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22 February 2014

50 years of Nagaland

Great Hornbill (雙角犀鳥)
India (2013)
13th January, 2014. Bangalore International Airport

Nagaland is a state in the far north-eastern part of India. It borders the state of Assam to the west, Arunachal Pradesh and part of Assam to the north, Myanmar to the east and Manipur to the south, it was established on 1 December 1963 to be the 16th state of the Indian Union. Nagaland is rich in flora and fauna. About one-sixth of Nagaland is under the cover of tropical and sub-tropical evergreen forests, the Great Indian Hornbill is one of the most famous birds found in the state.

Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary lies in the Malappuram District of the state of Kerala in India. It spreads over a cluster of islands where the Kadalundipuzha River flows into the Arabian Sea. The Sanctuary hill is around 200 m above sea level. It is 19 km from Kozhikode city centre. It is home for the birds like Painted Stork, Asian Openbill Stork and Common Spoonbill.

Great Hornbill (雙角犀鳥) ; postmark : Painted Stork (彩鸛)
India (2013)
15th January, 2014. Kadalundi Bird Sanctuary, Kadalundi

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