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Bulbul(Red-whiskered bulbul-ഇരട്ടത്തലച്ചി)

Cute little bird found everywhere. Very common in urban areas, where they inhabit parks, gardens and along creeks. They prefer to be stayed in groups. They make loud and evocative call and the song is a kind of scolding chatter but very pleasing. Bulbul belong to the order of Passeriformes (that is perching birds)

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A Light house

Kannur lighthouse located at cost of Arabian sea in Kannur district. Nearest to the famous Payyamblam beach.It is adjacent to the Sea View Park(aka Baby beach) and the Government Guest House. Spiral stairway inside
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PRB-42 'D' type sealed beam lamp

500MM LANTERN P R B This ,500mm, type of lantern with 3600 visibility spectrum were used in Islands and peninsulas where the light beam is required to be seen from all angles. The 500mm drum optic fitted inside is compressed moulded and polished. Normally flashing lamps are used as illuminant inside drum optics. The acetylene gas flashers used in these type of optics are now replaced by electronic flashers with halogen lampsIn PEDESTAL ROTATING BEACON [PRB], light beams are formed without using the combination of prisms and lens(optics). The lamps used in this apparatus are set to project light to longer distance. The lamps are set in different angles and the panel is rotated at constant speed to create flashing ligh…

Black Drongo [ആനറാഞ്ചി]

Belongs to Drongo family, commonly found in open agricultural areas and light forest throughout its range, feeds on insects. The Drongo species is known for its aggressive behavior towards much larger birds, such as crows. Never hesitating to attack any birds of prey that invades its territory. Attacking technique is dive-bombing(attack by flying quickly down) on any birds of prey. It also uses this technique to protect its territory. This birds usual behavior is it halt on branch or something then quickly fly down and comeback to same place. It repeated this 2 or 4 times. Sometime this bird mimics the call of some other birds. Botanical name is- Dicrurus adsimilis macrocercus'. Some other Drongo, category are migratory.

Indian cuckoo (വിഷു പക്ഷി)

Indian cuckoo, found in Kerala in summer season. In Kerala this bird is known as Vishu pakshi(വിഷു പക്ഷി). Vishu is a festival in Kerala in the month of April. According folks this bird's call is the initiation of this festival. This bird make very long range call. Estimated range is 1.5 km. It makes call at night time also. Some says this is a migratory birds(found in Kerala in summer season only). Because of its shy nature this bird keeps distance from others. Listen the call
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Naaval Pazham(Jamun)

ഞാവൽ Flowering time March-April. Fruit develop time April -June.Tree bearing this fruit has life span more than 100 years. The wood has water resistant property. It can be used for installing motor in wells.The wood is very tough to work on. Used for rail sleepers. Botanical name is Syzygium cumini. Explore