Demoiselle Crane

The Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) is a species of crane in the family Gruidae. It's about 95 cm long with a 155–180 cm wingspan. It weighs 2–3 kg. It is the smallest species of crane.
The Demoiselle Crane is symbolically significant in the culture of India and Pakistan. In Urdu it's known as koonj (کونج).

Demoiselle Crane-Anthropoides virgo

Budgerigar Parakeet

The Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), is a small, long-tailed, parrots in the family Psittacidae, subfamily Psittacinae, tribe Platycercini (broad-tailed parrots). It's commonly known as common pet parakeet, shell parakeet or budgie. It feeds on grass seeds. In captivity millet seeds are a good food source.
Male and female can be easily distinguish by the cere (colored fleshy area above the nose). Males have a bluish or brighter colored cere whereas females have a brownish or dull colored cere. Moreover male has larger head as compare to that of female.
The female lays eggs in a clutch of 4-6 eggs. The eggs take 18 days to hatch and the young fledge after about a month. They can raise several broods per year.

Budgerigar-Parakeet Pictures
Close-up of Male Budgerigar Head
Baby Budgerigar-Parakeet

Scutigera coleoptrata-House Centipede

The Scutigera coleoptrata is a species of centipede in the family Scutigeridae. Members of the family Scutigeridae are commonly known as the House Centipede. Scutigera coleoptrata is a yellowish-grey centipede having 15 pairs of legs.  The rear end has longer legs as compare to head end legs. It usually lives in human houses. It is an insectivore, feeding on other insects.

House Centipede-Scutigera coleoptrata

Social Work or Child Labour ?

Social Work or Child Labour?
Before writing any thing about this image, I would love to hear my visitors opinion about it.

Rice Locust-Oxya chinensis

Rice Locust-Oxya chinensis

Water Clover

The Water Clover is a common name used for the species of aquatic ferns in the genus Marsilea, family Marsileaceae. There are 65 species within the genus Marsilea. It's also known as four-leaf clover, because of its resemblance with the 4-leaved clover (Trifolium). It can grow in both low and high light conditions. It requires moist or wet soil and can grow in water.

Water Clover (Marsilea sp.)

Pehur High Level Canal

The Pehur High Level Canal (PHLC) also known as STFA Canal, is located at Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This 26 km long canal was constructed by a Turkish construction firm, STFA, at the cost of Rs 6,460 million. The project started in 1993 and completed in 2005. This is the first ever parabolic canal in Pakistan. The area directly benefited from the project is about 99,500 acres.

Pehur High Level Canal (STFA Canal)

Punjabi Kids

These cute kid pictures are sent by an esteemed visitor of my blog from Main Chunnu, Punjab. These are the images of a lovely kid Rana Rayan, taken at different stages of his childhood.

A Punjabi Kid
Punjabi Kids
Rana Rayan
Rana Rayan
Punjabi Kids
Rana Rayan
Rana Rayan
Rana Rayan
This Kid is from Rawalpindi, Punjab. He was traveling with us from Kashmir to Rawalpindi. He was very helpful and cooperative kid..
Punjabi Kid

Funny Donkey

This is my first shot of 2012, I took this morning with my cell phone camera. Before happening this tragic event, my friend asked the donkey cart driver not to over load the cart,  but he didn't give us any attention and continued placing heavy bags in the cart. The result is in front of you. The donkey remain in the air for a while but before taking the shot, his rear legs reached the ground.
animal abuse picture
Funny Donkey
Here is the 2nd shot of the tragedy.
animal abuse
Funny Donkey
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