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Common Oriental Garden Lizard:

Common Oriental Garden Lizard posing with its catch.

Garden lizard

Common Picture Wing Dragonfly:

Common Picture Wing Dragonfly (Female). Like butterflies, these have pictures on their wings, so the name ‘common picture wing’. And they look like butterflies at first sight.

Species name: Rhyothemis variegata Family: Libellulidae Order: Odonata

Common picture Dragonfly

Identifications: Eyes are brown-black in color. Thorax has a greenish golden yellow color, abdomen and legs black. Major portion of the wings are transparent, but shining. Tip of the wings have brown markings and a black spot, towards the end. On the forewings there are two brown markings towards the center, one on the edge. Hind wings have one prominent marking at the center on the edge. And towards the base there are more golden yellow and brown markings.

The pattern on the wings for female is bit different,almost similar to the male except the pattern on wings and abdomen color. Abdomen is less blackish compared to male.

Common Indian Myna:

The Common Myna or Indian Myna (Acridotheres tristis).

myna

The Common Myna widely appears under the name saarika in Indian culture from Vedic times, featuring both in classical Indian literature (Sanskrit) as well as in Prakrit Buddhist texts. The Sanskrit term shuksarika, which refers to the Rose-ringed Parakeet (shuk) and the Common Myna (saarika), is used to indicate a pair or a couple, probably because both birds are vocal and capable of mimicking human sound.

Myna2

In Sanskrit literature, the Common Myna has a number of names; most are descriptive of the appearance or behavior of the bird. In addition to saarika, the names for the Common Myna include kalahapriya, which means “one who is fond of arguments” referring to the quarrelsome nature of this bird; chitranetra, meaning “picturesque eyes”; peetanetra (one with yellow eyes) and peetapaad (one with yellow legs).