Aromatic perch for the Serpent Eagle

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raghu ananth

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Dec 20, 2010, 12:42:16 PM12/20/10
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Seems like an aromatic perch for the Crested Serpent Eagle.  Aromatic?? Yes, perhaps the great predator is attracted to the aroma of the Vandas (showy orchid)....

Nagarahole Forest
25 June 2005

"Words by friends with one 
and the same heart
 are just as sweet as the aroma 
of  lan "

The Chinese word for orchid is Lan and in the Confucius wrote the above lines

The orchid is referred to as the "King of the Fragrant Plants.

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Raghu


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tanay bose

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Dec 20, 2010, 1:55:09 PM12/20/10
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Nice catch of the bird of prey

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Pankaj Kumar

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Dec 20, 2010, 9:29:44 PM12/20/10
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Thanks for sharing. But that is not Vanda. It is Rhynchostylis retusa.
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raghu ananth

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Dec 21, 2010, 12:11:33 PM12/21/10
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All,

Thanks a lot for the ID help.

From wikipedia

Rhynchostylis retusa (also called Foxtail Orchid) is an exotic blooming orchid, belonging to Vanda alliance. The orchid has a bunch consisting of 100 more than pink-spotted white flowers.
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Rhychostylis Retusa is the state flower of Arunachal Pradesh.


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Raghu




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Pankaj Kumar

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Dec 21, 2010, 12:19:14 PM12/21/10
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Just wanted to point, here exotic doesnt stand for nativity but just
for being beautiful.
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Pankaj
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