MOOREHEN OR POROHYRO POLIOCEPHALUS OR NEELAKOZHI MIGRATORY SHOREBIRDS ALONG THE BANKS OF BHARATHAPPUZHA NO 3 MOOREHEN

MIGRATORY SHOREBIRDS ALONG THE BANKS OF BHARATHAPPUZHA NO 3 MOOREHEN

Prometheus unbound

MOORE HEN

MOORE HEN

As I   reached the vast stretch of lotus fields along the banks of Bharathappuzha at Thirunnavaya on  22nd february 2012 , after noon sun beams have started to fade achieving a golden glow.There was a vast expanse of water submerged   with floating vegetation like salvinia ( African payal )interspersed  with  shore line vegetation.as I  drew up  by  a hedge I heard the bird sound,,,ka ka ka ka    kree kree kree kree  Im not certain if this is a correct notation.! whining squeky notes in a series growing down near the end!

MOORE HEN BESIDE BRONZE WINGED JACANAS

MOORE HEN BESIDE BRONZE WINGED JACANAS

I sighted a  flock of  purple moor hen     by the side of a folk of bronze winged Jacanas. We may remain spellbound by  the enchanting beauty of the bird ,is it a duck?yes  ,when it swims,,is it a crane? yes.

NEELAKKOZHI OR MOORHEN

NEELAKKOZHI OR MOOREHEN

Outer wings and upper part of the head remains pale dingy green brown changing into deep purple blue  on the rosy of the upper plumage .Tail appears black not real black embellished  with green reflections .exposed portion of the wings and scalpel was greenish blue.the sides of  head are grey tinged  with cobalt blue We may wonder!

NEELAKKOZHI OR MOORHEN

NEELAKKOZHI OR MOOREHEN

.According to Hawalian mythology ,a moor hen brought fire to the human kind and in the process the fire  scorched her fore head. So like Prometheus who stole fire from heaven  and gifted it to man kind.

JACANAS STARTED TO FLY

JACANAS STARTED TO FLY

When they sensed an alarm  the Jacanas started to get panic at first, moore hens  remained alert but they  did nt get frantic as the Jacanas ,Jacanas started to run scattered.

MOORE HEN

MOORE HEN

When the moorhens confirmed the there was an intrusion ,they also started to fly.

ROHYRO POLIO CEPHALUSROHYRO POLIO CEPHALUS

ROHYRO POLIO CEPHALUSROHYRO POLIO CEPHALUS

Moorhens can be taken as local migrants whose cages  have not been spotted along the banks of Bharathapuzha

NEELAKOZHI

NEELAKOZHI

.I spotted two moorhens along the thirunnavaya wet lands near  kodakkal at 9 am on tenth of April 2013 for the last time. They were searching for food among the weeds which are wet after the night rain.