADMIN.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:11 am Post subject: Re: Recipe for a collection trip Reply with quote

 If  Rahul  &  myself  had  another  day  from  office  to  spare...  we  would  have  driven  on  another  direction  on  day  3.   Chuckle  
 Fuel  kept  the  bike  moving  and  fish  kept  us  moving.   Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:47 am Post subject: Re: Recipe for a collection trip Reply with quote

 Great  trip  report  :Thumb:
 
 Buns  of  steel  indeed...  
 
 BTW,  this  is  not  he  forum  for  it  but  I  suspect  that  what  you  have  there  is  a  White-rumped  munia  (L.striata)  not  L.Malacca.  Any  pics  showing  the  rump?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:38 pm Post subject: Re: Recipe for a collection trip Reply with quote

 Unlikely,  Venket.  L.  striata  has  a  white  breast  and  belly.  Lemme  see  if  I  have  more  pics  of  the  bird  (a  200mm  lens  is  not  the  best  for  shooting  finches  at  100  feet  in  dodgy  light  Very Happy)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:20 pm Post subject: Re: Recipe for a collection trip Reply with quote

 Hi  Rahul,
 
 Here  in  Mumbai,  we  get  both  species.  L.malacca  is  much  more  common  (And  easier  to  photograph).  To  me  the  jizz  appears  just  right  for  striata.
 
 L.malacca  usually  appears  very  'prim  and  propah'  as  if  dressed  up  for  a  formal  dinner  party  while  striata  usually  sports  the  grunge  look.  Very Happy
 
 Apart  from  the  unscientific  'jizz'  and  'sartorial  preferences'  theory  Smile  other  reasons  for  my  opinion  are
 
 L.striata  -  southern  race  (L.s.striata)  does  have  a  very  white  belly  and  black  breast  including  the  muddy  brown  uppreparts  as  in  this  specimen.  
 
 The  gradual  change  of  colour  from  dark  head  to  streaked  muddy  brown  on  the  neck  and  back  with  dark  edges  to  the  primaries  are  tyical  of  striata.  malacca  will  not  show  this  streaking  or  brown  colour.
 
 L.malacca  has  very  clearly  uniform  rich  rufous  brown  upperparts  except  when  juvenile.  This  is  not  a  juvenile  as  the  belly  is  very  clearly  pure  white.  This  specimen  has  no  rufous  on  its  upperparts.
 
 Maybe,  you  could  see  if  any  other  pics  exist  showing  the  rump  since  that  would  be  unmistakeable.
 
 Apologies  for  setting  off  a  hare  from  this  thread...
 
 Great  trip  and  look  forward  to  the  detailed  pics  of  the  fish...
 
 Regards,
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